10 Most Luxurious Experiences in Samoa ๐Ÿน [2023]
10 Most Luxurious Experiences in Samoa ๐Ÿน [2023]

10 Most Luxurious Experiences in Samoa ๐Ÿน [2024]

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The Top Luxury Tours and Activities in Samoa

It’s time to escape and indulge in the lavish experiences of Samoa. Although Samoa isn’t as flashy as the five-star resorts and helicopter transfers of Fiji or Tahiti, its unspoiled seascapes of vibrant coral gardens, landscapes of verdant jungles and white-sand beaches, and exclusive selection of upscale resorts and experiences more than make up for the fact. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply treating yourself because you can, these most luxurious experiences in Samoa are sure to enhance your getaway tenfold.

Before we get started, be sure to also open up The Complete Luxury Guide to Samoa for more essential luxury getaway tips.

1. Stay at One of Samoa’s Luxury Resorts

Needless to say, if you want to experience luxury in Samoa, you certainly want to spend some time at one of its upscale resorts. Relax by the pool with either a poolside bar or cocktails delivered to your lounger, make use of the watersports equipment like the clear-bottom kayaks at Seabreeze Resort or the Hobie catamarans at Taumeasina Island Resort, and simply enjoy the relaxing space of your villa provides, whether it’s on the balcony of your overwater bungalow at Coconuts Beach Club or in your private plunge pool at Aga Reef Resort. Be sure to compare all of your options with the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations & Resorts in Samoa.

Location: All over Samoa! See the link above for recommendations and links to their locations.

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2. Indulge in a Soothing Spa Treatment

Samoa might be known for its active experiences but there’s plenty of room to relax too, especially when it comes to spa treatments. Book yourself into one of Samoa’s serene spas. From the selection of locally-run spas in Apia to Upolu‘s glorious spa resorts to Savai’i‘s masseuses treating lodge guests to in-fale massages, you are never too far away from finding your zen.

Location: All over Samoa! Check out the 10 Best Places to Get a Massage in Samoa for specific locations.

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3. Treat the Tastebuds at One of Samoa’s Fine Dining Restaurants

Samoa might have a bit of a reputation for “chicken-and-chips” dining, but there are a few hidden gems when it comes to fine dining experiences. From The Waterfront Restaurant and Bar nestled in the cliffs of Seabreeze Resort to the Asian fusion cuisine of Bistro Tatau Restaurant, there are restaurants that are sure to delight the senses. Compare some of our favourites in the 5 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Samoa.

Location: Mostly on the island of Upolu. See the link above for recommendations and their locations.

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4. Explore Samoa’s Most Breathtaking Waterfalls or Cosmopolitan Apia on a Private Day Tour

You don’t have to worry about large tour buses in Samoa. You can see both of the islands’ breathtaking sights, including waterfalls, glorious beaches and swimming holes on a private guided tour. Operators like Rainforest Runaway Ecotours and Tour Samoa, as well as some resorts like Seabreeze Resort and Amoa Resort, offer private bespoke tours, either heading to their recommended waterfalls, beaches, historical sites and swimming holes or to the attractions on your bucket list. Inspire yourself for things to do with our guide to Sightseeing in Samoa: Top 10 Sights in Samoa.

Alternatively, each tour operator tends to offer an “Apia” or “Salelologa” tour, should you want to experience a very different side of island life. Get ideas for what to see in Apia with the 25 Best Things to Do in Apia. Plus, choose your tour operator from our 10 Best Day Tours of Samoa.

Location: All over Samoa! Tour operators provide accommodation pick-ups.

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5. Be Treated to a Private Dining Experience

To elevate your evening meal, perhaps to celebrate a special occasion or “just ’cause”, treat yourself and your partner, family or friends to one of Samoa’s private dining experiences. Indulge in a three-course dinner with bubbles either on your room’s balcony or by the beach at Taumeasina Island Resort or Le Lagoto Resort, choose a private decorated setting at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa or have a candlelit dinner with personal waiting service on the deck of your luxury villa at Seabreeze Resort. See more couple-centric ideas like this in the 20 Most Romantic Things to Do in Samoa for Couples.

