The Top Family-Friendly Hotels, Resorts and Holiday Homes in Apia
Not only is Apia a hub of experiences, but the capital also has the largest offering of family accommodations in Samoa! Whether you prefer the ease and holiday vibes of a resort or the privacy of a holiday home, there’s accommodation in Apia to suit a range of tastes, styles and budgets. Let us show you some of the best options that all ages will love in this list of the best family accommodations in Apia.
Before we begin, be sure to also open The Complete Travel Guide to Apia for Families for more effortless holiday planning.
1. Taumeasina Island Resort
Its own private island yet moments away from Apia’s bustling city centre, Taumeasina Island Resort is the perfect go-to for families who want that resort holiday that’s close to the action. It is also Samoa’s largest resort so you won’t be stuck for things to do between the two resort pools, Fofo Spa & Sauna, tennis courts, watersports equipment, children’s playground and very popular fiafia nights (see the 10 Best Cultural Shows (Fiafia) in Samoa). There are three restaurants on-site to choose from, although they’re not our favourite at least you’re never too far from Apia’s finest places to wine and dine. As for rooms, the “Oceanview” and “Deluxe Oceanview” hotel rooms will meet the requirements of most families, boasting contemporary interiors of what you would expect of an international-style hotel. Alternatively, treat yourself to the full home-away-from-home experience in one of the two- or three-bedroom villas complete with a modern kitchen and plenty of space for your group.
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- Taumeasina Island Resort on Booking.com
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2. Orator Hotel Samoa
On the quiet village and plantation outskirts of the city, Orator Hotel Samoa might have an unassuming sign at its entrance, but once you go down the palm-lined driveway to the gorgeous gardens and the greetings of a Samoan song upon checking in, you’re instantly made to feel special. Between the garden pathways and surrounding a deck-lined pool are a number of villas that, although need a facelift as is common with Samoan accommodation, have endearing features like tiled floors and rock-lined ensuite bathrooms. Enjoy a tropical breakfast included in the rate and more Samoan delights available to order at the restaurant.
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3. Tanoa Tusitala Hotel
The magnificent dome rooves along the Mulinuu Peninsula are a striking introduction to this family-friendly hotel. Boasting a convenient yet attractive location, Tanoa Tusitala Hotel offers a superb base for your Apia exploits. Just try to get the kids out of the large outdoor pool or shaded kids’ pool, while easy entertainment can also be found at the convenient albeit small children’s playground. There’s even limited free WiFi if things get really serious. Meanwhile, enjoy a hot buffet breakfast served each morning in the Fala Restaurant and al fresco dining at the Deck Restaurant by the pool. As for rooms, expect your usual hotel-style offering, each with air-conditioning, an ensuite and either a private balcony or patio. If a hotel stay is definitely your thing, be also sure to also check out the 25 Best Hotels in Apia & Upolu.
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- Tanoa Tusitala Hotel on Booking.com
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- Tanoa Tusitala Hotel on Trip.com
4. Samoa Tradition Resort
A favourite with the locals who have family visiting from overseas (and want to impress), Samoa Tradition Resort is all about family: family-owned, family-run and you’re sure to feel like family too by the end of your stay. Choose between hotel rooms with breakfast included and affordable rates or upgrade to one of the villas decorated with hand-carved poles and exposed rock walls complementing the nature embraced from your forest balcony. There are full apartments with cooking facilities should you want to make your tribe feel right at home. Not to mention, one of the highlights of the resort is its famed fiafia night every Thursday. Discover more resort-style stays in the 16 BEST Resorts on Upolu.
5. Samoana Boutique Hotel
Just about every room type at Samoana Boutique Hotel is suitable for families. Choose from two grades of hotel-style rooms with two double beds. Alternatively, enjoy the convenience of your own kitchen in the two- or three-bedroom apartment. Whether you want to cook or not, the on-site Black Pepper Cafe makes for an easy option for lunch, while the attractive albeit small swimming pool is sure to keep the kids entertained a few times during your stay. The hotel is a little way out of town, but car rental is easy enough to organise through the hotel’s sister company, Samoana Rentals – see the 10 Best Car Rentals on Upolu.
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- Samoana Boutique Hotel on Booking.com
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6. The Samoan Outrigger Hotel
A cute and quintessentially Samoan hotel on the outskirts of Apia, The Samoan Outrigger Hotel provides affordable rates, family rooms and Samoan smiles. Rooms are well-maintained, better so than some of Samoa’s more premium hotels, and come in a range of layouts. Choose from air-conditioning, ensuite and shared bathroom facilities. Otherwise, there are open fales in the garden should you want to get the real Samoan experience! With a well-equipped communal kitchen, swimming pool and gorgeous gardens to relax in, what else could you need in Apia? Choose from more self-catering options in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Samoa.
