Lolomalava is situated about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Apia, the country's capital.
While it may be tempting to just kick back and relax when vacationing in Lolomalava, remember, the surrounding region's numerous scenic and cultural delights await. Places within a relatively short distance of Lolomalava are Sale'aula, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast, and Fagamalo, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast.
Samoa is a good place to take part in one of the guided nature walks that are on offer.
If you really want to understand the local customs, be sure to stop in at the region's bars, cafés and restaurants. Often, these are good places to get to know residents and try common dishes. Crayfish and also taro are frequently used in meals in this part of the world. How about trying taro root seasoned and baked in oven or oka l’a (marinated raw fish)? Both meals are a favorite choice in this region. Samoa desserts such as cooked green bananas in coconut cream are also great to try.
Maybe one of the most practical compliments you can make to a region's people is to go to the trouble of learning some common phrases. Why not use "Ete ta fia siva?" This means "Would you like to dance?" And "O fea e te sau ai?", which translates as "Where are you from?"
At the end of your vacation, say a fond Tōfā soifua (farewell) to the locals you've met and the spots you've enjoyed.