Samoa offers western travelers the ideal South Pacific tropical beach vacation at very reasonable prices. Each of the ten islands have special environments to explore. Rain forests filled with tropical flowers cover volcanic peaks on the two main islands, and coastlines consist of white-sand beaches. In the valleys, banyan trees rise over the rain forest and waterfalls crash into the rivers at the valley floors.
Samoa lies south of the equator in Polynesia approximately halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii. Savai'i and Upolu are the largest islands in Samoa, and both the capital city of Apia and the Faleolo International Airport are located on Upolu.
Samoa has two seasons: wet and dry. The rainy season runs from November through April. The average annual temperature in Samoa is nearly 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The best time to travel to Samoa is during the dry season, although it may be more difficult to find cheap hotel deals in Samoa during the peak tourism seasons.
Samoa hotels range from the super luxurious to rooms in a backpacker discount hostel. Travelers can book nights in a traditional Samoan beachfront fale. Fales are open-walled dwellings with palm-frond roofs. They come only with a bed and mosquito netting for the true Samoan experience.
Some of the interesting Samoa hotel deals include stays overlooking the south coast of Upolu, near the base of Mt. Vaea and close to the lagoon where the first Polynesian migrants landed on Samoan ground.
Some of the finest Samoa hotel packages cater to surfing and sun-worshiping fanatics. Other travelers enjoy sport fishing, diving, and snorkeling in the lagoons and coral reefs of Samoa. Hotels in Samoa enjoy some of the most pristine white-sand beaches in the world.
Travelers who enjoy a cheap Samoa hotel deal should sample some of the islands' affordable luxuries. Visit the wetland sanctuary at Satoalepai Village on Savai'i, and swim with the green turtles. Travelers can even find great rates at a Samoan spa where traditional healers can relieve every stress you have.