The Top Adults-Only Experiences in Samoa
We get it. Samoa might be popular with families, but the tranquil island escape doesn’t have to feel like a crèche. With these adults-only activities in Samoa, you have opportunities to unwind, adventure and party without the worry of little ‘uns spoiling the fun. Check out these activities in Samoa for adults and treat yourself to some grown-up time.
Before we get started, you might also like to plan your trip with The Complete Adults-Only Travel Guide to Samoa.
1. Stay at an Adults-Only Resort or Hotel
For true tranquillity and just the right setting for a relaxing or romantic escape to Samoa, you can’t go wrong with staying in an adults-only resort. Exclusively for 18 years and over, Seabreeze Resort offers unmatched luxury with a day spa, an infinity pool with a bar and a wealth of activities, from clear-bottom kayaking to cultural evenings. If visiting Apia, choose the Vaea Hotel Samoa which has a kids-free policy of no guests younger than 11 years old. Discover more about the resort in The Best Adults-Only Resorts in Samoa.
Location: Seabreeze – signposted along Main South Coast Road, Aufaga, Upolu. Vaea Hotel – Togafu’afu’a Road, Lalovaea, Apia.
2. Discover Samoa’s Vibrant Nightlife
Whether your vibe is kicking back with sundowner cocktails or dancing into the wee hours, Apia and even the island of Savai’i have bars and nightclubs for an unforgettable night out. The Apia Marina is where much of the party is if you want to mingle with locals and expats. Alternatively, there are nightclubs and karaoke nights should you want to experience a real Samoan night out on Savai’i. Check out all of our recommendations in The Ultimate Guide to Samoa Nightlife + Happy Hour List.
Location: All over Samoa! See the link above for bar recommendations and their locations.
3. Treat That Special Someone to a Private Dining Experience
Forget crowded restaurants. If you seek that “adults-only” experience for a more romantic vibe, then treat yourself and your loved one to one of Samoa’s private dining experiences. Indulge in a three-course dinner with bubbles either on your room’s balcony or by the beach at Taumeasina Island Resort or Le Lagoto Resort, choose a private decorated setting at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa or have a candlelit dinner with personal waiting service on the deck of your luxury villa at Seabreeze Resort. For more couple-centric ideas like this, check out the 20 Most Romantic Things to Do in Samoa for Couples.
Location: Taumeasina – Taumeasina Road, off Main East Coast Road, Apia. Sinalei Reef – Signposted off Main South Coast Road between Mulivai and Si’umu on Upolu. Le Lagoto – Fagamalo village on the northeast coast of Savia’i. Seabreeze – Signposted along Main South Coast Road, Aufaga, Upolu.
4. Have a Swing at Samoa’s Golf Courses
If you’re looking for a destination that naturally isn’t swarming with families, then you’re bound to find sanctuary at one of Samoa’s golf courses. Apia itself has two park courses with plenty of challenges winding through the coconut palms, while Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa has its own premed 9-hole course. Find the most suitable course for you in The Complete Guide to Golf in Samoa.
Location: On the island of Upolu. See the link above for Samoa’s golf courses and their locations.
5. Take the Plunge on a Scuba Diving Excursion
Vibrant coral gardens, dramatic canyons, swim throughs and deep pinnacles; there are many exciting adventures to be had in the waters surrounding Samoa. On Upolu, Pure Ocean offers a range of dive trips to get to untouched pieces of paradise, with morning and afternoon boats, two-tank dives and the Tava’e wreck dive of a 30 m (98 ft) tug boat. Alternatively, Dive Savai’i can take you to turtle territory or the fascinating John Williams V wreck dive. There is so much to unpack when it comes to diving, so check out The Best Scuba Diving in Samoa.
Location: Pure Ocean – Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort, signposted off Main West Coast Road at the western end of Faleolo International Airport, Upolu. Dive Savai’i – Fagamalo village (opposite the Le Lagoto Resort) on the northeast coast of Savai’i.
6. Hit Samoa’s Uncrowded Waves on a Surf Tour
Pumping reef breaks are hardly swarming with kids (or anyone, for that matter), so swap a day of sightseeing at the more crowded attractions like the To Sua Trench for a morning or afternoon out on the reef. Join one of the independent surf tours, like Manoa Tours, or stay at one of Samoa’s surf camps, like Vaiula Beach Fales, Selani Surf Resort or Aganoa Lodge where local guides can organise Samoa’s customary surf fees, as well as transport you to the best waves for the conditions.
Location: All over Samoa! Check out the 10 Best Surf Operators and Guides in Samoa for more guidance.
7. Indulge in a Soothing Island Massage
If you need to get away from it all and indulge in some “me” time, then book yourself into one of Samoa’s serene spas. From the selection of locally-run spas in Apia to Upolu’s glorious spa resorts, you are never too far away from finding your zen in a kids-free zone.
Location: All over Samoa! Check out the 10 Best Places to Get a Massage in Samoa for specific locations.
8. Join a Yoga Class
On the subject of wellness, Samoa is also beautiful place to do yoga. Either join a class, such as on weekday mornings at Taumeasina Island Resort or book a one-on-one session with Yoga Samoa or with the resident instructor at Savai’i’s Aganoa Lodge. Discover all of your options in the 10 Best Places to Experience Yoga in Samoa.
Location: All over Samoa! See the link above for recommendations and their locations.
9. Reel in Pacific Pelagics on a Samoan Fishing Charter
Nothing compares to the thrills of reeling in the South Pacific’s monstrous pelagics, such as yellowfin tuna, sailfish, giant trevally, mahimahi and marlin. Fishing is a way of life here on the islands, so there’s no lack of experienced fisherfolk who can show you the lines. Troppo Fishing Adventures is your go-to charter in Apia, while resorts like Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa and Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge have their own fishing operations across the rest of the islands.
Location: All over Samoa! Check out the 10 Best Fishing Charters in Samoa for recommendations and their locations.
10. Try Your Luck at Samoa’s Only Casino
Unmissable on the Apia Harbour, mainly because it’s a multi-storey bright white building right next to the historic Aggie Grey Hotel, Whitesands Casino is Samoa’s only casino. The gambling joint is exclusively open to internationals, so take your passport to have access to gaming tables, slot machines and two bars, while live DJ sets usually add to the ambience on Friday and Saturday nights. The casino is open from 2 pm to 2 am daily. Samoa Scenic offers free transfers between Apia accommodations and the casino, should you need a ride. For more adult-only antics in the capital, check out the 8 Adults-Only Activities in Apia.
Location: Beach Road, Apia (next to Aggie Grey’s Hotel).
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