Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Fiafia Beach, & Apia City Highlights
Get to know Apia, the capital city of the tropical island nation of Samoa, on this half-day excursion. Travel to the top of Vaea to the home of Robert Louis Stevenson, see the waterfalls at Le Papapapaitai, and enjoy a Samoan lunch while sunning and swimming at Fiafia Beach Club.
DurationApproximately 6 hours
New for 2018
Board the motor coach at the pier in Apia and climb up Mount Vaea to Vailima, and visit the estate and museum of renowned author and poet Robert Louis Stevenson. An adventurous traveler himself, Stevenson moved here with his wife and son in 1889, making Vailima his home. He died in 1894, and the people of Apia buried their beloved “tusitalia” (storyteller) on a hilltop overlooking the land he’d come to adore. Spend time at the museum and learn about the life and work of this gifted writer.
Drive across the island next, through Upolo and descend to the South Coast, where the falls of Le Papapapaitai mark time through uninterrupted cascades. Have your camera at the ready to photograph the longest waterfall in Samoa.
After the falls have wet your appetite for a dip, continue to Maninoa and the Fiafia Beach Club. Spend time sunning and swimming and enjoy a Samoan buffet lunch under the palm trees, accompanied by the sweet song and dance of the locals.
Finally, get a glimpse of the Samoan lifestyle on a drive through the city and its surrounds on your way back to the ship. At a brief stop at a local market, you may choose to stroll through the vendor stalls or remain on the coach.
This excursion is not wheelchair-accessible, and is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. Guests can expect to walk for some 30 minutes at the museum, and about 5 minutes at the beach. Guests should wear lightweight clothing and good walking shoes. Bring swimwear and cover-ups for the beach club, as well as insect repellant, sunscreen and a hat. Guests may wish to bring cash for the purchase of alcoholic beverages (age 21 and older) at the swim club as well as items at the market. The order of sights visited may vary.