Samoa Cultural Village

Samoa Cultural Village, Apia: Hours, Address, Samoa Cultural Village Reviews: 5/5

Samoa Cultural Village
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
About
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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Carla S
18 contributions
Free!
Nov 2019
I couldn’t be,I even they put this on for free. I would have been happy to have paid. Please don’t forget to leave a generous tip. Really great place to experience the Samoa culture.
Written 12 March 2020
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gregandiz
10 contributions
'Well worth seeing.'
Jan 2020
To learn all about the Samoan Culture...this tour is NOT to be missed.Very enjoyable and the food was yummy.
Written 6 February 2020
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sho689
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
Brilliant experience for all
Dec 2019
This is a must for both visitors and locals to learn from the experts about Samoan culture and crafts.The hosts are so welcoming,patient and explain beautifully (and with humour) everything you need to know.Certainly worth making time for !!!
Written 6 February 2020
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tahlia75
26 contributions
Take the tour
Feb 2020 • Friends
A very informative and light hearted tour. A fantastic way to really see and appreciate the Samoan culture with an opportunity to buy hand made souvenirs. You even make your own woven lunch plates and are served a traditional meal.
Written 2 February 2020
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KRM
Sydney, Australia37 contributions
UNFORGETTABLE experience! A MUST!
Jan 2020 • Family
We came across this as we were not sure what else do as it had been raining. What an amaaazing showcase of Samoan culture and its for FREE! (Please do make sure to donate at the end of their show, though, to show your appreciation) They show you how traditional tattoo is done (after this, we looked at Samoan tattoos with much more respect)... we saw how they carve wood.. they cooked a traditional Samoan ‘umu’ for us (and my goodness, it was delicious!) ... we saw how a ‘tapa’ was made - very impressive! The people are so beautiful, well-spoken & welcoming. Must put this on your ‘Must check out’ list. Oh and try buy your souveneirs here to support these guys.
Written 27 January 2020
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OzDi
Castle Hill, Australia249 contributions
A surprising find!
Jan 2020
Well worth a visit. Our free shuttle bus from Taumeasina Resort dropped us outside so we wandered in to look. We were invited to a 3 hour show of music, dance, cooking, tapa cloth making and other crafts. It was a great experience which finished with us trying the foods that were cooked in the fire. The show is free but bring cash for a donation at the end.
Written 26 January 2020
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Mirjam v
Tauranga, New Zealand66 contributions
Highlight of my holiday and a must do!
Aug 2019
This is a great experience and if you have limited time in Samoa or not experienced everything cultural as yet go here! The way they led you through all the different areas was great and the food which we saw being prepared was later offered to us as lunch while watching a dance.
Written 7 January 2020
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etbtravelphotography
Denver, CO643 contributions
Go for the Tattooing!
Oct 2019
So this village puts on a show several days a week from 10:30-12:30. I thought I could show up at anytime during those hours during the days of show which I think is Tues-Fri. But that is not exactly how it works. Visitors are ushered from one station to the next. The tattooing is first and it is worth the visit. Then there is cooking. Next woodworking. Then making Siapo. At the end you eat the food you cooked while watching a dance. It was a bit too touristy for me, but it is a nice show for those who want to see their culture. They say it is free but then pass around a money collection basket. I stayed for the whole thing, but for those who have seen stuff like this before, make a sly exit after the tattooing
Written 17 December 2019
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Iasa Maiava
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions
Reinforcing our culture
May 2019 • Family
Being of Samoan decent my generation grew up learning and appreciating our culture from very proud parents, who have sadly passed on, our younger generation missed out on our learning so our family reunion was a way to do this and visiting the Samoan Cultural Village before visiting our parents villages was a good way to show them glimpses of what we as Samoans are proud of and are willing to share. 2 hours doesn’t do our culture the justice that it deserves but it gives visitors a better appreciation of the skill and craftsmanship our pacific people hold, mixed with our island humour lol being able to partake in a small traditional meal was a definite highlight for our younger family members visit - definitely a must to visit if you can
Written 13 December 2019
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richardjcw1
11 contributions
Well worth a visit
Nov 2019
Very interesting stories of how things came to be in Samoa. The Tattoo history was particularly interesting. My Samoa recommended this activity and we were not disappointed.
Written 4 December 2019
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