Sooth the Senses at One of These Spas on Samoa’s Main Island…
Don’t deny it; you came to the tropical oasis of Upolu to get in some serious R&R. Samoa‘s main island has got the relaxed pace of life and it’s got the soothing tropical climate; all you need now is a heavenly spa treatment. Luckily, we’ve taken the guesswork out of deciding which spa to choose. We’ve not only compiled the best spas on Upolu but shown you what makes each one special. The rejuvenation is up to you.
1. Manaia Polynesian Spa – Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort
Offering the convenience of its location near the airport and wharf with ferry connections to Savai’i, yet boasting some of the most stunning spa facilities in Samoa, the Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort might just fit the bill for a spa getaway if you’re coming from overseas. Indulge in a rejuvenating spa session under the massage fale with its own pool and steam room nestled in tropical gardens. Delight in body scrubs, facials and massages with something for couples and even younger members of the family – for more experiences to enjoy with family, see the 20 Best Things to Do in Samoa with Kids .
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. 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.
4. 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.
Location: Taumeasina Island Resort, Taumeasina Road, Taumeasina, Apia.
5. Haven Samoa
Professional, inviting and utterly soothing, we love the vibe of Haven Samoa in the capital 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.
6. 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 – see the 10 Most Romantic Things to Do on Upolu for more ideas. 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.
7. 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.
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 17 Best Resorts on Upolu.
9. ReVaiv Wellness
Massages, beauty and even food and drink, ReVaiv Wellness has all areas covered at their parlour and cafe in the Apia suburb of Vaitele. 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. Thrive Wellness & Beauty
Irresistible massages and waxing at irresistible prices, who could say no?! Although Thrive Wellness & Beauty doesn’t overwhelm with countless beauty treatments and facials, what they do they do well with relaxation, deep-tissue and hot stone massages ranging from 30 to 120 minutes! All the usual waxing treatments are also on offer at this small yet attractive spa in Apia.
Location: Poinsettia House, Motootua, Apia.
More About Spas in Upolu and Samoa
Now that you know about the best spas on Upolu, how about discovering more ways to relax? These articles should help.
- 10 Most Relaxing Things to Do in Samoa
- The Guide to Retreats in Samoa: Yoga, Wellness & More
- 7 Best Spa Resorts in Samoa
Finally, add some of the 50 Best Things to Do on Upolu to your itinerary along with your massage.