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The travel ABCs of Samoa: Y is for your luggage

We might be feeling just a tinge of sadness that we are almost at the end of our fun travel ABCs of Samoa series, but, all good things must come to an end. That doesn't mean the fun has to stop - no, not at all. Instead let us look forward to something that every travel addict tends to find exciting: Packing the suitcase for the next adventure. 

Here we look at all the must-pack items you should be taking with you to the tropical paradise that is Samoa. 

Y is for...

Your luggage 

First things first, you should know about the Samoan airport security guidelines for liquids, gels or aerosols in carry on luggage. These should be less than 100 millilitres, however, passengers travelling with babies are allowed baby formula or other similar care products for your child onboard the flight.

Medicines can also be an exception to this quantity rule. All of these items must fit inside a clear plastic re-sealable bag. Only take your bare necessities, as there is a one bag per passenger limit and everything should fit neatly inside, so that the seal closes. All other liquids and toiletries can be packed in your checked suitcase. 

Speaking of, this is where the fun starts. Here are items you shouldn't forget to pack in your checked luggage:

  • Snorkel gear. Don't be restricted by rental times, just take your own and snorkel to your heart's content - the coral reef and crystal clear waters here are awaiting you. 
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen. Aim for strong grades that are suitable for a tropical climate, as Samoa has many rainforests. 
  • Plenty of swimming clothes. With waterfalls, swimming holes, trenches and beaches, Samoa is a swimmer's dream. Take spare bikinis or board shorts. 
  • Underwater camera. You won't regret the investment once you see how spectacular your photography of tropical fish is. 

Bon voyage!