Samoa is located between Hawaii and New Zealand. It was home to the
first Polynesian settlers, some 3000 years ago. The big island of
Savaii is said to be the legendary Hawaiki, the origin of all
Today the Samoan Islands are home to around 260,000 people. Most of
them (approx. 180,000) live in the Independent State of Samoa (formerly
Western Samoa), with two main islands, Upolu and Savaii, and two small
inhabited islands between them, Apolima and Manono. The Capital, Apia,
is located on Upolu, as well as the International Airport Faleolo
(APW). Another 70,000 people live in the neighbouring US-Territory
American Samoa, with Pago-Pago as the Capital.
Enjoying a tropical climate Samoans can harvest all year round. All
families have their own land to live on and to grow food. Although
Samoa is listed as a developing country, there is no hunger, no slums
and only very little crime.
Visitors can feel safe in Samoa. The Fa'aSamoa (Samoan Way) is still
well alive. Samoan people are proud of their unique culture and
visitors can feel it.
Afio mai - Samoa welcomes you!