Dinner Event

A conference dinner and fiafia night will be held on Thursday, 28 August, at Le Manumea Hotel.

Date: 28 August 2014
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: Le Manumea Hotel, Vailima
Cost: $100 tala (includes dinner, drinks and show)


We are offering you an opportunity to see Samoa. A set of tours will be organised for conference delegates to explore our beautiful Samoa.

Short Excursions

(40 minutes)

Our lunchtime bus tours offer an affordable and fascinating introduction to Samoan life, culture and history led by NUS tourism students. Both tours will run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the lunch break departing at 12:30 and returning at 13:30. Numbers are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis so book early to avoid disappointemnt. Payment of $20 per tour can be made online or at registration. Packed lunches and drinks will be provided on the tour.

Route 1: Apia Harbourside tour
This tour heads to the coast via the traditional villages of Moata’a and Vaiala. We then follow the harbour, taking in the wharf, Aggie Greys hotel, the recently renovated catholic cathedral and major government buildings and the famous flea market before heading up the historically significant Mulinu’u Peninsula to the parliament building where we will stop for lunch with stunning views of the pacific. We return to NUS through town taking in the newly opened market.

Route 2: Historic mountainside tour
This tour first heads to the national museum of Samoa where we will be provided with a brief history of the islands and their culture. From the museum we climb up the cross Island road taking in the new national hospital and the bustling village of Moto’otua. We will take lunch at the peaceful and stunning Vailima estate. Built by the author Robert Louis Stevenson it was his home for the final years of his life. The estate offers breathtaking views over Apia and Mt Vaea.
Please note that the tour does not include entry to the RLS museum which is $10, delegates are welcome to pay to enter the  museum although may not be able to get the most from the visit in the 15-20 minutes available

Date: Tuesday 26, Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 August
Time: Conference Lunch Break
Cost: $20 tala

All-day Scenic Tour

Lalomanu beach day trip

Enjoy a scenic drive to the famous Lalomanu beach for a walk and swim. Bus leaves NUS at 9am towards the North eastern side of the island, viewing the Falefa Fall and the Afulilo Dam on a one hour trip. We will then spend several hours relaxing in a beach fale where we can swim, walk, explore the village, take stunning pacific island photographs and enjoy lunch. We will return by 3pm along the South eastern side to view the Fords and natural beauty of the villages. Light lunch and drinks will be provided. Recommend to take swimming costumes, towel, a lavalava, hat and sunscreen lotion, camera and maybe a good book. A perfect way to see the wider island and relax after a successful and busy conference.

Date: Saturday 30 August
Time: 9am – 3pm
Cost: $50 tala (at least 20 to register by Wednesday 27th for the activity to proceed)                                                  )