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Old Apia Market

Beach Road, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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Hmm a market

Went here it was all a bit samey. Lots of touristy tee shirts etc at relatively inflated prices... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
all very much the same

if you had a spare 1/2 hour worth a look but good are very much the same at most stalls... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chris D
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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If you’re willing to fight the crowds at this flea market in a shed, you may find some interesting Samoan handicrafts or mats, and you can even watch works-in-progress.
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good36%
  • Average39%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“stall holders” (16 reviews)
“fish market” (6 reviews)
Beach Road, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here it was all a bit samey. Lots of touristy tee shirts etc at relatively inflated prices. Don't go near the food Hall unless you are keen on a heart attack!!

Thank TambonzRobertson
Reviewed 6 days ago

if you had a spare 1/2 hour worth a look but good are very much the same at most stalls , nothing we needed so just breezed through

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most stalls offer the same products - sarongs, T shirts, wooden items, artwork and jewellery. People at stalls were friendly. Prices reasonable.

Thank debrariedel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was panting for breath around this market which we visited twice and were searching for specific clothing which we managed to find. The stall holders were quite helpful and not pushy. Fortunately we found 2 Cafes just across the road to revive ourselves with...More

Thank Josie006
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was okay but a bit of a disappointment. Having done a lot of traveling, the idea of "markets" is exciting and hustling and bustling with many shoppers and bargaining and variety. I found little variety here, every stall was selling the same products, and...More

Thank kejme340
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Easy to find can walk to it through town. Becareful where you step on way if raining as drains are unstable. Most stalls sell same stuff but shop around as prices vary. Good for small gifts like fridge magnets and the Samoan hand held fans....More

Thank 54clare
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a great little location to do your souvenier shopping. Yes if is a little hot and stuffy but the people are all friendly. It also has local food markets next door and is where you can get picked up and dropped off by...More

Thank Leanne K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I wouldn't bother with this to be honest. Every stand is the same and unless you're after a lavalava, I wouldn't waste my time. The lavalavas aren't any cheaper than in the shops and there's one stand to the next, which makes it extremely tight...More

Thank NicoleNZ62
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

On the days we visited it was hot, stuffy and felt a little claustrophobic. The vendors we found friendly, pleasant and not at all overbearing. It was just the lack of airflow within the market that pushed us away. There was a good variety of...More

1  Thank MKK1976
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Good place to shop for souveniers (if you like that kind of stuff) They all sell the same stuff, so if you see 1 shirt shop 1 woodcarving stand and 1 coconut artwork stand you pretty much have seen it all.

1  Thank Wasabi18141
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Elke R
Is it open every day?
29 March 2017|
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Response from Poinciana54 | Reviewed this property |
I understand so but maybe not Sunday? Most places are closed Sunday.
Is the market being re-built?
17 March 2016|
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Response from serenesea | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the market has been rebuilt completely and is much cleaner and airier. Hope you enjoy it!