Satuiatua Beach Resort
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Satuiatua Beach Resort

Satuiatua Main Road Satuiatua, Savai'i Samoa
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4.5
#1 of 2 ranches in Savai'i
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Satuiatua Beach Resort is the only beach fale operating on the South West Coast of Savai'i, Samoa. We have fales (bungalows) that are located on the beach for easy access to the surf & the lagoon. Satuiatua has one of the top surfing spots in Samoa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Hidden Gem
Family

Location

Satuiatua Main Road Satuiatua, Savai'i Samoa
Getting there
Faleolo Airport
66.4 km
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Misi & Rosemary Lam wrote a review May 2020
Brisbane, Australia
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped here by chance to have a look & was greeted by the the most heart-warming lady (sorry I didn't ask her name) by far on Savai'i.
She welcomed us to come in & have a look & use of the restrooms which pleasantly surprised us as this is not normally something we have ever experienced on the island.
Thank you for your wonderful customer service that made us feel right at home.
Should we plan another trip, we will definitely stay here, your warmth draws us back to your property.
Kudos to outstanding customer service
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Matt H wrote a review Aug 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
After reading a terrible review from May 2023 we were apprensive on coming to stay at Satuiatua Beach fales. I'm so glad we ignored this shocking review, took it with a pinch of salt and kept an open mind. Our stay here was amazing! My 5yr old boy absolutely loved playing on the beach everyday and the staff and local Samoan people were always accommodating to our needs! Breakfast was Samoan pancakes, paw paw, coffee, tea and toast with jams. Dinner was a samoan buffet or menu selection that you had to order in by 3pm. This is not a flash resort, this is a Samoan experience and your snooty expectations will be crushed. Come with a good attitude and you will have the best time. The family is rebuilding their enterprise after a devastating fire a few years ago. Epic snorkeling on the high tide and some of the most alive coral reef I've ever seen!

