Those who want to travel to the island of Upolu they will generally want to reach it via the air. This island is home to Apia which is the capital of Samoa. It was founded in the 1850s and is a tropical paradise. To get there one needs to fly to Pago-Pago, American Samoa, and then catch a flight to Fagali’i Airport on Upolu. This airport lies on the edge of Apia and is centrally located on the island.
It is Polynesian Air that has flights in and out of Fagali’i Airport. They have three aircraft they use that have several flights a week to Pago-Pago and back. This airport is small in nature, with a single runway that is 670 meters long. The airport has a small lounge area and a couple of options for travelers to pick up food and things like souvenirs from. They also have a currency exchange booth so people can exchange their currency for the one used in Samoa according to wikipedia.org. Taxis and hotel shuttles wait outside the airport to get travelers to their destination.
Because of Fagali’i Airport’s location on Upolu, most hotels, restaurants, and tourist-type activities lie within 3 or so miles of it. This is a good place to visit for anyone but especially those on a budget because it’s a pretty inexpensive place compared to many tropical destinations. A round-trip ticket to get to Fagali’i Airport is about $150. Getting a hotel room is rather inexpensive as well. The current cheapest place to stay is the Pasefika Inn which costs just $22 a night. Even the nicest hotels are pretty reasonable, like the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel which charges $315 a night but can often be found on Expedia.com for just $143 a night.
There are many things to see and do around Fagali’i Airport. according to books.google.com, popular tourist activities are the Vailima Brewery Tour, the Museum of Samoa, Robert Louis Stevenson’s House, and visiting the bustling fish market. A highlight every tourist must do is the “Fia Fia” show at Aggie Grey’s Hotel where Polynesians perform their ancestral dances including a spectacular one that involves fire knives.
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