Where to Host Your Corporate Event, Function or Conference in Samoa
Give your delegates an event they’ll never forget with a seminar, workshop, business meeting or conference in Samoa. From a convenient set-up nearby the airport to elaborate venues on a private island or beach, there’s an array of conference venues across Samoa’s capital Apia, as well as the islands of Upolu and Savai’i to suit a range of vibes and needs. Full audio-visual technology, podium set-ups and a range of catering options are at the ready; all these conference venues in Samoa need is your event.
1. Tanoa Tusitala Hotel (Apia)
Only moments away from Apia‘s city centre yet situated on the idyllic Mulinuu Peninsula, Tanoa Tusitala Hotel provides a diverse range of meeting spaces that are sure to ignite the enthusiasm of your guests. The “Conference and Events Centre” is your largest indoor space easily accommodating up to 200 people and can be divided into three smaller rooms. The “Conference Fale” provides a much more aesthetically pleasing space in an oval Samoan architecture-inspired room for up to 50 delegates. Should you need something larger, you can even opt for an outdoor marquee with table layouts for up to 400 guests. Two separate boardrooms complete the package of this best resort in Samoa for conferences.
2. Lava Hotel (Apia)
Your alternative option on the Mulinuu Peninsula of Apia, the Lava Hotel boasts conference rooms for up to 120 delegates providing a more intimate but elegant space with easy access to kitchen facilities and bathrooms. Make use of the hot or cold buffet provided and opt for tea, coffee or a full drinks reception. Either way, delegates need only stroll downstairs to an attractive bar and restaurant area, ideal for those side meetings. Hotel rooms, on the other hand, are perhaps the most modern in Samoa with free WiFi, work desks, ensuite and 45″ smart TVs.
For more stays offering free internet, take a look at the 9 Accommodations in Samoa with Free WiFi.
3. Jet Over Hotel (Savai’i)
Should you want to host your conference on the island of Savai’i, Jet Over Hotel offers the largest hotel conference facility on the island. Within easy reach of Salelologa town centre, the hotel is set up for travellers both for leisure and business, which is why it is often the first choice for Samoa’s government organisations. While the hotel is a little rundown, the “Conference Room” for up to 50 delegates and “Upstairs Lounge” for up to 25 are cool and comfortable with air-conditioning. Having hot drinks and morning/afternoon tea provided by the hotel is optional, or you are permitted to arrange external catering.
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4. Taumeasina Island Resort (Apia)
Its own private island yet moments away from Apia‘s city centre, Taumeasina Island Resort is the perfect go-to for corporate travellers seeking a modern and convenient conference resort. The “Samoa Ballroom” can hold up to 600 delegates and can even be subdivided into three separate rooms, giving you a very flexible space. What’s more, the facility has two breakout rooms with a printer, photocopier, projector, bathroom and kitchenette amenities.
The resort is also the ideal place for relaxation with two resort pools, Fofo Spa & Sauna, tennis courts, watersports equipment, three restaurants and very popular fiafia nights. Rooms range from contemporary hotel rooms to multi-room apartments. More of the latter can be found in the 10 Best Holiday Apartments in Samoa – ideal for a long-term stay on business.
5. Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort (Upolu)
Perhaps the easiest events centre and resort to arrange for delegates coming from overseas, the Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort is only moments away from Faleolo International Airport yet is set on its own private beach. What’s more, the resort boasts a whopping 12 event spaces for you to plan the perfect conference, whether it’s an intimate gathering or you have up to 300 delegates. Fuel your guests with coffee breaks, snacks and full meals prepared by the resort’s catering team and receive special rates when blocking at least 10 hotel rooms. The resort also has all the usual audio-visual equipment, as well as additional supplies such as stationary, name cards and lobby bulletin boards.
6. Return to Paradise Resort (Upolu)
For an off-the-beaten-track conference resort in Samoa that radiates Polynesian charm with a large open conference fale, Return to Paradise Resort is well worth considering for your event. The fale can sit up to 400 delegates on tables or up to 500 in a theatre-style layout. If you prefer a cooler temperature, however, the “Gary Cooper Lounge” is equipped with air-conditioning and is better suited for smaller conferences or board meetings. Other additions include free WiFi, light and sound systems, secretarial services and conference day catering packages. Find this resort on the southwest coast of Upolu along with the 17 Best Resorts on Upolu.
7. Aga Reef Resort (Upolu)
A fantastic little venue for smaller gatherings, Aga Reef Resort boasts a contemporary boardroom/meeting room that sits up to 30 delegates. The well-lit venue with tea/coffee-making facilities, a mini-bar, a whiteboard and a large flatscreen TV for audio-visual presentations provide respite from the usual slightly off-colour projectors. The boutique resort sits along the highly sought-after Lalomanu and Saleapaga stretch of Upolu, boasting an array of upscale villas and an attractive restaurant offering an upmarket yet professional resort setting.
8. Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa (Upolu)
One of the most luxurious resorts in Samoa, Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa is the ultimate choice to impress. Set in lush tropical gardens and alongside a white-sand beach on the south coast of Upolu, Sinalei offers an attractive balance of business and recreation for delegates. There are three meeting venues to utilise, ranging from a small setting with private shoreline dining to a larger arrangement in the resort’s overwater restaurant. The resort also offers exclusive resort hire to help coordinate the best bespoke experience. Take a look at more of Samoa’s upscale options in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Samoa.
9. Le Vasa Resort (Upolu)
Get away from the city and experience the true Samoa with your event hosted at Le Vasa Resort. On the Upolu oceanfront looking out to the islands of Apolima Strait, the boutique resort offers an intimate setting for corporate retreats of up to 50 delegates, with a number of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces to choose from. Facilities include WiFi, an LED screen display, a projector, and fax and printing services. What’s more, the resort is only a few kilometres from Faleolo International Airport.
10. Amoa Resort (Savai’i)
Should you be looking for a more upscale but intimate business retreat to Savai’i, Amoa Resort has a meeting room that might just fit the purpose. Although the smallest on this list, with just one meeting room sitting up to 15 people in a boardroom layout, Amoa boasts the most complete resort experience on Savai’i with a choice of business-style hotel rooms or holiday-style Polynesian poolside rooms. What’s more, the resort is just a mere 20-minute drive from Salelologa Wharf.
More About the Best Conference Centres and Venues in Samoa
That’s it for our list of the best conference centres and venues in Samoa, but for more on business travel, take a look at the following:
- 10 Best Resorts for Conferences in Samoa
- 10 Best Wedding Venues in Samoa
- How to Get Internet & WiFi in Samoa
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Best Samoa Travel Guide.