The Top Family-Friendly Resorts, Hotels, Beach Fales and Holiday Homes in Samoa
Create positive memories together, have new family experiences and, most importantly, relax on a family getaway to Samoa. Whether you crave that effortless resort escape or are a more adventurous tribe wishing to be enriched by staying in one of Samoa’s traditional beach fales, there are options for a family-friendly stay right across the spectrum. We’ve picked out the most child-friendly in this list of the best family resorts and accommodations in Samoa!
1. Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa (Upolu)
Providing a South Pacific resort holiday that is familiar to most, Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa has the beach, the pool, the restaurant, the accessibility, as well as upscale villas and plenty to entertain the family. The spacious family villas with separate bedrooms for the kids are sure to become your new favourite home away from home. Otherwise, you can save on the budget by staying in one of the hotel rooms with a convenient layout of a double bed plus two singles. Wherever you decide to choose to stay, there’s plenty to keep the whole tribe entertained, while the resort also organises a range of island tours to make all of your holiday exploits effortless. Find this resort on Samoa’s main island, Upolu, along with the 20 Best Family Resorts & Accommodations on Upolu.
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2. Taumeasina Island Resort (Upolu)
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 to be 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. 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. For more places to stay in Apia, check out the 15 Best Family Accommodations in Apia.
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3. Amoa Resort (Savai’i)
Savai’i‘s most complete resort experience awaits just a mere 20-minute drive from Salelologa Wharf. Surrounding a lagoon-style pool that kids love (and adults love the swim-up bar) is a small selection of Polynesian-inspired “Poolside Villas” complete with carved architectural features, a mezzanine bedroom with a curtain partition and two single beds below, as well as an awesome little garden shower. While Amoa Resort offers an array of cultural experiences and crowd-pleasing yet upscale dining for guests within the resort grounds, you’ll no doubt feel an allure to cross the road to the lagoon deck which captures breathtaking sunrises and where kayaks are available to launch from the manmade beach. Discover more family-friendly stays on Samoa’s lesser-visited island in the 10 Best Family Resorts & Accommodations on Savai’i.
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4. Le Uaina Beach Resort (Upolu)
Swap international resort chains for a locally run operation with the best resort rates in Samoa at the Le Uaina Beach Resort. As long as you’re not expecting luxury, you’ll find that Le Uaina is ideal for the price. Enjoy South Pacific cuisine at the on-site restaurant and spend your days snorkelling or kayaking by the excellent reef just off the beach. There’s a substantial swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers if you’re looking for a more relaxing aspect to your holiday. Rooms all have an ensuite, while layouts fit small families up to large tribes. Find this resort in Faleapuna village, right by the Piula Cave Pool and approximately 20 minutes from Apia. As one of the best-priced resorts, we also list this one in the 25 Best Budget Accommodations in Samoa.
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5. Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa (Upolu)
Between the water garden entrance, open restaurant, lagoon-style swimming pool and real lagoon beyond is one of Upolu‘s most design-driven family resorts. Definitely Coconut Beach Club‘s most attractive room offering for families, the “Royal Villas” are nestled in the gardens, two storeys of luxury complete with in-the-ground bathtubs and an observatory balcony accessed by a spiral staircase. Otherwise, most families are more than happy with the two-bedroom beachfront “fales”. Although these are not traditional open-air fales, the two separate bedrooms ensure everyone gets their privacy. When you’re not relaxing in your fale, enjoy almost daily entertainment at the restaurant, plenty of pool and beach time, as well as organised tours to explore the island. For more “luxurious” offerings, also check out the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations & Resorts in Samoa.
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6. Savaii Lagoon Resort (Savai’i)
On Fagamalo‘s sandy shores, Savaii Lagoon Resort offers pleasingly modern bungalows by the beach that meet the requirements of most families – even those hoping to do some self-catering. There are room layouts to suit all groups, from villas with separate bedrooms to more affordable open-plan bungalows. Either way, each bungalow comes with the rare feature of cooking facilities, while the Barefoot Bar and Restaurant offers an idyllic setting on the beach. You can always work off your lunch by making use of the kayaks available, not to mention, getting the kids to burn some energy. However, you will need to bring your own snorkelling gear or hire them from Dive Savai’i just across the road. For more stays with cooking facilities, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Samoa.
