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4.5
#1 of 1 resort in Matautu
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Return To Paradise Resort, winner of the 2019 Supreme Award of Excellence, is on a spectacularly beautiful private beach which was selected for the Hollywood movie Return to Paradise starring Gary Cooper movie 1954. With white sand and a rich coral garden, but just 25 minutes drive on a sealed road from the International Airport, the feeling is of being transported into a Samoan village. The Resort is owned and operated by a large extended Samoan family who have been guardians of this land for hundreds of years which makes it the only larger resort in Samoa that is still in Samoan hands. Selected for Masterchef NZ 2014 and holder of the Prime Minister's Cup for best culinary dish, the international and local team of chefs create world class dishes with a tropical twist. Dine with stunning views in the Rock Pool Bar, or amongst the spectacular carvings of Fine Dining Paradise Kitchen, or by the pools in the Cabana Cafe, and enjoy a range of signature cocktails, all served by an extended family who feel genuine priviledged to serve you. There a wide range of ethical local tours available including swimming with turtles in a secret location, and snorkelling in the village's own giant clam reserve. Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Day guests are welcome and may swim at the beach if dining in the restaurants. A romantic and picturesque wedding location with a spectacular marble chapel and a dedicated wedding coordinator. Come as a guest, and leave as a part of the family.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Fitness classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Parking
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Snorkeling
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Karaoke
Patio
Squash offsite
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Matautu, Lefaga, Upolu Samoa
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Return to Paradise Resort & Spa is celebrated for its vibrant atmosphere and stunning beachfront location, with guests particularly enjoying the cultural entertainment and beautiful sunsets. While the resort's rooms offer comfort and impressive views, some guests have expressed concerns regarding cleanliness and upkeep. The amenities, including snorkeling, pools, and diverse dining options, receive high marks, though some travelers find the resort's pricing steep, questioning the value. The service is generally commended for being welcoming and attentive, despite a few hiccups.
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Expensive
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CosmosNZ wrote a review Jul 2023
New Zealand15 contributions7 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Return to paradise is my new happy place. I loved every minute of my stay there and didn’t want to leave!

Every single person who works there is so kind, friendly and helpful. Nathan and Mamai were stands out for me and I’m sorry I didn’t get to know more of your names. Ramona the owner would often come round to our table in the evenings and have a chat with us, she is so personable and caring.

Yes they may be incredibly under pressure due to being understaffed so food and drinks may take longer to arrive but we quickly adapted to that. But seriously where do you have to be! Just sit back relax and enjoy the sunset, the ocean the warm climate! Embrace Island time!

The staff always had a smile on their faces and a friendly word to say no matter how many long hours and days they’ve been working. I really feel for everyone there being so understaffed, they are doing the absolute best they can and doing it well!

Fortunately we only encountered one “Karen” while staying here. She obviously wasn’t aware of what a wonderful place she was staying at but hopefully she managed to open her eyes and take in the beauty of the place and realise that her issues were minor.

The previous review about the buffet night only offering two curries and rice is simply untrue. There was a great selection of food at the buffet. Maybe this person didn’t have a very adventurous pallet.

I had a massage and afterwards I felt like I was floating on air it was incredible! I wanted to take that lady home with me. Also great privacy, my breasts were covered... unlike the previous reviewers….?

The concert nights were my absolute favourite and definitely the highlight of my trip. I will remember those nights for the rest of my life. They were so inspiring and entertaining and such an incredible display of their culture and their skills. The fire knives!!! Just amazing!

I could honestly write so much more about how incredible this place is, but you’ll have to go and check it out for yourself.

Some other honourable mentions were: excellent air conditioning facilities to escape the heat, meticulous daily housekeeping, water filter station and free wifi.

