A Look At Fagali’I

Fagali’I is a village on the island of Upolu, located about 5 kilometers southeast of Samoa’s capital city of Apia. The Samoan archipelago contains many scenic and culturally rich islands and Upolu is no exception. The village of Fagali’I offers lush, tropical views of the island coast as well as easy access to downtown Apia. With beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear water, there is plenty of opportunity to relax and soak up the sun or enjoy an afternoon scuba diving and experiencing ocean wildlife.

Although a small village, with a population of only about 1,600 people, Fagali’I has a lot to offer. Drawing on a deep and rich cultural history, the Samoan people offer a firsthand look into their ethnic traditions through their cultural village and celebrations, both of which can be experienced when visiting Fagali’I. Another important local landmark is the Royal Samoa Country Club, one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. Like the village, this course also has an interesting history; started by members of the now defunct Apia Golf Club, an organization founded in 1925, the course itself was built in 1970 and has evolved over the years according to The island landscape offers a varied terrain for golfers to enjoy, including some track through what was once a coconut plantation as well as a creek and many other obstacles to play around.


Surprisingly, this small village also includes an international airport for easier travel. The operation of the airport has faced some difficulties and criticism, being once decommissioned due to government concerns about noise and safety. Thankfully, those concerns were eventually addressed and the airport was reopened in July 2009. Fagali’I Airport is owned and operated by Polynesian Airlines, offering multiple island to island flights as well as international flights to Pago Pago, American Samoa. They offer flights through both Polynesian Airlines and Samoa Air.

Though small, Fagali’I is definitely not a village to be ignored according to Full of beautiful scenery and deep history, there is something to offer for everyone who takes the time to visit.

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