This was our first visit to Samoa and our first experience staying in beach fales. Satuiatua is a beautiful location with the fales right on the beach and beautifully shaded by the amazing banyan trees.
Leilua (Mum) runs a tight ship with a real focus on great food, comfort and cleanliness. The little things like raised beds and curtains in the fale, a beach shower and water bowls to wash our feet make a real difference. A beautiful breakfast and a la carte dinner are included in the rate. The fresh fish and local produce available every day was a highlight but if you want steak and chips it is there.
Phila is a great host and went out of her way to make our stay special. She even managed some internet access for us to check footy scores!
The resort's connection with the village is unique and offers a real insight into Samoan village life. Don't miss church across the road on Sunday morning followed by lunch with the family. The dress code for visitors is fairly relaxed and the "all white" is not expected.
The snorkelling at high tide is excellent with beautiful coral and lots of coloured fish. Other highlights were trips to the waterfall, the blowholes and Leilua's plantation. We decided not to rent a car but Ole's taxi service was excellent. Ask the resort to organise your taxi pickup from the ferry. (70 tala).
We spent 4 nights at Satuiatua Beach and it has given us many great memories of our visit to Savai'i. The treehouse fale should be ready for our next visit!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Satuiatua Beach Resort is the only beach fale operating on the South West Coast of Savai'i, Samoa. We have fales (bungalows) that are located on the beach for easy access to the surf & the lagoon. Satuiatua has one of the top surfing spots in Samoa. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Satuiatua Beach Resort Samoa