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Sa'Moana Resort

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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to Sa Moana for our 35th Wedding anniversary. Even though we knew it was 'off the grid' we thought that was an exaggeration, but it wasn't. Be prepared. Make sure you want to get away from it all. There is no phone, TV or internet unless you had data on your phone or paid for... More 

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Thank beeceesplace
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my partner in October and stayed in Alofa Bungalow. As the resort is rated as 3.5 stars and we had never travelled to South Pacific we were unsure what to expect. All the photographs you see on line / Facebook / TripAdvisor are exactly how the resort looks. Absolute paradise! The outdoor shower was lovely and we loved... More 

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Thank solorobbo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Sa'moana for 3 nights and this place is absolutely stunning. The stuff,food, rooms are all great.They also have a infinity pool and it's incredible. We will definitely come back there again.

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Thank 288mayram
Daniel M, Owner at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback following your stay. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and you will be returning. See you guys soon Daniel More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived with nil expectation and left in awe of the natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle that is Samoa. Sa'moana resort was the perfect getaway for myself travelling with three teenagers - waking up to the sound of the ocean in lieu of a blaring TV. Spending quality time eating and talking over fresh local food cooked in the restaurant, playing... More 

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1 Thank Kylie M
Daniel M, Owner at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

Hi Kylie Thanks for taking the time to do a review of your stay. Really appreciate your honest feedback and perfect description of Sa'Moana Resort. Your review reflects exactly our product and what we are aiming to offer our guests and great to hear positive feedback and that you all had a great holiday spending quality, family time together. I... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A perfect relaxing break. Lovely staff, great owners, nice rooms, great food, greater cocktails, fabulous location. The outdoor showers are fantastic. If you are after a real relaxing break, you will love this place. All accomodation is beachfront, you sleep and wake up to the sound of the waves, it's awesome. The hospitality is laid back and very accomodating. Nothing... More 

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1 Thank piyari
Daniel M, Owner at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

Hi guys. Thanks for taking the time to put together a review of Sa'Moana Beach Bungalows and Samoa. You are definitely correct with your advice about the car rental, getting out and making your own adventure experience. We are a super laid back beach getaway for those who want to unwind and enjoy a pacific island experience in an amazing... More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We booked our stay at Sa'Moana on the strength of what we read on their website but in reality once we arrived it was a total let down. It was presented as a surf resort but when we arrived and inquired about surf trips we were told that they no longer cater for that market. This resort seems to be... More 

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Daniel M, Owner at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

Hi guys Thanks for taking the time to put together a review of Sa'Moana Beach Bungalows. Yes we have moved away from surfing and surf tours over the past few months as it is not in demand anymore as a viable service. We have organically become a more family friendly resort for easy going travelers who are happy to explore... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

After staying in beach fale and hearing good words about this place I was having big expectations - it turns out a big disappointment. Bed comfort was minus 10. Extremely uncomfortable spring mattress in pool view bungalow gave me bad back! To access this premiss you have to take 7 km on a bumpy dirt road. It is an isolated... More 

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4 Thank Leszek D
Daniel M, Owner at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

I have been eagerly awaiting your review and was not at all surprised by your comments. This is purely based on my observations whilst you and your partner were here and how you treated the staff and showed your clear displeasure with the rain and wind whilst you were here. Funnily enough, the weather completely cleared immediately after you guys... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Samoa is a beautiful, simple, natural country. The people are friendly, embracing, generous and proud. This is a country that you should only go to if you are looking for a 'cultural' experience because to compare it to anywhere else in the world is simply unfair. Dont go there looking for fancy restaurants, theme parks and masses of entertainment with... More 

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4 Thank VCW123
Daniel M, Owner at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

Hi guys! Thank you for your great review - we have let the staff have all your incredible feedback and it was such a pleasure hosting your wedding day here at Sa'Moana. Couldn't agree more with all of your points - Samoa is a country that needs to be researched before travelers make it their choice for destination - but... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nice looking bungalows. Nicely kept surroundings. But to get there is a nightmare. Road is - sorry there is no road - a dirt path with gigantic holes. Nice owners. And most staff. But cold approach. The young waitress - rude with face saying -why u r here!? Asked for black coffee got cappuccino asked for black tea got whith... More 

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1 Thank Adam S
Daniel M, Owner at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

Hi Adam, I have been eagerly awaiting your review and was not at all surprised by your comments. This is purely based on my observations whilst you and your partner were here and how you treated the staff and showed your clear displeasure with the rain and wind whilst you were here. Funnily enough, the weather completely cleared immediately after... More 

Waitakere > Piha
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

With only 9 accommodations this place is not crowded which is my #1 ++. Each accommodation is a 'stand alone' so privacy is no problem and nor is noise. Clean, beautifully positioned and everything we needed we extended our stay. Neat owners and staff always somewhere to ask anything you may need to. Great kayaks and the best snorkeling gear... More 

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Daniel M, Owner at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

Thanks Bobbi for the review - was a pleasure having you and Julie here and was great to see you make the most of the kayaks / snorkeling and generally having a great time here. We hope you guys return soon and will definitely be over to your place in NZ when we manage to get away for a short... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a small 3.5 star remote, idyllic beach resort located at the end of the long, windy Salamumu beach road (about 6km track off main road). Our simple colorful wooden bungalows are all absolute beach front with their own private outdoor lava rock bathroom, private deck and of course fabulous beach and Pacific Ocean views. We are the perfect location for active families, couples and singles who want to totally switch off from the World for the length of their stay and be "Off The Grid" and see the real Samoa and maybe want something a little different from the standard "out of the brochure" vacation. We have an all-day bar and restaurant with comfortable seating for a sunset cocktail, good music including traditional Samoan tunes and great vibes. All our staff are local so can share their knowledge of the best places to visit, and the stories of the real Samoa. We do a weekly cultural show and a traditional Samoan Fire Dance and Haka display every Thursday - free to our guests. Guests are welcome to surf out front - its intermediate to advanced level and you need to bring your own board. Surf Tours can be arranged with local operators when you are here. There are several within 20/30 minutes of our resort. Car hire is highly recommended so you get to see the best of our beautiful island and discover your own magical parts of it - we can recommend lots for you to do and provide a map and some local advice. Please note we are not near any public transport, shops or other resorts / restaurants - we are literally a tropical island hideaway! If this is what you seek - you won't be disappointed! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sa'Moana Resort

Address: End of Salamumu Beach Road | Salamumu Village, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Region: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
Price Range: $117 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sa'Moana Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Sa Moana Hotel Apia
Sa'Moana Resort Samoa/Apia
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Apia
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Apia
#3 Family Hotel in Apia
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Apia
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“I'd be inclined to ask for one, looking at the sea, down the far right”
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“We shared a room with two other surfers. If you're a couple please book a room for yourselves. ”
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“Go somewhere else. This is a 3 star hotel at best. The staff is good, but ownership is deceptive and crooked.”
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