The Most Romantic Accommodations on Upolu for Honeymoons and Weddings
A romantic destination with white sand beaches and verdant volcanic interiors only deserves a romantic stay to match. Cue this list of the most romantic wedding and honeymoon resorts on Upolu. We’ve selected the most stunning boutique accommodations, adults-only resorts and stays specialising in wedding and honeymoon packages to take the guesswork out of organising a romantic retreat to Samoa’s main island.
Before we begin, be sure to check out The Wedding, Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to Upolu and the 10 Most Romantic Things to Do on Upolu to plan your complete trip.
1. Seabreeze Resort
You may have seen in The Complete Luxury Guide to Samoa how Samoa doesn’t do luxury to the standards you might expect in the South Pacific. Well, Seabreeze Resort is the exception. A boutique resort that’s exclusively adults only, Seabreeze has just 12/13 contemporary villas, ranging from elegant rooms by the infinity pool and bar to the elevated “Honeymoon Point Villa” boasting a private plunge pool and enviable position in the cliffs overlooking the resort’s picturesque bay. Spend your time here exploring the lagoon in the provided clear-bottom kayaks, indulging in a couples’ massage, and dining on contemporary cuisine at The Waterfront Restaurant and Bar – learn more about the latter in the 5 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Samoa.
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2. Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa
Made with couples in mind, Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa is a favourite go-to for newlyweds and even those looking to tie the knot thanks to the resort’s glorious wedding venue settings. There is the opportunity to design your own romantic getaway between private dinner setups on the beach or on your villa’s deck to the couples’ treatments available at the Tui–I–Lagi Spa. Any one of the villas decorated with soothing tones and rustic luxury interiors is sure to impress, whether it’s among the lush tropical grounds or basking in the absolute beachfront.
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3. Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa
Through the water garden entrance and past the open restaurant, lagoon-style swimming pool and real lagoon beyond are Samoa’s only true overwater bungalows connected by a winding walkway. Definitely Coconut Beach Club Resort‘s most romantic offering, the overwater fales maximise individual privacy with expansive sun decks, airy bedrooms with king-sized beds, and an ensuite with rock wall interiors and a sunken bathtub. Alternatively, retreat to dry land in one of the spacious beachfront “fales” (more like a luxurious villa than a fale) with lava rock bathrooms and attractive bamboo furniture. Nestled in the gardens are also the lavish “Royal Villas”, two storeys of luxury complete with in-the-ground bathtubs, an observatory balcony and a spiral staircase. See how this lavish accommodation compares to the 7 Best Luxury Resorts on Upolu.
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4. Aga Reef Resort
Your most upmarket offering at the highly sought-after Lalomanu end of Upolu, Aga Reef Resort offers a selection of contemporary hotel-style rooms and lagoon-front villas. Although it doesn’t have much of a beach itself, it has several endearing spots to share with your loved one between its private island connected to the mainland by a pier walkway and its public areas like its airy bar and restaurant behind the infinity pool. Couples may want to treat themselves to a “Deluxe Villa” with its very own private outdoor plunge pool, ensuite with a twin vanity and standalone bathtub, and a high-ceiling bedroom with large ranch sliders soaking in the ocean views. Otherwise, the timber-lined “Waterfront Villas” are nothing to snuff at, providing unbeatable reef views while watching the sunrise or sunset.
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5. Le Vasa Resort
For a low-key resort holiday offering an idyllic balance of relaxation and adventure, choose Le Vasa Resort. Looking out to the Apolima Strait islands of Manono, Nu’ulopa and Apolima, the resort offers experiences to visit the uninhabited Nu’ulopa island – the perfect couples’ activity – not to mention accommodations that bask in front row views of the islands. The boutique resort boasts just 13 bungalows uniquely decorated with their own colour scheme and traditional materials. When you’re not relaxing in your bungalow, retreat to the generously sized swimming pool or Cocolin’s by the Sea Restaurant, which offers some of the best resort food on the island (see The 10 Best Restaurants on Upolu).
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6. Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa
Providing a South Pacific resort holiday that is familiar to most, Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa has the beach, the pool, the restaurant, the accessibility, as well as a private space for couples. If you’re going to book here for a special occasion, make it the “Matai Villa” located in a more quiet corner of the resort and beach. The ultra-spacious accommodation’s main enticement is its outdoor garden bathroom complete with a stone bath. The resort organises a range of island tours to make all of your holiday exploits effortless, while a generous array of wedding packages are also on the cards should you want to take the leap – find out more in our 9 Best Wedding Packages on Upolu.
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- Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa on Booking.com
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7. Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort
Offering the convenience of its location near the airport and wharf with ferry connections to Savai’i, yet boasting the standards of an international resort, the Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort might just fit the bill for the perfect romantic getaway to Upolu. There’s plenty of room for relaxation along the beach with thatched shade umbrellas and the lagoon-style pool, while the elegant outdoor settings of the Apolima Fale open for breakfast (one of the best breakfast buffets on the island, might we add) and the evening venue of the South Pacific Restaurant make dining as easy as an island breeze. Couples also can’t miss a rejuvenating spa session at the Manaia Polynesian Spa, which easily makes it onto our 10 Best Spas in Samoa.
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- Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort on Booking.com
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8. Faofao Beach Fales
There are many traditional yet effortlessly romantic beach fales that we could mention in this list of romantic accommodations on Upolu. Faofao Beach Fales, however, is one that stands out with its idyllic position on Saleapaga Beach (right next to the famous Lalomanu Beach) capturing both magnificent sunrises and sunsets. The thatched fales are lovingly prepared for couples complete with woven bi-fold blinds to ensure privacy. The beach fales also has a beach bar and restaurant where guests are not only treated to a substantial Samoan-style breakfast and dinner each day but often impromptu fiafia and umu nights. For more beach fales to consider, check out the 10 Best Beach Fale Accommodations on Upolu. Plus, be prepared for these accommodations unlike anywhere you’ve stayed by reading our Essential Tips for Staying in a Beach Fale in Samoa.
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9. Ocean Club Maninoa
Choose from one of the uniquely designed half-enclosed fales or fully-enclosed ensuite fales of the Ocean Club Maninoa. This cute accommodation in between Sinalei Reef Resort and Coconuts Beach Club provides a much more affordable experience of paradise. Each fale has a private deck and steps leading onto lush grass under shady coconut palms, yet are mere steps away from a white sand beach and protected lagoon. The accommodation even has a beach cafe and bar with an a la carte menu and a very casual vibe. There are fine dining restaurants at the resorts nearby should you want to “elevate” the experience. For alternative affordable accommodations, check out the 10 Best Budget Accommodations on Upolu.
10. 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 couples who want to be close to the action. It is also Upolu’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 they’re not our favourite at least you’re never too far from Apia’s finest places to wine and dine. As for rooms, the “Oceanview Hotel Rooms” are best for couples, boasting contemporary interiors of what you would expect of an international-style hotel. For more places to stay in Apia, check out the 25 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Apia.
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- Taumeasina Island Resort on Booking.com
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More Romantic Wedding and Honeymoon Resorts on Upolu
That’s it for our picks of the most romantic wedding and honeymoon resorts on Upolu, but if you didn’t gel with the recommendations, you might be more interested in the following instead:
- 10 Best Boutique Resorts & Accommodations on Upolu
- 20 Most Romantic Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in Samoa
- 25 Best Hotels on Upolu
Finally, see how the stays compare to the Top 25 Resorts in Samoa and see anything you might have missed in The Wedding, Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to Samoa.