Best Things To Do & See Near Fagali’i Airport
Fagali’i Airport (IATA: FGI) is one of the most important airports on the Samoan island of Upolu. Located just a few miles south of the capital city Apia, FGI has an asphalt runway that measures over 2,000 feet. Usually there are four or five flights per day at FGI, all of which travel to American Samoa’s capital Pago Pago. From Pago Pago International Airport, travelers can easily catch a plane to Honolulu, Hawaii. Know more about Fagali at Lonely Planet.
In addition to FGI, the area of Fagali is well-known for many of its tourist attractions. One of the most famous events to check out is a Fiafia Night celebration. Fiafia loosely translates to “joyous gathering” and features traditional Samoan dancing, singing, and costumes. As guests eat fresh local cuisine, dancers perform some of Samoa’s centuries-old dances. Taking part in a Fiafia Night event is a superb way to experience Samoan culture first-hand.
The most popular things to do while in Fagali’i, however, are snorkeling and scuba diving. The best place to explore near Samoa is the Coral Sea. About 1,000 miles away from Australia’s northeastern coast, the Coral Sea has rich aquatic life thanks to its location within the Great Barrier Reef. For even more fun, tourists can visit islands within the Coral Sea to see some of the most exotic bird species on the planet. Know more about Fagali at Trip Advisor.
Since Fagali’i is so close to Apia, it’s very easy to see all of the Samoan capital’s greatest sites while on a vacation. The most famous things to see in Apia are the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum and Robert Louis Stevenson’s grave.
The Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894), who is most famous for the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, suffered from serious coughing fits throughout his life. Later in his career, Stevenson decided to move to Samoa in the hopes of improving his health. Sadly, he passed away in Apia at the age of 44. The Samoan people loved Stevenson so much that they gave him a ceremonial burial on the island and preserved his former residence (which is now the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum).