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Lalomanu beach Upolu island Samoa

After a direct flight from Nadi Fiji at 2215 ,we arrived the same day at 0115 AM at Faleolo airport,Apia's airport Samoa

and were met by a friendly and colossal driver of Seabreeze resort.http://www.seabreezesamoa.ws.This funny guy with his car full of rea-view mirrors(like

a lot of Samoan cars) drove us to the resort in an hour.

After a relaxing night in a comfy bed,we had a nice breakfast in the openair restaurant and I decided to hire a taxi to enjoy

the best beach of Upolu,Lalomanu beach reached after a 20 minutes ride.

As we were offseason,most of the restaurants and fale(used  mostly during the week-end and in July-August) were closed,but  Taufua Beach

Fales was open and we had there a decent meal.There are there a restaurant,a little store providing cold drinks as well as a range of

food and other items.

A typical Samoan house without walls but with a grave nearby
You can also check your emails for a reasonable fee .

The accomodation consists of beach fales built in Samoan style of housing with a thatched roof on wooden posts,an elevated wooden

floor with NO WALLS.

Openfales have tarpaulins to protect from the rainfall.

Moanalei Dive'N'Surf http://www.moanaleidivensurf.com located right at TAUFUA offers service in diving,snorkelling,surfing and turtle spotting.

 

The day after we did a day tour of Upolu,the more populous island of Samoa which is a massive basaltic shield volcano 26 km wide and

75 km long.We were astonished by the Samoan houses met along the road which have no walls and often the graves of the ancestors 

nearby! 

We had as driver a former pilot of 50 years old, who had worked in American Samoa  and New Zealand  and wished to go back

home.

The biggest hole To Sua
He was an excellent guide for us giving a lot of objective explanations on the Samoan way of life.

This guy,whose elder son was a Matai,a chief,while we crossed the island,made our point on the new fields of vegetables

cultivated since 4 or 5 years:as the remittances of the Samoans working in Australia,United States or New Zealand

become less and less important,some people in Upolu have to work!

We went with him to Apia market and had only a glance at Robert Louis Stevenson's house before coming back to our accomodation.

The next day,I went with Barbara and Helmut to the To Sua Ocean Trench situated only few kilometers from our home,between

Lotofaga and Vava'u.

To Sua consits of 2 waterholes fed by the oceanwater, connected by a tunnel,you can access by a ladder in the biggest one and swim around

or through a rocky tunnel,and  access on the smaller trench which leads to the ocean.

Swimming from here to the ocean could be very

dangerous.

To Sua has beautiful seaviews with blowholes and a magnificent garden.It's really a quiet place to relax.

 

After 3 nights and a half,in Seabreeze resort,we were droven to Mulifanua wharf to catch the ferry  to Savaii by the same colossal driver (who

had a laugh during all the trip when I said that,sometimes in France,the spouses were older than their husbands..)

 

 

 

 

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Lalomanu beach Upolu island Samoa
A typical Samoan house without wal…
A typical Samoan house without wa…
The biggest hole To Sua
The biggest hole To Sua
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach Upolu island Samoa
Lalomanu beach Upolu island Samoa
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
fale on Lalomanu beach
fale on Lalomanu beach
the best accomodation and food on …
the best accomodation and food on…
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Fale on Lalomanu beach
Fale on Lalomanu beach
Taufua terrace Lalomanu beach
Taufua terrace Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
a snorkeller in Lalomanu beach
a snorkeller in Lalomanu beach
Danielle on Lalomanu beach
Danielle on Lalomanu beach
Danielle enjoying Lalomanu beach
Danielle enjoying Lalomanu beach
Me on Lalomanu beach
Me on Lalomanu beach
Danielle and Barbara,our Australia…
Danielle and Barbara,our Australi…
great snorkeller on Lalomanu beach!
great snorkeller on Lalomanu beach!
Danielle on Lalomanu beach
Danielle on Lalomanu beach
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Lalomanu beach
on Lalomanu beach
on Lalomanu beach
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Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Fale on Lalomanu beach
Fale on Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
Lalomanu beach
fisherman near Lalomanu beach
fisherman near Lalomanu beach
Kapock
Kapock
Catholic church
Catholic church
Grave of a french missionary
Grave of a french missionary
Samoan house and its graves
Samoan house and its graves
House and graves
House and graves
house and graves
house and graves
Samoan house
Samoan house
Samoan house
Samoan house
Samoan meeting house
Samoan meeting house
Barbara and Helmut from Australia …
Barbara and Helmut from Australia…
To Sua Ocean Trench situated on th…
To Sua Ocean Trench situated on t…
Helmut on the ladder To Sua
Helmut on the ladder To Sua
Helmut in To Sua trench
Helmut in To Sua trench
The smallest trench To Sua
The smallest trench To Sua
Lush garden in To Sua
Lush garden in To Sua
To Sua garden
To Sua garden
To Sua garden
To Sua garden
To Sua garden
To Sua garden
To Sua garden
To Sua garden
a familiar shape..............of m…
a familiar shape..............of …
in To Sua garden
in To Sua garden
in To Sua garden
in To Sua garden
in To Sua garden
in To Sua garden
To Sua garden
To Sua garden
To Sua garden
To Sua garden
a grave in To Sua garden
a grave in To Sua garden
To Sua
To Sua
blowhole To Sua
blowhole To Sua
To Sua
To Sua
view from To Sua
view from To Sua
seaview from To Sua
seaview from To Sua
To Sua
To Sua
Upolu Hotels & Accommodations review
Confortable and friendly accomodation with a great restaurant
Located on the South East coast of Upolu,the most populated island with the capital Apia,nestled in a small sandy bay directly on the beach,Seabreeze … read entire review
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