When I was about 13 my family took a trip to Samoa. We spent two and a half weeks there. It was absolutely incredible.
It's a gorgeous place that, unlike many beautiful islands, hasn't been overrun by tourists.
We visited a black sand beach that was completely empty. We stood right next to the massive Alofaaga Blowholes as they spewed water everywhere. And we slept in a fale just feet from the water.
Below are 23 gorgeous pictures of the Samoan islands.
We took a swim in this gorgeous oceanside pool while we were in Samoa 13 years ago. Awesome to see that it's still in use!