Surrounded by the beautiful waters of the Pacific Ocean, the island of Upolu is one of the largest in the Samoan Archipelago. The village of Fagali is just a short drive southeast to downtown Apia, the capital of Upolu. Although the population is under 2,000, Fagali is home to the Royal Samoa Golf Course and an International Airport.
The Fagali Airport, owned and operated by Polynesian Airlines, currently provides service to Pago Pago while Samoa Airways is serving other routes to American Samoa. Inexpensive flights are being offered, encouraging weekend get-a-ways. The proximity to Apia, the coastal beaches, villas and hotels as well as many top tourist attractions make this a desirable destination.
Visitors flying into Fagali will discover opportunities to enjoy the marine environment through 5 Star Samoa Dive and Snorkel, located less than 2 miles from the airfield. Spending the day viewing the coral reefs and marine life in the clear waters of the Pacific is a unique breathtaking experience.
A little further down the road, visitors are introduced to timeless customs presented in a fun, interactive way at the Samoa Cultural Village. Here, people are invited to experience a traditional Polynesian society.
Just a short drive from the Airport, additional attractions are available including the Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral with its beautiful frescoes and interesting exterior architecture.
The beauty of the area is reflected in the home of Scottish author, Robert Louis Stevenson. In 1894, Stevenson died at the estate and was buried at a site overlooking his home. Many original artifacts are on display in the stunning home.
Today, Samoan society takes pride in its traditional culture. The many small villages like Fagali are hospitable hosts, welcoming visitors while initiating them with insights into their customs and traditions.