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Samoa Accommodation: Your Ultimate Guide to Where to stay in Paradise!

Accommodation, no matter where you are traveling to is often a key part of your trip, whether it be a luxury resort to relax by the pool, sipping cocktails or a budget backpacker style hostel where you are bound to meet some likeminded people in the process. Your Accommodation is particularly important when staying on an island like Samoa, where places to stay are in high demand. As we mention in our ‘what to know before you go, a guide to the Samoan Islands’, despite the country consisting of two larger and eight small islands, the entire land mass is still tiny, which, as you can imagine, makes accommodation hard to come by in some areas.

With this in mind, if you are currently in the throes of organising a whirlwind adventure to Samoa, accommodation is something you are going to want to book in advance and to avoid any disappointment we have compiled a simple guide to top places to stay on the island, whatever your plans or budget.

[NOTE: I visited and stayed at many of these resorts as a guest of the Samoan Tourism Authority and Blogilicious, although all opinions remain my own]

Samoa Accommodation Guide cover photo - drone shot above a hotel located next to the ocean along the coast line
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Samoa Accommodation Guide: Where to Stay on Upolu

Upolo Samoa is the more developed of the two main islands, is where all international flights arrive into, and home to a higher concentration of boutique and luxury hotels than Savai’i.

Aga Reef Resort & Spa

Aga Reef Resort Villas
Comfort Level: 4* Boutique Luxury (read reviews)
Price: From $250USD per night
Facilities: Private lagoon, Private Beach, 2 Swimming Pools, Complimentary Kayaks & Snorkel Equipment, Day Spa, Onsite Restaurant & complimentary tropical breakfast.

Situated on the picturesque south-east coast of the island, this luxury resort is a popular choice among couples looking for a relaxing break away where you can enjoy spacious rooms with balcony sea views, a private white sand beaches to sunbathe on and a choice of two swimming pools. The expansive lagoon and sunset views make me rank it as one of my top hotel in Samoa.

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Taumeasina Island Resort

Taumesina Island from above
Comfort Level: 4* Luxury (read reviews)
Price: From $350USD per night
Facilities: Private Island, Private Beach, 2 Outdoor Swimming Pools, On site restaurant and bar, Spa & Wellness Center, Evening entertainment.

If it’s an exclusive break you are looking to book, you can’t do much better than this resort located on the private island of Taumeasina, with its convenient causeway that connects you to the mainland in just a short drive. A resort that is high demand, guests rave about the hotel’s amazing beds, it’s wellness center and brilliant evening entertainment.

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Seabreeze Resort

Seabreeze resort Samoa
Comfort Level: 4* Adults Only Luxury (read reviews)
Price: From $275USD per night
Facilities: Private beach access, infinity pool overlooking the ocean, free cultural activities, complimentary kayaks and snorkel gear, Spa, complimentary mini-bar, onsite restaurant, all villas have private bathrooms.

For romantic breaks on Upolu, we can’t recommend the Seabreeze Resort enough. Exclusively for adults, this resort boasts beautiful rooms with patios and outside seating to enjoy a glass of something while you watch the sunset. There is also plenty to do at this resort during the day with a chance to make use of the complimentary glass-bottom kayaks or a relaxing massage at the hotel spa. Plus their Tuna Sashimi is to die for. Once you have been, it will be easy to understand why SeaBreeze is easily my favorite resort in Samoa!

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Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort

Sheraton Beach Samoa
Comfort Level: 4* Family Friendly (read reviews)
Price: From $300USD per night
Facilities: Private Beach, Lagoon style swimming pool with swim up bar, 5 on-site restaurants & bars, evening entertainment, kids club, gym, complimentary wifi, Spa.

Prepare to wowed when you arrive at this stunning resort, set in over 200 acres of tropical gardens. Featuring ocean views, a delicious breakfast buffet, a kids club for your little ones and evening entertainment, this is a resort that the entire family is going to fall in love with, and is perfect for an overnight stay if your departure flight is in the early hours of the morning. The Sheraton also have Sheraton Samoa Aggie Greys Hotel in Apia central if you wish to be closer to the action.

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Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa

Walkway leading to overwater villas at Coconuts Resort Samoa
Comfort Level: 4*  (read reviews)
Price: From $360USD per night
Facilities: Luxury Over Water Fale’s (bungalows), restaurant, bar, swimming pool with swim up bar, lagoon access, Spa

For your chance to experience a traditional Samoan over-water fale, you can do it in style at this luxury beachfront resort. Set in such a beautiful location it is unlikely that you will ever want to leave, you don’t have to with the luxury hotels restaurant & bar, swimming pool and spa for everything you could possibly want during your stay.

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.The Samoan Outrigger Hotel

Gareden Fale surrounded by vegetation at Samoan Outrigger Hotel
Comfort Level: 2*  (read reviews)
Price: From $90USD per night
Facilities: Tropical (continental) breakfast included, budget accommodation with a touch of style, swimming pool and sun loungers. 15 minute walk from Apia.

