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Samoa Cultural Village

Beach Rd, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 63521
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Samoa at its best!

Recently travelled to Apia, Samoa on my own. Such an amazing place to explore. Was so fortunate... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Huonville, Australia
very informative

enjoyed this tour and the light lunch provided of typical samoan food cooked in umu. lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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“tapa cloth” (28 reviews)
“samoan culture” (62 reviews)
“free lunch” (7 reviews)
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Beach Rd, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 63521
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

1  Thank tassiefunlover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with my 5 year old daughter and it was a great experience! First we weaved a coconut tree leaf to make a plate for lunch. The lady helping us made my daughter a head band which my daughter absolutely loved. We went...More

2  Thank Heiata A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing gives you a better understanding of Samoan and Island life than a visit to this Cultural village. The explanation presented with the stories of the place are worth your while. You get to sample the weaving, the wood work and carving, fabric making from...More

2  Thank Billytoucan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had planned to spend about a half an hour at the SCV, but it was so interesting that we ended up staying about 2 1/2 hours. We arrived about 10.30 am on a Tuesday morning and we were given some palms to weave a...More

1  Thank Suez53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read about the show on TA and just by chance my family one day stumbled across the start of the show. You enter through the tourist info Center. On the day we saw wood carving. Traditional tattooing and tapa making. We finished off...More

1  Thank stuman48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the cost which was zero it was great to learn and the donation we gave was deserved. we loved it

1  Thank Mikekiyokoadventurer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Though I went with a group of rowdy male rugby players; we were all very well behaved. The atmosphere is one that dictates good manners and attention the fire filled display. I loved this adventure into the soul of the nation!

Thank vonRothschild
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Fun and informative presentation from passionate and engaging staff. Hands on experience, and you will walk away with some great understanding and appreciation of the culture, must do part of your stay. Free to do. Check which day and times it's on.

2  Thank MR-Bne
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We went expecting a very basic look around at a few huts but instead received an indepth introduction to various aspects of Samoan cultural, given by a very knowledgeable guide. This included carving, weaving, tattoo, tapa making & umu, receiving a free lunch as well,...More

1  Thank kiwihappydragonlady
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Questions & Answers
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.
Elke R
29 March 2017|
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.
Jenny O
7 March 2017|
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Response from kiwisc0t | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is free, and you get lunch!