We're located on the stunning South Coast of Upolu, Samoa and approximately a 35 minute drive away from Faleolo International Airport. At Sa'Moana Resort you will always find the perfect place to relax and unwind, or find the perfect adventure, the choice is yours. Whether you are travelling alone, as a couple, or family with kids and grand kids - We have something for everyone!
Our Bungalows and Beach House are absolutely Beach Front Accommodation with Breathtaking Views of the beach, reef and Pacific Ocean beautiful, all natural, Outdoor Lava Rock Showers choose from studio style, two bedroom with main bedroom loft and bunk beds downstairs, or a three Bedroom two storey Beach House can accomoodate singles, couples, families and small groups. For surfers on a budget looking for an all inclusive surf package we also offer SurfX Sa'Moana, a dorm style house that includes tours and meals.
Our Alofa Bungalow is located on an absolute beach front, white sandy beach, location with panoramic views of the South Pacific Ocean.
Located at one end of the resort, this bungalow is a deluxe room ideal for singles, honeymooners, couples or couples with an infant. These stand-alone 1 storey bungalows provide both privacy and the sense of seclusion for the guest.
Set up with a queen bed, lounge area, private toilet and outdoor Lava Rock bathroom and private front deck. Furnished with modern finishes complimented with traditional Samoan touches, this bungalow provides a comfortable beach side paradise.
Our Pool View Bungalow is located on an absolute beach front, white sandy beach, location with panoramic views of the South Pacific Ocean.
This bungalow is ideal for couples. Being a stand-alone 1 storey bungalow provides both privacy and the sense of seclusion for the guest. Views also across the lava rock pool to the ocean.
Set up with a queen bed, private toilet and outdoor Lava Rock bathroom and private front deck. Furnished with modern finishes complimented with traditional Samoan touches, this bungalow provides a comfortable beach side paradise.
Our Frangipani Bungalows are located on an absolute beach front, white sandy beach, location with panoramic views of the South Pacific Ocean.
These two bungalows are single storey a private front deck and share a large covered deck with lounge area between the two Bungalows. Set up with a queen and single bed, private toilet and outdoor Lava Rock bathroom.
These bungalows are ideal for couples, friends or families where the parents want extra privacy. Furnished with modern finishes complimented with traditional Samoan touches, this bungalow provides a comfortable beach side paradise.
Our two Family Bunglows are located on an absolute beach front, white sandy beach, location with panoramic views of the South Pacific Ocean.
These stand-alone 2 storey bungalows provide both privacy and the sense of seclusion for the guest. Set up with a lounge room, bedroom (with 2 bunk beds), private toilet and outdoor Lava Rock bathroom downstairs and a private loft with queen bed and walk in wardrobe and private front deck.
The bungalows are perfect for a family for group of friends. Furnished with modern finishes complimented with traditional Samoan touches, the bungalows provide a comfortable beach side paradise.
the beach house
A Spacious three bedroom Two Storey House with a Large Private Deck, Outdoor Lava Rock Bathroom, Ensuite, and Private Access to Beach. Perfect for Families with kids or grand-kids, and groups of friends travelling together and couples after a little more privacy and space.
One bedroom upstairs with a queen bed and ensuite. Two bedrooms downstairs; one with a queen, the other with two bunk beds. Can add up to two rollaway beds.
- Seating area with sofa/chair
- Rollaway bed
- Room windows open
- Private bathroom
- Extra person charge for rollaway use
- Coffee/Tea maker
- Child rollaway
- Ceiling fan
- Tropical Breakfsat Included
- Meal included - breakfast
- Internet access
- International calls
- High speed internet access fee
- Bottled water
- Separate toilet area
Sa'Moana Resort has been Samoa's Premier Surf Tour Operator for over Sixteen Years. We know all the Best Breaks and we get you to them in style in one of our 24ft or 28 ft Fast Fibreglass Boats.
Dragon’s Breath: A one hour 10 minute drive this is an amazing wave, if you can surf Back Door Pipe you’ll love this wave, it’s for serious chargers only
Pudding Rock: (aka The Rock) a short playful right breaking over rocks, easy paddle out and access, around a 1 hour 20 minute drive
Laulii: Also around 1 ½ hour drive it’s an excellent right that winds down a small point/spit into a tropical bay with a hollow first section.
