Where To Stay And Eat Around Fagali’i Airport

Fagali’i Airport provides air travel to the island of Upolu. It is located just outside the city limits of Apia. It’s IATA code is FGI and its ICAO code is NSFI. It’s a single runway airport. This airport can’t be flown directly to from any city in the United States. Instead, travelers from the US need to fly to Pago Pago and catch a Polynesian Airway flight from that city to Fagali’i Airport. They have three DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft with multiple weekly trips between the two cities.

The Samoan currency is called the tala. Once a traveler lands at Fagali’i Airport they can find a currency exchange service inside the main area of the airport. Once they collected their bags and they can get to the hotel they are staying at either by taking one of their hotel’s shuttles or by taking one of the taxis that park outside the Fagali’i Airport.

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Apia is the capital city of Samoa and by far its largest city. It was established in the 1850s and is pretty affordable for tourists. While taxis are pretty inexpensive it’s entirely possible to travel to many places on foot. According to wikipedia.org Fagali’i Airport is in a centrally located position and most places to stay or visit are located within a few miles of it.

There are several things to do in Apia. For golfers, the Royal Samoan Country Club is located right next door to the Fagali’i Airport. According to expedia.com, hotel prices range from $37 a night at the budget Samoa Sport Lodge to $175 a night at the Taumeasina Island Resort which is $175 a night. Most hotels in Apia are around $70 a night.

There are restaurants around Fagali’i Airport to fit every budget as well. Budget restaurants include the Amanis Restaurant, which serves just breakfast and lunch, and Uncle Bills which serves great fish & chips for just WS 8, or $3.15 USD. Mid-range options include the Swashbucklers Restaurant on the Mulinu’u peninsula and serves poke and sashimi. For those looking for high-end fare one of the options is Giordano’s which is a popular Italian restaurant.

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