While you can - and should - stay in a traditional no-walled fale on the beach as part of any authentic trip to Samoa, there are also plenty of luxury options available if you’re looking for a bit of high-level R&R. Mixing it up provides a wonderful holiday experience - part of your time spent relaxing in secluded comfort and the rest living it up with the locals in village accommodation and experiencing real everyday Samoan life.
Samoa's luxury resorts compete easily with other similar properties around the world. Many look out directly on pristine white sand beaches in impossibly idyllic locations, with unforgettable sunsets, poolside bars, lush tropical gardens and serve first- rate, innovative, world-class cuisine.
Golfers tee off at Sinalei Resort, Upolu
There are always plenty of activities if you want to move your body, but equally great pampering options if you don’t. If you want to totally shut off from the world there are resorts which cater more to business travel and romantic escapes but also many where you can take the whole family.
There are gorgeous boutique resorts with fewer than 15 bungalows like Amoa Resort and Le Lagoto Resort & Spa on Savai’i (Lagoto means sunset and they really deliver on this one) but also much larger properties like Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort with its incredibly popular Manaia Polynesian Spa and four eateries - you don't have to ever leave the complex if you don’t want to.
If you’re after convenience, four and a half star luxury resort Taumeasina Island is only a 45-minute drive from Faleolo International Airport and a five minute drive from Apia on its own gorgeous island. With its cascading swimming pool, tennis courts, water-sports pavilion, cooking classes and weekly cultural shows, you’ll never be bored. Upolu has a number of other luxury properties including the very popular Coconuts Beach Club, Seabreeze Resort, Le Vasa Resort, Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows, Sinalei Reef Resort, Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Aga Reef Resort, Saletoga Sands Resort and Spa, Lava Hotel and Return to Paradise Resort.
Relax in the pool at Taumeasina Island Resort, Apia.
Recharge, rejuvenate, and create memories to treasure in the beautiful surrounds of some of the best luxury summer holiday destinations in the pacific.