Ideal for couples dreaming of tropical islands with crystalline waters and lush gardens, Samoa is a destination definitely worth adding to your bucket-list. With all the charms of a South Pacific oasis, 'Polynesia's heart' (as it's known) still feels blissfully authentic and uncrowded. Inspired? We've collected five sumptuous Samoa resorts that both romantics and adventure-seekers will love...
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Seabreeze Resort Samoa
A winner for sunshine and breezy vibes (pun intended), Seabreeze Resort Samoa offers a tranquil escape while still being close to some of the destination's most-loved attractions. Home to beachfront and ocean-view villas and suites, and even a super-exclusive honeymoon house, this amazing hideaway on Upolu Island's south coast is sure to impress.
For an unforgettable escape, discover the postcard-perfect To Sua Ocean Trench, Vavau Beach and Togitogiga Falls and National Park before returning to your own luxury private villa. Or, simply chill out in your own piece of paradise and enjoy traditional Samoan-style spa treatments, feasting on freshly caught seafood at the resort's waterfront restaurant, snorkelling in pristine waters or just admiring the outlook from Seabreeze's infinity pool-with-a-view.
Return to Paradise Resort and Spa
Also situated on Samoa's gorgeous Upolu Island, Return to Paradise Resort and Spa is just as heavenly as you'd imagine. Here, you'll be treated to direct access to the island's most beloved beach, plus fantastic accommodation, wonderful dining, indulgent spa treatments and an array of marvellous experiences. Yes, this place really is paradise found.
Treat yourselves to one of the resort's Ocean Breeze or Beachfront rooms, villas or Beachfront Deluxe or Honeymoon suites to kick things off right. Then, spend your stay enjoying Return to Paradise's dazzling blue water-beach, watching a thrilling cultural performance, exploring the nearby town of Apia or sampling world-class seasonal fare at the resort's Paradise Kitchen for a sensational escape. One thing you absolutely have to do before leaving? Toast the occasion at the beachfront Rock Pool Bar and order yourselves its signature cocktail: fresh coconut blended with Samoa's own cocoa liqueur – delicious!
Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa
Blessed with white sands, turquoise waters and palm-dotted gardens, Upolu's Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa is perfect for couples wanting to leave behind their stresses. Nestled within a secluded sheltered bay, this screensaver-ready resort feels utterly peaceful, inviting romantics to do as much or as little as they like.
If you're wanting to get out and see Samoa for yourselves, join one of Saletoga's fabulous guided tours – there's everything from feeding wild turtles to visits to the Papase'ea Sliding Rocks on offer. Back at the resort, there's a slew of terrific experiences to be had. Kayaking or snorkelling anyone? Adding to it all, excellent dining, a day spa and a swim-up pool bar makes for an exceptional stay.
Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa
It's hard to resist the romance of a stay at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa. Affording magnificent water views from its south Upolu Island location, this luxe retreat is also steeped in culture. Once the place where Samoan kings and warriors would spend their time resting in preparation for battle, it's now a haven for those who want to enjoy life's simple pleasures.
With a spectacular coastline, Sinalei has plenty for water babies – think surfing (they even offer tailored surfing packages here), fishing, diving and snorkelling. On land, there's outstanding Samoan-inspired cuisine to try at the overwater restaurant, candlelit beach picnics to share, divine spa treatments to savour and decked-out private villas to claim for yourselves. Want more? Take part in a 'Cooking with Culture' village-visit and cooking class experience, enjoy a special Island Art Affair tour, or let the resort's experts guide you to one of Samoa's oldest villages. Adventure, romance, relaxation – take us there now!
Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa
If overwater accommodation is high on your travel wish-list, set your sights for Upolu's Coconuts Beach Club Resort & Spa. Boasting Samoa's only overwater fales (traditional Samoan thatched huts), this dreamy escape is all about taking it easy. There aren't any phones here or any televisions, only breathtaking scenery and exquisite accommodation.
Helping couples to make the most of their Samoa getaway, Coconuts Beach Club provides all the essentials – expect a brilliant restaurant and bar, a superb day spa and even a gecko-shaped swimming pool with a swim-up bar. There are also VIP excursions to Samoa's waterfalls, national parks, islands and villages available for guests, plus plenty of surfing and diving in the resort's azure waters. Health-focused couples, there's even a special wellness centre. Of course, Coconuts Beach Club's palm-fringed beach is enough to entice us to book a stay!
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