Samoa Cultural Village
Samoa Cultural Village
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10:30 - 12:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 12:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 12:30
Thursday
10:30 - 12:30
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Discover Samoa's age-old culture and traditions in a fun and interactive way at the Samoa Cultural Village on Beach Road in the heart of Apia. Fa'a Samoa - the Samoan Way! Samoa is a traditional Polynesian society with Fa'a Samoa playing a vital role in village and community life. Samoans are proud of their strong Fa'a Samoa - which means 'the Samoan Way'. It is the essence of the Samoan culture and dictates how Samoans are meant to behave and their obligations to their elders, superiors, family, community, church and the environment. There are over 362 nu'u or villages in Samoa with a total of 18,00 matais (chiefs). Churches of various denominations feature in every village while meeting houses and open fales or homes encircle the malae or village green. Fa'a Samoa has a strong focus on welcoming visitors making Samoans friendly and hospitable hosts. However, Samoans expect their guests to observe and respect local customs. For a quick insight into Samoa's culture and traditions, visit the Samoa Cultural Village today.
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  • OzDi
    Castle Hill, Australia253 contributions
    A surprising find!
    Well worth a visit. Our free shuttle bus from Taumeasina Resort dropped us outside so we wandered in to look. We were invited to a 3 hour show of music, dance, cooking, tapa cloth making and other crafts. It was a great experience which finished with us trying the foods that were cooked in the fire. The show is free but bring cash for a donation at the end.
    Visited January 2020
    Written 25 January 2020
  • travelbob1
    New Windsor, New York1,131 contributions
    A MUST SEE
    What a wonderful find! The best of the best for out reach, friendliness, culture and food. The small US$5 fee was way too little for this hour+ event of dance, song and lunch. had to leave a tip for the excellent effort made by the Samoans. Also, there is a small village behind the stage where you can witness Samoan crafts and life.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 20 February 2023
  • KRM
    Sydney, Australia37 contributions
    UNFORGETTABLE experience! A MUST!
    We came across this as we were not sure what else do as it had been raining. What an amaaazing showcase of Samoan culture and its for FREE! (Please do make sure to donate at the end of their show, though, to show your appreciation) They show you how traditional tattoo is done (after this, we looked at Samoan tattoos with much more respect)... we saw how they carve wood.. they cooked a traditional Samoan ‘umu’ for us (and my goodness, it was delicious!) ... we saw how a ‘tapa’ was made - very impressive! The people are so beautiful, well-spoken & welcoming. Must put this on your ‘Must check out’ list. Oh and try buy your souveneirs here to support these guys.
    Visited January 2020
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 January 2020
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onefang2015
Christchurch, New Zealand26 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We thought the cultural show would be ‘sit and watch this’, but it was so much more! It started with actually weaving our own plates, and then toured the fales in the garden, explaining cooking, carving, tattooing, and fabric stamping. Interactive and educational. A fun two hours.
Written 19 August 2023
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GDBNanjing
Whangarei, New Zealand48 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very interesting show covering dancing, food preparation, carving, tattooing and making your own plate from palm fronds. Friendly and informative guides. You get to sample some island food and I think the price of admission at 20 tala per person very reasonable.
Written 13 August 2023
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Alec
Reikorangi, New Zealand70 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Far exceeded our expectations. Warm friendly greeting, taught to weave our own dinner plate from coconut palm fronds. Demonstrating fabric printing, constructing an Umu, de-husking coconuts, making coconut cream, carving and finally traditional tattoos. Eating food from the Umu, served on our handmade plates, before a concert of dancing and singing, culminating in a fabulous fire dance. All for only 20 WST per head, fantastic value
Written 6 July 2023
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Crayeater
Hamilton, New Zealand88 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
This is a must do introduction to Samoa! It's an absolute bargain at WST$10 per adult for over 2 hours of entertainingly presented song, dance, history, and cultural sharing. We started with weaving our plates, then the experience moved onto the interesting umu demo followed by carving. The history and culture behind traditional tattoo gave me new respect for Samoans with traditional tattoos we saw on the rest of our holiday. Only improvement I would suggest is that they encourage someone to sell drinking coconuts, or water, onsite for those of us that forgot to bring a drink!
Written 22 June 2023
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Brisollies
Brisbane, Australia121 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
We wouldn’t normally go to something like this, but it was part of our tour and I’m so pleased it was. An unexpected morning of learning. We learnt to weave a plate and were honoured to witness a man getting his traditional tattoo. Plus some traditional dancers and a sample of local food. The staff were really lovely and informative. Worth going to.
Written 1 June 2023
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Marlene K
8 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Picked up by local tour guide Robert of Samoa Holidays. Very knowledgeable on all aspects of Samoan culture. Went to Cultural Village and learnt a whole heap more. Can't recommend them enought. Had a fantastic time.
Written 4 May 2023
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jagbm
Nowra, Australia47 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Loved this. The experience is one I will remember about my time in Samoa.
Humour and culture hand in hand. Music, dance, smiles and the chance to try local food on a plate you made yourself. Very informative and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend
Written 27 April 2023
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Cathy T
Tauranga, New Zealand67 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This was well worth a visit, we got to spend a couple of hours learning about the Samoan culture. We made a plate, watched the uma preparation and then ate the result which was very tasty! We we also had a great host and we’re entertained by a group of incredible singers and dancers. A very memorable experience
Written 29 March 2023
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travelbob1
New Windsor, NY1,131 contributions
Jan 2023
What a wonderful find! The best of the best for out reach, friendliness, culture and food. The small US$5 fee was way too little for this hour+ event of dance, song and lunch. had to leave a tip for the excellent effort made by the Samoans.
Also, there is a small village behind the stage where you can witness Samoan crafts and life.
Written 20 February 2023
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Linda-wanderer
Sedona, AZ338 contributions
Jan 2023
What a wonderful visit = singing, dancing, cooking, food, watching tattoo artist, even a spectacular fire dance - all for the equivalent of $5US. The people there were friendly and enthusiastic about the Samoan way of life. Very much recommend this attraction.
Written 30 January 2023
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