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Lefaga (Paradise Beach)

Listed under Beaches in Samoa.

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Most famous beach in Samoa, with white sand, swaying palms and some charming beach Fale's to stay in. Swimming can be hazardous though, which brings my vote down - pounding surf can drag you over inshore reefs.

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This is the kind of beach people dream of being castaway onto, which is why it was used in the 1952 Gary Cooper film Return to Paradise Beach and earned the nickname. The palm trees lean towards the sea and the water ripples gently across creamy sand. There are lots of photos of this beach showing the kind of huts you think you’d be able to make if you were shipwrecked, which only add to the potency of the day dream.

You won’t see many locals here, surprisingly the Samoan culture leaves little room for things like lying on the beach relaxing, maybe it’s a case of over exposure to paradise, but it means more space for visitors.

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