Satuiatua is one of the most friendly and welcoming places I have ever stayed. And I have travelled a lot. Nothing was too much trouble - information about the town, food, or beach. It is truly a place you can switch off, relax, and enjoy the scenery.
What is so great, other than the hosts?
* The beach is really lovely, but it is the massive banyan trees covering the fales and the beach that make it a cool and relaxed place to while away the hours.
* The fales are nice with real beds, but we chose to stay in a motel unit ("Donald unit"). This was also under the shade of the tree, and had basic ensuite facilities.
* The food was really good - particularly the choices available for dinner. If you have kids and are not sure about how they will take to Samoan food, you don't have to worry here as there are plenty of choices. [Spoiler: all western kids I saw on Savai'i happily ate the Samoan food!]
The local community has a small shop, but the main attraction of the community on a Sunday is church. There is a Methodist church across the road, which we attended. Despite not understanding much, it was great to share an hour of worship with the local community.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included