Category: Transportation

The Charm of Fagali Airport and Upolu Island

Published / by rattlin

Tiny Fagali Airport is located in Apia on Upolu Island in the nation of Samoa. This very small airport opens up a large opportunity to see the beautiful offerings of the South Pacific with flights to and from Pago Pago and Savai’i. Travelers will enjoy exploring Upolu, this little island where the Fagali Airport is located. Natural wonders, wildlife, pristine beaches and markets await the adventuresome explorers.

One of the exciting excursions can be sliding down the Papaseea Sliding Rocks. This smooth slide of volcanic rock lands you in a beautiful clear swimming hole, but please be sure to do this during the seasons when the water levels are high enough. Check out on youtube for more updates.

A visit to the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is a wonderful way to learn about the author of Treasure Island and about his life in Samoa during that period. Stevenson passed away here in 1894 and the whole country mourned. A short walk from the museum leads to his grave at the top of Mount Vaea. Here you can enjoy panoramic views of Apia.

Take a break and try out some snorkeling or swimming in the Piula Cave Pool. This pool located in the middle of college campus tends to be quietest in the morning hours. Float in this pristine pool full of water that has been filtered down through volcanic rock from the highlands. Snorkel and see the creatures that inhabit this underwater paradise.

Not far from the Fagali Airport in Apia is the fish market. Located on the waterfront, it is not to be missed. Fresh caught fish straight from the boats are unloaded every morning. Be early and get some lobsters for your dinner. The huge covered Maketi Fou market boasts traditional food, fresh fruits and local produce. Don’t forget to get your souvenirs and other handiwork from the flea market which is held in the afternoons.

This is just a taste of things to explore on this Island. The Fagali Airport is the hub to learn and experience what the South Pacific has to offer.