Wow, what a spectacular place to see and enjoy the serene environment and experience Le Vasa Resort offers their clients. I had the best time with my partner. We were looking for a place to go that was afordable and yet offered everything a 5 star resort does. Susan greeted us at the airport and she was full of life and so happy to make our experience a pleasurable one. The resort is all oceanfront and the gardens were gorgeous, we had so many different places to hang out. Le Vasa was not crowded and the service was excellent. The oceanfront fales were really oceanfront, we have stayed at many resorts before when they advertise that they are oceanfront and that wasn't he case at all. Le Vasa's fales were tidy, warm, inviting, comfortable, artisitic and you could see the ocean from every room. Koreti greeted us with a smile every morning, she is like the mother of the resort offering whatever assistance she could to make your stay more enjoyable. Miriama was an excellent server and knew just what we wanted to drink or eat she gave us a lot of options. The people of Samoa are so gracious and wanted us to experience the best of everything they could offer.
My partner and I looked at Fiji, Tonga and Samoa, we thougth it was best to go to Samoa and we are soooo glad we did. We swam in the pool, laid out at the beach, enjoyed fabulous meals everyday, Tevita and Wright are some of the best chefs, you must try their food, Tevita made the best Filet Mignon I have ever had! Wright's seasfood pasta was to die for, we licked our plates clean. I think the two chefs must have been having an insided contest because each one wanted to be sure their meals were the best.
Toa took us out for an island tour around most of Upolo, you really need more than one day to really see the island I would say either go on two full day tours or rent a car for a couple of days. We were so lucky the weather was just beautiful the whole time we were there. December thru March is Samoa's wet season but we never saw the rain so I guess we were the lucky ones plus we didn't have heeps of people it was nice to be in Samoa when it wasn't crowded. Samoa is so unspolied I hope Samoa stays the way it is for a long time and it seems like the people really want to keep it that way.
It just so happens that Wright is also the captain offering boating activities and he took us out on a lovely boat trip, we went snorkeling, and cruised around the island of Manono which is a must and then back to the resort just in time for one of the best Sunset's we have ever seen.
My partner and I were so glad that they did not have TV's in the rooms and we actually had the chance to rekindled our relationship, we needed a break so bad from the hustle of the Auckland lifestyle that it was such a wonderful trip we want to go back again maybe later this year or next year. We would reccommend Samoa and Le Vasa Resort to anyone.
When we cruised around the island we stopped at Sinale and Coconuts and neither of those resorts had staff that smiled at us and the ambience was just not what we thought it would be. The resorts were nice but just overpriced and not inviting, so we were glad that we made the right choice about Le Vasa.
We took a 5 minute taxi ride to Aggie's Beach resort and had diner there, the drinks were so expensive it was more than you would pay at home and the food was just awful, we couldn't eat our meals. The thing I liked about Aggie's was the Swimming pool with the swim up bar other than that it was noisy with kids running around everywhere and the restaurants were overpriced.
Apia Downtown is okay, a busy little town, it was nice to see the fruit and flea market that's definitely a must, but I rather spent time chilling at the resort. I suppose the best night I had at the resort was their Fia Fia night when we got to see the fire dancer and the staff do a fantastic performance of their cultural dance. Don't miss out on the Fia Fia night.
Lastly, make sure that you take the time to sit out by the beach and have a drink and watch the spectacular sunsets.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Vasa Resort is a spectacular ocean front hideaway, set on 8 acres it's perfect for a romantic getaway and true relaxation. The resort is nestled in a peaceful and secluded setting and provides an authentic South Pacific experience with all of the modern amenities you desire. Le Vasa Resort features 13 private oceanfront fales and villas, 2 standard rooms, boat house, day room, an ocean view restaurant and bar, and an extensive selection of activities including fishing, diving and surfing all in a traditional village setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Vasa Hotel Apia
- Le Vasa Apia