"Visit Robert Louis Stevenson's House." Independant State of Samoa Things to Do Tip by worldkiwi
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The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum at Vailima, in the hills above Apia, is a well-preserved and presented piece of literary history and Samoan heritage. The great 19th century author of the well known "Treasure Island" and "Kidnapped", lived here for the last four years of his life. The building has been added to over the years, but the old photogrpahs, period style rooms and displays, and the informative guides, make this a definite must do while you are in Apia. Entrance is WST$15 and this includes your guide. Sit on the great verandah of this classical 19th century wooden villa and let the heritage and history seep into you!
Unfortunately it was very wet the day I visited, so I didn't climb up to see the 'tomb' of RLS up the hill.
I drove to Vailima from Apia. Parking is available and the place is easy to find. Taxis and organised tours from your hotel are other options for getting here.
Directions: Vailima is in the hills south of Apia.
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