The Most Romantic Beach Fales and Resorts on Savai’i
Couples venturing to the less-visited island of Savai’i are those looking for something out of the ordinary. On one of Polynesia’s most authentic and unchanged islands, the backdrop is effortlessly set for romance with glistening lagoon waters, verdant jungles and cascading waterfalls. While there are a few resort-style stays for couples looking to treat themselves, each also offering wedding venues should you want to tie the knot, more adventurous twosomes might just want to try the beach fale experience which is likened to “beach glamping” in a breathtaking location. Whatever your style and whatever your idea of romance, you’re likely to find a paradise suitable for the occasion in our diverse list of romantic honeymoon accommodations on Savai’i.
Before we begin, be sure to bookmark The Wedding, Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to Savai’i and the 10 Most Romantic Things to Do on Savai’i for Couples to plan the rest of your trip.
1. Le Lagoto Resort
With a sunset-encapsulating location, breathtaking architecture and gorgeous gardens, beach and lagoon, Le Lagoto Resort is a tempting prospect for couples. Boasting 10 spacious high-ceiling bungalows among manicured gardens, Le Lagoto Resort‘s high-ceiling bungalows with roped beams can’t help but wow. This continues all the way to the airy dining fale backing a gorgeous sandy beach where kayaks and SUP boards are free to use. After you’re done exploring the lagoon and pockets of coral, retreat to the infinity pool and Hans Poolside Bar for a local beer or creative cocktail (happy hour is from 4pm to 6pm – you’re welcome). With a true boutique feel, not to mention an array of attractive spaces to unwind between the beach, poolside daybeds, overwater deck and garden cabana, Le Lagoto Resort is your top choice for relaxation on Savai’i. See how Le Lagoto compares to Savai’i’s other resorts in the 10 Best Resorts on Savai’i.
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2. Stevensons at Manase
Whether you’re looking for that “beach fale” experience without sacrificing comfort or a more upscale room in tone with the natural surroundings, Stevensons at Manase has the fales and villas to suit. The pride of the resort are its unique “eurofales” giving you the Samoan accommodation experience along with the luxury of a spacious ensuite bathroom and a private deck boasting lagoon views. Should you want to turn the comfort up a notch, choose one of the uniquely styled suites decorated with local art and stone walls. There’s plenty of beach to comb, while the large swimming pool and restaurant brasserie overlooking the lagoon are gorgeous places to unwind. If you’re looking to tie the knot, ask them about their wedding packages. See more idyllic wedding venues on the island in the 5 Best Wedding Venues on Savai’i.
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3. Amoa Resort
Savai’i’s most complete resort experience awaits just a mere 20-minute drive from Salelologa Wharf in the east coast village of Faga. Surrounding a lagoon-style pool with a swim-up bar is a small selection of Polynesian-inspired Poolside Villas and Deluxe Bungalows complete with carved architectural features, a mezzanine bedroom and a garden shower you’ll never want to leave. If a crisp and contemporary hotel-style room is more what you crave, you’ll find them in the Garden Villas also complete with outdoor showers. While Amoa Resort offers an array of cultural experiences and crowd-pleasing yet upscale dining for guests within the resort grounds, you’ll no doubt feel an allure to cross the road to the lagoon deck which captures breathtaking sunrises and where kayaks are available to launch from the manmade beach. Discover more upscale stays like this in the 5 Best Luxury Accommodations on Savai’i.
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4. Aganoa Lodge
Don’t leave this piece of paradise just to the surfers. Although it’s primarily advertised as a surf camp, Aganoa Lodge offers one of the most upscale faux-beach fale experiences on the island. Your stylish and spacious oval fale has its own private deck leading straight onto the sands, while out the back is your ensuite rockwall shower. Meals are all-inclusive and served in the dining fale with the Tafua Rainforest Reserve out the back and the Pacific Ocean out the front. There’s more to do here than surf, with massages, fishing, kayaking, SUPping, yoga and eco tours available (note that some require prior notice).
