Independent review of Sinalei Reef Resort on Upolu Island in Samoa

Sinalei Reef Resort showing picture hotel location

Serene Sinalei Resort Samoa is the most upmarket resort in Samoa perched on a hillside descending to a narrow secluded beachfront with a variety of well appointed villas. With a small golf course, tropical spa, landscaped swimming pool, a sophisticated yet laid back atmosphere with attentive staff, and a no children policy, Sinalei is the perfect retreat for couples.

Recommended For:
  • Couples seeking Luxury Beach Escape
  • Spa Centre & Fine Dining
  • Exploring Villages & Waterfalls
Quick Facts
  • 18 Bungalows
  • Children Under 12yrs NOT Permitted
  • Restaurant & Bar, Watersports

Sinalei Reef Resort Room Details & Rates

Room Category
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Sleeps
(c = child)
Hotel Public Rate
(for 2 people)
Garden View Fale 3a US$ 351
Ocean View Fale 3a US$ 503
Beach Side Fale 2a US$ 615
Executive Fale 3a US$ 729

Sinalei Reef Resort Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:   On Hillside overlooking beach on South Coast Upolu Island
  • Getting There:    1 hour by road from Faleolo International Airport
  • Unique Qualities:    Upmarket resort, gorgeous swimming beach, beautiful ocean views
  • Ideal for:    Couples and Honeymooners
  • Hotel Features:   18 Bungalows, Swimming Pool, 9-hole Golf Course, Spa
  • Dining:    Resort Restaurant & bars - no independent restaurants nearby
  • Children Policy:    Under 12yrs NOT permitted
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Surfing Breaks, Waterfalls, Hiking Trails, Villages
  • The Beach:    Cove beach backed by tropical forest & overlooking Maninoa Beach
  • The Ocean:    Excellent, sandy bottom
  • Snorkelling:    Good, offshore from beach
  • Other Activities:   Game Fishing, Scuba Diving, Surfing, Kayaking

Room Information

The Ocean View Fales are located on the hillside in landscaped tropical gardens, each with a private veranda offering ocean views. Some bungalows have a separate lounge area, others have a jacuzzi tub on the veranda. All fales have King size beds.
The Beach Side Fales are tucked against the hillside amongst ancient tropical trees and look directly over the ocean. At low tide there's a lovely soft white sand beach snaking around the tree trunks. Beach Fales are traditional in design with timber walls and offer open plan living with high ceilings, King size bed and lounge area. Large louvre windows surround the room with a wide French door at the front opening up to a large wooden deck allowing views of the ocean from inside.

Hotel Amenities

The central feature at Sinalei is a large traditionally designed Samoan fale located on the hilltop with dining and communal lounge area. Lunch is served at a smaller restaurant on the waters edge overlooking Maninoa Beach where sunset cocktails are also served. Activities at Sinalei Resort include sailing cruise, game fishing, scuba diving and coral viewing.