Do you want Samoa?
Who better to ask about travel ideas than travel professionals?
Our partner, Viator, asked its staff on where they would like to travel next. There were lots of ideas, but Samoa struck us as a top idea. Here’s what they said:
Sāmoa “I’ve been dreaming of going to the Cook Islands since moving to New Zealand two years ago. It’s Sāmoa’s beaches, waterfalls, and easy living in particular that have captured my imagination—and with news of a 2021 quarantine-free travel bubble between NZ and the islands, I’m dusting off my travel planner. My wife and I haven’t had a beach holiday since our honeymoon in 2018 so we’re going all out: beach fale accommodation (arrival by boat, a must), “fofo” massages, and lazy days spent reading by the ocean with fruity libations in hand. We’ll stay on Upolu and divide our time between relaxing and island exploring. The 328-foot-tall (100 meters) Papapapaitai Falls and To-Sua Ocean Trench swimming hole are top of our to-do list. Lufilufi’s Piula Cave Pool, Papase’ea Sliding Rocks, Lalomanu Beach, and Namua Island (sea turtles!) are also pinned.” —Emma Knock, Executive Editor, Auckland, New Zealand