Samoa mate love dating

07-Jul-2019 13:16

A beautiful little family greets you and a woman sells beautiful hand printed lavalava’s to all their visitors.

Such a cool way to support the locals and leave with a little keepsake.

So after an old (yes Simon you’re old) work mate of mine sung high praises of Samoa and a quick google image search, I locked everything in – completely without 29 year old Jordan’s knowledge… While I’m a firm believer in every birthday being epic, the big 30 is a little more special, so I set about planning my surprise.

While I loved the time I spent in each & they are all special in their own way, there is something so untouched and raw about Samoa that the other locations just didn’t seem to have.

I suppose it really depends on your own personal experience and where you stay, but during our trip we were so amazed at the presence of their culture.

The ride to our resort ended up being a free tour of the island from the Tao (the man).

He was delighted to learn that my Great Great Great Grandfather Leon Götz lived in Samoa managing a rubber farm after the First World War and even knew the family name! The thing that we learned from Tao that I found the most astounding was how much the Samoans spend on their churches. A fun right hander that works on all tides directly out the front of our resort. Then for a quick visit to Lalomanu Beach for a sunset snorkel and happy hour!

So after an old (yes Simon you’re old) work mate of mine sung high praises of Samoa and a quick google image search, I locked everything in – completely without 29 year old Jordan’s knowledge… While I’m a firm believer in every birthday being epic, the big 30 is a little more special, so I set about planning my surprise.

While I loved the time I spent in each & they are all special in their own way, there is something so untouched and raw about Samoa that the other locations just didn’t seem to have.

I suppose it really depends on your own personal experience and where you stay, but during our trip we were so amazed at the presence of their culture.

The ride to our resort ended up being a free tour of the island from the Tao (the man).

He was delighted to learn that my Great Great Great Grandfather Leon Götz lived in Samoa managing a rubber farm after the First World War and even knew the family name! The thing that we learned from Tao that I found the most astounding was how much the Samoans spend on their churches. A fun right hander that works on all tides directly out the front of our resort. Then for a quick visit to Lalomanu Beach for a sunset snorkel and happy hour!

Do you know how fucking hard it is to book a tropical holiday for your favourite person and not be able to tell them for monthhhsss!? Even when he was being hangry and I’m like “oooo boy if only you knew…” So I chucked together the below package and left it on our bed one day and just about cracked when it took him hours to go into our room. * When he finally discovered it he was pretty confused and asked if I was serious like 20 times. Samoa is by far my favourite tropical island I’ve visited to date.