The Most Luxurious Accommodations Across Samoa
Isolated in the vast South Pacific, jutting in bush-clad peaks from the deep blue, Samoa takes a lot to get to. Not to mention, the islands are far too breathtaking to just settle for just any holiday abode. With this in mind, you may want to choose from the best luxury resorts and accommodations in Samoa.
As you’re no doubt aware, Samoa is a developing nation. Five-star stays are simply not a thing here. Even the islands’ 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). Therefore, we’ve only selected Samoa’s most upscale retreats for this list, which are still bound to blow the mind of even the most discerning traveller… As long as they’re not one to sweat the small stuff.
Along with our 10 Most Luxurious Experiences in Samoa also at the ready, without further ado, here are the top luxury resorts and accommodations in Samoa.
1. Seabreeze Resort (Upolu)
You may have seen in The Complete Luxury Guide to Samoa how Samoa doesn’t do luxury to the standards you might expect in the South Pacific. Well, Seabreeze Resort is the exception. A boutique resort on Upolu that’s exclusively adults only, Seabreeze has just 12/13 contemporary villas, ranging from elegant rooms by the infinity pool and bar to the elevated “Honeymoon Point Villa” boasting a private plunge pool and enviable position in the cliffs overlooking the resort’s picturesque bay. Spend your time here exploring the lagoon in the provided clear-bottom kayaks, indulging in a massage, and dining on contemporary cuisine at The Waterfront Restaurant and Bar – learn more about the latter in the 5 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Samoa.
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2. Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa (Upolu)
Made with luxury, romance and beauty in mind, Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa is certainly one of your most upmarket resorts on Upolu. Design your own getaway, whether it’s private dinner setups on the beach, treatments available at the Tui–I–Lagi Spa or making use of the resort’s very own 9-hole golf course. Dining here is quite the event as you make your way down the lantern-lit pathway to the lagoon-edge Ava I Toga Restaurant for fresh seafood and South Pacific fusion dining. Meanwhile, any one of the villas decorated with soothing tones and rustic luxury interiors is sure to impress, whether it’s among the lush tropical grounds or basking in the absolute beachfront. For more effortlessly romantic stays like this, also check out the 20 Most Romantic Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in Samoa.
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- Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa on Booking.com
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- Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa on Trip.com
3. Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa (Upolu)
Through the water garden entrance and past the open restaurant, lagoon-style swimming pool and real lagoon beyond are Samoa’s only true overwater bungalows connected by a winding walkway. Definitely Coconut Beach Club‘s most attractive offering, the overwater fales maximise individual privacy with expansive sun decks, airy bedrooms with king-sized beds, and an ensuite with rock wall interiors and a sunken bathtub. Alternatively, retreat to dry land in one of the spacious beachfront “fales” (more like a luxurious villa than a fale) with lava rock bathrooms and attractive bamboo furniture. Nestled in the gardens are also the lavish “Royal Villas”; two storeys of luxury complete with in-the-ground bathtubs and an observatory balcony accessed by a spiral staircase. While Coconuts is the most upmarket overwater accommodation, check out alternatives in the 5 Best Overwater Bungalows in Samoa.
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- Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa on Booking.com
- Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa on Expedia
- Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa on Trip.com
4. 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 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. Discover more of Savai’i’s most upscale stays in the 5 Best Luxury Accommodations on Savai’i.
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5. 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. If you’re going to book here for a special occasion, make it the “Matai Villa” located in a more quiet corner of the resort and beach. The ultra-spacious accommodation’s main enticement is its outdoor garden bathroom complete with a stone bath. Alternatively, the spacious family villas with separate bedrooms for the kids are soon to become your home away from home. The resort organises a range of island tours to make all of your holiday exploits effortless, while the on-site restaurant and bar provide an airy setting for fresh local flavours with an international twist. And if family holiday vibes are what you’re seeking, be sure to also discover the 25 Best Family Resorts in Samoa.
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- Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa on Booking.com
- Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa on Expedia
- Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa on Trip.com
6. Le Lagoto Resort (Savai’i)
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 4 pm to 6 pm – 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. Discover alternative small-scale stays across the islands in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in Samoa.
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7. 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 travellers 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 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 Hotel Rooms” will meet the requirements of most guests, 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 family or group. For more of the top places to stay in Apia, check out the 25 Best Hotels in Apia & Upolu.
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- Taumeasina Island Resort on Booking.com
- Taumeasina Island Resort on Expedia
- Taumeasina Island Resort on Trip.com
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 a luxurious escape to Samoa. There’s plenty of room for relaxation 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. Guests also can’t miss a rejuvenating spa session at the Manaia Polynesian Spa, which easily makes this resort one of the Best Spa Resorts in Samoa.
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- Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort on Booking.com
- Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort on Expedia
- Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort on Trip.com
9. Stevensons at Manase (Savai’i)
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 20 Best Beach Fale Accommodations in Samoa.
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- Stevensons at Manase on Booking.com
- Stevensons at Manase on Expedia
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10. Aga Reef Resort (Upolu)
Your most upmarket offering at the highly sought-after Lalomanu end of Upolu, Aga Reef Resort offers a selection of contemporary hotel-style rooms and lagoon-front villas. Although it doesn’t have much of a beach itself, it has several endearing spots to share with your loved one or friends between its private island connected to the mainland by a pier walkway and its public areas like its airy bar and restaurant behind the infinity pool. You may want to treat yourself to a “Deluxe Villa” with its very own private outdoor plunge pool, ensuite with a twin vanity and standalone bathtub, and a high-ceiling bedroom with large ranch sliders soaking in the ocean views. Otherwise, the timber-lined “Waterfront Villas” are nothing to snuff at, providing unbeatable reef views while watching the sunrise or sunset. And that’s not all! See more lavish stays on the same island in our 7 Best Luxury Resorts on Upolu.
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More About Luxury Accommodations and Resorts in Samoa
That’s it for our top picks of the best luxury resorts and accommodations in Samoa. If you didn’t find “the one”, however, discover more stays in these listings:
- The Best Adults-Only Resorts in Samoa
- 20 Most Unique Accommodations in Samoa
- Top 25 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.