To put this topic to rest. The new marina is quite nice by Pacific standards -- floating berths, power and water
available. No showers or toilets. Plenty of places to eat and drink nearby. There's a taxi stand out the front and taxis around Samoa are quite cheap
and plentiful. Fuel
and LPG (butane) refills available nearby but duty free fuel
is only available in 1000 litre amounts.
It's quite well sheltered but would not be OK during a cyclone. There are no haul out
facilities here in Apia. If you were in the marina during a cyclone your chances of boat survival would be quite slim.
Half of the marina was damaged severely during cyclone Evan, and has not yet been repaired. As of now (August 2014) it's being dismantled. The other half of the marina is due to be repaired (mostly cosmetic damage and some electrical
problems) this month.