The Guide to Retreats in Samoa: Yoga, Wellness & More
The Guide to Retreats in Samoa: Yoga, Wellness & More

The Guide to Retreats in Samoa: Yoga, Wellness & More


Everything You Need to Know About Wellness and Yoga Retreats in Samoa

Escape the stresses of modern-day life and revitalise with one of the effective and fun retreats in Samoa. Predominantly taking place on pristine beaches or lush jungle settings of glorious the country’s resorts, retreats in Samoa focus on yoga, wellness and surfing with a sprinkling of Samoan culture. Discover the best yearly retreats and resorts that are ideal for yoga, as well as other ways to relax and rejuvenate, in this complete guide to wellness and yoga retreats in Samoa.

5 Best Yoga Retreats in Samoa

What are the best yoga retreats in Samoa? Here are the top contenders:

  1. Pele o Samoa Retreat
  2. Salani Surf Resort Retreats
  3. Samoa BLISS Retreat
  4. Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa Retreats
  5. Yoga Samoa Retreat

Scroll down to “The Best Wellness and Yoga Retreats in Samoa” for more details on each yoga retreat.

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Where to Find Wellness and Yoga Retreats in Samoa

If you’ve found a retreat too amazing to resist or are looking for destinations where you might be able to find one, then chances are, you’ll be taken to one of two of Samoa’s largest islands.

Wellness and Yoga Retreats on Upolu

A volcanic island of verdant greens jutting out of the deep blue Pacific Ocean, Upolu might be the most developed island in Samoa but there are still vast tracts of nature. The island is where most of Samoa’s tourism infrastructure is and provides many stunning settings for yoga retreats. Yet, the main town, Apia, is never too far should you crave a little cosmopolitan convenience.

Upolu not only has a few resorts set up for yoga retreats but there are also weekly yoga classes and yoga tutors available on the island to provide private yoga sessions. Find out more about the latter in the 10 Best Places to Experience Yoga in Samoa and discover more about Upolu itself in The Complete Travel Guide to Upolu.

Wellness and Yoga Retreats on Savai’i

Savai’i is actually Samoa’s largest island and is thought to be the birthplace of the Polynesian culture. With that, traditions remain strong on the island, while the much more relaxed pace of life might be just the setting you need to work on your wellness. With far fewer resorts and tourism infrastructure, Savai’i is rarely chosen to host yoga retreats. However, there is the odd resort offering yoga sessions, while the beach fales and boutique resorts are worthy destinations for some independent yoga. Find out more about these stays in the 5 Best Yoga Resorts in Samoa, and learn more about the island in The Complete Travel Guide to Savai’i.

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The Best Wellness and Yoga Retreats in Samoa

Of course, wellness and yoga retreats take place in Samoa on a year-by-year basis. Here are some of the top yoga tutors and companies that offer the most frequent yoga retreats in Samoa.

Pele o Samoa Retreat

Combine yoga, surf and culture on one of the yoga and surf retreats of Pele o Samoa. Surf in uncrowded locations with coaching to improve your confidence and skill and connect with yourself and others through yoga and the Samoan food and cultural demonstrations. Retreats in the past have split time between Apia and Savai’i with stays in boutique B&Bs and seaside resorts.

Salani Surf Resort Retreats

Whisk yourself away to this boutique surf resort on Upolu for a week of self-discovery and inner reflection at one of Salani Surf Resort‘s yoga and surf retreats. Retreats often include two yoga classes and a meditation workshop per day, diet and nutrition tips, accommodation in one of their elevated ensuite units, unlimited surf transfers to the resort’s house breaks, airport transfers and three vegan and gluten-free meals per day. Learn more about the resort in the 5 Best Yoga Resorts in Samoa.

Samoa BLISS Retreat

Hosted by New Zealand’s renowned wellness coach, Wilhemeena Monroe, Samoa BLISS Retreat is a seven-day tropical island escape with a focus on yoga, bodywork, movement and meditation. With flights, travel insurance, beach fale/resort accommodation, healthy meals and 3-4 hours of yoga, meditation, somatic movement and bodywork activities per day, who could say no?

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa Retreats

Although Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa doesn’t host its own retreats, the luxury accommodation is often chosen by yogis and mindfulness practitioners, like Mindful Works and Jen Rieder, to host yoga and wellness retreats. Retreats usually include five nights in one of the resort’s luxury villas, a specially created healthy menu, daily yoga and meditation sessions, airport transfers, massages at the on-site spa and more.

Yoga Samoa Retreat

The only yoga instructor on this list located on-island, Rachel Laulu of Yoga Samoa can curate you or your group’s own personalised yoga retreat with private yoga sessions and guided hiking-plus-yoga tours around Upolu. She also hosts weekly public yoga classes at Taumeasina Island Resort.

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More Wellness Activities in Samoa

Yoga is not the only way to unwind and rejuvenate in Samoa. Combine your yoga and wellness retreat (or curate your own) with spa treatments, practicing sustainable living at an eco-resort, swimming with majestic turtles, trying locally-made and naturally-source spa products, learning about natural health foods on plantation tours and much more!

And discover more ways to relax in the 10 Most Relaxing Things to Do in Samoa.

More About Wellness and Yoga Retreats in Samoa

Now that you know a little more about the wellness and yoga retreats available in Samoa, discover more ways to rejuvenate with the guides below:

Finally, discover more of Samoa beyond retreats in the 101 Best Things to Do in Samoa: The Ultimate List.


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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