Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
Sign in to follow this  
debsjc

Experience of car rental in Apia Western Samoa or Pago Pago American Samoa?

Recommended Posts

We are interested in car rental in one, or both of these ports. Would love to hear from anyone with experience. or who knows the islands. 


If anyone could recommend car rental companies, or has information about the roads or what is best to see that would be really appreciated. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

I've not driven in American Samoa but in Samoa (Apia) is an excellent place to rent a car.  We have done this twice - once when we stayed two weeks at Aggie Grey's and Coconuts and once when we were there just for a day on a  cruise.  The island is, I think, too big to drive completely around if you only have a day but there is a short loop that takes you through some gorgeous scenery, a remote cross island road, some fascinating villages and the spectacular beaches on the south coast.  You can also time your visit to Valima (RLS's home) to avoid the crowds, though climbing up to his grave is quite a long and muddy slog.  

Edited by Fletcher

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎10‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 2:54 PM, Fletcher said:

I've not driven in American Samoa but in Samoa (Apia) is an excellent place to rent a car.  We have done this twice - once when we stayed two weeks at Aggie Grey's and Coconuts and once when we were there just for a day on a  cruise.  The island is, I think, too big to drive completely around if you only have a day but there is a short loop that takes you through some gorgeous scenery, a remote cross island road, some fascinating villages and the spectacular beaches on the south coast.  You can also time your visit to Valima (RLS's home) to avoid the crowds, though climbing up to his grave is quite a long and muddy slog.  

 

Thanks very much for your advice Fletcher, that sounds great. We especially love beautiful scenery. Could you recommend any beaches on the south coast, that are not as far along as Lamomanu, a slightly shorter drive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Debsjc - There's no doubting that the best beaches on Upolu are along the SE coast.  You could just drive along there towards Lamomanu and go back but I think you would have time for that half-loop from Apia.  Otherwise, the area around Coconuts and Sinalei resorts have beaches and more facilities.   They might give you a day-pass. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • SAIL-AWAY GIVEAWAY - Enter for a chance to win a $3,000 Norwegian Cruise Line Gift Card
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...