Samoa Upolu Island Escape

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Duration (in days): 8

From: Upolo Island, Samoa

To: Upolo Island, Samoa



Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Samoa has two main islands - Savaii and Upolu. This itinerary will help you explore Upolo Island. If you'd like to explore both islands - see our Samoa self-drive featuring Upolu and Savaii

Upolu island is home to natural beauty just waiting to be explored; enticing white sands, tempting blue lagoons, fantastic diving and opportunities to snorkel or fish along the coast.

That said, you'll soon discover there's much more to this island than it's beaches. Delving into the island's hidden interior, you could follow one of the many tracks that lead you deeper into lush rainforest with thundering waterfalls where days just disappear into a haze of lazy swimming and relaxing.

If you're looking for towns, Apia is the hub of Upolu island and is home to the colourful Maketi Fou (food market) plus plenty of nightlife to enjoy when you are ready for a bit more action.

  • Explore Upolo island independently by car
  • Swim in the magnificent To Sua Ocean Trench sinkhole
  • Expore the lava cliffs and volcanic landscapes
  • Trek into hidden rainforest and discover waterfalls and pools
  • Shop in local Samoan markets and live like a local


Days 1: Arrive Upolu Island

You will be greeted on arrival into Upolu by a local representative and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is yours at leisure to relax and settle in.

Day 2: Upolu Island

After breakfast at the hotel, make your own way to pick up your rental vehicle which will be ready for you from 12pm. Now you have some wheels it's time to explore!

Upolu is Samoa’s second largest and most populated island so the main road is easy to drive and winds its way around the coast. With plenty of stunning beaches - take the day at your own pace and find the perfect sands to suit you!

Days 3 - 6: Upolu Island

Upolu Island has a relaxed environment so no need to need to hurry about! You could spend your days visiting lava cliffs, lush tropical plantations and small villages where you will be greeted with a smile by the friendly Samoan locals!

Id you're here to relax, why not just chill out on the beach or by the pool or snorkel the reef?

Day 7: Upolu Island

Today why not visit ‘To Sua Ocean Trench’? This spectacular natural landmark is made up of two limestone sinkhole-like depressions with sheer rock walls. At the bottom is an aquamarine pool joining the two holes, which can be accessed by a wooden ladder. Once you descend the 20 metres by ladder, you'll reach clear waters - where better to feel completely removed from the rest of the world?

Day 8: Depart Upolu

Your time on Upolu is coming to an end! After breakfast at the hotel you will check out and drive your rental car to the airport in time for your departure flight.


The best time to visit Samoa is between May and October during dry season. This is also when many major Samoan festivals are held. During the wet season from November to April the islands can be very wet and are prone to the odd tropical cyclone. December and January is peak time in Samoa with many Australians and New Zealanders heading there over the holiday period. The average annual temperature in coastal areas is around 26 degrees.

All of our itineraries are tailor-made to give you an idea of just some of what is possible; this means we can adjust as necessary to completely suit your needs!  Let your travel consultant know how long you plan to spend away, what you like to do, what properties you like to stay in and an idea of your budget and we will do the rest!

What's included: 

  • Arrival transfer
  • Meet and greet
  • 5 nights’ accommodation (shared facilities)
  • 5 full days car rental – Hyundai Tuscon ix35
  • 5 x breakfasts

Not included: 

  • International flights
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Day tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities


7 nights’ accommodation in the Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa


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