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Samoa Cultural Village

Beach Rd, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 63521
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Wonderful Cultural Experience

This attraction is ;ocated right in the city center and thus very easy to get to. It features great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Roger P
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Ypsilanti, MI
CLOSED ON HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS

Only place for tourists to experience local culture. This is in the city centre. This closed on... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
SE s
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Discover Samoa's age-old culture and traditions in a fun and interactive way at the Samoa Cultural Village on Beach Road in the heart of Apia. Fa'a Samoa - the Samoan Way! Samoa is a traditional Polynesian society with Fa'a Samoa playing a vital role in village and community life. Samoans are proud of their strong Fa'a Samoa - which means 'the Samoan Way'. It is the essence of the Samoan culture and dictates how Samoans are meant to behave and their obligations to their elders, superiors, family, community, church and the environment. There are over 362 nu'u or villages in Samoa with a total of 18,00 matais (chiefs). Churches of various denominations feature in every village while meeting houses and open fales or homes encircle the malae or village green. Fa'a Samoa has a strong focus on welcoming visitors making Samoans friendly and hospitable hosts. However, Samoans expect their guests to observe and respect local customs. For a quick insight into Samoa's culture and traditions, visit the Samoa Cultural Village today.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Beach Rd, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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+685 63521
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is ;ocated right in the city center and thus very easy to get to. It features great Samoan atmosphere plus scheduled shows featuring Samoan music, dancing and even learning how to weave palm fronds into a dish you can use to eat the...More

1  Thank Roger P
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Only place for tourists to experience local culture. This is in the city centre. This closed on holidays and weekends you had to be here on a working day!

1  Thank SE s
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Super informative and so much to learn about Samoan culture. Really well presented and guided, and the free traditional lunch that we were shown cooking was beautiful. I think it was only certain days/times so worth checking before you rock up but thoroughly recommend as...More

1  Thank Phoebe M
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

I went here when I was in Apia one day and purchased the massage sessions with the traditional healer. It was well worth it. I enjoyed seeing how things are done in the village.

2  Thank heinewertzman
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This cultural show/talk is brilliant. It’s absolutely free and the host Chris is fantastic. You’ll see dancing and tattoo as well as carving, coconut husking and heaps more. I would definitely recommend this as a to do while on Upolu just check the days of...More

1  Thank Grace P
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Great to get a taste of beautiful culture whether you a tourist or returning for holiday. Well presented informative and fun. Highly recommend on to do list

1  Thank Leonia S
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This was a great introduction to Samoan culture. I was amazed at how they made tapa cloth. Also got to understand more about traditional cooking, tattoos, carving and weaving. Guides were well informed and funny!!

1  Thank Lara22222
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This two hour cultural experience is the most comprehensive on the island and is located in the cultural village behind the Tourist Information Centre on Beach Road Apia! Operating every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30am to 12.30pm (ish) this experience will immerse you in...More

2  Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Recently travelled to Apia, Samoa on my own. Such an amazing place to explore. Was so fortunate to find the perfect driver to take me around. Learnt so much about the Samoan culture, the environment, history and visited so many amazing places. Other people I...More

7  Thank tassiefunlover
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

enjoyed this tour and the light lunch provided of typical samoan food cooked in umu. lovely dancing and singing. this tour is free of charge and well worth the time spent.

2  Thank barbietravelling
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tashamac2016
4 May 2017|
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Response from Chris L | Reviewed this property |
It should be okay, note by the you the time you get through from the Savai'i ferry to Apia it would take up to 40 minutes to get there.
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Elke R
29 March 2017|
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Response from June G | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure as we didn't get to do much because of the weather but I understood that they try and do everything each day they are open.
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Jenny O
7 March 2017|
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Response from kiwisc0t | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is free, and you get lunch!
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