AUGUST, 03 2018 Add to Favorites

Top 10 Samoa Accommodation Options to Suit All Budgets

by guest poster: Cloe Matheson

Northwest of American Samoa are the Independent State of Samoa’s picturesque islands. Made of two larger islands – Savai’i and Upolu – and four smaller islands, Samoa is famous for its white sand beaches, tropical climate, and friendly, welcoming local people.

Visitors can choose from multitudes of great accommodation options when staying in this Pacific Island paradise. Whether you seek a luxury beachside resort, a family-friendly hotel, or budget accommodation, Samoa has an excellent selection of accommodation for you to choose from.

1) Samoan Fales

Not only thrifty travellers can enjoy a peaceful night in the traditional Samoan accommodation known as a fale. While these thatched-roofed, open-sided beachfront huts offer one of the cheapest types of accommodation for the budget traveller, there are also more luxurious enclosed versions available. Stevensons at Manase on the north shore of Savaii offers several fale options on what is considered to be one of the best beaches in Samoa.

Samoan Fale

2) Samoa Resorts

The Coconuts Beach Club Resort and Spa is a high-end resort located directly on the beach in Maninoa Village on the south coast of Upolu. Enjoy a spectacular sunset and spend a wonderfully relaxing night in one of the over-the-water luxury fales. Enjoy some pampering from the friendly staff at this first-class hotel.

Coconuts Beach Club Resort and Spa, Fale

3) Wellness Retreats

Enjoy a 10-day holistic wellness retreat which includes daily yoga classes, massages, and delicious organic food, along with nature-based and cultural activities at the Samoan Highland Retreat on Upolu. This unique hotel offers one of the most relaxing places to stay in Samoa.

Samoa Highland Retreat

4) Downtown Hotels

The Tatiana Motel Fugalei is located near to the crafts and fruit market in the central business district of Samoa’s bustling capital city, Apia. Offering rooms from budget up to deluxe, this is one of the most convenient and best hotels and hostels in Samoa.

Tatiana Motel Fugalei

5) 2-Star Samoan Hotels

The Samoan Outrigger Hotel just outside Apia is a charming, old wooden building with high ceilings that offers a range of low-cost accommodation in Samoa. They have a pool, WIFI, and free continental breakfast. It’s a convenient place to use as a travel base, especially since they offer car hire discounts with stays of more than four days.

Samoa Outrigger Hotel

6) 3-Star Hotels in Samoa

The Amanaki Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Apia and has reasonably priced, clean rooms with A/C, private bathrooms, mini fridges and private balconies. The hotel’s restaurant serves fresh fish caught by its own fishing fleet, and the fully-stocked bar serves up great cocktails for you to enjoy while relaxing by the pool.

Amanaki Hotel

7) 4.5-Star Apia Hotels

The Tanoa Tusitala Hotel is set in 15-acres of lush tropical gardens just a couple of hundred metres from the waterfront at Apia. The rooms are large, comfortable, and tastefully decorated, each with a balcony or patio and a separate dressing room. There are pools, a gym and tennis courts, but it’s the traditional Samoan service and hospitality that sets the hotel apart.

Tanoa Tusitala Hotel

8) Self-catering Accommodation

At the foot of Mount Vaea on Upolu, just a 10-minute drive from Apia, you can enjoy a more independent Samoan accommodation option in the self-contained, modern style, Talanoa Fales. They have a complete kitchenette and charming hand-painted sheets and curtains. Enjoy the beautiful tropical gardens and exotic birds from your veranda.

9) Family Accommodation in Samoa

The Samoan accommodation packages at The Vai Villas in Lotofaga, Safata, offer a wide range of activities for all the family, like mat and basket weaving, canoes and bikes. The 30-acres of natural land is a perfect playground for young and old, and each self-contained villa can sleep up to five people and feature balconies that look over a natural spring.

Vai Villas

10) Faleolo Airport Hotels

One of the most convenient Samoa hotels to stay in when you are coming or leaving from the main Faleolo airport is the Moanalisa Hotel in Vaitele. Gorgeous, air-conditioned rooms with private en-suites offer excellent value for money. You can enjoy the swimming pool and great meals at the hotel’s Pacific Grill, as well as live music and dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.

Moanalisa Hotel

A writer from Dunedin, a Gothic city at the bottom of New Zealand. Apart from the chilly winters, Dunedin’s a pretty cool place to live! When it comes to writing, I’ve been doing just that professionally for five years now, first as a magazine columnist, and then as a freelancer.
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