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Sa'Moana Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Salamumu Village, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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Ranked #7 of 29 hotels in Apia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hayley G Tauranga, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Samoa was a cheap holiday to get away. The resort was beautiful. The people were the most friendliest people I've met travelling. Private bungalows located on a stunning lagoon amongst coconut trees. Breath taking to wake up to each morning, go for a walk, kayak early morning, then snorkel by noon, relax in the hammocks in the evening. Awesome place... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Without a doubt the best place to stay in Samoa. Private bungalows located on a beautiful lagoon amongst swaying cocononut palms. Beautiful infinity pool to swim in, excellent food, excellent everything. Kirsten the Aussie owner was a total delight and very helpful along with the staff members. We stayed 16 nights and even that was not long enough at this... More

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Having only returned from my Samoan holiday by one week, and I can still smell the fresh ocean breeze that surrounded me at Sa'Moana Resort. Upon arriving after a night flight from Sydney, as we pulled into Sa'Moana the sun was actually rising as though it had been waiting to unveil this beautiful place. Located at one of the most... More

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Sa'Moana is set in a beautiful location, with pristine waters to snorkel over a fascinating underwater world just meters from the beach. There are kayaks available to borrow which are good quality and an abundance of hammocks to laze about in. It's the quintessential pacific island hideaway. The rooms are well appointed with refrigerator, fan, special outdoor (private and walled)... More

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Kirstin M, Manager at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth, I hope you are well. I just wanted to say a quick thank you for your lovely review here on Trip Advisor. We look forward to seeing you again here soon! Kind regards, Kirstin More

Perth, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

unbelievable find! very private and secluded, great for families, couples, singles alike. beautiful infinity pool with salt water pumped directly form ocean. Incredible snorkelling straight off the beach. beautiful food in the restaurant. Room immaculate, 5 star standard with outdoor private bathrooms.

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Kirstin M, Manager at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

Hi snaffy3! Thank you for your lovely review. And we're so glad you found us! You pretty much covered everything in a short straight to the point paragraph... except for our amazing tours however I don't think you went on whilst you were here. Next time hey! We hope to see you back here again one day soon. Take care.... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

As a couple with a two year old, I found it very difficult to pick accommodation in Upolu. Places either were too expensive (Sinalei), didn't accept children (Sea breeze), isn't safe for children (Aga Reef Resort with raised decking over water) or has shared cold water facilities (Litia Sini). Sa'Moana was the only place that ticked all the boxes for... More

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Kirstin M, Manager at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much Koizi for your fantastic and detailed review. This is what makes our job here so rewarding, for our guests to have an amazing and unforgettable experience. That is what we are here to do. We really hope to see you back here again soon, you were wonderful guests. :-) PS. sorry for the late response... we've... More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We found Sa’Moana to be a bit of a mixed bag. I was unsure about whether to write a review or not but have decided to in case it helps others make an informed decision, and get the most out of their stay here. Sa’Moana has some great things going for it. The location is stunning and we spent many... More

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Kirstin M, Manager at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

Hi Leah, We hope you're both well. We just want to clarify and explain a few points you've brought up - 1. Transfers into town are ST$50.00. 2. Yes you're correct in saying there is not much nearby however that is what you get being on the South Coast of the Upolu island the most beautiful part. We definitely do... More

Noosa, Australia
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Sa 'Moana Resort is perfect for those seeking both leisurely reprieve and recreational fun in a natural island wonderland blended with South Pacific style. The Resort is paradise set on a beach fringed with palm trees, having splendid coral reefs, an emerald jungle, hammocks inviting bliss-filled relaxation, a lava rock infinity pool gazing out to sea and turquoise waves peeling... More

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Kirstin M, Manager at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much Karen for your wonderful amazing review! It was very detailed and hopefully other Trip Advisor members will be beating down our door to get here! We want to give guests the best and most amazing experience possible and I think we succeeded with you. :-) We hope to see you again soon.... and tell all your... More

1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Sa'Moana Resort comes highly recommended by our group! If you are after a natural, remote, true holiday experience this is the place to visit. We easily slipped into the 'Samoan' lifestyle and enjoyed the natural surroundings that gave our inquisitive, adventurous boys the ability to explore. The resort catered for the needs of the keen surfers as well as those... More

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2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My wife and I have stayed here two nights as a small getaway for her birthday. The rooms are extremely clean, bedding is clean and everything is well kept and looked after. Food has been great and overall would really recommend to friends or family to come here. Staff are all friendly and attentitive to our needs.

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Additional Information about Sa'Moana Resort

Also Known As:
Sa Moana Hotel Apia
Sa Moana Hotel
Sa'Moana Resort Samoa/Apia
Address: Salamumu Village, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Location: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Apia
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Apia
#5 Family Hotel in Apia
#6 Romantic Hotel in Apia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sa'Moana Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our bungalows are all absolute beach front and have Wifi, desk, tea & coffee making facilities, fridge, overhead fan(s), their own private outdoor lava rock bathrooms, private deck and of course fabulous beach and Pacific Ocean views! ... more   less 
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