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How to pronounce

Upolu: oo-poh-loo

When to come

The driest and best overall visiting season is May to September.

When not to come

The core rainy season runs from November to March.

Western Samoa
has two major islands

They are:



The first is more appealing to travelers.

Two Samoas

Geographically, the Samoan Islands comprise Western Samoa and American Samoa. The two are politically distinct and should not be confused with each other.

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