Independent review of SaMoana Resort on Upolu Island in Samoa
SaMoana Resort Samoa is a secluded beach resort aimed primarily at surfers, but also makes a great base for an adventurous beach holiday. The beach walks from the resort are the best in Samoa and there's exceptional snorkelling right in front of the resort. SaMoana retains a traditional polynesian atmosphere and makes a good base for a relaxing or sightseeing holiday.
SaMoana Resort Room Details & Rates
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(c = child)
|Hotel Public Rate
(for 2 people)
|Pool View Fale||2||A$ 230|
|Frangipani Fale||3||A$ 272|
|Fale Alofa||2||A$ 365|
|Hibiscus Fale||4||A$ 416|
|Family Fale||4||A$ 520|
SaMoana Resort Information & Facts
- Hotel Location: Beachfront in secluded setting on South West Coast Upolu
- Getting There: 30 minutes by road from Faleolo International Airport
- Unique Qualities: Dedicated surfing trips, great beach walks, excellent snorkelling
- Ideal for: Surfers, Surf Groups, Couples
- Hotel Features: 10 Bungalows, Swimming Pool, Surf Boat
- Dining: Resort Restaurant & bar - no independent restaurants nearby
- Children Policy: All ages welcome
- Local Attractions / Tours: Traditional Village, Paradise Beach, Lava Pools
- The Beach: Small cove beach with fine sand - nearby beach stretches for 5 kilometres
- The Ocean: Sandy bottom good for swimming
- Snorkelling: Excellent off the beach
- Other Activities: Daily surf trips, Game Fishing
The Frangipani Fales share a common deck area making them popular with travelling couples or families with older children, each fale having a Queen and single bed.
The Hibiscus Fale offers a large interior with a Queen size bed and two singles.
SaMoana Resort caters for up to 24 guests in high quality fales (bungalows) with private facilities. A huge "Meeting House" has been constructed as the central relaxation area with panoramic views over the south shore's spectacular coastline. Featuring a huge undercover front deck for dining and relaxing, a lounge featuring TV, Video, Hi Fi, pool table and games/book library plus a fully stocked bar. There's a natural saltwater pool abutting the ocean which was constructed in a natural depression in the lava rock land formations at the eastern side of the resort.
Equipment for activities such as snorkelling, canoeing, sea kayaking, cricket, football, volleyball, golf practice nets, table tennis and snooker are provided free of charge to live in guests. Dining is of international quality - Breakfast consists of fresh fruit, cereals, toast plus a large selection of hot dishes (eggs any style with bacon etc.). Dinner is Ala-Carte with a traditional Samoan 'Fia Fia' feast held once a week with local musicians and dancers from the nearby village.
Surfing at SaMoana
There is a great diversity of wave types ranging form long point like breaks (Salamumu Point) to very powerful bowling waves (Coconuts) to a great imitation of Sunset (Tiavea). There are also some other mellow waves at places like Plum Pudding Rock and Solosolo. At SaMoana Resort the expert International guides are employed to assess conditions, offer advice to guests, observe guest surfing ability, and offer suggestions as to where to sit and take off etc. Above all surfers are NEVER left unsupervised, and if an accident was to occur emergency procedures are in place to react immediately, and gain urgent medical assistance.
SaMoana is well equipped to get you to the surf with two dedicated boats. Both boats have shade canopies, ladders, storage areas and also are rigged for some serious fishing. Land accessed surf spots are accessed by either our 8-seater 4WD Chevy Suburban or the 12 seater Toyota passenger van. On most days it’s approximately one hour from the resort to the breaks but the rewards once in the water are worth it. That is of course apart from the lefts and rights at Resorts, straight out in front of the resort, and Village Lefts about 2 minutes away by car or van.
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