Gently lapping waves, swaying palm trees and a balmy breeze, a true vision of paradise – Samoa is all this and more. It’s a dreamy destination, particularly for couples who come to this stunning island nation and are instantly captivated by its charms.
Surrender to the ‘castaway’ feeling as you stroll hand-in-hand down long, empty beaches or escape to secluded sheltered bays with blue lagoons, beautiful soft golden sand and warm, inviting waters.
On the island of Upolu, home to the nation’s capital of Apia, there’s every kind of enchanting landscape you can imagine, from pristine beaches to emerald green forest and volcanic peaks.
There are endless activities to enjoy around Samoa. Swim, snorkel or dive in an ocean teeming with colourful marine life, or simply lounge on the beach in the sun. The nation is also brimming with a number of beautiful cascading waterfalls. Take a walk through the forest to these wonderful natural phenomena and take a refreshing dip in a plunge pool.
Take time to explore the local Fa’a Samoa (meaning cultural heritage) by visiting local fales and villages and experiencing traditional song, dance and of course, food.
When you do visit Samoa, why not stay in a luxurious, adults only boutique resort purpose-built for couples? The Seabreeze Resort Samoa, located on the world renowned South East Coast of Upolu Island, is perfect for couples as it’s small, intimate, warm and friendly and built around its own private beach and lagoon allowing for the ultimate in romance.
Often accommodation in Samoa can be busy and full of families, but not at Seabreeze Resort. Here, there are 11 beautifully secluded and spacious villas all with lagoon, ocean and pool views, and only holidaymaking couples can stay. That means there are 11 couples maximum at any one time, keeping the experience serene.
Seabreeze guests have exclusive access to the resorts beach, lagoon and islets that surround this stunning location and the exclusive child free environment means your time is shared by likeminded people wanting privacy and intimacy rather than overcrowded pools and noisy neighbours.
The Honeymoon Point House is a particular delight for couples and honeymooners. It boasts spectacular views, being nestled into the cliffs above the sea on a rock buttress, surrounded on three sides by water. With an endless horizon and only the sounds of the surf and lapping waves to lull you to sleep, it’s an extravagant and tranquil environment. Savour the relaxation of your own private tropical rock courtyard with outside hot water shower, spa pool, daybed and spacious deck. Even the villa’s double shower opens up looking out to incomparable ocean views.
The resort’s truly gorgeous large infinity-edge pool is another of its special features. Complete with sun lounges and shaded garden areas for you and your other half to nestle away in, it’s also complete with the wonderful Paulini’s Pool Bar, which serves up delectable tropical cocktails and tasty snacks, plus a tale or two from resident barman Lua.
There are even more sumptuous dining experiences on offer. Visit the Waterfront Bar and Restaurant, which offers a 5-star, award-winning menu. With everything homemade from breads to ice-cream, Seabreeze serves up mouthwatering pastas, gourmet burgers, seafood delights such as garlic prawns, Nitin’s traditional Indian curries and even slow cooked ribs, Seabreeze’s signature dish. Best of all, you get to enjoy your meal together overlooking the lagoon and ocean, or you can opt for intimate in-villa dining.
Couples also love the decadent on-site spa treatments available. Savour an indulgent massage or facial in your own pavilion, courtyard or in your private villa, caressed by the island’s gentle sea air. Seabreeze’s treatments utilise natural organic plants, fruits and herbs, and take inspiration from traditional Samoan healing and nurturing techniques. This renowned style of massage will rejuvenate the body and relax the soul and have and your loved one feeling completely blissful.
If you feel like venturing away from your villa to explore the resort’s private lagoon, Seabreeze provides glass bottom kayaks and snorkelling equipment so you can discover the amazing underwater world. There are also a range of cultural activities at the resort so guests can experience the real Samoa. Each Friday afternoon there are activities that provide a glimpse into Samoan life, such as weaving, the art of making real coconut cream, and a traditional Ava ceremony followed by a Fia Fia night that includes a three course Samoan menu. With the call of the conch shell and sound of thundering traditional drums, the night begins with dance and song featuring thrilling and daring fire and knife dancers.
The resort can also organise personal and customised tours for you to explore spectacular destinations offsite. A favourite amongst visitors is a trip to the Sua Trench, which is a breathtaking 30 metre-deep crater and waterhole. Climb down the ladder and plunge into this gorgeous and refreshing pool surrounded by bright tropical gardens.
You can also head to the Togitogiga Falls and National Park, which is home to some of Samoa’s most impressive waterfalls and hiking trails and a striking coastal walk with its rugged and spectacular shoreline.
A day trip to the Apia township is another captivating activity for couples. Peruse the markets, shops and eateries together and pick up trinkets, explore the bustling streets and experience Samoan life.
The cherry on top is that the Seabreeze Resort has also won multiple industry awards, so you can rest assured your experience will be exquisite.
Since re-opening in 2011, the resort has been voted one of the Top 25 Resorts in the South Pacific for Romance in the 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards, and has won the Leading Hotel in Samoa Award in the World Travel Awards 2013. Plus, it was named as Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2013 Winner and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2012 and 2013.
In addition to this, it has been voted a Top 10 Resort in the South Pacific for Romance and Value and won the 2012 New Zealand Restaurant Challenge.
Treat yourself to the romantic holiday of your dreams with a journey to Samoa and a stay at the beautiful and indulgent Seabreeze Resort. A holiday here will not only be memorable but life changing.