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Samoa Cultural Village

Beach Rd, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 63521
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Well worth a visit

This was our first visit to Samoa and the Cultural Village should be one of the first sites you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Palmerston North
Culture experience

This tour is really so amazing. After this tour, we understand more about Samoa culture, history... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christy C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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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Beach Rd, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 63521
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our first visit to Samoa and the Cultural Village should be one of the first sites you visit. It gives you an excellent insight to Samoan culture through live demonstrations and commentary. There is no charge but please be generous with your donation.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour is really so amazing. After this tour, we understand more about Samoa culture, history, and style. Thank you very much.

Thank Christy C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Right in the bust town of Apia is the Cultural Village>it provides demonstrations and crafts "in progress. Wood working, Tattos Paper making and a guide how provide a commentary and an understanding of how these tradition art link into the Samoa culture. It is free...More

Thank jeffreyw129
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great insight into Samoan culture. If this is your first time in Samoa you should do this early in your visit. The people here work very hard to provide an informative, entertaining and sometimes humorous show of song, dance and display of Samoan arts...More

1  Thank racer30
Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a cool place to immerse yourself in the traditions and culture of Samoa, we learned so much in one day and got to see/ experience many things here you wont get a chance to do anywhere else. We were glad we stopped in here...More

Thank Sixsis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a weekday afternoon. We were lucky to arrive just as the show was starting. The dancers were talented. There is no admission to enter the village. We walked around to the various buildings. I think we were there outside of normal hours....More

Thank Sheila T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful way to spend the morning learning about various aspects of the Samoan culture. Informative and entertaining staff who have a really passion for their country.

1  Thank ERugara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you are woken by rain on your tropical holiday it's easy to think the sky had fallen. This is doubly true if you have children with you. But all of this is easily mitigated if you are near Apia with a trip to the...More

1  Thank kated773
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed every minute of our 3 hours at the Samoa Cultural Village. We had an excellent guide who introduced us to all aspect of traditional Samoan culture. This is a wonderful place to become better acquainted with this intriguing culture.

1  Thank lccrisle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Friday so we didnt get a tour. Luckily some people had organised to be shown around so we tagged on to the back of them. Seeing the Samoan art being made makes you appreciate the time and skill involved and you...More

1  Thank mrsbarneyboy
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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!