20 August, 2010

HIDEAWAY at Samoa’s newest Beach Accommodation

It’s not Samoa’s best kept secret as the signs are already up, the word is already out and the interest is already building, but it still offers the perfect solution to getting away from it all.

Samoa’s newest accommodation provider, the Samoa Hideaway Beach is tucked away in a remote corner of Matatufu, Falealili, an area that was fortunately not affected tremendously by the 2009 tsunami.

The most attractive feature of this new tourist haven is that it is really hidden away from the public’s view according to a Samoa Observer interview with Hideaway owner Tuala Francis Westerlund.

The accommodation offers 13 beach fales with self contained units to follow.  It also promises to provide employment for locals from around the area.

This is a positive reflection of tourism in Samoa.  As pointed out in the Samoa Tourism Authority’s Tourism Development Plan 2009-2013, ‘tourism has become an exceptionally important sector for future economic development of Samoa and particularly in generating employment and foreign exchange earnings.

In a sneak preview to what it has to offer, the Hideaway welcomed visitors over the recent Fathers’ Day Holiday, however it is not scheduled to open until September 2010.