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Tanu Beach Fales

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Tanu Beach, Savai'i, Samoa
Tanu Beach Fales
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a beautiful weekend at Tanu Beach Fales. We fell into the water three steps from our fale as soon as we arrived then sat on the water's edge watching the sun set after a hearty meal in the communal dining area. The family made us welcome, entertained us with a great fiafia night and made sure we had... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent food and the fales are lovely, but they're not quite on the beach as the pictures indicate - there is actually hardly any beach at all. Most of the fales are up above sandbags so if you can, request fales on the right looking at the lagoon as they're actually overlooking sand. Beautiful location though. Bathrooms need a tidy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for 5 nights and stayed 12. The warmth of the extended family that run the place. The simple but clean fale's right on the waterfront. The swimming in the clear lagoon at high and low tide. We never knew that we would enjoy a beach holiday that much. We had to tear ourselves away. Thank you Fa'aleava and... More 

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Farmington, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Yes it's an open fale on the beach and therefore it is a rustic experience. But the beach is so beautiful and the experience so authentic I wouldn't have traded it for a 5 star luxury property. Within 20 minutes of arriving we were invited to share a cup of cocoa Samoa with the owners and passed an hour relaxing... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

M y husband and I have visited Tanu three times and love the relaxing atmosphere, the great beach and the friendly attitude of the owners. We found the proximity of the fales to the beach outweighed the mattresses on the floor and was a delightful introduction to island life. The food was adequate and varied and we enjoyed meeting a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I stayed one night with my partner and we got a warm welcome and a beautiful fale just beside the beach. The dinner was a big plate with typical samoan food and it tasted really good. The beach is stunning and the water was calm and clear. The people at Tanu beach fales are very nice and careing and the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were meant to stay for 1 night and ended up staying for 2 nights the location of this place is beyond Amazing. It is SAT70 per person includes breakfast and dinner and both meals were substantial and fresh. The portions were very generous considering we were super hungry after our day swim we loved the service as well as... More 

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Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My gorgeous new husband and I stayed here for four nights for our honeymoon and totally fell in love with the place. We found the location romantic and relaxing in its simplicity and home-grown feel. The fales are large-ish open aired rooms with roll down/up walls made of woven flax that are magic at keeping rain out our cool night... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Basic accommodation but the surroundings, staff and food is simply awesome! I travelled by myself but met many great friends at this place thanks to the communal dining and breakfast. Ask for a fale by the beach, you will get an amazing view and the crystal clear water is pretty much two footsteps away from you fale. Already miss this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

first time staying in a fale. thought it was a unique experience but not sure I would want to do it more than a night or two. it's basically camping....the fales were very nice and they accommodated my beach front fale request. there is some beach erosion but it was still beautiful. crystal clear water. the bathrooms were fair. it... More 

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