Only complaint would be that they could put more rubbish bins out and keep the beach cleaner from broken glass or litter (usually after celebrations or family gatherings).
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Allan W wrote a review Nov 2023
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Satuiatua was a past favourite of ours, but we got concerned when we saw a bad review on Trip Advisor in 2023. We discussed this with the resort and decided to come and check it out in August 2023. We can confirm it is still a great place to stay. The fish life right by the edge of the water is amazing and we had several sightings of turtles within 10m of the beach! Allan Wyllie (New Zealand)
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Trip20410686367 wrote a review Jul 2023
Wellington, New Zealand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The beach is nice, but like many beach fales I found them too close to the water which encroached on people's enjoyment of the water and invaded privacy (its always odd swimming meters from someone's room). The fales were a little run down. Like many family run fales there was not the income during the COVID shut down for maintenance. With tourists flocking back to Samoa, this will change soon. The eating Fale had burnt down in November 2022 and had not been rebuilt yet, so eating is in a fale across the road. There is very little traffic, so this is fine for now. They have got plans to rebuild the eating fale on the beach side soon. Nothing has started yet, so be patient on this. This is the only beach fale that offered us a choice to order what we wanted for dinner. This was a nice change. I ordered the traditional Samoan food and it was excellent. Portion sizes were generous. Also a great breakfast with tea and coffee. The location is good being very close to the Alofaa blow holes which meant we could have a second try at visiting them. High tide is best time to see them but do not go exactly on high tide as they are too dangerous then. The blow holes are a must see as are the Afu Au waterfall (turn left just after crossing yellow bridge). After we visited we found out about Mu Pagoa waterfall that falls into the Ocean, it is between Puleia and Gautavai villages and is not sign posted.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mumma&Co wrote a review Jun 2024
Timaru, New Zealand
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
One of very few places on the island that has proper food for lunch on our way around. Friendly lady once we found her. Delicious toasted sandwich & ok fries. Beautiful view of the beach whilst eating. Seems a very casual place which I guess is good.
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Date of stay: June 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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antony fairbanks wrote a review Jul 2015
Christchurch, New Zealand
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This place has got good reviews in TripAdvisor, and the Matriarch was very proud of the four and a half circle TA rating certificate that arrived by post when we were there but I was disappointed. The setting is good, and there is really great coral just in front of the beach (note that it is very shallow, so high tide snorkelling preferred, or you'll be scraping it on your chest).
The first problem was actually getting suitable accommodation. This was booked as part for a group some eight months in advance. For me a single had been implicitly specified. However the owners placed me in a fale to share with two older ladies who I did not know. This was unacceptable. I said to the daughter, who said that 'they were full, so no other room was available' - 'look, I'll go somewhere else, just refund me' (the accommodation had been paid up front). However as the stay was for two nights she assured me that if 'I shared for the first night then i could have single accommodation on the second'. Of course this turned out not to be the case - she basically lied, and I didn't get the accommodation I had reserved and paid for. I guess that she wanted to pack as many people into the fales as possible to maximise the financial return.
The second, and more shocking, thing was how cruel the owners were to the local stray animals. If you go to Samoa you will know there are lots of wandering dogs and cats, quite a few strays. The owners here beat the hell out of the most beautiful little puppy who came into the restaurant area in front of the guests. My guess is that he is a stray who hangs around, and certainly is very thin and wants food, but beating the crap out of a beautiful little puppy to make him stay away is not acceptable behaviour in my opinion. Members of our group were appalled. Decide where you stand in this one..
Breakfast and dinner were generally good (though they delighted in serving up a whole piglet for the latter, head included). The costs of these are included in the accommodation price, though they ask you to pay for dessert for dinner. In contrast the lunch menu is very expensive for what you get, and the food quality of lunch was poor - the most bland vege curry I've ever had.
So overall the setting is great, the fales large, the coral and fishwife wonderful. However I didn't like the disingenuous attitude of the owners, and I cannot condone animal cruelty.
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Date of stay: July 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you want a single room, then good luck !
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Kata wrote a review May 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
DO NOT STAY HERE!! It is VERY VERY dangerous place! We got robbed here as soon as we moved in fale. The thief took all our money which we had for rest of our stay in Samoa (1450 sat)! He was very quick and experienced. We spent all day at the police station answering still the same questions the whole time. Definitly not the experience which you want to have in Samoa. We did not enjoy this place at all! The fales are under the trees and just by the road. Anyone can just jump into your fale unseen and take anything he wants. There is no fence, no protection. Police told us that it has happened already in this fales.
Also the fales are very expensive for what you get. 80 tala per person for very hard bed with sheets with holes and mosquito net with lot of holes which nobody bother to fix. We got many mosquito bites inside the net! The beach was full of garbage! Plastic and glass bottles everywhere which nobody tidy up. Just feels lake they only take the money and do nothing for the place or clients. Food also very expensive for what you get. 20tala for breakfast which is just bred and jam with coffee?? They will charge you everything. They also sell some ovepriced drinks and lunch. You can eat and stay in better places in Samoa. This was definitely the worst place to stay in whole Samoa. At the end when we end up with no money there we did not get any compensation and the owner still charged us full price for everything like nothing happened. After begging her to give us some discount she only made 40 tala discount which was ridicolous compare to 1450 tala which we lost there. She did not feel any responsibility for what happened in HER accommodation. AWOID THIS PLACE, SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR NICE PLACES IN SAMOA!!!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JoeCNewZealand wrote a review Sept 2017
New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at 4 places on the north, west and south-west coasts of Savai'i. Each of the 6 night stays were in basic sea-front fales with shared toilet and shower, costs included breakfast and dinner.
In order of stay the 4 were -
A. Tanu Beach at Manase. B. Va-i-moana Seaside Lodge at Asau. C. Falealupo Beach. D. Satuiatua Beach Resort.

