My husband and I are planning a trip to Samoa (Upolo and Savaii) in December. I am wondering what type of clothes to bring after reading some reports that ankle length dresses and skirts are expected of women visiting Samoa. I want to be respectful of the culture, but I also want to hike and do outdoors-y things. Wearing skirts wouldn't be the most convenient, and most posts mention the high temperatures and high humidity, so pants don't seem much better. Are shorts really out of the question? Also, I read that we should wear shorts and tee shirts to swim. Is this accurate? Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!