Apia, on the island of Upolu, is the capital city and main commercial center of the Polynesian island nation of Samoa. Apia is an excellent place to slip into the laidback island pace of life in the South Pacific. It also makes a convenient base for exploring the surrounding archipelago. Did you know that these Samoan islands are the original Treasure Island of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale? Relive your childhood adventure stories in the beloved writer’s restored home in Apia, which houses the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum. Travelers also visit his gravesite at the old cemetery, perched atop nearby Mount Vaea. Other interesting museums in town include the Museum of Samoa with its elaborate displays of the natural and cultural heritage of the islands. Apia’s lively marketplaces are also perfect for soaking up the local ambiance. Try the delicious island cuisine at local restaurants and bars, spread across town.
Robert Louis Stevenson Home & Gravesite
Markets & Restaurants
Nature & Outdoors
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