While Fagali Airport is a small place it has a long history behind it. This airport was built decades ago and, for most of its history, all it had was a grass landing strip. This changed in the 2000s and today it is a paved airstrip which can accommodate smaller planes such as DHC-6 Twin Otter which seat 19 people. For decades Fagali Airport has been used by the government-run airline company, now called Samoa Airlines. Other airlines have used it over the years as well.
Fagali is one of the gateways to Samoa. It sits very close to Apia which is the capital of Samoa. It is tourists which mostly visit Samoa, most often from South America, New Zealand, and Australia. The rest of the travelers are primarily people who live on nearby islands and want to visit friends and family in Samoa. These people are from American Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Tokelau, Tuvalu, and Niue. Read about the things to do in Fagali at Wings Journal.
The two main islands that make up Samoa are Upolu, where Fagali Airport lies, and Savai’i. There are also a number of smaller islands with some that are inhabited and some that aren’t or are wildlife sanctuaries. The two main islands are split by the Apolima Strait. On Upolu Island, there are protected areas such as the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, O Le Pupu-Pue National Park, Uafoto Conservation Area, and Sa’anapu Conservation Area. Visit Estadao.com to know more about Fagali.
One of the most fun things to do in Samoa is to join one of the Rainforest Runaway Ecotours. This tour will take you off the beaten path that most tourists follow. There are many secluded beaches that tourists can enjoy on these types of tours that feature beautiful beaches one way and lush tropical forests the other way. Anyone that wants to explore the forest and beaches of Samoa would be well served by joining one of these tours.
Another popular choice for visitors is The Deck Restaurant. This is a restaurant with a large outdoor seating area and incredible local food. The staff is very friendly and the overall vibe is very relaxing. It is one of the top spots in Samoa for those who want a taste of what Samoa has to offer culinarily and culturally.