We have rated to our needs each for -
comfort of fale, facilities, food and drink, swimming and snorkeling (note all four are tidal with best 2 hours each side of high tide), staff, entertainment, area around and value. Each had a safe for passports and etc.
We have rated to our needs each for -
comfort of fale, facilities, food and drink, swimming and snorkeling (note all four are tidal with best 2 hours each side of high tide), staff, entertainment, area around and value. Each had a safe for passports and etc.
Satuiatua:
Comfort of fale- most room by far, only one of 4 with beds, sitting and storage space.
Facilities- clean, serviced showers (with heads!) and toilets.
Food and drink- a wide choice from a set menu on the wall board headed by 4 fish dishes.
Swimming and snorkeling- lagoon of about 200 metres to the reef and 500 metres at least along the shore is alive with fish and coral and is best of the 4. Not surprising as part of the lagoon is signed a Marine Reserve, which seems to be respected.
Entertainment- FiaFia nights by the villagers.
Impressive banyan trees which shelter the fales from the heat of the day sun but allow the evening sun as it sets over the sea.
Value for money- for our needs, slightly ahead of Va-i-moana.
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Date of stay: August 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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VickyBeeb wrote a review Oct 2014
Waikato Region, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I spent two nights at satuiatua beach fales.
We enjoyed the beautiful surroundings and friendly capable hospitality from Fela and her family.
We felt secure and cared for as the Matai of the village stays over night and patrols the grounds.
The fales location tucked under huge trees was magical, like something from Peter Pan.
The accommadation is great value for money as the food is first rate. Simple, fresh ( so fresh! Fish caught that day,coconut cream made by hand for your meal) local veggies,meat and fruit, all cooked with flair and generously portioned. A menu board to choose from and desserts for the sweet toothed, also a well stocked bar and fridge.
This is ideal location for families with school age children. The fales are large and can sleep around eight people, plus there's lockable rooms available, and a neat ocean front holiday house on stilts with its own lounge and deck.
There's a giant tree house, a really wonderful tree swing that will have the adults and children fighting for a turn. Plus for the hot middle of the day periods, plenty of huge shaded areas under the fascinating spreading tree canopy ( big enough for a game of backyard cricket)even climb able trees for mini adventurers.
Especially great for kids is the access to very sheltered snorkeling options; beachfront ( lots of fish),or to the east a large volcanic rock pool about the size of a school swimming pool,which has fresh and salt water feeding into it( fish and all sorts of creatures in there).
While I never endorse standing on coral, reef shoes may be helpful at this site, as the volcanic rock is deceptively sharp and uncomfortable on feet if exploring along the shore line.
The local village is worth an explore as is the beach road store( bigger than the village store) run by a very friendly Hawaiian raised samoan lady and her family.
We spent a very pleasant two days at Satuiatua and would recommend it as a longer stay destination if you are planning on doing day trips to the canopy walk or else where on the south east coast of Savai'i.
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Date of stay: October 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Rooms one back or more from the restaurant stairs have more privacy. Fales are much cooler to...
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Gail L wrote a review Jun 2014
Auckland Central, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful escape from our normal busy lives. A beachfront fale at Satuiatua was the perfect place to relax completely and enjoy the beautiful beach and all it offered. Phila and the team were wonderful and made us feel very welcome. The facilities were kept very clean/tidy and the food was really great. We'd seen a few of the beachfront fales around Samoa and I was feeling a little apprehensive about what we'd find when we showed up, but was very pleasantly surprised. Our fale was larger than others we'd seen and had two proper beds rather than mattresses on the floor. It was a perfect place to stay to experience a little piece of paradise in Savai'i. Had a wonderful time and hope to make it back again one day soon.
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Date of stay: June 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from gktroopers
Wellington, New Zealand86 contributions15 helpful votes
Try messaging them on fb :)
Answer from Johnny and Ria A
Wellington, New Zealand13 contributions5 helpful votes
I’m about 80% sure that the Beach Resort is the only accomodation in the village - so I’d say it’s the same place.
Afoa wrote a tip Nov 2019
Apia, Samoa190 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fale in the shade of the huge Pulu trees on the beach"
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Northwest Ecotours wrote a tip Mar 2019
Newport, Oregon14 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I'm too old to stay in the open fales and picked our room based on the mattress : )"
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marsh21 wrote a tip Oct 2018
Wellington, New Zealand149 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A basic fale on the beach will be the best for most."
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Isabel H wrote a tip Sept 2018
Taupo59 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a fale on the beach"
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DadTravelOrganiser wrote a tip Aug 2018
Canberra, Australia531 contributions250 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is modern hotel room - looks nice, but seems to be hot and ill-placed"
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