Regina's Beach Fales
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Regina's Beach Fales

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Another beach front fale at Regina's
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Manase, Savai'i Samoa
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tinzaroo wrote a review Jan 2007
Auckland Central, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Regina's in August 2006. I've been visiting Samoa regularly for the past 13 years or so, but had never stayed at this particular property in Manase, so I thought we'd give it a go!

Manase is about 45 minutes north of the ferry landing at Salelologa - so just jump on a bus, grab a cab, hire a car or stick your thumb out and take your chances!

We were welcomed by 'Cinta with open arms ... she is the owner / manager of the fales. Even though we had gotten our dates wrong and arrived a day late, she gave us a gorgeous fale right on the beachfront. Our friends who were travelling with us hadn't made any sort of booking, but were offered a lovely fale a bit further up the beach.

There are about ten fales on the beach front, and they are literally about 15 steps from the water at high tide. The rest of the grounds at Regina's is very grassy and nice. The tide doesn't go out too far, so it's always pretty good for swimming, and seemed quite safe for kiddies.

**Just a tip here ... find their number on the 'net and ring and book ahead. You'll save money by booking directly!! :o) **

The price we paid at Regina's was approx WST$55 each, which included breakfast and dinner in a communal style setting. The meals were completely adequate for the price paid - I've had better but they were just fine. 'Cinta makes a mean pina colada in a coconut - it's a must for about WST$15!! Have one or have six!

The fales at Regina's are very quaint, constructed in a very traditional manner with the blinds and matting all plaited. The bed was nice and clean, with lovely bright sheets, and the mozzie net was great! There are two ablution blocks, with separate amenities for men and women in each one. The shower is a cold water pipe, but the pressure is good! Just the thing you need after a day in the ocean!

There is no bar at Regina's, but right across the road is a little gas station that sells cold Vailima and soft drinks, plus it has a bakery out the back and they make the best and freshest donuts and muffins! Just ask when the next batch is due and be there when they come out of the oven! Yummo! They also have the local Vodka, Niu Vodka, which is worth a try if you like your alcohol.

On a Sunday, you can venture to the property next door (like a 30 second walk) to buy a cold Vailima from the bar, as the garage doesn't sell beer on Sundays!

Regina's put on a nice fia fia on the Saturday night, with all the local people joining in and grabbing up all the visitors to dance! It turned into a bit of a party, with everyone joining in.

The snorkelling is nice at Manase, we found it better to head up the beach a bit where the water was clearer, and there were reefs a bit further out where there was quite a bit of fish life to see.

Behind the local gas station is a small internet cafe, run by a lovely Swiss German lady and her husband. They also hire out bicycles, and it's nice to hire one and cycle down to Satoalepai village, and swim with the turtles! Just ask for directions, or if you can't be bothered riding down there (i.e. too hot!) just grab a cab. The same people also run a bar and watersports hire place right on the beach, but if you are there during Samoa's summer months, it might not be open.

Overall I'd highly recommend Regina's if you are on a budget and don't mind sleeping in an open fale, and sharing the facilities. Well worth the money, and 'Cinta and her family are really lovely and hospitable people. Give an open fale a try ... you'll be pleasantly surprised! There were families there with young children, and they seemed to be having a ball! :o)
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Zoozle wrote a review Mar 2007
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really can't say enough good things about this place. It is definitely worth staying here if you visit Savai'i.

The property consists of a number of beach fales - small units with a thatched roof and walls made up of woven flax mats. The location of these is fabulous with most of the fales within a couple of metres
of the beautiful beach. Inside each fale is a comfortable double mattress protected by mosquito netting which does a fabulous job of keeping the mosquitoes away from sleeping bodies.

The beach leads to a safe lagoon for swimming. The lagoon doesn't get
deeper than about a metre deep, so it's very safe for swimming and children etc. Note that it does contain live coral which can cause nasty scratches that can get infected if not treated quickly, so it is a good idea to wear sandals, flippers or reef shoes when swimming as a precaution against cuts. About ten minutes walk northwards, there is an area suitable for snorkelling with deeper water and more sea life.