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7. Tanoa Tusitala Hotel (Upolu)
The magnificent dome rooves along the Mulinuu Peninsula are a striking introduction to this family-friendly hotel. Boasting a convenient yet attractive location in Apia, Tanoa Tusitala Hotel offers a superb base for your Upolu 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 check out the 30 Best Hotels in Samoa.
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8. Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort (Upolu)
Offering the convenience of its location near the airport and wharf with ferry connections to Savai’i, yet boasting the standards of an international resort, the Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort might just fit the bill for an easy family escape to Samoa. There’s plenty of room for relaxation and fun along the beach with thatched shade umbrellas and the lagoon-style pool, while the elegant outdoor settings of the Apolima Fale open for breakfast (one of the best breakfast buffets on the island, might we add) and the evening venue of the South Pacific Restaurant make dining as easy as an island breeze. Mum or dad also can’t miss a rejuvenating spa session at the Manaia Polynesian Spa, which easily makes it onto our Best Spa Resorts in Samoa – perhaps something worth hiring the babysitter for?
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9. Bayview Resort (Savai’i)
Nestled on the bay’s edge surrounded by the dramatic formations of the Saleaula lava flow, Bayview Resort offers a selection of uniquely-designed units, which more than justifies its position on our 20 Most Unique Accommodations in Samoa. Choose from a fan or air-conditioned fale, each with an indoor and an outdoor bedroom. We can already tell you that the kids are going to bank the outdoor portion of the fale, which also offers plenty of space for the family to relax during those balmy afternoons. Most units have an ensuite bathroom but some share a bathroom, so be sure to specify your preference. There are kayaks to explore the bay on your doorstep and turtles are regular visitors to the rock pools. The restaurant/bar is open 24/7, so you’ll never go hungry (or thirsty; you may even get enticed to join in some of the local discos or karaoke nights happening once or twice a week).
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10. Stevensons at Manase (Savai’i)
Swimming pool; check. Beach; check. Restaurant; check. Attractive family rooms; check, check check! Stevensons at Manase is an ever-popular resort for families with uniquely styled ensuite villas decorated with local art and stone walls to reflect the natural environment. Families of three looking for that beach fale experience without sacrificing comfort should definitely consider one of the “eurofales” giving you the Samoan accommodation experience along with the luxury of a spacious ensuite bathroom with drink-making facilities and a private deck boasting lagoon views. There’s plenty of beach to comb, while the large swimming pool and restaurant brasserie overlooking the lagoon are gorgeous places to unwind. All in all, Stevensons provides idyllic accommodation for a low-key family getaway.
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11. Return to Paradise Resort & Spa (Upolu)
Based on Upolu’s most famous beach, Return to Paradise Resort & Spa offers a secluded retreat on the island’s southwest coast. With four individual swimming pools and a sheltered Samoan-style concrete pool on the coast, there are plenty of options for safe swimming. Kids need to be kept an eye on for swimming off the beach, however, which provides interesting snorkelling at low tide. Otherwise, families will be kept entertained with weekly fiafia nights, table tennis, children’s toys, garden walks and more. There’s also a kids’ menu at the attractive waterfront restaurant, where a night under the rockpool cabana is always a novel experience for the kids. As for accommodation, you have a wide array of beachfront and garden options, from one-bedroom beachfront suites to three-bedroom villas with self-catering facilities.
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12. Orator Hotel Samoa (Upolu)
On the quiet village and plantation outskirts of Apia, 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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13. Litia Sini Beach Resort (Upolu)
Escape to one of Upolu‘s most sought-after beaches, especially with the locals, Lalomanu Beach. While traditional beach fales make up the majority of accommodation lining this idyllic stretch of white sand and turquoise lagoon, Litia Sini Beach Resort offers a slight step up in their fully-enclosed bungalows. Choose from either a garden bungalow or on the beachfront with direct access down the steps to Lalomanu’s white sands. Family rooms are compact, fitting beds for four or five people, with each equipped with a mosquito net. You can easily get a bit more space, however, on your private deck where watching the sunrise or sunset is simply magical. Home-cooked Samoan-style cuisine is served for breakfast and dinner, included in the rate.
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14. Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge (Savai’i)
Offering much more than a bed for the night, Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge pulls out all of the stops to offer the complete Savai’ian holiday experience. Although the lodge is one of the top places on the island for fishing charters, they also have kayaks, snorkelling gear, bikes, fishing rods and SUP boards for families to hire. Not to mention, some of Savai’i’s top cultural experiences depart here, from their highly recommended Koko Plantation Tour to their Village Walk, massage and so on. Breakfast is included in the rate (kids will love the koko rice) and served at the on-site restaurant, which also has an a la carte menu for dinner. As for the accommodation, non-fussy families’ will find the “Tui Moana” ensuite bungalows will meet their basic needs.
