family holidays

Samoa is not the first destination that springs to mind when planning a family holiday in the South Pacific islands. But it is a pretty good choice for more adventurous families as well as being the cheapest destination in the South Pacific to visit so offers great value for families on a budget. It doesn't have the large resorts and famous kids clubs the Fijians are renowned for, nor the great restaurants of Rarotonga or the lively beach scenes of Hawaii, but if your're looking for a safe and easy environment in which to explore, then the boutique beach resorts on Upolu Island are a good place to head to with the family.

picture of Coconuts Beach Resort
Coconuts Beach Resort is one of Samoa's few upmarket resorts with bungalows for families. It has an attractive swimming pool and activities centre and located alongside a sandy coastline and directly infront of a good swimming and snorkelling lagoon.
picture of Aggie Grey's Resort
Aggie Grey's Lagoon Resort is a large resort with three separate cove beaches with swimming lagoon, an 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, archery, lots of water based activities and a kids club making this a great family escape.
picture of SaMoana Resort
SaMoana Resort is set in the secluded beach location of Salumamu. Although primarily a surf resort, SaMoana makes a great retreat for couples or families looking to explore the spectacular coastline and to enjoy some good snorkelling off the beach.

More adventurous families might consider taking the two hour ferry over to Savaii Island and head up to Manase Beach which has a beautiful stretch of sand and god snorkelling. This is a relaxed travellers resort area located within a village environment and close to the lava fields which make an interesting sightseeing tour.

picture of Savaii Lagoon Resort
Savaii Lagoon Resort offers great value accommodation for families visiting Savaii. With just ten spacious self-catering bungalows fronting a lovely stretch of beach south of Manase, this is a no thrills resort with a very casual atmosphere and good snorkelling.
picture of Le Lagoto Resort, Savaii Island
Jane's Beach Fales are located in the heart of Manase Beach with simple but enclosed beach fales for travellers and bungalows with en-suite bathrooms providing extremely affordable accommodation for holiday-makers. The fales have a lovely beach setting and good snorkelling,