Dave Parker Eco Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Refrigerator in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Meal plan
TravelPod Member ReviewsDave Parker Eco Lodge Apia
I enjoyed my one night stay at Dave's Eco-Lodge. Everyone was very friendly and solicitous. I like the informality and homeyness of the lodge. My room was basic in the older section but I had a wonderful view of Apia at night. In the morning I got to drive into Apia with the owner. I had dinner and breakfast here; they were very good, but huge portions!
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To get around the island a car was going to be crucial as the taxi is quite expensive. The next morning after breakfast we hitched a ride into town with a couple and their friend who were also staying at the Lodge. The night before we were chatting and realized all of us were going to the demonstrations of traditional Samoan culture. Locals got together and built some Fales (pronounced as written) behind the info center so a ...
... he was really upset and cried. So we said has he been suspended from his fire dancing, security and god knows what other odd jobs as well and the owner said he was only suspended from being a masseuse, but he was never hired as one in the first place... Then the penny dropped and he realised this man will still be weeding the gardens and scooping the pool. They're a little slow out here but we just found it all the more amusing. ...