Crystal clear ocean water, relaxing white sand beaches adorned in palm trees, and lush green rainforests will welcome you with arms wide open when you plan a trip to the Upolu island of Samoa. Upolu is located in the south Pacific Ocean and is home to sought after deep sea fishing excursions, epic surfing waves, and a chance to scuba dive among some of the most beautiful sealife of the world. It is a place where you can hike out to majestic waterfalls set deep in the wilderness, stroll through the village of Apia in search of the best native cuisine, or play a round of golf at one of the most scenic courses around. If Upolu sounds like your idea of a dream vacation destination, Skyscanner can help you fly directly to Apia Fagali I Airport from the United States for the cheapest price available.
International Travel Information
All islands of Samoa are considered safe for U.S. travelers to visit. However, you should be aware of your surroundings because civil disputes are known to happen in the cities and villages. Before heading to the airport for your trip to Upolu, make sure your passport is valid with at least one blank page. You do not need a tourist visa as long as your stay is less than 60-days.
Apia Fagali I Airport
Located less than five miles from the capital city of Apia, Apia Fagali I Airport (FGI) is an exclusive single terminal airport hidden away in the lush rainforest of the island. You can travel to the area resorts and hotels from this airport in less than 20 minutes using ground transportation. Apia Fagali I Airport is served by Polynesian Airlines and you can find direct flights to the island from select U.S. cities, including Honolulu. This is considered to be a small airport hub with limited amenities within the terminal.
Ground Transportation and Hotel Options
Apia is a small tourist city with an amazing selection of relaxing resorts and hotels. If you are looking for luxury accommodations with a world-class view, check out the offerings at Taumeasina Island Resort. It is located just minutes from Apia and is a place for indulgence. The city also offers a selection of hotels and beach homes that appeal to any budget. To get the cheapest price on your room rate, be sure to book your reservation using Skyscanner's hotel booking tool to make your reservation.
From the airport, you can get to your final destination quickly using the affordable ground transportation options available. You can pick up a rental car, arrange for a hotel or resort shuttle, or hire a car and driver. If you choose to rent a car to drive around in while you are on the island, make your reservation using Skyscanner's car rental tool to get the best rate.
Attractions in Apia
Apia is a tropical hot spot for those who are looking for rest and relaxation, and fun in the sun. While you are on the island, take time to learn about the culture of the Samoan natives at the Samoa Cultural Village. You can also find delicious local food and cheap souvenirs at Maketi Fou food and flea market. There are even ancient worship temples and beautiful vistas all around the island that offer the perfect backdrop for photos.