Bertie's B&B Apia Samoa

Some of Apia's best budget accommodation is at Bertie's Bed and Breakfast out at Vaitele Fou, about eight kilometers west of town. You can get there by local bus from the market for two tala. Bertie's is run by English expat Mark Birtwistle and his Samoan wife, Mariana Birtwistle. The rooms are large with their own en suite, air conditioning, and comfortable beds. The 65 tala (US$23) single or 110 tala (US$39) double includes a filling breakfast of fruits, eggs and toast, plus tea or coffee. There's a communal kitchen should you wish to prepare your own meals. Bertie's does pick ups and drop offs at the airport with discounted prices for Bertie's guests. Mark also runs Bertie's Island Tours which does a complete trip around the island for 145 tala (US$51) including admission fees and lunch. Bertie's is helpful, friendly, and you really become part of the family.

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