A beautiful hotel doesn’t mean you have to break the bank, which is just the case at this property with its convenient location close to both the capital of Apia and the coastline too. An outdoor pool, BBQ facilities and plenty of local restaurants and bars to sample, you are guaranteed a great stay here. 

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Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa

Areial View of Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa with ocean in the foreground, resort on the edge of the water and lush green palm tress behind
Comfort Level: 4*  (read reviews)
Price: From $300USD per night
Facilities: 9 hole golf course, Day Spa by the sea, 2 Restaurants, 1 Bar, Kayaking, Volleyball, Swimming and Snorkeling available.

You only live once, which is why it’s sometimes worth going all out and staying at a resort like this one situated on the southern coast of the island. Stroll through the surrounding tropical gardens, sit back and read your book on the beach or spend a gentle day on hotels golf-course. There is something for everyone here, including a poolside cocktail bar for the ultimate relaxing break.

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Samoa Accommodation Guide – Where to Stay on Savai’i

Stevenson’s at Manase

The Swimming Pool and Fale at Stevensons at Manase in Samoa
Comfort Level: 3*  (read reviews)
Price: From $120USD per night
Facilities: Infinity Pool, Onsite restaurant and bar serving local and international dishes (order the lobster if it’s available!), Private beach, Complimentary Kayaks & Stand Up Paddleboards, Games Area, Complimentary tropical breakfast.

Escape the crowds at this seafront property and experience their luxury take on a traditional fale with a variety of choices no matter what your budget. It’s secluded beach also makes it perfect for those who want to enjoy some time on the water where you can snorkel around the stunning reefs, swim with the fishes or even have a go at kayaking, all the while basking in the natural beauty of this Samoan paradise.

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Le Lagoto Resort and Spa

Le Lagoto Resort Samoa
Comfort Level: 3* (read reviews)
Price: From $180 USD per night
Facilities: Samoan style beachfront bungalows, private white sandy beach, day spa, complimentary kayaks, onsite restaurant and bar.

It’s not just this properties Samoan-style bungalow accommodation, restaurant & bar and an onsite spa that guests love about this resort. Located along the seafront with gorgeous white sands as far as the eye can see, you are likely to spot turtles in this area and have the chance to explore the nearby extinct volcanic crater too.

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The Savaiian Hotel

The Pool Area at The Savaiian Hotel surrounded by blue sunbeds and plam trees with the ocean in the background
Comfort Level: 3* (read reviews)
Price: From $70USD per night
Facilities: On site restaurant with complimentary breakfast, kayaks and snorkeling equipment available to hire.

Enjoy the great outdoors at this hotel with its stunning lagoon views that you won’t want to take your eyes off. With a wide choice of simple accommodation options, whether you are traveling as a couple, family or group this is a great part of the island to stay on with plenty of activities to enjoy and easy access to the main ferry port that takes you directly to Upolu island.

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Lusia’s Lagoon Chalets

Wooden Chalet suspended on stilts above the green lagoon and surrounded by lush vegetation
Comfort Level: 3* (read reviews)
Price: From $70USD per night
Facilities: On site restaurant, Day Spa, Ensuite and shared bathroom options, Garden or Lagoon view rooms, clean and comfortable.

Book yourself a picturesque chalet at this property, featuring an in-house restaurant & bar, relaxing day spa and a choice of water sports equipment available to rent, to help you make your trip a memorable one. An exploration of the surrounding area is also highly recommended, with both the Tafua Rainforest and Afu Aau Waterfall within a short drive of the hotel.

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Savaii Lagoon Resort

Table and chairs on a raised balcony in the foreground overlooking the beach with beachfront fales in the background
Comfort Level: 3* (read reviews)
Price: From $160-300USD per night
Facilities: Onsite beach bar & restaurant, private beach.

Choose from a wide range of room options or go self-catering if you prefer with one of this resorts studio rooms, featuring a kitchenette and dining area, meaning you can take your holiday at your own pace. Spend the evening at the properties in-house bar and restaurant, after a day of snorkeling where you can swim out to the areas famous coral gardens.

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Tailua Beach Fales

Looking out to the ocean from inside a beach Fale with green deck chairs either side of the frame
Comfort Level: Basic & Budget (read reviews)
Price: From $60USD per night
Facilities: Dinner and Breakfast included, shared bathroom facilities, beachfront fales and genuine Samoan hospitality at theis traditional beach fale accommodation.

Can you really say that you have truly experienced Samoa without having stayed in a traditional beachfront fale? Well, this is your chance to enjoy an authentic island experience during your holiday where you can wake up in the morning to a sea breeze and the sound of the waves, followed by a traditional alfresco breakfast. Fale’s are simple spaces and can accommodate 2-3 people in either a double bed, twin or three single bed configuration, with shared bathroom facilities. It’s perfect if you are looking for budget accommodation in Samoa.

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With this Samoa Accommodation guide to hand, planning your stay on the Samoan islands should be a doddle! Let us know what you think of our accommodation in Samoa choices in the comments below and don’t forget to tell us all about your trip if you choose to book any of these unique places to stay.

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