Watermelon Tongan 'Otai

DRINK RECIPE: Tongan ‘Otai

Originating in Western Polynesia, ‘otai is a tropical fruit drink, with coconut as its base. There are variations to this drink, depending on which island in the South Pacific it’s being served – whether it be Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, or even Hawaii. Mostly associated with Tongan cuisine, the recipe below is for a Tongan ‘otai, […]

Le Lagoto Resort & Spa - Sunset, Savaii, Samoa with Logo

Enjoy a Serene Slice of the South Pacific on a Samoa Vacation

The volcanic island of Samoa is a tropical island of great contrasts. Here, green countryside and lush valleys meet rugged coastlines, deserted beaches, and a wild blue ocean. Hiking trails snake their way through the mountainside past deafening waterfalls, volcanic lava fields, and verdant rainforests. Situated deep in the pristine South Pacific, this isolated island […]

Couple on a Beach in Samoa

Rich Culture and Untouched Nature in Samoa

In the heart of Polynesia, the islands of Samoa are a perfect location for the tropical escape of your dreams. The pristine South Pacific country that’s situated about one-half of the way between Hawaii and New Zealand boasts incredible deep-sea fishing, fascinating native culture, gorgeous beaches, shimmering rainforests, and much more.  Go beyond the typical South Pacific […]

Discover Samoa

Explore the charms of a bygone era and watch deliriously beautiful island scapes shimmer in the sunshine in Samoa. This pristine South Pacific country that was once home to writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, is authentic and free of big chain resorts, making it an idyllic destination for a relaxed island experience in the South Seas. […]

Discover Samoa: The Hidden Gem of the South Pacific

Looking for a different kind of beach escape? Why not consider the island nation of Samoa? Located halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, the islands of Samoa offer distinct and stunning environments; from lush jungle-covered mountain peaks, to cascading waterfalls, roaring blowholes and sparkling white sand beaches. Samoa’s natural beauty was showcased to millions of North Americans […]