The Fagali’I Airport is a single terminal airport located on the Samoan island of Upolu, just minutes from the village of Apia. One of the most beautiful airport locations, it is immediately surrounded by a dense, green rainforest, while the entire island sits encircled by perfectly clear Pacific Ocean water.
Although smaller than other airports and offering less amenities, it is easily made up for by its close proximity to hotels and resorts with beaches of white sand lined with palm trees, like the Taumeasina Island Resort. There are many tourist attractions, like majestic waterfalls, deep sea fishing, scuba diving, golf course, surfing, ancient temples, as well as restaurants serving native food choices like Maketi Fau. Car rental, shuttles, or a car and driver services are available at the Fagali’I Airport.
Previously, Fagali’I airport was used by Talofa Airways and South Pacific Island Airways, but is currently used by Polynesian Airlines and Samoa Air, who run multiple flights a day to various destinations, including American Samoa’s Tafuna Airport, Honolulu, as well as many other cities in the U.S.
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If you are flying to the airport, you can relax in knowing U.S. travelers are said to be safe on all Samoan islands. Only a passport is needed, unless you plan to stay longer than 2 months, then a tourist visa will also be required.
When flying in to the Fagali’I Airport, the approach is one of the most breathtaking sights you will see. Water as clear as glass enables the flier to see underwater land formations as well as some of the larger marine life, while the gentle waves glide over the hot, sandy beaches. Trees and greenery welcome visitors and those returning home. As the plane curves inland, off in the distance, snuggled in the middle of the forest, is a flat area, the Fagali’I Airport according to tripadvisor.com.br. The plane looks like a bird flying down from a tree as it just skims over the treetops to touchdown upon the landing strip.
There is no doubt this small Samoan airport in Upolu offers it’s patrons an experience larger airports simply cannot match.
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