I will be back next year and every year after that. Thank you so much Return to Paradise family for helping me discover my new happy place!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Bring lots of suncream!
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Response from Ramona Su'aPale, Owner at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded Jul 11, 2023
Talofa and thank you for your kind review, We are so glad that you found so much to be delighted in during your holiday with us. We are very pleased to be your happy place! Yes it is true that we are having very severe staff shortages as so many Samoans have been sent to NZ and Australia to pick fruit and the overwhelming majority of guests accept this and understand that some food service is a little slow, We are so proud of our staff who perform the two concert nights - the Fia fia Culture group and our fire knife dancers (Wednesday) are both National Champions and so are our Maeva String Band (Saturday nights). We aree glad you are coming back next year and we look forward to welcoming you when you Return to Paradise Alofa tele the Return to Paradise family
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Helen Williamson wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Six of us traveled from Australia and Fiji to meet for a family Christmas, we could not have picked a better place, it is truly a paradise. The staff are absolutely brilliant and there is nothing that is too much trouble. They are fun loving, polite and respectful and enjoy a good laugh. They are extremely talented and do all of the entertainment in the evenings. The dancing and singing is something special and a must see whenever they are performing.
Our rooms were all very good. They are quite large and well appointed. They are very clean and house keeping do a great job to ensure that they are services daily at the same time try not to be intrusive.
The food was superb with options to all dietary requirements. The Christmas dinner and Beach BBQ are not to be missed, not to mention the fresh fish.
The location was like a picture post card with white sandy breaches and palm trees right at your door. The snorkeling was unbelievable, like swimming in an aquarium.
We also did some tours and would highly recommend seeing the giant clams and the Ocean Trench.
It was the most relaxing holiday I have had in a long time and cannot wait to go back
Well done to all the management and staff at Return to Paradise.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Beachfront rooms are amazing
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Response from travellover848, General Manager at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 3, 2020
Talofa and it was reat to have you with us over Christmas - it was great to have your family join our family. We are very blessed with this beautiful site and we love sharing it with you. It is great to hear tha this was the most relaxing holiday for you and we are very happy to hear that you are coming back - that is why it is Return to Paradise so please Return soon Alofa tele the Return to Paradise Family
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Suzesonholiday wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand94 contributions59 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just enjoyed the most lovely 8 days imaginable at Return to Paradise. The location is gorgeous.... we arrived late evening, and we were taken to our beach front room in the dark. In the morning, we looked out, and wow! Sandy beach, coconut palms, and the bluest sea. The resort stretches along the beachfront, and behind, more rooms and villas set in tropical gardens. Our beachfront room was spacious, lovely big bathroom, and with a choice of ceiling fan or air conditioner we could get the temperature just right.
There are a choice of several pools to swim in, with lots of space.
The buffet tropical breakfast is nice - a choice of fresh tropical fruits every day and baked goods and cereal. My recommendation- coconut jam on your toast, delicious! They make the usual range of barista coffees too. There is a nice choice of food for lunch at the same cafe or at the Rock Pool Bar, which is also a great place for cocktails and dinners too. Our favorite place for dinner was Paradise Kitchen. A la carte dinners were fantastic. One night was a Samoan feast and it was great. Many very delicious foods: juicy pork, local fish, not enough room in the tummy!
One night the Maeva Band performed after dinner and they were outstanding. Great singers, and a bit of humour too.
Another amazing performance was the fire dancers at Fia Fia night. Wow! I strongly recommend that you don’t miss the entertainment. They are fantastic.
There is something else which is entertaining and we had a laugh every day, at the newsletter from Auntie Pisupo, she is a bit naughty, but also informative about the daily events.
Return to Paradise is family owned, and I have to say that the warmth of the welcome and kindness and friendliness of the management and staff was overwhelming. What a truly lovely place. Thank you all so much. We had a happy restful lazy holiday, and it was perfect.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from travellover848, General Manager at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded Jan 30, 2020
Talofa and thank you for your iind review. We loved havig you with us and looking after you. We are so glad you found so much to enjoy at our resort - and especially pleased you enjoyed our service and food. We get wonderful reviews for our food in Paradise Kitchen, and we are very proud of what our team of family chefs produce. Yes, our resort is owned and operated by our family and we just love sharing it with amazing guests lilke you Alofa Return to Paradise Family
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Lattelee wrote a review Jul 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The narrative around this beautiful place only adds to the charm. Return to Paradise is all about family, whānau, aiga set on a stunning beach with everything you could wish for. You definitely arrive as visitors and leave feeling part of the aiga/family.
The history with Hollywood putting this place on the map is pretty special.

