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Samoa Cultural Village

Beach Rd, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 63521
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I went here when I was in Apia one day and purchased the massage sessions with the traditional... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia

This cultural show/talk is brilliant. It’s absolutely free and the host Chris is fantastic. You’ll... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grace P
via mobile
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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” (30 reviews)
“free lunch” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Beach Rd, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 63521
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1  Thank heinewertzman
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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

1  Thank Michelle M
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

3  Thank tassiefunlover
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
Reviewed 8 October 2017 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 7 October 2017 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 2 October 2017

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
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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!