Samoa , Be the first to welcome New Year 2020

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Samoa a small island country with capital Apia. Samoa is the first place on earth where you can witness first sunrise of new year. Fire works and other celebrations with cultural shows attracts tourist to this Pacific island. The American side of Samoa celebrates New year 23 hours later as time zone here is different 


  1.  Samoan time forward by 24 hours – wiping December 30 off the Samoan calendar in 2011 and jumping straight to December 31
  2. Organizers say the celebration to welcome in 2019 was be the biggest ever with 6 million Australian dollars (4.22 million US dollars) spent on 12 minutes of fireworks.
  3. The previous time zone, was implemented on 4 July 1892, operated in line with American traders based in California

Reviews by tourists

Activities for tourists

  1. Party on Lalomanu beach on the island of Upolu on New Year eve
  2. Watch the first sunrise of new year on the beaches
  3. Enjoy Fiafia Night
  4. Enjoy Siva Afi

How to reach there


Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) is the important airport in Samoa. It is connected to Honalulu. Faleolo International Airport has flights to pago pago,Auckland, Honalulu, Suva and Brisbane

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Upolu (7 kms from Apia)
  2. Pago Pago ( 123 kms from Apia)
  3. Mulifanua ( 38 kms away Apia)
  4. Sale’aula ( 77kms away from Apia)

Some hotels in Apia for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa

Taufua Beach Fales

Apia Central Hotel Samoa

Samoan Outrigger Hotel

Leuaina Beach Resort and Spa

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