Discover Authentic Samoa at Amoa Resort
The Fa'a Samoa or "Samoan Way of Life" is paramount to Samoa and its people. For those those seeking more than a beach holiday Savaii is sure to fascinate with its rich living culture and simple yet happy way of life very much evident across the many traditional villages which span the island.
Amoa Resort offers a range of island tours as well as authentic Samoan discovery tours designed to educate our guests and promote the "Fa'a Samoa" or Samoan way of life. All tours & activities are guaranteed fun and cameras are a must! All tours & activties depart from the resort.
Full Day North Eastern Savaii (Natural History)
This is a full day tour led by a retired geologist with highlights including Saleaula Lava Field and village ruins, the Aopo Lava Field and a lava tunnel at Letui. This tour does not stop at the Swiming Turtles (request basis only).
Full Day Southern Savaii (Natural History)
Visit Salelologas New Market, Taga’s Blowholes plusone additional side trip. Choose from Lata Polynesian Rock Mound & Lovers Leap, a swim at Afu Aau Falls, a vist to a tapa making demostration or climb the Tafua Volcano. Tour is led by a local retired geologist.
Village Walk & Beach Swim
Join us for an informal yet educational local village discovery tour. There is no set itinerary, it’s not necessary as we always get the chance to see many interesting sights. Our turn-around point is picturesque Luua Beach where you can swim or just relax in one of the fales (beach huts) before we head back to the resort.
Village Walk with Fine Mat Weaving
This tour is the same as the previous Village Walk excepting we alternate the beach swim with a visit to the local womens committee to see traditional "Ie toga" or fine mats being made. The mats are highly regarded in Samoan culture and often presented at ceremonies as a mark of respect or worn by a "taupo" or high chiefs daughter performing traditional dance.
Leaving at dusk by pick up truck we head inland on the plantation road where we quickly become immersed in luscious plantations of giant taro, bananas, koko (cacao) and coffee. We then visit to a local family before cruising back to the resort. Min 4 guests however this tour can be taken on a private basis by Jeep for couples or small groups (surcharge applies)
During this tour we reveal the many uses of the coconut considered by the Samoan people as the tree of life. We will show you how to husk a coconut using traditional tools as well make natural and organic coconut cream. Your local guide will climb the coconut tree and we finish off with an opportunity to try your hand at traditional basket weaving from coconut palms.
Village Dinner Experience
Want to treat yourself to an amazing dining experience? Come and have dinner in the village, where have the chance to try locally grown produce prepared by a village family. Feel like royalty as your meal is served in traditional Samoan manner and spend the evening learning about the Samoan way of life with your host family
Bus Tour to the Market
We depart the resort after breakfast for a fun and unforgettable ride on one of Savaiis brightly adorned and musical buses. Once we arrive to Salelologas new market we explore all the stalls with everything from fresh produce to local handicrafts, foods, materials, local medicines and more. The tour concludes at the market before we return by bus to the resort.
Local Artist Visit (by request)
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet our local artist whose amazing artwork is displayed around the resort. We will visit his home and studio where he creates not only traditional wood carvings, but paintings, mosaic, stain glass and screen printing patterns (tautau normally used for lava lavas and printing of Samoan fabrics).
Savaii Private Guide (Min 4 hours)
Renting a car or wanting to design your own itinerary? Combine the flexibility of having your own personalised guide with the freedom of travelling by private vehicle. Rates vary depending on guide and a min of 4 hours is required. All guides are local English speaking