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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Interesting and remote

We visited the museum as it was included in a tour we booked. It is interesting for what the writer... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Pedro de Alcantara, Spain
Interesting place to visit

It is certainly worth a visit to this historic homestead to see where Robert Louis Stevenson spent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christine D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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This was the poet's home for the last few years of his life and his burial site.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Vailima, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 20798
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the museum as it was included in a tour we booked. It is interesting for what the writer represented but our time there was excessive.

Thank Artfran
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is certainly worth a visit to this historic homestead to see where Robert Louis Stevenson spent his days. The house seems to have been well looked after and there are lots of interesting memorabilia.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely place to visit - the botanical gardens are gorgeous. Tour guides know a lot about the home of RLS. My guide even sang the song that was composed and sung especially for RLS' funeral. Then I walked up Vaea - I can recommend...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A fascinating insight into an author who's books I read at high school. The house has been kept very much as it would have been 100 years ago and our guide was informative and interesting. It must have been a grand life back in the...More

Thank RobertJGray
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just like all the people we met , the staff here were welcoming, warm and passionate about their culture and history. The tour was very informative and well recommended. The grounds are immaculate and lovingly maintained. A must see for an insight into Samoas history.

Thank Sienamorrisey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here by taxi... Best 10 tala we spent!! Walked up RL STEVENSON Ave... Worth it alone... Then WHAM!! There is the villa..... What a vista. Paid our 20 tala and took the tour. The young Samoan girl taking it was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable...More

Thank TambonzRobertson
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was well worth the trip from the other side of the island, Wonderful place of history, amazing building and beautiful grounds. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and a really nice person on top of that. A must see and do when in Samoa

Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth a visit and a lot of history here , great story about an author who loved the island and was not well so enjoyed the climate

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A true Gem in the heart of Samoa. Beautiful grounds and meticulously maintained homestead. A definite must do for every visitor to Samoa

Thank GavinSandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a stunning villa with magnificent gardens. Very interesting walking back through history in the villa - lots of information. Would recommend to visit. Look out for the sign though - we drove past it initially!

Thank debrariedel
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Can you tell me how you paid the 20 talas for the museum? Do they take credit cards or foreign currency (such as US$) We plan to arrive by cruise ship. I understand its within walking distance. Do you know roughly how long the walk is? Thanks!
27 January 2017|
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Response from Peter N | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure we paid by card. It's a pretty long uphill walk so you are best getting a taxi especially if you want to climb to RLS grave which is another steep climb.
Martha J
My friend and I are hoping to visit Apia in January 2017. He is a great R.L.Stevenson fan, and the museum there is on his "bucket list". He would also like to visit the grave at the top of Vaea, but he is 90 years old and I don't think can make the climb even on the easier path. Is there any way he could go by some conveyance. I am 83, but more agile and a walker. I would appreciate any helpful advice. Thank you.
29 July 2016|
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Response from Lynne B | Reviewed this property |
It is quite a hike up to the grave and can be very slippery when wet. I agree with the previous comments that perhaps a visit to the museum would be sufficient, I wouldn't recommend the walk to the grave site.