Not only do you get to participate in an epic three day swimming series between the tropical islands of this picturesque Pacific nation, there are also once-in-a-lifetime overnight stays planned in the traditional Samoan fales on the beach.
Running from Thursday August 6 to Saturday August 8, the series kicks off with an energising parade through the streets of Upolu. Swimmers march behind the Samoa Police band, and for tourists staying in Samoa on these dates, the spectacle is sure to be an exciting moment in your holiday.
After the initial parade, the three great swims begin in earnest.
Swim 1: Faga lagoon, Savai'i, 10.30 am
Located 10 kilometres from the Savai'i wharf at Salelologa, the Faga lagoon is home to a kaleidoscopic array of coral reefs and marine life. After completing a point to point swim through the lagoon, you stay overnight at Manase Tanu Beach Fales. Kids and families can also enjoy this first day, as there are Family Swim dashes and team relays organised for all ages.
Swim 2: Fagamalo to Manase, 9.30 am
Beginning on the north coast of Savai'i, the second swim from Fagamalo will allow you to feast your eyes on some of the best Samoan beaches. Getting into the Fagamalo lagoon outside Le Lagoto Resort, you swim past open water into the Manase lagoon and conclude at the Tanu Beach Fales at Manase. Serious swimmers can opt for the longer four kilometre session through open water.
Swim 3: Sinalei Reef resort, Upolu, 10.30 am
Finish with a splash at this resort, after completing another point to point swim from Mulivai Beach to Sinalei Beach. You can choose to add a Resort lunch buffet to your program. There are some more kid-friendly short races planned in the morning.
A dazzling finale prize giving ceremony takes place at the resort, on a balmy evening under the stars. Pacific paradise!
- Posted in Samoa