Solosolo: Around a 1 ¾ hour drive it’s a fairly long right hand wave with bowl sections and down the line fun set behind the Solosolo village
Fagaloa Bay: The most amazing bay (not unlike T-Tree Bay at Noosa) is approx a 1 ¾ hour drive with 4 separate right hand reefs running down its eastern shore. Needs an exact swell direction and is not all that easy to access.
Tiavea: Is about an hour and a half drive from Sa’Moana and has several breaks
Left Point: At the western side of the bay this is a great challenging wave with the right swell direction
The River Mouth: a fun mainly left hander with the occasional peaky right
The Peak: a Sunset style right hand peak right in the middle of the bay that has a great drop and provides some great tubes, and moderate length rides. Reputedly holds up to 15ft. At times a left also breaks off the peak
Missions: a great fun right hander on the eastern side of the bay
Resorts: Two fun waves right out in front of the resort, they need a west to SW swell to be at their best.
Village Lefts: A down the line left hand wave, with some great bowls, within about an 8 minute walk from Sa’Moana Resort
Special K: this great right hander is just 10 minutes out from the mooring, its super fun.
Pebbles: Is a short punchy very hollow left and only a 28 minute boat ride from our mooring
Barras: Is a 25 minute boat ride and features an amazing very hollow right hander
Wackas: Is, by its name, a very fun wackable left hander that on its day can be a challenge and is just past Barra’s
Coconuts: A 35 minute boat ride from our mooring is an incredibly hollow right-hander that has been compared to HT’s in the Mentawais. Holds up to around 10ft
Inside Siumu: Is a 37 minute boat ride is a short fun left with wackable walls
Outside Siumu: A 40 minute boat ride is little more serious that “Inside” with longer and bowlier sections.
Aganoa: Otherwise known as Boulders, is a classic left hand point style break that is fully protected in the SE trades. The inside section sucks up over dinner plate coral.
Can hold up to 15ft + Boulders is a 45 minute boat ride from our mooring
Nuusafee Island: 10 minutes past Boulders this classic break is also called Devils Island (aka The Island) due to it being a Samoan cultural site. A very fast left hand wave with big sections on the outer reef and the inside that can provide some mind blowing barrels. Also holds up to around 15ft +
Spot X: A 45 minute boat ride to the west this is a short sometimes very hollow powerful right hander
Y-Tops: Just around the bay from Spot X this is a great left that has it all, classic waves and an amazing setting.
These are only a few of the places we have access to, and as mentioned previously there are more unnamed and unchartered breaks available to guests of the resort, with the right swell direction combined with tide, winds and season anything can happen.
- Take a walk through our village of Salamumu, experiencing the lifestyle first hand
- 15 minute walk west to the start of the village
- 20 minute walk east via the rainforest trail down to the lagoon
- no limit to where or how far you can walk, all villages are friendly so long as you remember to show Samoans the respect they deserve
- be polite and dress appropriately, ie. no revealing clothing. Samoans are very welcoming people.
FIA FIA NIGHT
Dinner & Show
A Genuine Samoan Fia Fia Cultural Experience:
- traditional Samoan ava ceremony
- sumptuous a la carte dinner made up of traditional Samoan food
- entertained with Samoan traditional dancing and singing
- Incredible fire dancers: advanced and intermediate fire dancers and of course the gorgeous young children from the local village who are learning this amazing art
$100 per Adult /$50 for kids 11yrs to 7 yrs /Kids 6 yrs & under FREE
During the afternoon, in preparation for this evening of cultural experiences you can see how the food is traditionally prepared and cooked in our Umu Fale.
Great food, drinks and entertainment! GREAT NIGHT! This is a truly fantastic and exciting experience, one you will never forget!
- kayaks are available to our guests to use free of charge
- excellent way to see parts of the island right at our doorstep, venturing either east or west over shallow, crystal clear water inside the reef
- heading east, explore the lagoon and around the resort area, stopping at low tide beaches or the edge of the jungle
- heading west, see the everyday village life from the water
- we can pack you a picnic lunch or light refreshments
- for those unsure of their abilities or safety, we can send you off with a guide
- snorkelling gear is available to our guests to use free of charge
- right out the front of the resort is excellent for shallow water snorkelling with a diverse display of marine life, fish, reef and white coral sands. Nemo & friends are regularly seen!
