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from canada to samoa

Belleville, Canada
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from canada to samoa

We are planning on travelling to samoa in July. Just wondering how long it will take to drive between sites. We are planning on staying in a few different hotels etc but unsure how long it would take to drive around whole island of Upolu.

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1. Re: from canada to samoa

Malo lavo

Which hotels are you staying at? and how long do you have?

I assume you are hiring a car, in which case you can do it in a day but that would be going very fast. Best to take your time and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Samoa

Deb

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A loop of each Island is just over 200 kms but most of the time you will be driving about 25kms an hour- 60 on the few open roads where there isnt a hill.

So it would take about 4-6 hours to drive around - depending on which roads you took .

You could drive around in one day but some of the nicer beaches, restaurants etc are a little off the main road down bumpy tracks so I would maybe suggest splitting your excursions into 2 or 3 days - or you could do a loop of the island to orientate yourself, then go back to places you liked to explore.

The beaches at Saleapaga to Lalomanu are right beside the road but Tafatafa and Matareva are very nice and you wont see them from the road. (And Hideaway at Matatufu and Return to Paradise at Le Faga, Lupes restaurant down by Coconuts at Maininoa...in fact you will see a lot of roads you want to explore, so best to allow time for that)

You will have to pay a fee to the local village when you go down off the main road to a beach so often its best to make a day of it and take a picnic, swimming and snorkelling gear.

Normally its about 5 tala per person but with a car you will pay for the whole car ( from about 20 tala) most beaches this will give you use of a fale to hang out in and the showers & toilets also- always check the price with someone before you use the facilities.

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We are staying for 2 weeks and renting a car. Thanks for the info.

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