The staff are SO friendly. Nothing is a problem. Yes, it can take a few extra minutes to get what you want but you will always get it with a smile. The food available is not extensive but it is tasty and you can try many Samoan delicacies. You will not go hungry. Really enjoyed our pina colada's and 'niu'!

We were in a two bedroom villa each with ensuite. The rooms are comfortable and we had large covered outdoor space where we spent much of our time. The marble flooring is perfect in the heat and each room had air con. The cleaning staff visit daily to ensure you have all you need. The front office is always open for anything you may require.

There is so much to enjoy. We hired a car for four adults which allowed us to explore beyond the Resort but there are tours available each day and taxies, so a car is not necessary. The evening shows are spectacular, and more so as you recognise various staff members showing off their amazing skills.

We loved being hosted by Ramona, Raz and the family. The beach and sea is always fascinating and having two weddings onsite during our visit was fun! It is the perfect place for a relaxing break and a recharging of batteries. After the challenges of the last few years RTP offers a beautiful and friendly escape whilst supporting the local villages.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Ramona Su'aPale, Owner at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded Jul 11, 2023
Talofa and thank you for coming to spend time with us. It was a real privilege to have you and your family here with us in Paradise and our family of staff really enjoyed your company. We are glad you found so much to enjoy while you were here. We may be a little biased, but we love our beach too and we are proud to share this beach that has been in our family for 1000 years with guests. We hope to see you again next time you Return to Paradise Alofa tele the Return to Paradise Family
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Denyse W wrote a review Mar 2020
Wellington, New Zealand95 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Congratulations to Ramona and her Aiga team at Return to Paradise. Sue and I loved our stay there. From the wonderful team who welcomed us to the resort, to the fabulous barman at the Rocks who made beautiful cocktails and served us so well,to Maria and others at reception who put up with our queries with a smile, the housekeeping team, the spa ladies with magic massage fingers Such a warm friendly place. The accomodation in an Ocean Breeze room had everything we needed and the 5 pools and sea gave us plenty of options. The meals were excellent and we enjoyed the FiaFia night. When we heard the story of this locally owned resort who employ locals and their resilience and tenacity to achieve their vision we were dlighted we had chosen this resort. Thanks so much for having us. Denyse and Sue
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Saini Tuitupou, Owner at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded Mar 13, 2020
Talofa and thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you found so much to enjoy about our Resort. You are right in that it has taken a lot of resilience and tenacity to build a 100% Samaon owned and operated resort and the enjoyment and feeback we get from wonderful guests like you make it all worthwhile. We hope to see you again soon when you Return to Paradise with even more friends Alofa tele The Return to Paradise family
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Sharlene R wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We won’t be returning

During our time in Samoa, we stayed in 4 different locations, all the other locations were superior to Return to Paradise, although some cost less per night.

I would not purchase the food plan, the food we ate at other venues was of better quality for a similar price. Bring your own food or make the most of the opportunity to visit other locations.

The only change to the A la Carte menu during our stay was a change in the main meat in the curry & the addition of cheese or egg to the hamburger. The food looked nothing like the website photo.

The restaurant service staff at Return to Paradise seem to be lacking in training. They seemed unable to ensure that there were plates, cups, bowls available during the breakfast buffet. Although there seemed to be many staff available. This was not the case in any of the other locations we dined at, including 3 locations on Savaii & 2 on the same coast as Return to Paradise.

On checking the bill on the day before checking out, we had been charged for food, this was removed, but the question is why was it on the bill in the first place? and if that is the standard way things are processed then explain that when people ask for the bill, but that the lines will be removed before checkout.

As to the Cable TV, this was not available in the unit where we stayed, although we could have requested DVD's. Luckily we were not there to watch TV. So if you need/want to have a TV double check before booking.

Also if you need WIFI in your room, then double check before booking as the WIFI didn't reach to our rooms.

If travelling with small children do some research to check that you are comfortable about the rip which is on the beach, it may be worth looking at other options with safer beaches.

