Perfect weather for a great escape

By Nefertiti Matatia ,

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Exploring Samoa for the first time: Kenny Dunn, Lila Dunn, Millie Dunn, Lynaire Kittelty, Adam McGruther.

Exploring Samoa for the first time: Kenny Dunn, Lila Dunn, Millie Dunn, Lynaire Kittelty, Adam McGruther. (Photo: Nefertiti Matatia)

Samoa’s weather is a bonus for any tourist looking to escape winter in their homeland.

Kiwi, Lynaire Kittelty made this statement to the Dear Tourist team highlighting Samoa’s natural beauty and lush green valleys that make Samoa a perfect getaway destination.

She flew into Samoa with a group of nine people on a one week holiday just to escape winter back in New Zealand.  Lynaire told the Dear Tourist team she loves the adventure and spending quality time with her family. 

“It has been great. Samoa is very colourful and it is very different, compared to where I am from, we are worlds away. It is just a really nice lifestyle, here it is more relaxed and the people are friendlier,” she said. 

“Like there was a time when I was crossing the road they would wave at you, but in Auckland they would run you down probably. It is very traditional here, it is very hot and the weather is amazing and the people are nice.

“We have been in our resort and today (yesterday) we are just going to drive around. We are currently staying at the Sheraton Beach Resort. Today (yesterday) we are off to do all the things, we are to go to sliding rocks, the fish feeding caves and do other stuff,” she said.

Lynaire said the weather would have to be the highlight of their trip. 

“And also it is culturally different as well, so it is interesting for the kids. This is a family trip and this is not all of us, there are some who are still at the resort. It is a group of nine people that is here, grandparents and brothers.”

She said Samoa needs more street signs to help tourists visiting the country.

“The roads here have no signs of directions, which is hard for us to make our way through here. Even for tourists to ring a car is quite tricky because there are so many different taxi stands and the things that we get.

“It is very expensive here for us even just going into your local shops, it is not cheap and I can understand how hard it is for people to live here.”

However, Lynaire said they would still return if time permits.  

“So we normally go to Fiji, but we decided to try Samoa for the first time. Fiji and Samoa are quite similar, but I think Samoa is way more laid back, it is nice to be around town and you don’t have people that are hounding at you whereas in Fiji you have people who are always hounding at you but here you are just left alone. Similar in some ways but Samoa is more basic in terms of roads and things like that.”

They depart this Sunday. 

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