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Located about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand in the Polynesian region of the Pacific Ocean, Samoa is an archipelago gorgeous islands. Find amazing discount travel deals to Samoa through Direct Flights.

Samoa

Located about halfway between Hawai'i and New Zealand in the Polynesian region of the Pacific Ocean, Samoa is an archipelago gorgeous islands. Upolu is the most populated island and hosts Apia, the capital city of Samoa; the other main island is Savai'i. Like so many islands in the South Pacific, the Samoan islands all have volcanic origins, but fortunately most of the volcanoes in this region are currently dormant; only Savai'i has experienced recent eruptions and could be considered volcanically active. Its combination of tropical climate and fertile soil make Samoa a perfect environment for rainforests, mangrove swamps and other lush landscapes, all alive with native wildlife and tropical plants. This is a place where you can truly return to paradise.

Direct Flights unfolds all of this splendour by arranging cheap flights to Samoa from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, India, China, the United States and other parts of the world. Discount holiday travel packages to Samoa are available through Direct Flights, and can include cheap accommodation in Samoa, discount flights to Samoa, destination activities, and budget car hire options in Samoa.

Samoa's capital city of Apia, located on Upolu, is 45kms to the country's international airport and is the perfect place to begin acclimatising to island life. Apia features a colourful food market with fresh tropical fruit, a flea market that's just a short walk away, and an excellent nightlife with a variety of restaurants, cultural shows, nightclubs and pubs. Upolu also features one of Samoa's most pristine beaches, Lalomanu Beach, with white sand for sun bathing and a translucent blue lagoon that's teeming with tropical fish and other marine species. Snorkeling and scuba diving are available at Lalomanu for those who wish to see this marine reserve and its occupants up close. From Lalomanu, an extinct volcanic crater and its flying fox inhabitants are only a short walk away. Plan and book discount holiday packages to Samoa with Direct Flights.

Bird lovers can wander over to O Le Pupu-Pue National Park, a rainforest full of walking tracks and dozens of different species of birds. For a change of pace, you can enjoy the scenic walk through lush rainforest up to the top of Mt. Vaea, where Robert Louis Stevenson rests in peace - the views over Apia and the lagoon are simply stunning. A drive up to Upolu's mountainous Le Mafa Pass will reward you with spectacular views of in all directions. Upolu also features spectacular waterfalls, including the 100-metre high Papapapai-Tai Falls and the Togitogiga Waterfalls with its swimming holes and perfect picnic locations. Getting around Samoa is easiest with a discount car hire, which Direct Flights can arrange for you.

The island of Savai'i is another tropical treasure trove, offering everything from unspoilt marine life and breath-taking waterfalls, to caves, blowholes and rich rainforests teeming with birds and other wildlife. The island's most dramatic geological feature is the Saleaula lava fields - 50 square kilometres of barren, wrinkly lava tongues that are the aftermath of an eruption by Mt. Matavanu just over 100 years ago. The Falealupo Rainforest Reserve on Savai'i, a serene piece of paradise, provides the perfect contrast to Saleaula's stark beauty. Travellers on cheap holidays to Samoa can walk along a 40-metre high, tree-top walkway through giant Banyan trees during their visit to this scenic treasure. Pulemelei Pyramid is also worth a visit while exploring Savai'i - at 12 metres tall, it's the largest ancient structure in Polynesia. The Alofaaga Blowholes, near Savai'i's Taga village, are natural power at its purest, propelling a water jet hundreds of feet into the air. The interior of Savai'i also features its share of waterfalls: the Afu Aau waterfall plunges from the rainforest into a deep pool; and the Mu Pagoa falls, where Samoa's largest river meets the open ocean, is a favourite playground for village children. Samoan women sometimes use this safe and shallow falls to wash their laundry. With Direct Flights you can plan and book cheap flights from Australia to Samoa quickly and easily - combine your flights with cheap hotels and fales in Samoa for a discount holiday package.

Samoa is truly a nature-lover's paradise. Both Upolu and Savai'i offer fabulous dive spots, with lagoons and deep sea that are home to around 900 marine species, including spinner dolphins, stingrays, whales and about 200 types of corals. If you'd rather swim with green turtles in their natural habitat, the ideal place is in the ocean around Namua Island, just off the southeastern coast of Upolu. Experienced surfers will also get their kicks in Samoa, and both Upolu and Savai'i have several resorts catering especially for surfers' needs and wants.

Discount travel to Samoa is easy to arrange through Direct Flights, with flights to Samoa regularly arriving from destinations throughout Oceania, such as Auckland, Christchurch, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tahiti, and all across French Polynesia. The online booking system used by Direct Flights is easy and secure, so have a go at paradise!


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