High-powered tourism hasn’t reached Samoa. Rich in geological charms, this lovely country offers an authentic and unpretentious Polynesian experience. The food is home-grown and the attractions are natural. Take a trip to see the Alofaaga blowholes; climb down to To Sua, a swimming waterhole; or head to Papase’ea, where the “slides” are actually waterfalls that you can slide down. We’ve sought luxury hotels in Samoa that meet our criteria of exceptional service. Plump for a private villa overlooking the lagoon protected by a coral reef in the nature-loving resort at Lalomanu, and enjoy a holiday embraced by the planet.