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- The Samoan Outrigger Hotel on Booking.com
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- The Samoan Outrigger Hotel on Trip.com
7. The White House Hotel
A little different from your usual Samoan family-owned accommodation, The White House Hotel boasts crowd-pleasing sleek yet minimalistic decor from the crisp-white sheets to the tiled floors. All family rooms each have an ensuite, air-conditioning, fridge and tea/coffee-making facilities. There’s an attractive restaurant on-site, as well as free parking, not that you’ll need it when Apia city centre is only a 15-minute walk away. All in all, The White House provides a comfortable and contemporary stay for families on a budget. For more affordable finds, check out the 20 Best Budget Accommodations in Apia.
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- The White House Hotel on Booking.com
- The White House Hotel on Expedia
- The White House Hotel on Trip.com
8. Lynn’s Getaway Hotel
Another affordable family-friendly hotel in Apia, Lynn’s Getaway Hotel is a worthwhile option. This collection of bright ensuite family rooms with air-conditioning provides a cooling place to relax after a day’s exploring. More relaxation can be found in the garden swimming pool, while the various lounge and dining areas inside provide more places to unwind – some with free WiFi. Enjoy a freshly baked breakfast with local fruit each day. Otherwise, try Lynn’s Getaway Apartments nearby for self-catering accommodation.
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9. Amanaki Hotel
While most in Apia know Amanaki Hotel as one of the top seafood dining spots in the city, families may also want to consider staying here. If not for the rock garden swimming pool that kids love playing in, then for the attractive location on the Mulinuu Peninsula just a short stroll from town and Friendship Park. Each “Deluxe Room” has two double beds with air-conditioning, an ensuite bathroom, a fridge and tea/coffee-making facilities. The rooms are pretty basic but comfortable and clean enough. Learn more about attractions like Friendship Park in the 10 Things to Do in Apia with Kids.
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10. Kuini’s Guesthouse
For that suburban stay in Apia, take a look at Kuini’s Guesthouse. More of a holiday home than a guesthouse, Kuini’s is a simple yet modern two-bedroom house kitted out with all your home-away-from-home essentials, including kitchen and laundry facilities. Each bedroom has one double bed with stand fans, while the open-plan lounge and kitchen area has air-conditioning. Find this home in Vaivase-uta on the southern outskirts of Apia. If a holiday home sounds like your thing, you might also like to check out the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Apia & Upolu.
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11. Hotel Elisa
A four-storey building on Apia’s Mulinuu Peninsula, Hotel Elisa provides budget family accommodation in an attractive part of town. The family-run hotel is neatly maintained with soothing rose-garden tones throughout the four-person self-contained units. All rooms have air-conditioning and an ensuite, as well as some slightly dated appliances. There’s a shady outdoor pool with a paddling section suitable for kids, while, inside, is the Beachcomber bar and restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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12. Moatoga Hotel
A three-star hotel opposite the vibrant Fugalei Market, Moatoga Hotel offers plenty of options for families. Their “Deluxe Suite” sleeps four, while the “Family Room” sleeps five in a renovated open-plan space with a breakfast bar and an ensuite bathroom. You can opt for a portable stove, should you want to self-cater. Otherwise, you’re right in the heart of Apia to try out its restaurants, which you can learn more about in The Food Guide to Apia.
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13. Travellers Point Hotel
A compact but perfectly comfortable hotel just a 15-minute walk from the town centre, Travellers Point Hotel is a worthwhile consideration for families staying in Apia. While you won’t be getting the best views in town, you still have an attractive deck-lined pool for the kids to enjoy. There are usually weekly goings-on at the on-site restaurant to make evening dining effortless, from “curry night” to “Sunday brunch”, which is also where your included breakfast is served. As for rooms, expect your usual hotel layouts with an ensuite and air-conditioning.
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14. Tivoli Aparthotel
Surrounding a Mediterranean-esque pool area with ornate iron furniture under cute gazebos, Tivoli Aparthotel offers an alternative ambience for families in Apia. Your ultra-spacious unit or two adjoining units have colourful modern fixtures, as well as useful amenities like cooking facilities for a true home away from home. You are also supplied with reusable glass bottles so the family can keep hydrated using the hotel’s filtered water and reduce their plastic water bottle impact – yay! Note that there is a security bond to pay upon check-in (so return those bottles!) For more ways to travel more sustainably, check out the 31 Ways to Travel More Sustainably in Samoa.
15. Lotopa Home
Last but certainly not least, Lotopa Home offers another enticing holiday home in Apia for families. This four-bedroom house sleeping up to 10 people in the suburban outskirts is renovated with relatively modern furniture and fixings, from its open-plan kitchen to its two bathrooms. Keep cool with the tiled floors and air-conditioning, and keep clean with home appliances such as a washing machine. There’s parking on-site, as well as a garden.
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More Family Accommodations in Apia
We find it hard to believe that you didn’t find anything suitable in this list of the best family accommodations in Apia! But, if that should be the case, you might find something more to your liking in the following recommendations:
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