The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Three cooked meals per day are provided within the fale price. At 55 Samoan tale per person per night when we stayed, this represented unbeatable value. We arrived at 3 p.m. on a Saturday and immediately were cooked lunch. The following day we went sight-seeing and arrived back at 3.30 p.m. Again lunch was cooked for us with no complaints about the lateness of our arrival.

Despite being vegetarians, the staff worked with us to produce very tasty meals that contained no meat. Nothing was too much trouble. Note that the water provided with meals is most likely tank water, and it might be wise to buy water from across the road at the service station to avoid any health issues associated with non-treated water.

It is easy to find. Most guests appeared to have taken the bus from the ferry terminal at Salelologa. This is probably the cheapest option, but the buses are often crowded and hot. We used a rental car
which was a little more comfortable.

Showers and toilets are communal and kept pretty clean. Lighting to find these in darkness is adequate.

You will most likely be woken by a rooster crowing outside your fale. He appears to enjoy making sure that everyone is up and awake by 8 a.m.

We'll be back as soon as we can get some more time off work.
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Date of stay: March 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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drleocute wrote a review Feb 2015
Waiwera, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had no reservation and told the taxi driver to take me to the first place with a fale on the beach. So happy I made it here. Was given a place on the beach, had dinner with fresh fish cooked, instructed to do any shopping immediately as shops would be closed for Sunday (useful information). It was last stop on a 7 country Pacific trip and first place I felt at home. The food was all from trees on the property (I was given a tour) and fresh fish from that day. It was like being part of the family - when I was back late from diving I got a (mock) 'what time do you call this we are worried sick'. Then they made me a lovely dinner.
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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RHWell wrote a review Jun 2011
Phoenix, Arizona
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The food was below average, barely edible. The night we stayed there it was very hard to sleep due to the very little breeze off the ocean and the rain. It was very hot and uncomfortable, the sheets did not smell clean. We enjoyed the open seating at dinner as we were able to meet some nice people. The man that was managing the fales did not have any respect to personal boundaries and would come into the beach fales without warning. I felt uncomfortable around this man, and my husband made sure never to leave me alone while staying there.
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Date of stay: May 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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malie_387 wrote a review Sept 2009
Samoa
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I've stayed at Regina's twice. The first time was with a friend a month ago. We were overbooked, but accommodated in a nice fale in front of the family's home (a short strill down the beach). Annamaria looked after us well, the food was great, the fale was beautiful.
Based on this good experience, I returned again on my own on Sunday. Again, I got a nice fale (but because the people who were meant to take it had apparently left in a huff because it wasn't completely beachfront). Annamaria was again very helpful and lovely. Unfortunately, I woke up at 4 am with what I thought was a cat or lizard sitting on my belly. I threw it off and couldn't work out what it was, when Annamaria's father revealed himself to be next to my bed. He had been rubbing my abdomen with his hand. Long story short, he wouldn't leave me alone, so I had to get in my car, drive off and sleep by the side of the road.
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Date of stay: August 2009
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Moose_the_explorer wrote a review Jan 2010
London, Canada
2.0 of 5 bubbles
My fiance and I had booked this place for 5 nights but left after only a couple. Anne-Marie, the young girl who runs the place, was helpful when she was there, but it was obvious from talking with her that she is completely overwhelmed with doing all the work herself. The food was awful, and we ended up having to pay to eat elsewhere half of the time because they offered nothing for vegetarians. We told them repeatedly that we are vegetarians and when Anne-Marie was there, we were able to get some non-meat meals, but any other times, there was nothing (even the soup) that didn't have meat in it. We stayed at a bunch of other places in Samoa and we never went hungry, so it is possible to get good veggie food here. The fales were fine, bathrooms were fine, and beach was nice (though you have to walk down to Stevensons for good beach access) but the service and food was not good, and I definitely think there are better options. We met other people who had the same problem and left after only a night or two and headed to Vacations fales which they said were much better. They looked much nicer too, as did Stevenson's. Overall, this beach is nothing compared to Lalomanu so I wouldn't spend more than a couple of days here. Check out.Racis Beach bar if you are on Manase though, it was the best part of our stay there. Raci and his wife are great, hire good snorkel equipment, and make amazing drinks!
