When most people think of a tropical island holiday in places like Samoa, they often think of lying on a beach, waving palm trees and perhaps a bit of snorkelling.
While all this is exactly what many visitors to Samoa do, did you know that this island paradise is also a great destination for a hiking holiday?
Active relaxers will be thrilled to know that Samoa has many days worth of walking trails for all ages and abilities, from an intrepid multi-day hike to Samoa’s largest volcano to family-friendly tracks to see amazing natural scenery.
But, we hear you say, isn’t it far too hot and muggy for such exertion so close to the equator? In fact, Samoa’s highlands are noticeably cooler than the coast, but not cold, which means there is no need to drag bulky packs of warm clothing around.
So what are you waiting for? Here are some of Samoa’s top walking and hiking experiences. All you need is a pair of worn-in walking shoes, quite a lot of water and to be ready to explore a side of Samoa that not everyone gets to see.