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What is Samoa like?

Samoa's 9 islands were created by volcanic eruptions that left behind a mix of towering stone and lush rainforest amid beautiful waters. Unlike many Pacific Islands nations, Samoa has been relatively untouched by tourism. So while there are still resorts for your comfort, they don't spoil the beauty of the landscape.

Which airlines fly to Samoa?

You can take direct flights from Auckland to Samoa's capital Apia with Air New Zealand or Virgin Australia. Flights from other New Zealand airports connect in Auckland.

Fiji Airways also offers flights to Samoa, but all of these have at least 1 stop along the way.

How long is the flight to Samoa?

Flights to Apia Airport

Auckland to Apia

3 hours 50 minutes (direct)

Christchurch to Apia

6 hours 35 minutes (1 stop)

Queenstown to Apia

7 hours 15 minutes (1 stop)

Wellington to Apia

6 hours 30 minutes (1 stop)

What is the best time to visit Samoa?

Samoa is warm all year round, with average temperatures between 24°C and 30°C. July and August are the coolest months.

The wet season lasts from November to April. If you want to avoid the rain, book your flight to Samoa in the dry season (May to October).

Do I need a visa for Samoa?

No. New Zealand passport holders are granted an entry visa on arrival in Samoa for up to 60 days.

Stay safe on your holiday by checking the latest travel warnings for Samoa.

How expensive is Samoa?

Samoa is cheaper than New Zealand for most purchases. The only prices that are more expensive are imported items and meals and drinks at some of the higher-end resorts.

The currency in Samoa is the tala, which is broken down into 100 sene. Generally, 1 New Zealand dollar exchanges to 1.80 tala.

Auckland

Apia

Average cost of a meal

NZ$15.00

NZ$6.40

Average cost of a coffee

NZ$4.50

NZ$4.15

Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD

NZ$38-NZ$75

NZ$22-NZ$45

Arriving in Samoa

Flights to Samoa arrive at Apia Airport (APW), 25km west of the capital Apia. A small airport by international standards, its single terminal still has most facilities travellers will need, including currency exchange counters, a duty-free store, cafe, bar and restaurants.

You can get from the airport to Apia by public bus (WS$5), shuttle bus (WS$20) or taxi (WS$60). You can also hire a car at the airport.

Useful tips about Samoa

To greet someone in Samoan, you can say 'malo soifua' or 'talofa'. More informally, you can say just 'malo'. English is widely understood.

Many businesses close on Sundays, so be sure to plan your travel accordingly.

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Please note: all information is correct as of May, 2019.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.