My partner and I are looking for a relaxing beach holiday, and while we were originally looking at the Cook Islands, the travelling time for a discounted flights out of Sydney is way too long for just a week's holiday.
As we are after a South Pacific adventure with some local culture, someone has recommended Samoa, and the flights are quite reasonable with a direct flight out of Sydney.
I am having difficultly in deciding whether to stay on Savaii or Upolu.
Ideally I'd love a self catered small apartment right on the beach, where we can just chill out, read, snorkel and swim, but with the option of going into village and getting a great feel for the culture if we (well I... my partner will be fine) get "cabin fever".
But before I can look at any accommodation, I need to decide on what Island, and on what beaches.
So many choices!! I have to say.... life is not too bad, when these are the tough decisions in our lives!