The Top Accommodations with Cooking Facilities in Samoa
Any savvy traveller knows that a surefire way to reduce a travel budget is to cook your own meals. While plenty of self-catering stays do exist in Samoa, almost all of them are limited to the confines of its capital, Apia. In this list of the best self-catering accommodations in Samoa, however, we’ve not only handpicked the best stays with cooking facilities in Apia but found the few self-catering stays across the greater islands of Upolu and Savai’i.
For more self-catering advice, be sure to check out A Guide to Supermarkets & Food Shopping in Samoa.
1. Insel Fehmarn Hotel
If you seek private cooking facilities for your stay in Samoa, then you can hardly do better than the Insel Fehmarn Hotel in Apia for its compact but one of the city accommodation’s most functional kitchenettes complete with a full oven included in each room. What’s more, you don’t even have to spend your whole time self-catering with a breakfast buffet included in the rate and an on-site restaurant should you want to indulge further. Enjoy the swimming pool on-site, as well as the hotel’s alternative position in town close to some of our favourite dining options. Prices are also very reasonable considering the private facilities available. Needless to say, this one also tops the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Apia & Upolu.
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2. Savaii Lagoon Resort
One of your only real self-catering options on the island of Savai’i, Savaii Lagoon Resort offers pleasingly modern bungalows by the beach complete with cooking facilities. There are room layouts to suit all groups, from villas with separate bedrooms to more affordable studios. For those times you would rather treat yourself to food, the Barefoot Bar and Restaurant offers an idyllic setting on the beach. You can always work off your lunch by making use of the kayaks available. Find the Savaii Lagoon Resort on the northeastern coast in the village of Fagamalo. For more stays in Savai’i, take a look at Where to Stay on Savai’i: The Best Savai’i Accommodations.
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3. The Samoan Outrigger Hotel
A cute and quintessentially Samoan hotel on the outskirts of Apia, The Samoan Outrigger Hotel provides affordable rates and Samoan smiles. Rooms are well-maintained, better so than some of Samoa’s more premium hotels, and come in a range of layouts for solo travellers up to families. Choose from air-conditioning, ensuite and shared bathroom facilities. Otherwise, there are open fales in the garden should you want to get the real Samoan experience! With a well-equipped communal kitchen, swimming pool and gorgeous gardens to relax in, what else could you need in Apia? Speaking of, see how this accommodation compares to the 25 Best Hotels in Apia & Upolu.
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4. Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Just about your only self-catering option on Upolu that’s outside of Apia, Return to Paradise Resort & Spa offers a secluded retreat on the island’s southwest coast. There are four individual swimming pools, a sheltered Samoan-style concrete pool on the coast, and a beach and reef containing turquoise lagoon water for interesting snorkelling at low tide. Otherwise, guests are kept entertained with weekly fiafia nights, table tennis and book exchange, garden walks and more. Dine or enjoy sundowner cocktails at the attractive waterfront restaurant. Alternatively, self-cater by choosing to stay in the multi-bedroom villas among its manicured gardens for full kitchen facilities. Discover more stays on Samoa’s most popular island in Where to Stay on Upolu: The Best Upolu Accommodations.
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5. Samoana Boutique Hotel
Particularly good for families, friends or small groups, each room type of the Samoana Boutique Hotel fits no fewer than four guests. Choose one of the two- or three-bedroom apartments if you want self-catering facilities. Whether you feel like cooking or not, however, the on-site Black Pepper Cafe makes for an easy option for lunch, while the attractive albeit small swimming pool provides a refreshing place to cool off from Apia‘s hot climate. The hotel is a little way out of town, but car rental is easy enough to organise through the hotel’s sister company, Samoana Rentals – see the 10 Best Car Rentals on Upolu. Plus, for more family-friendly suggestions, take a look at the 25 Best Family Resorts in Samoa.
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6. Olivia’s Accommodation
A no-frills yet perfectly comfortable accommodation 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. Plus, check out more affordable stays in the 25 Best Budget Accommodations in Samoa.
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7. MKR Serviced Apartments
Experience real city living at the MKR Serviced Apartments. All you need for an easy stay in Apia is within walking distance, including supermarkets where you can make the most of your purchases for your apartment’s very own kitchenette. Cooking facilities range from simple electric hotplates to full ovens, so be sure to enquire if you need something specific. Whether you’re a group or a couple, there are sleeping arrangements to suit, while apartments are also fully and modernly furnished with air-conditioning for a more comfortable stay. For more apartments to choose from, take a look at the 10 Best Holiday Apartments in Samoa.
8. Taumeasina Island Resort
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 (see the 10 Best Cultural Shows (Fiafia) in Samoa). There are three restaurants on-site to choose from, although self-catering is very viable and even fun in the spacious and modern two- or three-bedroom villas. For more upscale stays like this, check out the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations & Resorts in Samoa.
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9. Lotopa Home
Don’t rule out holiday homes when looking for self-catering accommodations in Samoa. For instance, Lotopa Home is a four-bedroom house sleeping up to 10 people in the suburban outskirts of Apia. The holiday home is renovated with relatively modern furniture and fixings, from its open-plan kitchen to its two bathrooms. Keep cool with the tiled floors and air-conditioning, and keep clean with home appliances such as a washing machine. There’s parking on-site, as well as a garden. For more holiday rentals to choose from, take a look at the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Samoa.
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10. Jet Over Hotel
Within easy reach of Salelologa town centre on Savai’i, Jet Over Hotel is really your last-resort option for self-catering accommodation on the island; mainly because “cooking facilities” are simply a fridge, microwave, toaster and kitchenware exclusively in their “Terrace Suites”. As for the rest of this hotel, the swimming pool is rather inviting on those blistering days, while the on-site restaurant serves a range of crowd-pleasing meals all day long. Check out more hotels across the islands in the 30 Best Hotels in Samoa.
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More Self-Catering Accommodations in Samoa
That’s it for our list of the best self-catering accommodations in Samoa, but there are more stays with kitchens that you can find in the following articles:
- 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Apia & Upolu
- 10 Best Holiday Apartments in Samoa
- 10 Best Guesthouses & B&Bs in Samoa
And if you’re still having trouble finding the perfect place to stay, be sure to also check out Where to Stay in Samoa: The 50 Best Accommodations in Samoa.