Beautiful Pacific holidays offers great travel ideas for samoa backpackers with beach fale accommodation selections on both upolu and savaii island and tours originating from apia backpacker hostels.
The Samoa Holidays Specialist
Samoa Backpackers Travel
If breathtaking beaches is what you're looking for along with a laid back, safe and cheap environment to explore, then a Samoa backpacking trip will be right up your sleeve. There are just two main islands to explore so getting around is pretty straight-forward. Most backpackers seeking the Samoa travel experience take in the beautiful beach at Lalomanu which has the most lively backpacker atmosphere before heading for a little peace and quiet along the more rustic south coast of Upolu. Most backpackers then head over to Savaii Island on the inter-island ferry which takes just over an hour and head for Manase Beach along the north coast which is the best place to base yourself.
Backpackers will find plenty of beach fales as they travel around the islands of Upolu and Savaii. The majority are very basic - just a few poles with a wooden base covered by a coconut roof (or sometimes tarpaulin) and without walls and just about large enough to sleep two people. The more tourist orientated backpacker beach fales are a better choice for meeting other travellers, for reliable food and for organising activities. Some may have enclosed walls for privacy, a locker to store your valuables and perhaps even an en-suite bathroom - although hot water is pushing it. Here are a few of our favourite Samoa backpacker accommodations:
Taufua Beach Fales, Upolu Island
A$ 75 - 110 per couple includes breakfast & dinner
Taufua Beach Fales lies in the heart of stunning Lalomanu Beach and is popular amongst budget travellers seeking a lively ambience and a sublime turquoise lagoon for swimming and snorkelling. Excellent service, good food and plenty of absolute beachfront fales make this the most popular backpacker in Samoa.
Virgin Cove Resort, Upolu Island
A$ 70 - 185 per couple includes breakfast
Virgin Cove Resort is one of the nicest budget retreats in the South Pacific set on an secluded fine white sand beach and carefully carved out of virgin rain forest. Hand crafted fales are well spaced apart for privacy, there's a laid back ambience, a nice restaurant and excellent service.
Tailua Beach Fales, Savaii Island
A$ 70 - 85 per couple includes breakfast & dinner
Tailua Beach Fales offers simple traditional style beach fales on the beachfront in the heart of popular Manase Beach and is aimed primarily at budget travellers. This is a great spot to relax on a picturesque beach, enjoy a safe swimming and snorkelling lagoon and explore the surrounding region.