Samoa – traveling in the country
Airplane: Polynesian Airlines flies several times a day between Fagali’i Airport, east of Apia on Upolu, and Ma’ota Airport 5 kilometers west of Salelologa on Savaii.
Ship: ferries regularly cross the 22-kilometer-wide Apolima Strait between Savi’i and Upolu. Official berths for large ferries are the Salelologa wharf on Savai’i and the Mulifanua wharf on Upolu. They usually run every two hours from 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next morning. Anyone wishing to travel by vehicle should book in advance with the Samoa Shipping Corporation.
Automobile:Traveling around Samoa by car is very easy. The coastal roads of the two main islands are sealed and the general condition of the roads is fine. Off-road vehicles make driving on secondary roads more pleasant. However, all routes can also be comfortably traveled with a two-wheel drive vehicle, except after heavy downpours.
When renting a vehicle, it should be carefully examined for possible damage and scratches and everything should be recorded in the rental agreement. Otherwise, the renter can be held liable for this damage when the vehicle is returned. If you want to rent a car, you shouldn’t get involved in leaving your passport or a deposit for the vehicle. It should also be noted that vehicles that have been rented on Savai’i cannot be taken to Upolu. For more information about the continent of Oceania, please check philosophynearby.com.