Where to Stay for Fishing in Samoa
The South Pacific‘s tropical waters are famous for game anglers everywhere! Mahimahi, Spanish mackerel, blue and black marlin, yellowfin tuna, giant trevally, Pacific sailfish and many more monsters can be found just a short boat trip away from Samoa’s shores. With that in mind, some of the islands’ resorts and lodges work hard on getting their guests to the best places for the catch with experienced fishing guides and local anglers. So if you’re heading to the islands with a mission to fish, then consider these fishing resorts and lodges in Samoa!
While you’re here, you’ll also not want to miss your fishing bible for the islands, The Ultimate Guide to Fishing in Samoa.
1. Le Vasa Resort
For a low-key resort holiday on Upolu offering an idyllic balance of relaxation, adventure and affordability, choose Le Vasa Resort. Right in the heart of fishing territory, Le Vasa is fully equipped to take you out on their 17 ft centre-console boat with Shimano rods and reels, GPS system, black pete lures and even an entertainment system. A couple of drinks and a sandwich per person are included in full-day charters and you’re always welcome to stock up by purchasing more drinks at the bar. For something a little different, why not try fishing the Samoan way with a canoe or net fishing? There’s also the option for shore casting and bottom fishing with all the gear rentals available from the resort. That’s a lot on the fishing, so you’re going to have to learn more about the accommodation over in the Top 25 Resorts in Samoa.
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2. Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge
Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge might call itself a “lodge” but the variety of rooms plus activities and dining on offer certainly provide a more resort experience on Savai’i. It is one of the top places on the island for fishing charters, being one of the venues for the annual Samoa International Game Fishing Association tournaments. The lodge has two fishing boats to make the most of the converging north and south currents off the nearby cape, ideal for catching that elusive marlin or simply enjoying being out on the water. Note that all fish caught remains the property of the accommodation, but it will be served to you as fresh fish for dinner. Learn more about this stay on Savai’i in the 25 Best Budget Accommodations in Samoa.
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3. Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa
Rustic luxury awaits at the Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa. Design your own getaway, whether teeing off at the resort’s very own 9-hole golf course or, of course, boating where the big fish are. That’s right, the luxury resort on Upolu has some spectacular sport fishing right off its doorstep, which their 26 ft twin vee catamaran can get to without a hitch. Sinalei’s fishing charter is for up to four guests with full-day charters including all of the gear, bottled water, soft drinks and snacks. As for the rest of the resort’s offerings, take a look at the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations & Resorts in Samoa.
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4. Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa
Providing a South Pacific resort holiday that is familiar to most, Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa has the beach, the pool, the restaurant, the accessibility, upscale villas and its very own fishing vessel. Jump onboard Game Keeper for a half-day or full-day reeling in the big ones (and, not-so-big ones, as the case may be). Additionally, the resort organises a range of island tours to make all of your holiday exploits effortless, which is especially good for families. So, if you’re bringing little ones with you, Saletoga might be the resort to consider. Find out more about the resort’s rooms and facilities in the 25 Best Family Resorts in Samoa.
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5. Amoa Resort
Savai’i‘s most complete resort experience awaits just a mere 20-minute drive from Salelologa Wharf. Amoa Resort boasts its very own 30 ft boat exclusively for private fishing and snorkelling tours for adult guests. From the shores of Siufaga, the half-day and full-day charters take you straight out to the neighbouring islands where usual catches include masimasi (mahimahi), yellow-fin tuna, barracuda, giant trevally and Pacific sailfish. Return to the resort’s dining fale to enjoy your catch freshly prepared in the style you choose. Learn more about Amoa in the 10 Best Resorts on Savai’i.
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6. Aganoa Lodge
Don’t leave this piece of paradise just to the surfers. Although it’s primarily advertised as a surf camp, Aganoa Lodge offers awesome fishing off the beach or out in the lodge’s boat with all of the gear included. When you’re not out there reeling in dinner, retreat to your stylish and spacious oval fale with its own private deck leading straight onto the sands. There’s more to do here than surf and fish, with massages, kayaking, SUPping, yoga and eco tours available. For more lodge-style stays, check out the 10 Best Lodges in Samoa.
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7. Troppo Fishing Adventures Liveaboard
For something completely unique in the islands of Samoa, Troppo Fishing Adventures offers two-to-seven-day liveaboard fishing experiences on their 35 ft Bertram Fly Bridge Cruiser. With a range of 500 nautical miles, the possibilities are endless over the rarely fished sea mounts, canyons and coral reefs to fish. Hell, they even offer trips as far as The Pascoe Banks, Tokelau, Swains Island, Pago Pago and even Tonga! These trips are ideal for two guests, with the maximum being four guests.
More About Fishing Resorts and Lodges in Samoa
That’s it for our list of the best fishing resorts and lodges in Samoa, but it’s by no means the end of our fishing advice. Discover more angling antics in the guides below:
- The Ultimate Guide to Fishing in Samoa
- 10 Best Fishing Charters in Samoa
- The Best Time of Year for Fishing in Samoa
Finally, if you’re still struggling to find the perfect stay, start from scratch with Where to Stay in Samoa: The 50 Best Accommodations in Samoa.