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5. Tanu Beach Fales
For a more authentic (and much more affordable) beach fale experience, Tanu Beach Fales is one of the originals on Savai’i and they’ve still got it! The 28 beach fales are some of the most spacious and well-maintained in Savai’i. Most are located on the lagoon’s edge in the glorious snorkelling, turtle and beach hotspot of Manase on the northern coast – a romantic setting, for sure. There are both sleep-only and sleep, breakfast and dinner rates available. Food is a shared affair with the likes of palusami, breadfruit, taro, chow mein and some vegetarian options. See 20 Foods to Try in Samoa for more about Samoan food. For more beach fales to compare, check out the 10 Best Beach Fale Accommodations on Savai’i.
6. Falealupo Beach Fales
Isolated on the western tip of Savai’i, Falealupo Beach Fales spans one of Samoa’s most scenic and romantic beaches. The relatively narrow fales at this budget accommodation are kitted out with all the usual bedding, including a mosquito net and woven walls for privacy. Rates include a generous local breakfast and a buffet dinner (stir-fry, taro, palusami, chop suey and curry with vegetarian options, for example). Their shop sells drinks and snacks, while snorkelling gear, snorkelling tours to go further out, and guided island tours are also available (be sure to let your host know in advance). For more about the island tours, check out the 10 Best Day Tours of Savai’i.
7. Lusia’s Lagoon Chalets
Unique in its style, rustic in its execution; if you’ve dreamed of a honeymoon in an overwater bungalow (but can’t afford the Mariott’s and the likes overseas), then Lusia’s Lagoon Chalets is here to serve with its 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. Lusia’s also offers a range of garden chalets and hotel-style rooms, should you prefer. Local specialities are served for breakfast, while the on-site CC’s Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with limited choices that will meet the minimum requirements of most travellers. What’s more, Lusia’s is effortlessly moments away from Salelologa and its wharf.
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8. Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge
Offering much more than accommodation, Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge pulls out all of the stops to offer the complete Savai’ian holiday experience. Although the lodge is one of the top places on the island for fishing charters, they also have kayaks, snorkelling gear, bikes, fishing rods and SUP boards for guests to hire. Not to mention, some of Savai’i’s top cultural experiences depart here, from their highly recommended Koko Plantation Tour to their Village Walk, massage and so on. Breakfast is included in the rate and served at the on-site restaurant, which also has an a la carte menu for dinner (note that food orders are done at reception before 5 pm).
As for the accommodation, choose your level of comfort from the traditional open fale on the waterfront with a shared but attractive bathroom block or opt for the Sunset Waterfront Fale for its idyllic location. Either way, it’ll be a charmingly rustic experience. For more alternative budget stays like this, also check out the 10 Best Budget Accommodations on Savai’i.
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9. Kuki’s by the Harbour
If your idea of romance is something more contemporary, then it doesn’t get more modern air-conditioned villas of Kuki’s by the Harbour. Within a five-minute walk from Salelologa Wharf, Kuki’s provides a convenient stay at the start or end of your Savai’i exploration. Boasting spacious fully-tiled ensuites complete with a twin vanity and an even larger open-plan bedroom soaking in the harbour waters through the French doors, the layout will suit most couples’ needs. Arrange for a hot breakfast to be delivered to your room or head across the road to the popular Harbourside Cafe, one of our top recommendations in The Best Places to Eat on Savai’i.
10. Lauiula Beach Fales
Located on the sunrise coast of Savai’i in the village of Lano, Lauiula Beach Fales offers an idyllic setting for their affordable beach fale accommodation. The fales provide more than enough space for couples and come with traditionally woven bi-fold walls for extra privacy. There’s also the option of an ensuite villa with air-conditioning and a private bathroom. Enjoy breakfast and dinner at the beachfront dining fale or even choose something for lunch off their menu. Snorkelling gear is free to hire, while kayaks have a small hire fee. Either way, you’ll want to explore the glorious beach and lagoon right on your doorstep.
More About Weddings, Honeymoons and Romantic Accommodations on Savai’i
That’s it for our list of the most romantic accommodations and best wedding and honeymoon accommodations on Savai’i. If you still haven’t found the right stay for your special occasion, check out the properties in these lists:
- 10 Most Romantic Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on Upolu
- 20 Most Romantic Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in Samoa
- How to Pick the Best Wedding Accommodation in Samoa
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’ll likely find it in The Wedding, Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to Samoa.