The To Sua Ocean Trench on the island of Upolu remains a top destination for visitors to Samoa, as proven by the recent Samoa Tourism and Samoa Airways famil that took place in November. A group of media explored both Upolu and Savaii islands, beginning with STA representative Poinsettia (Tia) Taefu taking the group to Coconuts Beach Resort, which would host the first two nights accommodation.
Taefu says the purpose of the famil was to showcase the natural, diverse beauty of Samoa and drive more tourism in even in the low season. ‘People need to be aware that Samoa is a great choice for a Pacific Island holiday and getting the industry out here to explore it is really important,’ she says.
Day two of the famil saw the group head out on a Snorkel & Turtle Tour with Manoa Tours, followed by a visit to Sopo’aga Falls, located in Lotofaga village. On day three, the group headed to the popular To Sua Ocean Trench, a highlight for visitors to Samoa. ‘The trench remains one of the most popular spots on Upolu. Travellers always put it high on their to do list when they come here,’ Taefu says. ‘It is probably one of the most well-known spots in Samoa.’
- Patrea Robson