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Make a Wish and Send it Up into the Sky in Lanterns

Christmas in The Bay at the Vaimoana Hotel, Asau, Savaii in Samoa. Visitors and guests were given lanterns to release into the sky when the clock struck 12am on the 1st of January 2021.

Happy New Year from the First Place on Earth to Welcome 2021

Happy New Year from Itu o Asau district, on the Big Island of Savaii, Samoa! One of the first places on the Globe to welcome 2021. In Place of Fireworks We could not secure a fireworks license so we brought in lanterns from New Zealand. All the families who attended, our guests and visitors got […]

Asau District Lights Up the West Coast of Savaii

  December 28, 2020:  In the most western end of Samoa, residents of the Itu Asau district participated in the “Light Up Da West Coast” Christmas lights competition as part of Vaimoana Seaside Lodge’s ‘Christmas in the Bay’ held in Savaii last week. The lights competition was their way of joining national efforts to finish […]

Talimalo Campaign Launches to Boost Savaii Tourism

14 December, 2020: In another drive to boost domestic tourism on Savaii, nine hotel properties have come on board Samoa Tourism Authoriy’s (STA) recently launched Talimalo Campaign targeted towards family and group travel to the big Island. The Talimalo Campaign is funded by the STA with support from Events, Marketing and Distribution Samoa (EMD) and […]

Help Re-Employ Staff and Restore Livelihoods in Rural Communities

29 October 2020 Apia Samoa: Booking a dream vacation at Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa will now mean you are helping to restore rural community employment and positively impact the lives of covid struck families in Samoa.  The opportunity to make a change in the lives of local communities comes through a new project called […]

Visitors Impressed by Savaii Palolo Festival Activities

The excitement of the inaugural palolo festival attracted a variety of new guests as well as regulars, for last weeks Palolo rising to the Vaimoana Seaside Lodge. Visitors packed out the hotel parking area and the waterfront view was dotted with boats moored off the property’s jetty, in one of the most sheltered lagoons in […]

Savaii Palolo Festival to be Developed as a Premium Tourism Product for Samoa

"The Palolo Festival has set the foundation for a premium tourism product to be developed into an annual event in Savaii". 

Savaii Ready to Host Palolo Festival 2020

  Sunday 4 October 2020, Savaii Samoa. Palolo fever will hit the Big Island next week when the much anticipated Palolo Festival kicks off with an exciting line-up of activities planned by the Savaii tourism industry who intend to celebrate the spirit of Palolo in unique Savaiian style! A coordinated effort between participating Savaii hoteliers […]

Manase Beach Festival to Inject Positivity into Community Hit Hard by Economic Downturn

  Next month, the sunshine coast in Savaii will be buzzing with excitement and activity when Manase Village play host to the inaugural Vodafone Manase Beach Festival planned for White Sunday weekend.  Coinciding with the annual palolo rise, the one-day event will be held on the malae in the centre of Manase. From live music, […]

Samoa Travel Adventures to Feature on “Tafaoga” TV Series

‘Tafaoga, Experience our Beautiful Samoa” is set to hit national TV by the end of this month and promises to inspire a spirit of adventure in local Samoans and residents by showcasing the country’s historical, cultural, natural and iconic sites through the eyes of local professional guides and tour operators. Initiated and commissioned by the […]