THE MALIETOA MEMORIAL - Historical Treasure at Le Vasa Resort


Le Vasa Resort sits in one of Samoa's most serene, seaside locations. However the tranquillity here belies the tumultuous event that took place on this prized spot nearly a thousand years ago: the final battle between Samoa and the might of Tonga after centuries of conflict. That event is commemorated on the resort grounds by Samoa's most significant historical landmark - the Malietoa Memorial. Built to honour that seminal moment in Samoa’s history, the memorial is a reminder of the lasting respect between Samoan and Tonga to this day.

Description

Close to both Faleolo International Airport and the Mulifanua Wharf Ferry Terminal connecting the islands of Upolu and Savaii, Le Vasa Resort sits in one of Samoa's most accessible locations. 

The resort rests on Upolu's serene, breathtakingly blue, most-western point. Yet the tranquillity belies the tumult that took place a thousand years ago: Samoa's final battle with Tonga after three centuries of conflict. It's an epic tale commemorated by the Malietoa Memorial on the resort's grounds.

Legend has it, after fighting from the sea, the Tongans retreated and their vanquished leader praised the spirit of the Samoan warriors on the land where La Vasa Resort stands today. He declared, "Malie To`a, Malie tau! Ou te le toe sau i le auliuli tau. Ae o le a ou sau i le auliuli folau", meaning "Brave warrior, bravely fought! I shall return (to Samoa no more as a warrior but as your guest)."

Staff at Le Vasa are always happy to share the legends of this land with guests.

Stay with Le Vasa Resort, connect with the spirit of the land, and write your own epic holiday tale.

 

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