Families may also wish to try and find a location with a playground.

The highlight was the Rock Pool bar manager.

Have a look at other options before booking at Return to Paradise, my experience is that there are better options for the same dollar spend.
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Date of stay: July 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Ramona Su'aPale, Owner at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded Jul 19, 2023
Talofa, Some of the comments in this review are completely valid and we are working hard on these, We want to ensure all our guests that if there is anything you are not happy with in your stay please let our managers know while you are here and we will do whatever it takes to make things right for you. That is who we are and we are committed to giving you a wonderful holiday kind regards The Return to Paradise Family
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Rach36432 wrote a review Feb 2024
18 contributions12 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I had always heard good things about Return to Paradise so had high hopes but was unfortunately let down. The place is quite run down and needs some attention. Our room was extremely dated, only one power outlet worked in the whole room, the lights didn’t work in the bedroom or laundry/kitchen area.

After our first night, we placed all our towels and sheets on the bathroom floor as we would at our hotels we stay at expected them to be replaced, however, when we returned later that evening expecting to jump into our freshly made bed, we were disappointed to find the dirty towels and sheets were exactly where we left them on the bathroom floor and our room hadn’t been cleaned.

My husband went to reception and asked for some new towels and came back with 2 towels which had brown stains over them.. I hate to think what these stains were… disgusting.

The food was just okay, quite expensive for what it is and came out cold and stale.

Unfortunately due to these factors, I will not be recommending this place to anyone. You can get so much more for your money at other resorts on the island.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Consider other options on the Island
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Response from Mel Toailoa, Other at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded Feb 20, 2024
Talofa Paptraveller98 Thank you for your feedback. Id love for you to contact me directly so you can give us some more information including only 1 power outlet working in a room. That doesnt seem right at all (because there are lamps, kettles, TVs, and so on in the room). Also we dont have laundry's in our rooms or villas. We also have signs in the room - if you leave your towels on the floor we know to replace them so we defintiely should have. But we defintiely do not change the sheets every day but every 3 days. We are committed to protecting our environment which includes reducing uncessary washing - you can request to have your sheets changed at any time but they would not be changed after 1 night unless evidently dirtly. But as you have mentioned your room wasnt cleaned - so we would love to have more details so we can investigate and improve. We apologise for any towels with stains - not sure what you think the stains are? but most likely burn marks from over-heating in the dryer, paint marks (very common with hand printed clothing which is common in Samoa). But stained towels should not be issued to our guests. We prefer to not soak our linens with too much bleach - its very harmful to the environment. And we also apologise you did not enjoy our food - we are trying to guess which food you mean (stale = bread ?) .. Once again we thank you for your feedback. We understand that you wont recommend us - but please do feel free to send us more details to help us to improve. You can email us on gm@returntoparadiseresort.com OR guestservices@returntoparadiseresort.com
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AmyStcc wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When we arrived in Apia at 1am (after a five-hour delay) we weren’t sure there would be anyone to pick us up. But as we wearily walked through the arrivals door, we were greeted with the smiling face of Mike, our reservations manager, who had stayed up especially to pick us up. Upon waking up we were met with the idyllic picture of gorgeous beach bungalows, a white sand beach, and a million and two coconut trees. Not to mention the intricately maintained gardens, and traditional Samoan architecture.

We were introduced to Kaps and his incredible food and beverage team who took care of us for the duration of our team, all of whom, despite us both having particular dietary restrictions, greeted us with a smile and by name every time. As we navigated the unfamiliar territory that was Samoa, we had an incredible tour guide who we fondly nicknamed the Samoan Superman, he drew us detailed maps when we wanted to venture out alone, and guided us through an incredible experience of swimming with turtles and diving down to clams that were almost as big as us. He also scaled a coconut tree in 30 seconds flat, which is what earned him the nickname.

Apart from venturing into the wild outdoors, we also had to pay a visit to the resort’s spa, and the incredible Faybe, who worked out any tension remaining in our backs with sweet smelling oils, and experienced hands. There are many more staff to mention who made this trip a roaring success.

