The islands of Samoa - The Treasured Islands of the South Pacific - are the true heart of Polynesia. Ten islands of stunning wild beauty, Samoa is the last bastion of Polynesian culture. Visitors will find a unique, traditional way of living that is 3,000 years old called Fa’a Samoa that celebrates traditional values and guarantees a rich and valuable experience for all visitors to its shores. The main island of Upolu is home to the international airport and capital Apia, a town full of island charm, flourishing with historical monuments, a local produce market and Vailima museum, the former home of Celtic writer Robert Louis Stevenson, author of “Treasure Island” who spent the last few years of his life in Samoa. A sixty minute ferry crossing takes you to the wilder sister island of Savaii to witness ancient pyramid mounds, lava tubes, awesome blowholes, volcanic craters, and thundering waterfalls and lagoons ideal for a cooling off dip.