Are There Overwater Bungalows in Samoa?
Yes, there are overwater bungalows in Samoa. Although, not all of them might be what you are expecting… While there is one resort with bungalows entirely on stilts teetering over a placid turquoise lagoon, the rest of Samoa’s “overwater fales” are either just partially extending over lagoon waters or are made on a small manmade island extended over the lagoon. Either way, extensive ocean views can be enjoyed from your bungalow’s deck, providing a special accommodation experience in Samoa.
To continue planning a more upmarket stay on the islands, you might also want to take a look at The Complete Luxury Guide to Samoa.
1. Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa
Through the water garden entrance and past the open restaurant, lagoon-style swimming pool and real lagoon beyond are a series of luxurious 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. When you’re not revelling in your overwater paradise, indulge in a soothing treatment at the on-site spa or join one of the resort’s island or surf tours to experience more of Upolu. Take a look at more upscale experiences like Coconuts in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations & Resorts in Samoa.
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2. Lusia’s Lagoon Chalets
Unique in its style and rustic in its execution; if you’ve dreamed of staying in an overwater bungalow (but can’t afford the more luxurious offerings on this list), then Lusia’s Lagoon Chalets is here to serve with its quintessentially Samoan version. Sure, there are holes in your deck and the standard is what you’d expect of budget accommodation, but there’s no denying the beauty of being right on the lagoon with a private ladder for snorkelling and being surrounded in lush rainforest. Local specialities are served for breakfast, while the on-site CC’s Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with limited choices but will meet the minimum requirements of most travellers. What’s more, Lusia’s is effortlessly moments away from Salelologa and its wharf on the island of Savai’i.
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3. Le Rosalote Guest Fales
A short drive from Salelologa, also on Savai’i, Le Rosalote Guest Fales swaps the usual open-air fale accommodation for four walls (or more walls because of the fales’ oval shape). Located in the village and waterfront setting of Lalomalava, things are so laid back that you might struggle to get a booking here. If you do, you have some rugged overwater fales or garden units to keep you rested. Food is served in the homely dining fale. For alternative budget stays like this, be sure to also check out the 25 Best Budget Accommodations in Samoa.
4. Le Vasa Resort
For a low-key resort holiday offering an idyllic balance of relaxation and adventure (not to mention, is much kinder on the holiday budget than your average resort stay), choose Le Vasa Resort. Looking out to the Apolima Strait islands of Manono, Nu’ulopa and Apolima, the resort not only offers experiences to visit some of these islands but has accommodations that bask in front-row views of them. One such accommodation is the “Water Lagoon Fales” edging over a placid enclave of the resort’s lagoon. Each is uniquely decorated with its own colour scheme and traditional materials. When you’re not relaxing in your bungalow, retreat to the generously sized swimming pool or Cocolin’s by the Sea Restaurant, which offers some of the best resort food on the island (see The 10 Best Restaurants on Upolu).
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5. Aga Reef Resort
While not your traditional “overwater” bungalow teetering on stilts over the water, the overwater rooms of the Aga Reef Resort are actually perched on their own manmade island. Regardless, the views are still spectacular from these “Deluxe Villas” of which there are only three, ensuring the complete boutique experience. What’s more, Aga Reef is one of the rare resorts along the highly sought-after Lalomanu and Saleapaga stretch of Upolu. Although it doesn’t have much of a beach itself, it has several endearing spots to share with friends or your loved one like its airy bar and restaurant behind the infinity pool. Compare it with the resort of the islands’ resorts in the Top 25 Resorts in Samoa.
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More About Overwater Bungalows in Samoa
That’s it for our list of the best overwater bungalows in Samoa, but it’s by no means the end of our Samoa trip-planning advice. There are equally stunning resorts across the islands, as listed in the following guides:
- 20 Most Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations in Samoa
- 10 Best Boutique Resorts & Accommodations in Samoa
- How to Pick the Best Resort in Samoa for You
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?