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15. Samoana Boutique Hotel (Upolu)
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 Apia 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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16. 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 on the same island in the 16 BEST Resorts on Upolu.
17. Tanu Beach Fales (Savai’i)
If you’re interested in the traditional beach fale experience, which we fully recommend for families to try for at least one night of their trip, then a fantastic family-friendly option is Tanu Beach Fales. Established in 1993, Tanu Beach Fales offers some of the most spacious in Savai’i. Most of the 28 fales are located on the lagoon’s edge in the glorious snorkelling and beach hotspot of Manase. Fales can be laid out in a number of ways for families with both sleep-only and sleep, breakfast and dinner rates available. Food is a shared affair with the likes of palusami, breadfruit, taro, chow mein and some vegetarian options. For more advice on staying in this style of accommodation, check out the Essential Tips for Staying in a Beach Fale in Samoa.
18. Vaiula Beach Fales (Upolu)
For a beach fale experience on Upolu, choose one of the 22 beach fales that sit on the absolute beachfront of Tafatafa Beach at Vaiula Beach Fales. There’s room here for most group sizes, from three-person fales to six-person to even a two-storey fale; the only one in Samoa! If you want to camp, you’re even welcome to do that for a small fee – see The Best Accommodations for Camping in Samoa. Like all fale accommodations, bathrooms are shared but this one comes with the fun feature of an outdoor lava rock shower. Enjoy your included breakfast and dinner family-style and even stick around for lunch at the accommodation’s very own cafe and bar. Oh, and Tafatafa Beach is one of the safest swimming beaches for families, as long as you stick to its shallow depths. See how this beach fale compares to the 20 Best Beach Fale Accommodations in Samoa.
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19. The Samoan Outrigger Hotel (Upolu)
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?
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20. Ifiele’ele Plantation (Upolu)
For something completely out of the ordinary, set your sights on Ifiele’ele Plantation. Their two-bedroom two-bathroom villa plus a child-enticing mezzanine bedroom sleeps up to eight people, ideal for large families or a couple of families travelling together. With an open-plan kitchen and lots of open space for kids to roam, the holiday home provides the perfect space for entertaining. Should you need more entertainment, your hosts provide plantation tours with lots of tasty treats and animals to meet, while the large outdoor pool offers a welcome respite from Samoa’s hot temperatures.
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21. Savaiian Hotel (Savai’i)
A no-frills hotel on lush grounds facing the Pacific Ocean, the Savaiian Hotel offers an idyllic location in the village of Lalomalava, conveniently close to Salelologa on Savai’i. Families on a budget can choose the budget room with a double bed, a bunk bed and a shared bathroom, while those seeking more privacy might prefer one of the garden bungalows with an ensuite and air-conditioning. The on-site restaurant provides a children’s menu. Kids will also love the swimming pool. If the little ones manage to get you up early enough, you’ll love the sunrises from the hotel’s idyllic position.
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22. Joelan Beach Fales (Savai’i)
A worthwhile option on the white sands of Lano, Joelan Beach Fales gives guests the option of open fales with tarpaulins to roll down if it rains, closed fales with woven panel walls, or an air-conditioned ensuite bungalow. The spacious fales can accommodate up to four guests each. Rates include breakfast, dinner and hot drinks available in the airy dining fale. A lunch menu is available on request. Traditional Samoan canoes (paopao) can also be organised to explore the lagoon if you let your hosts know.
23. The White House Hotel (Upolu)
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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24. Amanaki Hotel (Upolu)
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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25. Lotopa Home (Upolu)
Last but certainly not least, Lotopa Home offers another enticing holiday home on Upolu for families. This four-bedroom house sleeping up to 10 people in Apia‘s 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. For more holiday rentals, take a look at the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Samoa.
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More Family Resorts and Accommodations in Samoa
We find it hard to believe that you didn’t find anything suitable in this list of the best family resorts and accommodations in Samoa! But, if that should be the case, you might find something more to your liking in the following recommendations:
- How to Pick the Best Family-Friendly Accommodation in Samoa
- 10 Best Holiday Apartments in Samoa
- Where to Stay in Samoa: The 50 Best Accommodations in Samoa