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Vacations Beach Fales
Ranked #13 of 15 Hotels in Savai'i
Raumati Beach, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“So close to the ocean”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

A lovely place to stay. We'd highly recommend it.
Friendly staff.
Good food.
Excellent location.
Enjoyed the Sunday umu after going to church down the road.
Fales were perfect for us. Look straight out to sea.
Fish around the coral great.
Swam every day at least twice.
Good having our own snorkels and masks.
Nice to be elevated on beds rather than straight on the floor.
We asked for extra mattresses which made a huge diffeence.
My husband had a birthday while we were there and they did a great job organizing a cake for us.
We rented a car from Apia and that gave us a lot of flexibilty as there were 6 of us.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

We had 5 wonderful days staying at Vacation Beach Fales. The staff and management were friendly, helpful, happy and relaxed so before you know it we were laid back and relaxed too. The food was great with plenty of changes daily, especially the Sunday traditional feast!! We had seven in our group with a mixture of age groups and there was always enough food to keep our teenage boy well feed. The location is supreme you couldn't ask for a more beautiful beach and the bonus is there is a bar just a few meters along the beach at Jane's Fales. Cocktail hour is so worthwhile the cocktails are half price and taste fabulous, such a perfect way to catchup in the late afternoon before dinner. I recommend anyone planning a trip to Savaii to check Vacations Beach Fales out, you won;t be dissapointed.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

Vacations was our first stop in Samoa, we had booked online through email, no need to pay a deposit and from the minute we arrived we felt so welcomed and at home. Initially only planning to stay 3 nights we ended up there for 5. beautiful fales, extremely close to the beach, we loved listening to the waves at night and waking to the beautiful Samoan sun. Lights and powerpoints in the fales were a great bonus!!! Beautiful cooked breakfast with fresh fruit every morning, and dinner included was a great bonus. Lunch was as easy as a one minute stroll down the main street to the nearest bus stop where locals hang enourmous bunches of bananas for tourists to snack on.

Snorkelling was a breeze, an abundance of easy acess reef only metres from the beach. Swimming was a bit tricky at low tide as it's quite shallow, but high tide it was fine. The staff were wonderful, humouring our stumbling attempts at speaking samoan, and making sure we never went hungry! Don't expect a party vibe with the bar closing by 8 and most of the staff going home at that point, but if relaxation/swimming/snorkelling/friendly staff/plentiful food is what you're after then definitely stay here!!

I will definitely be back! We recommended vacations to everyone we met on the rest of our travels and we enjoyed it far more than our brief two days in a more upmarket resort. We even came back and visited just before we left back to australia.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Masterton, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

we had 8 days of awesome views, great food, very friendly/ helpful staff, tidy/ clean ammenities, one of the best swimming beaches, (anywhere) at high tide , and very good snorkling along the reef.
one of the special holiday/ vacation spots, and i would certainly recommend to anyone else to go there, great for kids as well....
Tony Kerr and Lorraine Hughes, Blenheim, New Zealand

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

A friend recommended Vacations Beach Fales to me and it lived up to the glowing recommendation. Myself and my husband had a relaxing and very enjoyable stay at Vacations over the Easter break. The fales were comfortable, the food was tasty and the staff were incredibly friendly.

Some of the highlights were spending hours in the sheltered lagoon, lots of turtle viewing and stepping out of the fale onto a beautiful beach. Don't miss the Sunday feast. Yummy!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed December 14, 2010

Vacations beach fales is beautiful, friendly and very reasonable. The staff are wonderful and willing to help with any query. The fales are clean and comfortable and right on the beach. You can swim with turtles every afternoon out the front of your fale. The food is tasty and there is plenty of it!

Vacations beach fales is definitely worth a visit!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed November 29, 2010

Manase is a laid back beach town. We were in the South Pacific for seven weeks on assignment in American Samoa, had to do some work in Apia and had several extra days of down time. We stayed at Vacations on the recommendation of a travel agent in A.S., were not disappointed and would go back to Vacation's anytime. The food is excellent and don't miss the traditional Sunday Samoan feast - wonderfully awesome. The service is spectactular and the Vailima's are cold. Great value. One family actually moved from another fale resort to Vacations while we were there. Can't beat the reef snorkling right out front, blue starfish, colorful coral and reef rish. The beach is amazing. Savai'i is a gorgeous island and truly one of the last untouched places, everything you picture a South Pacific island paradise should be. To the beautiful Samoan culture and warm friendly people. Fa'afetai le fa'aloalo.

http://vacationsbeachfales.com/vacationsbeachfales/index.htm

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Vacations Beach Fales
Address: Manase Street | Manase, Savai'i, Samoa
Location: Samoa > Savai'i
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Savai'i
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Talofa Lava and Welcome to Vacations Beach Fales in Manase Savaii. We're more than happy to greet you, assist you with kindness if need assistance and definitely make your stay feel at home. About Ratings it is ST90pp thus includes Breakfast and Dinner. For Self contain at ST400 per day per unit thus includes Breakfast and Dinner, Beach Front Cottage with En-suite Bathroom at ST250 per day per unit with an extra at ST50 includes Breakfast and Dinner. We make sure that you enjoy staying with us and all your needs are accomplished. ... more   less 
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