10 Best Lodges in Samoa ๐Ÿ  [2023]
10 Best Lodges in Samoa ๐Ÿ  [2023]

10 Best Lodges in Samoa ๐Ÿ  [2024]

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Where to Find the Best Lodge Accommodation in Samoa

Seeking that low-key and perhaps more authentic stay in Samoa? Across the main islands of Upolu and Savai’i, but particularly around the capital Apia, are a number of quaint guest lodges that certainly offer this vibe. From budget stays with a homely atmosphere to lodges specialising in surfing or fishing, there is sure to be a lodge in Samoa to suit. Discover them, right here, on this list of the best lodges in Samoa!

Before we begin, make sure you haven’t missed a thing from your holiday planning by opening The Best Samoa Travel Guide: Plan a Trip to Samoa the EASY Way.

1. 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 one of the most upscale faux-beach fale experiences on Savai’i with resort-like facilities. Your stylish and spacious oval fale has its own private deck leading straight onto the sands, while out the back is your ensuite rockwall shower. Meals are all-inclusive and served in the dining fale with the Tafua Rainforest Reserve out the back and the Pacific Ocean out the front. There’s more to do here than surf, with massages, fishing, kayaking, SUPping, yoga and eco tours available. For more surf lodges, take a look at the 10 Best Surf Resorts & Lodges in Samoa.

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2. Dave Parker Eco Lodge

Boasting a unique location nestled on the bush-clad hillside of Upolu‘s rugged interior, yet only 15 minutes drive from Apia, Dave Parker Eco Lodge is a guest lodge well worth considering. Choose either a lodge room with or without air-conditioning, rainforest or sea views, but all with an ensuite shower. Your time here couldn’t be easier with airport transfers, 24-hour reception, an on-site bar and restaurant, car rental arrangements and even a complimentary return shuttle to town (except Sundays). Check out more cheap stays in the 25 Best Budget Accommodations in Samoa.

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3. Ulalei Lodge

Offering a welcoming lodge accommodation in Apia, Ulalei Lodge is located in the quiet suburban village of Vaiala, adding to the tranquillity of this lodge stay. Choose to either dine at the on-site cafe or you’re only minutes away from the Apia Marina and its eateries. You can afford to treat yourself when the rooms are this affordable, boasting the options of single, double, triple and family rooms. Note that bathrooms are shared. For more small-stay stays like this, take a look at the 10 Best Boutique Resorts & Accommodations in Samoa.

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4. Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge

Offering much more than a bed for the night, Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge might be called a “lodge” but the variety of rooms plus activities and dining on offer certainly provide a more resort experience. The lodge is one of the top places on Savai’i for fishing charters, but they also have kayaks, snorkelling gear, bikes, fishing rods and SUP boards for guests 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, massages and so on. Breakfast is included in the rate and served at the on-site restaurant, which also has an a la carte menu for dinner. As for the accommodation, choose your level of comfort from the traditional open fale on the waterfront to one of the spacious ensuite bungalows.

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5. Olivia’s Accommodation

A low-key yet perfectly comfortable and affordable lodge on the outskirts of Apia, Olivia’s Accommodation is a family-operated bed and breakfast where you’ll instantly be made to feel at home. Relax in the outdoor garden lounge where you can meet fellow travellers or read a book in a hammock. When you’re not enjoying the included tropical breakfast or cooking meals in the communal kitchen, retreat to your ensuite double or triple room with either air-conditioning or a fan. Enquire about their dormitory beds and shared bathroom to save even more – check out the 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Samoa for more stays with dorm accommodation.

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10 Best Lodges in Samoa ๐Ÿ  [2023]© Olivias Accommodation

6. Aniva’s Place

Enjoy the family atmosphere, unmatched hospitality and irresistible rates of Aniva’s Place, also on the outskirts of Apia. Despite only having nine rooms, there are layouts to suit most needs whether you’re a group or travelling solo. All of the vibrantly decorated rooms have a fan to keep you cool, while some have air-conditioning and an ensuite. You’ll be treated to a tropical breakfast each morning with Samoan and international favourites, while there’s also a well-equipped communal kitchen should you want to cook for yourself. Aniva’s also boasts a bar, a charming garden with a pool, as well as a book exchange. Check out more B&Bs like this in the 10 Best Guesthouses & B&Bs in Samoa.

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7. Florence’s Place

It doesn’t get more homely than Savai’i‘s only bed & breakfast accommodation! After a warm welcome to Florence’s Place, you’ll be treated like family with shared dining and sleeping arrangements (choose from one of the four double beds, three single beds or mattresses for additional guests). Take a tour of the property’s 300-acre farm and learn about “fa’a Samoa” from your host, Ruth, who grew up in the B&B’s village, Fa’ala, while her husband, Kelvin, can share what it’s like to live as a palagi (foreigner) in a Samoan village. In between adventures, relax in the breezy open living room decorated with all sorts of books and trinkets.

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8. Apaula Heights Lounge

Soar to new heights on the slopes of Mt Vaea at this property facing Apia‘s township and harbour. Apaula Heights Lounge is a rustic lodge with a small number of units nestled in lush gardens with either sea or garden views. Wind down your garden pathway to find your outdoor shower and toilet cubicle, while mornings call for breakfast at the restaurant on a gorgeous sundeck. Rooms are pretty compact, but even seasoned travellers will no doubt find them charming.

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9. Lynn’s Getaway

Lodge meets B&B, Lynn’s Getaway provides another worthwhile option in Apia with breakfast included. This collection of bright ensuite double and family rooms with air-conditioning provides a cooling place to relax after a day’s exploring. More rejuvenation can be found in the garden swimming pool, while the various lounge and dining areas inside offer 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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10. Talofa Inn

Finally in Apia, another lodge well worth considering is Talofa Inn. Offering an ultra-convenient location in the heart of Samoa’s capital, as well as irresistible prices, there’s not much reason not to choose Talofa. Rooms are compact but are all uniquely styled with characterful bedding and furniture. Most have an ensuite, but be sure to double-check on booking. Choose from single rooms or double/twin rooms each with air-conditioning. There are two lounges, as well as a communal kitchen with a fridge and microwave/convection oven. You also have laundry facilities, free WiFi and, of course, breakfast is included! See more places with free internet in the 8 Accommodations in Samoa with Free WiFi.

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10 Best Lodges in Samoa ๐Ÿ  [2023]© Talofa Inn

More About Lodges in Samoa

That’s it for our complete list of the best lodges in Samoa. Now plan more of your Samoan escapade with the help of these guides:

Finally, if you’re still struggling to find the perfect place to stay on the islands, how about starting from scratch with our guide, Where to Stay in Samoa: The 50 Best Accommodations in Samoa?

Author

Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Samoa Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Samoa. She knows the islands inside out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Upolu and Savai’i’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also the editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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