Articles about Samoa
Language: English, Samoan
Religion: 97.9% Christians, 1.7% no religion, 0.4% others
Population: 205000 (2021)
English-friendly: English is widely spoke in Samoa
Wi-fi reliability: Wi-fi is not always available and, if it is, normally you have to pay for it. It may be cheaper buying a local sim card when you arrive.
Currency: Western Samoan Tala
Average cost per day: Consider 130 – 200 WST per day excluding flights.
Visa: Most nationalities do not need visa to travel to Samoa.
When to go:
Dry Season (May – Oct): This is the high season in Samoa with just 5 days of rain per month. However, prices will be higher and you may struggle to find the accommodation you wanted and/or hiring a car. Make sure you book in advance!
Wet Season (Nov – Apr): During this time there is an average rainfall of 17 days a month. You may be lucky if you go there but be prepared for the worst. It will still be warm but you may have to cancel some activities due to weather conditions. Prices will be lower and you don’t have to book so much in advance!