Things to do in Apia
Apia is at times lively and colourful, and at times quaint and relaxed, and always, the community is open and very welcoming. Walking along the seafront, dotted with cafes and restaurants, you will shortly happen upon the Samoa Cultural Village. This Village is open daily, has free entry and it’s the perfect place to learn first-hand about Samoan culture, history and lifestyle from friendly local hosts. Workshops like traditional Siapo cloth making, woodcraft and dancing are not to be missed. While an opportunity to sample kava, a traditional Polynesian drink made from local plants that has both cultural and religious significance, should be accepted whole-heartedly!
Did you know that Apia was once home to the writer, Robert Louis Stevenson? His stunning colonial style home has been lovingly preserved and is now a public museum just begging for you to come and step back in time. Then, if you feel the need for some socialising, Apia has a host of bars and clubs with an electric scene. The harbour is guaranteed to be bustling with tourists and travellers alike. Boasting incredible views and vivid sunsets, sipping a cocktail here while people-watching would be the perfect wind-down. Meanwhile other bars offer entertainment at the hands of local bands on the weekends.