Upolu holidays offer you luscious forests, flowing waterfalls and spectacular rivers. Head to the main town of Apia, to explore the local market, sample local life in a waterfront bar, or choose to just relax on the pristine beaches.
Found in the heart of the South Pacific, Samoa is midway between New Zealand and Hawaii. Upolu is the second largest island and home to the capital city of Apia. Your flight lands here when you visit Samoa and you’ll lose track of time as soon as you step foot onto this paradise Polynesian island.
Be prepared to experience one of the best islands in the region, with friendly locals and beautiful landscapes. The perfect way to enjoy an Upolu holiday is with a mixture of laid back relaxation and tropical action, inland, on the waves, or exploring the rich marine world below the sea.
Things to do in Upolu
Activities here include excellent year round fishing, kayaking, sailing, surfing or snorkelling with turtles and scuba diving among colourful coral reefs.
Inland, why not visit To Sua Ocean Trench? A sheer-sided sinkhole depression and arguably the most unique swimming pool you will find anywhere in the world.
Take a jeep safari to Lake Lanoto’o National Park for volcanic craters and stunning wetlands in the uplands of Upolu that areideal for bird watching and panoramic views over the island.
Be sure to learn about Samoa’s history, way of life and customs. The Samoan Islanders of Upolu are quick to smile and will always extend a hearty welcome to you. You’ll find traditional villages dotted throughout the landscape and small churches nestled in pretty valleys among the majestic banyan trees.
Sample fresh fare at local restaurants, or sip a chilled Vailima beer watching a game of kirikiti - the Samoan version of cricket.
Upolu basks in a warm and humid climate. Conserve your energy and take a nap in the early afternoon. Towards the late afternoon, the temperature cools, the roads become busier and the island comes alive.
Make sure you attend a Fiafia Night, a celebration of Upolu culture including a traditional feast and fire knife dance. It’s a magical evening and one you’ll remember for years to come. Chances are you’ll be invited to join in and strut your stuff - Samoan style.
Alluring beaches, lush rainforests and a wealth of activities to occupy you, Upolu is the Samoan island that has it all.