We've really been struggling trying to decide where to stay. It seems that there's been such a mix of opinions on the internet.
We'll be travelling with a 4 year old and a baby. Safe food is very important... I've read that it can be a problem in Samoa especially at the fales.
We only have 6 nights... the first arriving near bed time. We are mostly into nature: beach, swimming, snorkelling, short hikes.
Would it be a mistake to skip Upolu apart from the first night?
Which beaches are best for small kids and not too crowded?
Some have written that the fales are loud and crowded or the water at Manese is cloudy with strong currents. We are considering Tanu's and Lita Sina but really want to avoid the party scene. Also considering Savaii Lagoon Resort or Le Lagoto. Possibly Vaiala cottages the first night.
We're considering just throwing a dart to decide! Normally we would just show up without reservations... but with 2 kids, that is a recipe for disaster :)
Finally... how on earth are Samoans going to transition to driving on the other side of the road??
Thanks so much!