- snorkel either east or west in the lagoon for hours of underwater exploring
- snorkelling here is one of the best spots on the island!
CULTURAL DAY - FREE!
- See baskets, hats and mats being weaved... maybe even try weaving your own.
- Watch coconuts being cut from the trees and get your very own fresh coconut to drink!
- Discover how they make coconut cream and listen to stories about the village history.
It's a fantastic cultural experience.
- pub size pool table in our Sports Bar
- magazines, books and a variety of board games
- volleyball, cricket, football & frisbee, golf net and golf clubs available
- great fun for the kids: have hermit crab racing
- Try a game of CoCo Boulles on the Beach!
Surf & Land / Adventure / Culture Tours
PIULA CAVE POOLS & FUIPISIA WATERFALLS
Piula Cave Pool, also known as Fatumea Cave pool, is a remarkable and refreshing freshwater cave pool, located beneath an historic Methodist Church at the Piula Theological College, connects two caves via a small underwater entrance.
Fusipisia is a agnificent 55 meter high jungle waterfall that cascades down to the river and cuts its way through the gorge on its ocean journey. Emerald rainforest embraces the sides of the falls. A short walk on from the viewing area leads to the top of the waterfall, offering spectacular albeit nerve-jangling views over the falls.
THE LAVA FIELD COASTAL WALK
The Coastal Walk is a relatively easy walk, taking approximately one hour. trool through the Pandanus Forest whilst taking in the views of incredible cliff walk on your way to amazing Lava Fields.
FEED THE TURTLES & ART MUSEUM
Next to the Malua Theological College is a large pond that is home to giant turtles, which surface and gather to be fed at any time of day. These noble creatures come right up to the shore to be hand fed our freshly sliced papaya.
Visit the local Art Museum, and view artwork & sculptures by local artists.
FISHING THE REEF
Enjoy cruising the South Pacific Waters off the coast of Samoa whilst fishing for local Game, Giant Trevally, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi (Dolphin fish), Mackerel, and Dogtooth.
FIA FIA NIGHT DINNER & SHOW PACKAGE
Enjoy the Cultural show of the Ava Ceremony whilst listening to the string band and enjoy 3 hrs of Cultural Dancing, Fire dancing, and singing. Learn about the ancient traditions and customs of the Samoan people as Salamumu villagers share their stories, beliefs, practices and culture.
The Fia fia at Sa'Moana Resort is performed by one of the two Youth Groups from our Village of Salamumu. These shows are genuine and reflective of what takes place in the Village for special events...no fakes here!
To Sua Ocean Trench
The name ‘To Sua’ literally means ‘giant hole’. it is an amazing place to take a swim, explore blowholes and underwater lava tunnels, indulge in nature photography or just sit back and relax in exquisitely maintained grounds with picnic fales panoramically gazing out to sea.
The 30 metre deep sea water hole is accessible via a large ladder that is not for the faint hearted. Enjoy jumping off the viewing platform, swimming and snorkeling, chasing fish.
APIA MARKETS & SLIDING ROCKS
Enjoy the vibrant buzz of the local markets, a maze of unique Samoan locally handmade crafts, wood carvings, kava bowls, woven pandanus mats, lava lavas (sarongs), souvenirs and an authentic working fish market selling fresh locally caught seafood.
Papase’ea Sliding Rocks are a natural aquatic playground with some of the freshest, cleanest water on the planet. Surrounded by lush, natural foliage and beautifully maintained gardens.
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
The guided tour through the RLS museum reveals the man behind the classics - are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, Marcel Proust, Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry James, Cesare Pavese, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins".
Stevenson found adventure and his final resting place in Samoa.
SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICE
Salamumu Methodist Church. An incredible experience. Come and enjoy angelic voices and harmonies - ALL WELCOME.
Create your Own Tour:
Talk to our Guides about creating your own Customised Tour. We're very flexible and will do everything we can to ensure your Stay in Samoa is a fulfilling and unique experience.