Woman reading book in beach fale on Namu'a Island in Samoa
Namu'a Island

Namu'a Island

Tantilisingly close to mainland Upolu is a beautiful untouched island paradise.

Just several hundred metres from Upolu’s south-east coast lies the tiny but pristine tropical jewel that is Namu’a Island.

Uninhabited apart from one small cluster of thatched beachfront fales, Namu’a provides a magical day trip and overnight/multi-day destination.

The island offers stunning swimming and snorkelling - sometimes among turtles... peace, tranquility and everything you’d ever want from a tropical island getaway.

Namu’a Island is a great day trip or a superb location to stay overnight in beach fales. The overnight tariff includes return boat trip, dinner, accommodation and breakfast.

Namu'a is a true getaway - an island off an island. It doesn’t have electricity and has basic facilities (as well as day fales and overnight fales) so take lunch food and snacks and any other supplies you need.

The island is less than a kilometre away but uninhabited by people, and untouched apart from one small cluster of thatched beachfront fales, and is perfect for an adventure of a day or more.

The clear tropical waters are a favourite with turtles, so bring your snorkel. Then, kick back on a beach and admire the scenery from under the coconut trees.

Getting to Namu'a Island

The boat to Namu’a Island departs from Mutiatele on Upolu’s south-east coast, which is just beyond Lalomanu.

The short boat trip between the mainland and Namu’a Island takes around 10 minutes - keep an eye out for turtles that are frequently seen swimming in the lagoon.

If you’re staying on the island, the boat trip cost is included in the tariff. If you’re just visiting for the day, there is a small charge for the boat trip and island visit.

There is a small charge for parking at the wharf.

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