Apia Town Holidays & Hotels
In this Article by South Pacific travel expert Ian Osborn:
Apia Holidays Overview
— Apia Town — Apia Hills — Apia Travel Information
Apia, the capital of Samoa, is located on the north coast of Upolu Island about 40-minutes by road east of the international airport. The picturesque seaside town has a population of around 45,000, mostly indigenous Samoans, but also some Chinese and Europeans and is notable for its lively bars and some excellent restaurants plus a wonderful fruit and fish market.
Reasons to Visit Apia Town
- Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
- Palolo Marine Reserve
- Mulinuu Historical Walk
- Apia Local Produce Market
- Lively Restaurants & Bars
Best Apia Hotels
Apia Holidays Overview
Apia sits on a pretty harbour front setting backed by lush tropical mountains. Downtown Apia is quaint in appearance with many buildings in and around Apia retaining its colonial style architecture and with just a handful of modern buildings. Unfortunately there are few decent shops but there is an abundance of good restaurants, lively bars and raucous nightclubs as well as a good flee market for souvenir shopping. A harbour wall meanders along the waterfront and makes a good place to stroll and take in the views.
Apia Town Centre
The main promenade through Apia Town is Beach Road which runs alongside the harbour wall and is lined with local shops, some excellent restaurants and lively bars and several of the towns hotels. A promenade runs alongside the harbour wall all the way up Mulinuu Peninsula and makes an enjoyable place to stroll and take in the relaxed atmosphere of this pretty seaside town and to watch outrigger canoes paddling around the protected harbour.
If staying in town for a day be sure to visit the fish market early in the morning, the fresh produce market especially good on Saturday morning and the flea market which sells a good variety of locally produced hand crafts and sulus which make great souvenirs.
Aggie Grey's Resort, Upolu Island
A$ 265 per couple
Aggie Grey's Lagoon Resort is a modern beachfront hotel with five restaurants, a beautiful spa, 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, lots of water based activities and a kids club making this a great family escape, and three separate cove beaches with swimming lagoon.
Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Apia Town, Upolu
A$ 202 - 455 per couple
The Tanoa Tusitala Hotel is located close to downtown Apia on a quiet peninsula. With 94 hotel rooms and suites set amongst 15 acres of tropical flower gardens, a central courtyard with swimming pool, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, this is a good base for both business people and holiday-makers.