Apia is the capital of Samoa, a remote nation in the south Pacific. It is located on Samoa on the second biggest island that makes up this nation. As of the 2011 census there were almost 37,000 people living in Apia.
The airport that serves Apia is called Fagali’I airport. It is owned by Polynesian Airlines who have flights in and out of this airport. The other two airlines that use it are Talofa Airways and Samoa Air. The airport has regional flights to two locations, Pago Pago and American Samoa.
Many people make use of a privatized buses and taxis when going to and from Fagali’i Airport. This is the best way to get around Apia and the surrounding region according to dohop.com. It’s also really helpful as Samoa is one of the few nations where people drive on the left side of the road instead of on the right, so people driving themselves are likely going to get in a car accident because they are not used to that.
When coming to Apia as a tourist, there are plenty of inexpensive hotel options around Fagali’I Airport. Even the most expensive hotel in Apia is pretty affordable. This is the Taumeasina Island Resort and it’s about $227 a night through expedia.com. The least expensive hotel near the Fagali’I airport is the Dave Parker Eco Lodge which is a paltry $23 a night. This hotel actually gets great reviews, although that is in part because it’s so inexpensive so people have their expectations in check.
There are plenty of activities to do around Fagali’I airport including cultural events, sightseeing, and shopping. Just .2 miles from the airport there is Fiafia Night which is by far the most popular show in Apia. This features Somoans dancing including at times with fire. Another popular spot that is 2.2 miles from Fagali’I Airport is the Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral. It has beautiful artwork depicting religious scenes and Polynesian culture.
3.2 miles from Fagali’I Airport there is the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum. He was a poet and he died while in Apia. The museum honors his legacy and features a guided tour.
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