Fagali’I Airport is not going to be found on the list of the world top ten airports. This isn’t a “Best Bets” candidate for Condi Nast, and this will certainly never make a listing of the largest or busiest terminals in the world. Truth be told, there isn’t a whole lot that is especially remarkable about Fagali’I Airport, except for the fact that is is a world-class, international air hub level facility scaled down to accommodate the needs of a small island population. Of course, the island that it is located on is also a significant factor as well.
The airport is located on the beautiful island of Upolu the smaller of the two large islands that make up the Samoan Archipelago. While the large island is home to major resorts, large cities, and a bustling tourism industry, the smaller island is a quiet refuge for those who are seeking a traditional and exciting South Pacific vacation but want fewer crowds and a lower price tag. Like its big brother, the island of Upolu has white sand beaches, blue lagoons, deep sea pools, and of course a warm and welcoming population who are ready to make all visitors feel like they are part of the Samoan family. Read more articles about Fagali at tripadvisor.com
Upolu has many fine tourist attractions of its own, including some of the most beautiful waterfalls on the planet, the home and burial place of acclaimed author Robert Louis Stevenson, and what is considered to be the most beautiful church in the South Pacific, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The island is also home to the Samoan Cultural Village, a living museum of the Samoan people and their culture dating back several centuries.
The city of Apia, which is the capital of the island, is large and features gourmet dining, entertainment, and lavish hotels. There is also world class golfing to be had at the Royal Samoan Golf Course just outside of the city.
For those who are wanting to visit Upolu, Fagali’I is the gateway to your exciting Samoan adventure. Fagali Airport is the main arrival and departure point for those visiting the island, and is served by five airlines offering inter-island service as well as international connecting service via Pago Pago and American Samoa. Located just 5 kilometers outside of the city, the airport features many options for transport in and out of Apia for your convenience.
Come to Upolu, the hidden jewel of Samoa, Fagali’I makes it easy, and once you are here, you may never want to leave after seeing why this place is called “Paradise on Earth”.