The Fagali’I Airport is an interesting small air destination in Samoa. It is on the island of Upolu and rests on one of the edges of the city of Apia. As it just has one airstrip it doesn’t accommodate a lot of air traffic. There is just one airline that uses this airport, Polynesian Airlines. They have three 19-passenger planes that they use to fly back and forth to American Samoa each day.
One of the best things about the Fagali’I Airport is that it is centrally located for many of the things to do on this island which means that people usually measure things by how far it is from this airport. This means that once you pick up your bags you can get to your hotel in a pretty short amount of time, assuming you’re a tourist or business traveler to Samoa.
The five hotels that are nearest to Fagali’I Airport are Coconuts Beach Club, Insel Fehmarn Hotel, Taumeasina Island Resort, Le Alaimoana Hotel, and the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows. These hotels range from $47 to $170 a night. There are many other hotels on Upolu as well such it is a pretty popular tourist destination.
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For those who love to golf, the Royal Samoa Golf Course butts up against Fagali’I Airport. Many people that want to golf this course stay at the Grey’s Hotel since they get a free pass to play this course. The two other big golf courses are Le Penina Golf Course and Faleata Golf Course according to lonelyplanet.com.
Many people like to pick up authentic souvenirs and other items when visiting Samoa. It is said that the handcrafted items of Samoa are the best in all of the Pacific. Apia’s Arts and Crafts Fair is a popular event held in Apia and it is located within minutes of the Fagali’I Airport on dohop.com. This fair is held in March of each year so some tourists mark that month on their calendar. Another popular annual event is the Teuila Festival which includes many items crafted of wood such as weapons, ‘ava bowls, and model canoes.