Synopses & Reviews
Talofa and malo e lelei! Basking in the waters of the South Pacific, the Tongan and Samoan islands offer adventures aplenty and a chance to avoid the sun-seeking hordes. Swim with whales off Vava"u or discover the ruins of Ta"u. Luxuriate in swish resorts or kick back in beachside huts. Tap into Apia"s buzzing caf scene or Nuku"alofa"s kava ceremonies. Whatever your island scene, take this bestselling guide along!
A Triple Treat of Polynesian destinations: the kingdom of Tonga, the independent nation of Samoa, and the territory of American Samoa
Eliminate The Guesswork - whatever your accommodation choice, make your decision based on honest, opinionated reviews
Learn The Local Lore with expert culture, history and other background chapters written by authors who have actually lived here
Get Active - or not: everything you need to know about snorkelling, diving, sailing, hiking and more
...for the adventurous traveler who wants to live like a native.' --Real Simple Magazine, June 2005
In-depth coverage of the cultures and traditions of each country, from people who live there.
Any trip to tropical Samoa and Tonga will be a delight, but with a Lonely Planet guide tucked into your bag you'll be a jump ahead of the rest. Know immediately where to find Apia's fanciest dancers, Tutuila's loveliest waterfalls or how to get a meal and a beer in Nuku'alofa on a sleepy Sunday afternoon.
Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.
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Swim, surf and dive calm lagoons, thrilling waves and great dive sites
Honest assessment of resorts. Read this book before you book!
Must Dos - what not to miss, plus all the inside secrets