SAMOA’S UNTOUCHED BEAUTY PROVIDES A BREATHTAKING BACKDROP FOR NUPTIALS AND NEWLYWEDS
As dawn breaks on the morning of ‘the big day’, couples can be the first in the world to marry on their chosen date as Samoa is the first country to see the sun rise. The group of islands are fast becoming a popular destination for couples to tie the knot and newlyweds to begin their new adventure together.
Many hotels, resorts and tour operators offer wedding and honeymoon packages with in-house wedding coordinators to ensure smooth planning of the big day. They will also be able to assist with the application forms for a marriage license which must be filed fourteen days prior to the wedding with the Justice Department in Apia. Whether it is a traditional, formal service in a church or a more informal location by a cascading waterfall, Samoa’s breathtaking scenery will provide a picture perfect backdrop for one of the most memorable days in a person’s life.
Newlyweds looking for a honeymoon hideaway can live the life of luxury with a stay in a luxury villa or the honeymoon villa at the Seabreeze Resort, voted one of the Top Ten Hotels for Romance in the South Pacific by the 2013 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards. Relax, dine and indulge whilst lazing on a hammock soaking up the sun or watching the starry skies. The newly opened Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa continues the theme of relaxation with a stunning boutique retreat that oozes luxury and comfort as couples can unwind with sublime spa treatments.
Samoa’s rich cultural heritage can be explored through the Museum of Samoa, the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum and the Apia Fish Market. For those that like to live a bit more of an active lifestyle, soft adventure activities range from snorkelling through the coral reefs to the rainforest canopy walkway along a hang bridge on the island of Savaii and the Falease’ela River Walk through Samoa’s pristine natural environment. Couples can also embark on their own road-trip, hiring a car and exploring the different islands at their own pace.
The Treasured Islands of the South Pacific and the true heart of Polynesia; the islands of Samoa are a paradise waiting to be explored and possess the ideal attraction for every type of wedding and honeymoon. Whether it’s an island hopping adventure, tranquil beach paradise or a once in a lifetime trip, a celebration of love and unity may well end with falling in love with Samoa itself.