5 Dreamy Luxury Resorts in Samoa
Just over five and a half hours from Sydney, the picturesque island nation of Samoa offers five newly renovated or brand new luxury stays – from waterfront villas to shady bungalows on private beaches – making it ideal for Aussies seeking a safe and secluded holiday with an extra dose of comfort and class. Here are five luxury resorts in Samoa;
Five luxurious Samoan resorts you won’t want to leave
Dreaming of a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway for your first international holiday as soon as it’s safe to travel again? Well, look no further than the beautiful and inviting island nation of Samoa.
Samoa’s pristine shores are safe, secluded and only a short five-hour flight if travelling from Sydney. Situated in the heart of the South Pacific between New Zealand and Hawaii, Samoa is known as the Treasured Islands of the South Pacific – the true heart of Polynesia. Boasting crystal clear turquoise waters, stunning waterholes, lush rainforest trails and pristine reefs that abound with marine life, Samoa offers the perfect paradise for families, couples and adventure seekers looking to escape their everyday surroundings.
With Samoa welcoming back visitors with open arms, it’s time to start thinking about your perfect itinerary. And, the picturesque island nation offers several luxury stays – from waterfront villas to shady bungalows on private beaches – there’s guaranteed to be the perfect location to honeymoon or simply enjoy a well-deserved getaway with an extra dose of comfort and class.
Taumeasina Island Resort, Upolu (Newly-built units)
One of the top luxury resorts in Samoa. Located just 45 minutes from the Faleolo International Airport and five minutes from Samoa’s capital city, Apia, is the island nation’s newly renovated four-and-a-half-star luxury resort. Situated on its own private island, Taumeasina Island Resort offers secluded and exclusive accommodation in the heart of the South Pacific.
Taumeasina has an impressive range of rooms to choose from with newly built luxury units boasting waterfront ocean views overlooking the lagoon and sprawling mountains. You’re guaranteed to transport into serene tranquility soaking up the superior, uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean from your very own balcony.
The resort also offers a wide selection of activities to keep you entertained, such as snorkelling, kayaking and two large swimming pools. Engage in the rich Samoan culture with their Fia Fia evening, where you can immerse yourself in dance, song, music, food, and a unique fire and knife display guaranteed to leave your jaws dropping.
Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa, Upolu (Newly-built bungalows)
Located on the eastern side of Upolu is the four-star luxury resort of Saletoga Sands. Boasting poolside verandas overlooking the azure blue lagoon and outdoor canopies shaded by palm trees, you can experience the lush Pacific Island landscape in all its glory.
Saletoga Sands features 15 incredible Exclusive Villas that are newly built and ready to be indulged-in once borders reopen for travel. Escape and relax with spacious beachfront villas and private outdoor showers only a few steps from the sparkling Pacific Ocean.
Treat yourself to a cocktail and some fresh local seafood at the resort’s restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and FiaFia Buffet; with chefs providing local Samoan specialties as well as International cuisines.
Kuki’s by the Harbour, Savai’i (Brand new property, having opened up in Oct 2020)
For something different, we recommend checking out Samoa’s newest accommodation destination, Kuki’s by the Harbour, which opened in October 2020! There are four self-contained, fully furnished villas, each with a large top deck and a lower deck that sits right over the ocean. Boasting views of the most spectacular sunrises the country has to offer, you’re bound to be an early bird when they’re right on your doorstep.
Guests can engage in the resort’s unique activities like a refreshing dip in the Afu Aau waterfall only a short drive from the resort, enjoy long walks to the Salelologa Wharf enjoying the rich sunsets or enjoy a glass of wine with your NZ sirloin steak dinner at Kuki’s Harbourside Cafe.
Enjoy the rich and unique cuisine the country has on offer with the traditional Samoan breakfast of champions, Palolo, while you bask in the quiet serenity. This little slice of paradise guarantees guests will have the best seats in the house to overlook the unmatched beauty of Samoa from the comfort of their very own spacious deck.
Return to Paradise Resort, Lefaga (Newly-built units)
Awarded the 2021 Traveller’s Choice Award by Tripadvisor, Return to Paradise Resort was named after the 1953 film and is guaranteed to transport you to Hollywood glamour. Alongside their additional new villas, the resort’s beach is nothing short of a spectacular beauty, catching the eye of Hollywood locations scouts that deemed it the perfect setting for the 50s film, which has been beautifully preserved more than 67 years later.
Located on the main island of Apia, there are seven different categories of rooms to choose from, including beachfront suites opening onto the pristine white sand, or honeymoon suites for some private luxury and relaxation. The resort is 100% locally owned and operated, boasting over 60 villas where guests can relish in the natural beauty of Samoa with the stunning coral reefs, lagoons, and forest canopies that surround the resort. You can embark on an adventure of kayaking, reef fishing, and or experiencing a waterfall tour.
For some ‘me-time’, enjoy an afternoon at the Sparadise Day Spa or indulge in the freshest locally caught seafood at the Paradise Kitchen, Cabana Cafe or Rock Pool Bar. Wine and dine while sitting back to watch the Return to Paradise movie, while you experience the famous beach right at your doorstep.
Amoa Resort, Savai’i (Newly-built villas)
Amoa Resort is one of the luxury resorts in Samoa. Nestled in a relaxing seaside village on the big island of Savai’i, Amoa Resort allows you to bask in the tranquility of Samoa through 15 intimate bungalows and villas, including several newly built units. Featuring a pool and the spectacular ocean on its doorstep, Amoa is the ultimate destination for those wanting to lounge the days away in the sun.
Offering three types of self-contained accommodations, you can opt for some poolside living or large deluxe bungalows for a bit more privacy. Amoa offers nothing short of a culinary adventure, boasting the freshest seafood and sweetest fruit, all locally grown in surrounding areas, helping to support the local farmers.
The resort’s menu has been co-designed by award-winning chef Joe Lam of Scalinis Restaurant Apia, offering an experience guaranteed to tantalise the taste buds. Visitors have the opportunity to learn from the best of the best, with Amoa’s Samoan cooking classes – bound to be a unique and enriching experience.