The Top Luxury Accommodations on Savai’i
With dramatic volcanic peaks and verdant jungles leading to quaint villages, lava fields and sandy shores, Savai’i is certainly one of the most striking islands in the South Pacific. Such a destination deserves a stay beyond the ordinary and Savai’i has a delightful albeit small selection of resorts and boutique accommodations to complete the picture.
It’s important to note, however, that Savai’i does not do “five stars” and even the island’s most high-end lodgings are bound to have a few hiccups (some room appliances not functioning and only half of the dinner menu being available is pretty standard). Nevertheless, we’ve compiled a list of Savai’i’s most premium 3/4-star accommodations that will suit most discerning travellers seeking paradise on the island. Let us guide you through the best luxury accommodations on Savai’i.
1. Amoa Resort
Savai’i’s most complete resort experience awaits just a mere 20-minute drive from Salelologa Wharf. Surrounding a lagoon-style pool with a swim-up bar is a small selection of Polynesian-inspired Poolside Villas complete with carved architectural features, a mezzanine bedroom and a garden shower. If a crisp and contemporary hotel-style room is more what you crave, you’ll find them in the Garden Villas lining the attractive garden walkways also complete with outdoor showers. 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 to watch breathtaking sunrises and where kayaks are available to launch from the manmade beach.
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2. Le Lagoto Resort
Boasting 10 spacious high-ceiling bungalows among manicured gardens, Le Lagoto Resort‘s architectural aspects can’t help but wow. This continues all the way to the airy dining fale backing a gorgeous sandy beach where kayaks and SUP boards are free for guest use. After you’re done exploring the lagoon and pockets of coral, retreat to the infinity pool and Hans Poolside Bar for a local beer or creative cocktail (happy hour is from 4pm to 6pm – you’re welcome). With a true boutique feel, not to mention an array of attractive spaces to unwind between the beach, poolside daybeds, overwater deck and garden cabana, Le Lagoto Resort is your top choice for relaxation on Savai’i. For more romantic options, take a look at the 10 Most Romantic Wedding & Honeymoon Accommodations on Savai’i.
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3. Stevensons at Manase
If you’re looking for that “beach fale” experience without sacrificing comfort, check out the idyllic fales and beachfront villas of Stevensons at Manase. The pride of the resort are its unique “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. Should you have more in your tribe or you want to turn the comfort up a notch, choose one of the uniquely styled suites decorated with local art and stone walls to reflect the natural environment. 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 holiday. For more beach fale stays, head to the 10 Best Beach Fale Accommodations on Savai’i.
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4. Kuki’s by the Harbour
If your idea of luxury is contemporary, then it doesn’t get more modern 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.
5. 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 the island. 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 (note that some require prior notice).
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More About Luxury Accommodations and Resorts on Savai’i
That’s it for our top picks of the best luxury resorts and accommodations on Savai’i. If you didn’t find “the one”, however, discover more stays in these listings:
- 10 Best Luxury Accommodations & Resorts in Samoa
- Where to Stay on Savai’i
- The Best Adults-Only Resorts in Samoa
Finally, you might also be interested in The Complete Luxury Guide to Samoa in case there’s anything you’re missing in your vacation plan.