The Pacific Ocean is home to Fagali’i, a tiny village located on the island of Upolu, which is part of the Samoa archipelago. The district is about 3 miles south-east of the capital city of Apia.
A Polynesian surprise, Fagali’i is so small it was forced to close its one and only airport in 2005 due to noise and safety concerns from the islands residents. Polynesian Airlines reopened the former grass-strip airport in 2009 after undergoing renovations which included modernizing the airstrip. Many residents again bristled at the influx of tourism the revamped airport has brought, which has helped the local economy grow on the 1,600 person island. The Fagali’i International Airport receives flights from Pago Pago, American Samoa. Other airlines that operate in the region include Samoa Air, South Pacific Island Airways, and Talofa Airlines. Visit cheapflights.com for more info.
One of the main tourist attractions in the area is the Royal Samoa Golf Course, located about a five minute drive from the downtown city center in Apia, which is the capital and largest city of Samoa. Tee off in a South Pacific paradise on this 9-hole course which opened in 1970. There are a number of spectacular shots with ocean views and challenging hilly terrain. The native vegetation, which includes banana and Palm trees, makes this green unbelievably breathtaking.
Apia is located along the central north coast of the island of Upolu. The city has an urban population of 37,000 people. The indigenous people of Samoa maintain their tribal affiliations, complete with chiefly leaders. The lifestyle of Fagali’i is slow and laid back. The area experiences a hot tropical rainforest climate, where the temperature is stable all-year around, with lows between 75 F and highs at 95 F, for twelve months a year.
Fagali’i is definitely off-the-beaten path. For those interested in a South Pacific Polynesia adventure, look no further than this tropical island paradise. Check: https://www.booking.com/place/ws-1307199.pt-br.html