Location: Taumeasina – Taumeasina Road, off Main East Coast Road, Apia. Sinalei Reef – Signposted off Main South Coast Road between Mulivai and Si’umu on Upolu. Le Lagoto – Fagamalo village on the northeast coast of Savia’i. Seabreeze – Signposted along Main South Coast Road, Aufaga, Upolu.

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6. Experience Apia’s Vibrant Shops and Markets

Home to talented craftspeople who have passed down techniques from generation to generation, Samoa certainly entices with unique woodwork, gorgeous siapo paintings, hand-printed clothing and much more – just see the 10 Best Souvenirs from Samoa for an idea of the amazing handicrafts available. With this in mind, those looking to treat themselves should definitely spare some time to peruse the markets and crafts shops of the nation’s capital. Discover our favourite markets in the 8 Best Markets in Samoa and check out more retail highlights in The Guide to Shopping in Samoa + The Best Places to Shop.

Location: Apia. Check out the links above for shopping recommendations and their locations.

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7. Take the Plunge on a Scuba Diving Excursion

Vibrant coral gardens, dramatic canyons, swim throughs and deep pinnacles; there are many exciting adventures to be had in the waters surrounding Upolu, Savai’i and the nearby Manono island. Pure Ocean offers a range of dive trips to get to these untouched pieces of paradise, with morning and afternoon boats, two-tank dives and the Tava’e wreck dive of a 30 m (98 ft) tug boat. Alternatively, Dive Savai’i can take you to turtle territory or the fascinating John Williams V wreck dive. There is so much to unpack when it comes to diving, so check out The Best Scuba Diving in Samoa.

Location: Pure Ocean – Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort, signposted off Main West Coast Road at the western end of Faleolo International Airport, Upolu. Dive Savai’i – Fagamalo village (opposite the Le Lagoto Resort) on the northeast coast of Savai’i.

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8. Reel in Pacific Pelagics on a Samoan Fishing Charter

Nothing compares to the thrills of reeling in the South Pacific’s monstrous pelagics, such as yellowfin tuna, sailfish, giant trevally, mahimahi and marlin. Fishing is a way of life here on the islands, so there’s no lack of experienced fisherfolk who can show you the lines. Troppo Fishing Adventures is your go-to charter in Apia, while resorts like Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa,  Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa and Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge have their own fishing operations.

Location: All over Samoa! Check out the 10 Best Fishing Charters in Samoa for recommendations and their locations.

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9. Have a Swing at Samoa’s Golf Courses

Achieving a flair of casual elegance, Samoa’s golf courses are where you’re bound to find sanctuary. Apia itself has two park courses with plenty of challenges winding through the coconut palms, while Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa has its own premed 9-hole course. Find the most suitable course for you in The Complete Guide to Golf in Samoa.

Location: All over the island of Upolu! See the link above for Samoa’s golf courses and their locations.

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10. Experience Yoga in Paradise

Ensure you leave Samoa rejuvenated by partaking in a yoga session. Either join a class, such as on weekday mornings at Taumeasina Island Resort or book a one-on-one session with Yoga Samoa or with the resident yoga instructor at Savai’i’s Aganoa Lodge. Discover all of your options in the 10 Best Places to Experience Yoga in Samoa.

Location: All over Samoa! See the link above for recommendations and their locations.

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More Luxury Experiences in Samoa

Now that you know some of the most luxurious experiences in Samoa, how are you going to put them all together? Our luxury itineraries can help:

Finally, anything we might have missed can be found in The Complete Luxury Guide to Samoa.

Author

Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Samoa Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Samoa. She knows the islands inside out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Upolu and Savai’i’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also the editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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