Where to Find a Hotel Room on Savai’i
Samoa’s “big island”, Savai’i, admittedly has only a small selection of hotels. You’ll find most within easy reach of the island’s main town, Salelologa, while the odd one lies on a secluded beach. If you don’t find the perfect hotel, whether you’re on a trip for business or leisure, you’re bound to find something in the 10 Best Resorts on Savai’i instead. For now, get scrolling through this short but up-to-date list of the best hotels on Savai’i.
While you’re here, you might also like to open the 50 Best Things to Do on Savai’i, as well as The Food Guide to Savai’i: Places to Eat & Food Tours.
1. Jet Over Hotel
Within easy reach of Salelologa town centre, Jet Over Hotel is set up for travellers both for leisure and business. The swimming pool is inviting on those blistering days, while the waterfront villas are definitely the most enticing room option for holidaymakers, hanging over the lagoon’s edge with uninterrupted ocean views. Sleeping arrangements here, however, will easily fit most groups between the hotel-style ensuite rooms to the multi-level “Terrace Suite” including basic kitchen facilities. Not that you’ll need to worry too much about cooking, as breakfast is included in your room rate and the on-site restaurant serves food for even the fussiest eaters all day long. What’s more, Jet Over Hotel has conference facilities and meeting rooms, making it one of the most popular choices for travellers on business; it’s a top choice for local government workers! For more hotels ideal for business, check out the 10 Best Conference Centres & Venues in Samoa.
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2. Savaiian Hotel
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. Travellers 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 grounds also include a restaurant and a swimming pool with a view. If you manage to get yourself up early enough, you’ll love the sunrises from the hotel’s idyllic position. For more accommodations on the island especially good for families, check out the 10 Best Family Resorts & Accommodations on Savai’i.
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3. Amoa Resort
Just a mere 20-minute drive from Salelologa Wharf, Amoa Resort offers some of your most upmarket hotel-style rooms on Savai’i. In a village setting with a lagoon-style pool and swim-up bar are crisp and contemporary hotel-style rooms with twin double beds and fully tiled outdoor showers. For a more Polynesian affair, the Poolside Villas with their mezzanine layout, cultural carvings and garden shower are worth the experience. The on-site dining fale is open all day and is ideal for business meetings or refuelling from the pool. Those in holiday mode will love the array of cultural experiences available, including weaving, a village walk and a koko Samoa demonstration. Don’t miss the lagoon across the road from the resort to watch breathtaking sunrises and where kayaks are available to launch from the manmade beach. Discover more of the island’s resorts in the 10 Best Resorts on Savai’i.
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4. Vaisala Hotel
A rustic hotel on a secluded beach, Vaisala Hotel offers a unique style of budget accommodation on Savai’i. There are basic but functional ensuite rooms for couples up to large families, while the elevated restaurant and bar offer elevated views of Vaisala Bay. Rates include a continental breakfast, while the restaurant offers an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. A highlight of the area is a concrete walking trail along the beach and clifftops which takes approximately 20 minutes to complete the loop. For more budget options across Savai’i, including beach fales, check out the 10 Best Budget Accommodations on Savai’i.
5. Kuki’s by the Harbour
A welcome alternative for the discerning traveller, it doesn’t get more modern (in Savai’i) than the polished villas of Kuki’s by the Harbour. Within a five-minute walk from Salelologa Wharf, Kuki’s provides a convenient stay at the start or end of your Savai’i exploration. Boasting spacious fully-tiled ensuites complete with a twin-vanity and an even larger open-plan bedroom soaking in the harbour waters through the French doors, there’s plenty of room for couples and even small families. Arrange for a hot breakfast to be delivered to your room or head across the road to the popular Harbourside Cafe, one of our top recommendations in The Best Places to Eat on Savai’i.
More Hotels in Savai’i and Samoa
Now that we have exhausted the offering of the most hotel-like accommodations in Savai’i, check out some alternative stays, such as resorts, beach fales and more, in the lists below:
- 5 Best Luxury Accommodations on Savai’i
- 10 Best Beach Fale Accommodations on Savai’i
- 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations on Savai’i