We cannot recommend Return to Paradise Resort enough. Our stay there was nothing short of incredible. And if we may say so far too short. Thank you to each and every staff member at the resort for making us feel so at home and welcomed, we hope to return as soon as we can!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from travellover848, General Manager at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded Feb 14, 2020
Talofa and thank yoou for your kind review. We will pass on your positive remakrs to Mike, Kaps. Faybe, and Samoa Superman (aka Tupu). His tour to the giant clams and to say hullo to our resdient turtles is a very highly rated experience by all our guests. We are very proud of our beach and feel very blessed to have it - our family have been guardians of this special place for over 1000 years and we all love sharing it with you. Our SPAradise is becoming very popular with people coming from all over to experience the massages and other treatments from Faybe and the team. thank you for your high recommendation, and we are delighted to hear that as soon as you can, you are goiing to Return to Paradise. Make it soon, the same warm welcome awaits you Alofa tele The Return to Paradise Family
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Ligurama Viaggi wrote a review Mar 2023
25 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent 2 weeks at RTP. Excellent service. Smiley staff. Very good food. Awesone beach and over all stunning sea point: crystal clear water excellent for swimming. Owners continue to add to the features and give a great attention to the guest.
Very comfortable. Recommandable: Traditional Samoan dancing shows twice a week are very interesting: not to be missed. Book it!!!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Saini Tuitupou, Owner at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded Mar 18, 2023
Talofa and thank you for your kind review. It was great to have you all stay with us for a whole two weeks! Our family of staff genuinely enjoyed looking after you. We are very proud of our two shows which both won their respective national titles last year and as you say, they are not to be missed. We trust that we will see you again. Alofa atu the Return to Paradise Family
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Teresa105 wrote a review Mar 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful stay !!

We had a late check in and so when we arrived it was already dark, to my surprise the Resort at night was well lit and made me want to go for a wander before getting to my room. Our room was really easy to find and after a long flight plus drive from the airport, we were greeted with a huge bed, high cielings and very handsome bathroom. The 3 bedroom villa all had ensuites as well as amazing air conditiong. Unlike the other reviews, everything in our room was functioning. Every light, every lamp, every lock and the bedding was perfect.

The breakfast bar in the morning was limited, however I have no complaints as I drowned myself in their tropical juice and koko esi lol The staff were welcoming and very friendly.

We were travelling for a wedding however wished we could've stayed longer for the relaxation. The chapel the ceremony was held in was breathtaking! It was hard to focus on the newly wedds during the ceremony because I kept getting distracted from the breeze and the seaview coming through the many windows. The brides entrance was a moment to rememeber as they had performers that guided her.

The walk from the chapel to the dining hall where the reception was held in was in fact beautiful. Really clean, sandy beach and the staff were very friendly upon arrival to the reception hall. The horsd'oeuvre's they served which consisted of 8 options were YUM. Thats the only word I can use. YUM. The oka and the taro chip with the mussels on top were my FAVOURITE!! Once the food was served, the freshly cooked tuna was again YUM. If only gout didn't run in my family, I would've swolled the whole serving tray!

The serving staff were amazing !!! I had 2 little ones with me (both under 4) and they were very attentive. The event planner Jo (whom I've never met) definitley made sure we were well looked after. The staff made sure the kids always had a cold drink, bussed the tables contantly and constantly offered to bring new tableware and cuttlery because the kids kept dropping it on the floor when eatting. After putting the kids to sleep, I started my first glass of wine to which the servers made sure was never empty. There were 2 male staff (apologies I didn't catch their names) who were just superstars and I noticed they were constantly cleaning, cleaning, cleaning making sure nothing touched the floor and there was nothing anyone would slip on during the performances. I had no clue I had drunk so much because I was having so much fun! I had my first glass at 2:30pm, I was drunk and in bed by 4pm LOL Woke up and realised the staff had given us fresh new towels and toiletries aswell.

