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Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our trip was in August 2016. We hired a car to get to Salamumu and it is definitely a must! The drive to the resort is bumpy but really part of its charm of being off the grid. It's roughly 45mins away from Apia and we went to the markets and supermarket to pick up some snacks which was perfect....

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3Thank lorettaschmidt19
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stayed at Sa'Moana over Christmas for 5 days and the landscape here is fantastic, we did travel around the island of Samoa after leaving Sa'Moana and we found that some of the best snorkelling was right out the front of this resort. People do need to take when booking that it is a fair way off the beaten track...

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

Thanks for taking the time to review Sa'Moana. Appreciate your honest feedback, this always helps us improve or service and guest experience. Hopefully see you back soon Daniel

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Sa'Moana Resort is perfect, its a wonderful small resort that is really connected with the environment, right on the beach, coconut palms, lagoon. The staff are fantastic, always helpful, smiling and have time to have a chat. The facilities are great, very clean with everything anyone could need. The outdoor private shower is fantastic, showering under the stars is such...

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3Thank hazel S
Daniel M, Owner at Sa'Moana Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review Sa'Moana. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you guys soon. Daniel

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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...

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

Many Thanks for the review and glad you had a joyful experience at Sa'Moana Resort. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 November 2016 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...

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

Thanks for the review - glad you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you again here soon. Daniel

Reviewed 1 November 2016 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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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

Lennox Head, Australia
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Sa'Moana Resort is an absolute beach from location with an amazing lagoon and a fully South Pacific atmosphere. Beautiful horizon lava rock swimming pool, great restaurant and bar. Ideal for families, honeymooners .... well for anyone

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

Thanks for taking the time to review Sa'Moana. Appreciate all of your comments. Hopefully see you again soon. Daniel

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...

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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...

Melbourne, Australia
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...

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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 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...

Port Macquarie, Australia
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...

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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...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $87 - $331 (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 Family Hotel in Apia
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Apia
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Apia
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“All rooms are beach front and the sea can be quite loud but worth it!”
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 of 5 bubbles lorettaschmidt19, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Every room is fantastic, with beach frontage, private outdoor showers, verandah.”
 of 5 bubbles 910hazels, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the bungalows are beach front”
 of 5 bubbles siaosi45, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Hibiscus room was great for a family of 4. one double bed and 2 singles”
 of 5 bubbles 892leanneh, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the fales are fabulous and are so close to the beach, pool and amenities.”
 of 5 bubbles VCW123, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
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