HIKING, YOGA or MASSAGE in SAMOA
There are lots of options for excellent jungle or coastal hiking in Upolu. We recommend you rent a 4 wheel drive to enable you to get to all of the spots and trails without too much effort.
Try a walk in the coastal rainforest of O Le Pupu-Pue National Park, where you can walk through the rainforest to the Togitogiga Falls, and inland to Peapea Cave, an old lava tube. Guides are recommended as trails can be easily lost.
The walk out to Lake Lanotoo National Park, Samoa’s largest lake, is also worthwhile (pictured above). You’ll need good walking shoes and water, and a guide is advisable, it takes about 2 hours each way.
The rainforest of Mount Vaea Scenic Reserve has some scenic trails – you can climb to the summit for stunning views over Apia Harbour.
Other options include the walk to Le Fale O Le Fee, an archaeological site at the end of Faipule Road, the coastal route from Falefa Falls to Fagaloa Bay, Amaile to Tafaga Beach on the north-east coast, and the coastal walk from Anapu to Lefaga at the south-western end of Upolu. Several walks extend from the pretty village of Uafato on the north-east through the rainforest of Uafato Conservation Area.
An ultimate extreme hike is highly recommend and located not far from Sa'Moana Beach Bungalows. Lalotalie River Retreat is a 4-6 hour guided river walk that takes in numerous waterfalls and cascades with lots of jumps and climbing. It is not for the feint hearted and pre booking is essential. You don't have to do the jumps if you don't want to but prepared to get wet and be ready for a nap after you've completed the hike. The local guides also have some great Tales of Samoan Myths and Legends which they share with you along the walk. A bucket list must do in Samoa for adventure travellers.
Another great alternative is Yoga Samoa Hiking Tours with Rachel. Take in some of the most beautiful spots in Samoa, enjoy a hike and mix it in with some outdoor scenic yoga and culture. Pre booking is essential and Rachel caters for small and larger groups. Contact via her website below for more details. Rachel also runs yoga classes twice weekly in Apia and can offer personal classes here at Sa'Moana based on availability and pre-booking.
Or how about a traditional Samoan FoFo - massage. Check out Touch of Samoa. They are a small family owned business that was started from the parents love of massages from their travels around the World. They have two places in town, one in Sheraton Aggie Greys - Touch of Samoa SPA and the other is a Touch of Samoa Massage Haven next door to their vegan café Krush. Go on - treat yourself!