Where to Get a Massage in Samoa
Sure, Samoa entices with its snorkelling, waterfalls and vibrant culture but sometimes you just want some time to unwind. What better way to relax and rejuvenate than a massage in paradise? Samoa has both day spas and resorts specialising in massages where you’ll easily be transported to a state of bliss, while some accommodations on the islands also offer in-fale massages for ultimate privacy.
So, discover the best places to get a massage in Samoa in the list carefully curated below! While you’re here, you might want to treat yourself to the idea of more luxuries with the 10 Most Luxurious Experiences in Samoa.
1. Tui-I-Lagi Spa – Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa
Whether you’re lucky enough to be a guest at this luxurious resort or you’re simply popping in for a spa treatment, you’ll be made to feel right at home at the Tui-I-Lagi Spa. Go for something traditional, like the “Fofo Malosi” Samoan massage, or something familiar like a hot stone massage, chosen from Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa‘s extensive spa menu. Body and beauty treatments are also available, as are irresistible spa packages, from a “Candlelit Magic Massage” to share with your loved one to the “Spa Pool & Sauna” combo. As for accommodation, we go much more into detail in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations & Resorts in Samoa.
Location: Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, Maninoa, southeast coast of Upolu.
2. Coco Beach Spa – Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa
Through the water garden entrance, past the open restaurant, and between the lagoon-style swimming pool and real turquoise lagoon is Coco Beach Spa, the dedicated spa facility of the Coconuts Beach Club Resort. This peaceful sanctuary features a mini-gecko spa pool, granite outdoor soaking tubs, as well as several rooms sectioned by soaring lava rock walls where guests can unwind with manicures and pedicures, body scrubs, facials, massages, waxing and more. Unwind with the “Surfer’s Delight” after an epic day on the ocean or engage in the ancient rejuvenating therapy of the “Coco Lomi Body Massage”. If that’s not enough, resort guests can even opt for a treatment in one of the resort’s gorgeous villas or overwater bungalows. Find out more in the 5 Best Overwater Bungalows in Samoa.
Location: Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa, Maninoa, southeast coast of Upolu.
3. a Touch of Samoa
If there’s such as thing as a destination massage in Apia, this would be it. Head out to the village suburb of Tanugamanono for massage rates and services that are too good to resist. Relax with 30, 60 and 90-minute massages of your feet, head and shoulders, legs, back and shoulders or your full body at a Touch of Samoa. They also offer couples massages should you want to make a date of it. Afterwards, stroll to ReVaiv Cafe or Krush Juice Lounge for unmatched vegan and wellness cuisine or head on over to the best pizza place in town, Giordano’s. Find out more about all of these eateries in the 20 Best Restaurants in Samoa.
Location: Cross Island Road, Tanugamanono (opposite Salenesa Road), Apia.
4. Seabreeze Resort
Easily Samoa’s most luxurious resort, Seabreeze Resort is the place to treat yourself. While the spa facility here is rather small and unobtrusive, the whole vibe at this adults-only boutique resort completes the rejuvenating package. Be pampered from head to toe in either the massage room or, if you’re a guest, in the comfort and privacy of your own villa’s pavilion or courtyard. Learn more about this romantic accommodation in the 20 Most Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations in Samoa.
Location: Seabreeze Resort, Main South Coast Road, Aufaga, southeast coast of Upolu.
5. Aganoa Lodge
One of the limited places you can get a massage on the island of Savai’i, Aganoa Lodge‘s upmarket offering for guests also includes massages in their dedicated pavilion. They have a resident masseur on hand to treat the lodge’s usual clientele of surfers, fisherfolk and just plain hardcore relaxers. Learn more about the lodge, as massages are usually only available for in-house guests, at the 10 Best Lodges in Samoa.
Location: Aganoa Lodge, signposted off the main road in Fa’a’ala village on the southeast coast of Savai’i.
6. Haven Samoa
Professional, inviting and utterly soothing, we love the vibe of Haven Samoa in Apia and we think you will too. As you step into the boutique spa which is tastefully decorated (and even has a few homewares you can purchase too), you’re made to feel at ease. Choose from a wide range of massages, facials and tanning treatments and enhance the experience with tropical aromas and perhaps a session in the infrared sauna. For more spas to choose from in the capital, take a look at the 8 Best Spas in Apia.
Location: Togafu’afu’a Road, Togafuafua, Apia.
7. Fofo Spa & Sauna – Taumeasina Island Resort
Be transported to a land of luxury as you cross the causeway between Apia and the private island of the Taumeasina Island Resort. The resort’s spa is named after the Samoan word for “massage”, Fofo Spa & Sauna, and specialises in Samoan healing and rejuvenation using the islands’ very own natural and locally made Mailelani Samoa spa products, which you can learn more about in the 10 Best Souvenirs from Samoa. All of your usual treatments are available, whether you wish to have them performed in the massage room or at the envy of all other guests by the pool. For more resorts on Samoa’s main island, check out the 10 Best Spas on Upolu.
Location: Taumeasina Island Resort, Taumeasina Road, Taumeasina, Apia.
8. Sparadise – Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Based on Upolu‘s most famous beach, Return to Paradise Resort & Spa offers a secluded retreat where its spa, Sparadise, is even more remote as it is tucked away in the gardens at the back of the property. You have control over the whole indulgent experience here, from your choice of treatment extract – koko (cocoa) Samoa, esi (papaya) blend, frangipani or natural – to the drinks and nibbles to enjoy in between treatments. The basis of each of their treatments is classically Samoan with fofo rituals and experienced local masseuses, while a contemporary manicure and pedicure and body scrubs are also available should you feel enticed. Learn more about Return to Paradise in The Top 25 Resorts in Samoa.
9. ReVaiv Wellness
Massages, beauty and even food and drink, ReVaiv Wellness has all areas covered at their parlour and cafe in the Vaitele suburb of Apia. Offering irresistible rates on their foot and full-body massages, ranging from familiar hot stones massages to even no oil/over-clothing massage for a quick in and out, there are plenty of spa treatments here to make your day. The massage parlour is decorated with soothing tones inspired by nature, enhancing the experience. Be sure to try some of their vegan and health foods at the on-site cafe along with their iconic RiVaiv turmeric juice which is claimed to have all sorts of health benefits.
Location: Mosooi Street, Vaitele Fou, Apia.
10. Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge
Finally, another excellent massage option on the island of Savai’i, Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge offers relaxing traditional “fofo” massages at its coastal and classically Samoan accommodation. The lodge’s masseuse can perform the fofo either in the air-conditioned comfort of your room, on the deck of your traditional fale, or even under a pavilion set up on the resort’s pier so you can listen to the gentle waves lapping around you. What’s more, the massage rates are very reasonable.
Location: Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge, between Auala and Asau villages in Asau Bay on the northwest coast of Savai’i.
More About Massages in Samoa
Looking for more ways to relax in Samoa? Now that you know where to get the best massages in Samoa, check out these alternative ways to unwind:
- 10 Most Relaxing Things to Do in Samoa
- The Guide to Retreats in Samoa: Yoga, Wellness & More
- 7 Best Spa Resorts in Samoa
Finally, plan more experiences and curate the perfect bucket list with the 101 Best Things to Do in Samoa: The Ultimate List.