After several months browsing through Trip Advisor, looking at Pacific Islands for a holiday with my three sons, I decided on Samoa. Which island to visit Upolu or Savaii? Upolu suffered from a tsunami in 2009 and because of this the coral was badly damaged and we were keen to do some snorkeling. Savaii wasn’t badly affected by the tsunami. So Savaii it was!
Our aeroplane was late leaving so we missed the last ferry crossing from Upolu to Savaii. Standing outside the airport a taxi driver was helpful and phoned some accommodation close by. We could only get in contact with Le Vasa which I knew was expensive through all my research on Trip Advisor – but I thought ‘What The Hell’.
Arrived at the resort ten minutes later and drove through a beautiful garden of Palm Tree’s and Tropical Plants. This was my idea of a Tropical Paradise. Our accommodation was a Samoan style bungalow with a lovely deck on the water’s edge. Resort had an open restaurant and bar overlooking a large swimming pool.