Just wanted to thank the staff for their patience and beautiful hospitalilty towards me and my family during our stay <3

Definitley coming back next time and but will try to not drink as much so I could've had more swimming time LOL
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: When booking your stay, do your research with the weather as well as buying everything you would...
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Response from Mel Toailoa, Other at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded Mar 12, 2024
Talofa Teresa Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed our villa. Theyre a great option for older families / groups travelling together as the 2 bedroom has 2 bathrooms, and 3 bedrooms have 3 bathrooms - so you dont need to share with others you arent sharing a room with - if thats what you prefer :) Thank you for mentioning all the electrical outlets - when planning our villas we had added in extras for convienence. We have removed complimentary breakfast and made other options so guests can nominate whether or not they wish to have breakfast with us, or in many cases our guests with own kitchens are cooking in their villas too. From 1st April we will be combining our tropical and cooked breakfast buffet - but it will still be referred to as TROPICAL - these changes we hope will simplify breakfast. Samoa is such a beautiful place to relax and unwind - and February / March are great times to travel if you like to have a more quiet holiday (also generally the best deals with flights/rentals and so on) so its a great time to think about travelling again in the future too ;) "If only gout didnt run in my family.." lol this did make us laugh! We are so pleased you enjoyed the wedding food - our team are awesome at doing Wedding & Event banquets - when its a buffet they also know the food that hits the spot - most often than not resulting in over - eating :) sorry!!! And thank you for mentinong Jo and our staff! the 2 young men you mention who were clearing were likely Bruce and Neemia, and the waitstaff at the wedding included Maimai, Mose, Ahkey and Lima (males). We are super proud of our staff but especially when our guests notice their extras - starting with a smile! Sounds like you had an epic and likely well deserved night off - if 1430-1600 was your Wine-O window and you were out for the count :) Thanks again Teresa, we look forward to having you back with us again soon!
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Answer from Melanie Toailoa
Apia, Samoa2 contributions
Talofa You can contact the Resort directly on the email provided on the webpage for specials. Email addresses cant be shared here due to guidelines
Answer from travellover848
Auckland, New Zealand26 contributions2 helpful votes
Talofa Lynda, thank you for your inquiry. We have dedicated staff who do guests' wash and fold service daily at a modest price. This is the most energy efficient and sustainable way for us to take care of your laundry needs, and to ensure that you spend your holiday relaxing - not doing laundry! Hope to see you soon
Thorne1970 asked a question Feb 2023
Gold Coast, Australia65 contributions7 helpful votes
Do you offer car hire ? Or is there day tours we could book or would you suggest using the local bus?
Answer from travellover848
Auckland, New Zealand26 contributions2 helpful votes
Talofa, cars can be hired directly here at Return to Paradise from carefully selected trusted car hire companies. we have shuttles to Apia town 3 times a week, and we have tours almost every day including giant clams, swimming with turtles, Savaii Island and lots of beaches and waterfalls, lots to choose from, Hope to see you soon, the Return to Paradise Family
Answer from Alf Jones.
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution2 helpful votes
I would be happy to send you a copy of the menu but I don't have a copy but I did not have a bad meal the whole time I was there there was plenty of Verity good to hear from you and enjoy.
sinder wrote a tip Apr 2024
BC, Canada218 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t miss the Maeva String Band performance. "
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Susan B wrote a tip Apr 2024
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Suggest hiring a car as the resort is on the other side of the island. It's fairly remote but there are little markets in driving distance. "
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Frank M wrote a tip Mar 2024
Sydney, Australia12 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Fia Fia night on Wednesday is a must do! An extravaganza of dance, music and song. The fire dancers were amazing."
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Lorrie M wrote a tip Mar 2024
Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you choose a garden view, ask for 2nd level (500 series) as you may get some view of the ocean, the ocean breeze and more privacy. "
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Teresa105 wrote a tip Mar 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"When booking your stay, do your research with the weather as well as buying everything you would need for ex - medication, personal hygiene."
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PRICE RANGE
$109 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SamoaUpoluLefagaMatautu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
72
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Frequently Asked Questions about Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Return to Paradise Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Giant Clam Sanctuary (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Return to Paradise Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Return to Paradise Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Return to Paradise Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Return to Paradise Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Return to Paradise Resort & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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