A Samoan villager demonstrates how to make coconut milk at a cultural experience display at Coconuts Beach Club and Resort on Upolu's South Coast
Coconuts Beach Club and Resort Cultural Experience

Food Experiences

Food is an integral part of Samoan culture, so opportunities  to experience authentic cuisine during your Pacific Island holiday are plentiful.

Most hotels and resorts offer traditional Samoan food, particularly at their regular fiafia (cultural) nights, which includes food cooked in an umu with hot stones, and dancing. Ask your accommodation provider for details about what food experiences they offer.

Upolu, in particular Apia, has a wide range of cafes and restaurants to choose from, with most offering local produce and dishes on their menu.

In Salelologa on Savai’i, the Savai’i Food and Cultural Tour begins with an umu demonstration, and takes visitors on a walk through the village to show locally-grown produce. The tour finishes with a buffet of traditional food. 

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