Honeymoons and Weddings

Alofa is the Samoan word for love, and you will fall in love with Samoa as a wedding or honeymoon destination


The scent of frangipani wafts through the air, the ocean laps onto the beach and the sun is setting over the horizon. You have come to these beautiful islands to marry, and beside you is your soul mate and true love, saying the words ‘I do’.

Samoa's stunning natural features provide numerous magical settings for your ceremony; from a secluded beach to a cascading waterfall or even a lush tropical rainforest or garden. You can enjoy your special day on a private, uninhabited island or experience a traditional-style wedding in a century-old church as a Samoan choir sings.

According to Fa’a Samoa, marriage is a sacred union to be honoured and respected, so expect your wedding day to be a memorable and hassle-free event. There are many suitable resorts that are able to cater for your wedding and honeymoon.

Traditionally, weddings are a grand celebration in Samoa. Samoan brides wear a pale (head-dress) and the groom wears an ula (floral necklace). Brides are led to the
groom by a troop of Samoan warriors and serenaded in song or backed by the fierce beats of the Samoan drums.

While none of these cultural touches are mandatory for your wedding, they will provide a unique touch to your tropical nuptials.

For couples who wish to plan their special day themselves, there is a wide range of caterers, reception and function centres, hire cars, florists, wedding cake specialists, photographers and videographers to make your big day memorable. If you prefer someone else to do the organising and worrying, then a number of hotels, resorts and inbound tour operators can cater for all your needs.

Or there are a number of hotels, resorts and tour operators who can organise everything for you.

Marriages in Samoa are legally recognised worldwide and application forms for a marriage licence must be filed 14 days prior to the wedding day with the Justice Department in Apia.


  • Marriages in Samoa are legally recognised worldwide.
  • To marry in Samoa you will need to fill in an application for a marriage license at least 10 days prior (but no more than 3 months in advance) to your wedding day with the Ministry of Justice in Apia.
  • You will be required to provide a photocopy of your passport, birth certificates, death certificate (of past spouses) or a copy of the Decree Absolute if divorced, and a Certificate of No Impediment to Get Married (from your country of origin).

Samoan contact: For your marriage licence, you can apply directly to the Ministry of Justice in Apia.
Phone: + 685 22671
Fax: + 685 21050 or
Email: ceojustice@samoa.ws

Home Country contact: To obtain all necessary documents, such as your Certificate of No Impediment to Get Married, contact the relevant Government agency in your home country.



For your peace of mind and comfort while you prepare for your special day, wedding packages are also available from the below Travel Wedding Specialists.

New Zealand:




Your honeymoon is the start of your new life together, so take some precious time with your loved one and make some memories to treasure in the treasured islands.

Treat yourselves to a honeymoon suite at a resort by the beach and lie poolside or beachside and watch the day go by while sipping on a tropical cocktail. There are many dreamy superior hotels and deluxe resorts to choose from.

If you prefer the nightlife, take a suite at one of the hotels in Apia and pamper yourselves with a spa or traditional massage.

Take a sunset cruise on a boat and enjoy the refreshing sea air or simply lie on the beach and be waited upon by the friendly resort staff.

For the more adventurous, hire a car and explore the islands and stay at a traditional beach fale.

Le Lagoto Resort & Spa
Island: SAVAII
Located on a secluded white-sandy beach, fringed by coconut palms and crystal clear water.

Coconuts Beach Club Resort and Spa
Island: UPOLU
Coconuts truly embodies all that is unique and wonderful about culturally-rich Samoa.

$1024 per night (WST)
Seabreeze Resort
Island: UPOLU
Escape… and discover this intimate and exclusive Samoan resort.
Amoa Resort
Island: SAVAII
"Lalelei o Amoa" are ancient words used by Samoan orators & chiefs to depict the sheer beauty of Amoa District on Savai'i. Aptly named, Amoa Resort stands acro ..
Le Vasa Resort
Island: UPOLU
The magic begins at Le Vasa - a secluded beachfront paradise, oceanfront bungalows, stunning sunsets and friendly staff.

$300 per night (WST)
Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort
Island: UPOLU
Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort offers unparalleled facilities for your holidays.
Stevensons at Manase
Island: SAVAII
Stevensons at Manase is located on the beautiful north coast of Savai'i which consists of white, sandy beaches, fantastic snorkeling and an idyllic tropical set ..

Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa
Island: UPOLU
Recharge..Rejuvenate..Escape. Welcome to our world of pure and natural beauty.
Tanoa Tusitala Hotel
Island: APIA
Our 4.5 star international hotel is set in 6 hectares of lush tropical gardens.

Orator Hotel
Island: UPOLU
An expression of the owners' love for the land, flowers and plants that make Orator so special.
Aga Reef Resort
Island: UPOLU
A place were the vibrant colors of the tropics blend in with the living culture of the island. What if your dream could become a reality?

$580 per night (WST)
Saletoga Sands Resort and Spa
Island: UPOLU
Saletoga Sands combines luxury and comfort with the natural splendour of this beautiful island.
Return to Paradise Resort
Island: UPOLU
Return to Paradise has beautiful beachfront accommodation facing spectacular sunsets.

Taumeasina Island Resort
Island: APIA
Taumeasina Island Resort is located just 45 minutes from the Faleolo International Airport, and 5 minutes from the capital city of Samoa, Apia. Enjoy breathtaki ..
Destination Specialist, Weddings in Samoa
Island: UPOLU
Karleen Rasmussen is an experienced Destination Travel Wedding Specialist based in Samoa.

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