Tafa Tafa Beach

Tafa Tafa Beach, Apia: Address, Phone Number, Tafa Tafa Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Tafa Tafa Beach
4.5
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4.5
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Joe H
2 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Enjoyed a wonderful day here. Great facilities, comparatively, and brilliant accommodating and welcoming family.

Reviews that say $30 tala (USD $11) is too expensive to park a car for the day and enjoy this beach are simply ignorant. It's a private beach, fully maintained by a family-village whose sole income is the tourism trade. It unlikely they get Govt. support and no doubt pay tax on the $11. Support developing villages to achieve their economic aspirations for self sufficiency.
Written September 24, 2017
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penny7800
Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions
Sep 2013 • Family
Our extended family recently held our family reunion in Samoa, and one of our days was spent at the Moega A Manaia Beach fales in Tafatafa Beach, Upolu. What an awesome choice! The hosts - Aunty Mago and Mafa - are very friendly and were a pleasure to deal with. As soon as we arrived, they welcomed us all and showed us the facilities, including the beach fales, large dining fale and toilet/shower facilities. We were the only ones there and it really did feel like we were at a private beach! Mafa quickly arranged for the volley ball net to be set up and there was also ample space for a game of touch rugby for the guys. Overall a fantastic beach to spend the day with a large group, with fantastic hosts! Highly recommended.
Written September 25, 2013
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Xanerin
Alice Springs, Australia1,384 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
There are so many beaches in Samoa and this one is lovely. We only had a short stop but it is ver clean and safe water. Restrooms are clean and people were lovely. Just remember in Samoa, if you stop and park the car, you will be asked to pay. If you use the beach, again it is customary to pay - this is how the villagers survive and it is not too much. If you don't want to pay, then don't stop.
Written May 31, 2016
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sandy_feet80
Apia, Samoa37 contributions
beach and the bungalows were good. but the charges based on vehicle size is very stupid. for two patrons riding in the van? had to fork out 50 dollars and the houses dont have electricity. i would expect this 10 years ago, but not now ..
Written August 20, 2012
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nldogbert
Eindhoven, The Netherlands2,873 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
I gave this a poor review because although it is a very beautiful beach and water, asking for 30 WST just to park and use the beach is overboard. Upon arriving and parking, we were approached by a local girl of about 11 y/o and she informed that it costs 30 WST even if we just want to park and not use any of the huts. So we just took a few quick shots and left. It's a pity as there are some place to for food too, but since we had to pay even to park, just left. Not sure how the food establishment gets customers. Will be curious on what they charge for food.
Written April 30, 2017
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Sheila S
Tyne and Wear, UK20 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
White sand beach tropical island paradise, lovely fales ( wish we had stayed in these) shower and toilet facilities are excellent
Written September 22, 2015
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Amanda O
3 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
Lovely place for families. Great beach, nice big fales, clean comfortable bedding including mosquito nets. Always a great sleep! Great breakfast.
Aunty is always warm and welcoming and never forgets a face!
Written July 6, 2017
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Howard P
Charleston, SC1,186 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Arrived Tafa Tafa beach with a cruise ship excursion. Another beautiful scenic beach with granular sand, and calm blue water. There are small shelters that are normally rented to beach goers. Minimal snorkeling off the beach without a long swim out to the reef. We had local entertainment of Samoan dancing and song. A picnic lunch BBQ was provided. Clean restrooms are available and can also be used to change clothes.
Recommend, Hope this helps.
Written April 13, 2016
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nicky j
Waikawau, New Zealand138 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
I don't really want to share this as it was so good Id hate there to be millions of people there to spoil it! But Vaiula beach fales was the place to be. Ideally located on the nicest beaches, with lava tube caves on the property. We had the best time ever. Local kids to play with and local villagers to talk to. We really enjoyed ourselves. Our fales had lights which was a bonus we didn't expect, they had mozzie nets and were about 1 metre from the waves. Basci facilities with inside and outside showers. I only ever showered outside in cold water and it was bliss. We drank the local tap water and Nuggs bar was a welcome addition. NIce coffee in the morning if he was there and not taking people surfing. Great to stay with a real family and my husband and I really enjoyed the meals. Huge portions and a good variety. We had a whole fish 3 times over our stay and lots of chop suey, chow mein and taro. Vaiula beach was one of the most enjoyable places ive ever stayed. Right by To Sua and other places to visit like the big waterfalls.
Written January 31, 2015
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amysmum578
Gisborne, New Zealand843 contributions
Jul 2013 • Solo
Nice to find a beach you can swim at all tides. There are 4 fale operations along the beach, about 1 or so klms from the road.
You can stay the day or night ( or longer)
from right to left facing the water are
Maota maa 60 tala overnight with breakfast & dinner
Vaiula 60 tala " "
Brenda's ?
Moega Amanaia 50 tala overnight Breakfast 10/lunch 15 Dinner 20

all of them allow day visits and charge per vehicle / person
normally 5 tala per person or 20 per car and 50 for a van

you can get there on the Matautu bus for about 4 tala , the bus goes about 2 or 3 times in the morning from the flea market (you walk abou 15 mins from the bus to the beach) - ask the bus drivers which bus and where to get off

the beach is great and its nice being away from the road. It can get busy on the weekends
my favourite was Moega Amanaia - great facilities and very hospitable hostesses
Written August 18, 2013
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