Lauiula was my favourite place in Samoa. I stayed in a couple of different beach fales which were good, but I really liked this one. The fales are nice, weatherproof, close to the beautiful beach and reef. If you leave your front 'window' open, you wake up with an amazing sunrise over the ocean each morning. The hosts are really friendly and helpful, and cook a huge breakfast and dinner for you every day. I especially liked the fact that there are books and snorkeling gear to use for free. I stayed at Lauiula for about 10 days, and did lots of snorkeling and reading (in other places usually no books and you pay snorkeling gear every day).
I rented a car with some other guests one day to drive around Savai'i. The owner, Richard, was very helpful in arranging this and pointing out where to go. We also got a good explanation about how the uma works and how palusami is made, followed by some excellent palusami of course :-).
If you like beach fales, this is the place to go in Savai'i!
I have to agree with a previous writer, toilet facilities are quite basic, but that is very often with beach fale accommodation.
- Also Known As:
- Lauiula Beach Fales Samoa