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Date of stay: September 2009
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fen-and-Borge wrote a review Jun 2015
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our favourite place to stay in all our time in Samoa! We absolutely loved the open fales, right on the beach. In the late afternoon we would lounge in our fale, watching turtles swimming in the ocean metres from our door. The family who run the place are all so friendly. When we arrived we were greeted with fruit and drinks and the breakfasts and dinners throughout are stay were delicious. The toilet facilities were exceptionally clean and well looked after. We had a special treat on a Sunday where we got a tour of the family plantation, shown the umu (traditional Samoan cooking), taken as guests to the local church and enjoyed a free Sunday lunch of lobster, whole fish, chicken soup, palusami and vegetables. Honestly we didn’t want to leave and wish we had stayed longer. You’ll have the time of your life!
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Josh A wrote a review Jul 2012
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled to Samoa for a wedding and were originally booked in at the resort five minutes from Regina's. We then decided we wanted a genuine Samoan experience and Regina's was perfect! Our fale was right on the beach in clear view of the swimming Turtles. Relaxation at it's absolute best. We ate real Samoan food cooked by our hosts and loved it! The family that run Regina's are so friendly and go the extra mile to make sure you are taken care of. At night one of the men from the family sleeps in a nearby fale and does security throughout the night - not that we needed it because we felt very safe! This was the perfect relaxation spot with a great family feel to it. An added bonus was the petrol station and cash machine across the road, having access to cash withdrawals was great and meant we didn't need to carry large amounts of cash on us. Excellent accomodation, great value for money, definitely somewhere we hope to visit again.
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Date of stay: April 2012Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tobi wrote a review Nov 2009
Tobi Doering
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the same problem, waking to find Annamarie's father next to my bed in my fale in the middle of the night, and he had put a cat on top of my stomach underneath the mosquito net for cover. Fortunately, after making repeated ridiculously stupid excuses as to why he was there, he left when I demanded it. Supposedly, he was sent away when I told the head of the extended family. I could have put up with the horrible food, but "the incident" was too much. Also, I saw them refilling water bottles from a big jug for re-sale, and somewhere I caught Hepatitis A from either the food or water. I moved next door to Vacations, where there was a door to my fale with a latch on it and the food was very good with excellent, friendly service.
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Date of stay: September 2009
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kiwi Samoan wrote a review Apr 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly off don't listen to the bad review below. I don't know what my fellow kiwi is thinking, but beach fales are beach fales. Obviously they have never stayed in one before. They are not resorts.

The beach fales are run by a family, and they were great hosts. They cooked samoan food for dinner which were delicious and plentiful. Breakfasts were also yummy.

The grounds were beautiful and grassy (so sand doesn't go everywhere), but you could walk down to the sand as well. The fales are basic (like all beach fales), but for $70 tala per person a night including breakfast and dinner, it is an amazing deal.

The shared bathrooms were basic but clean. I liked the fresh flowers put in there everymorning

And every morning (3) we woke up to watch two-to-three turtles in the water right outside our fale. Amazing.

If you want a true Samoan experience, with turtles, you have to come here.
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Date of stay: April 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Fales facing the beach
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Paul O wrote a tip Sept 2023
2 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring snorkelling gear"
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Kiwi Samoan wrote a tip Apr 2018
Wellington, New Zealand181 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fales facing the beach"
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Pharm82 wrote a tip Sept 2017
Perth, Australia5 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Organise a fale right on the beach. Amazing views and soothing sounds of the ocean."
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Simon G wrote a tip Aug 2017
12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for beachfront"
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EmmaGoring wrote a tip Mar 2017
Stourbridge, United Kingdom40 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All fales are great, but the ones on the beach are fantastic for the real Samoan beach fale experience"
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