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Matareva Beach Fales

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Matuata - Lefaga, Upolu WS1260 Samoa
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#2 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Upolu
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Welcome to Matareva Beach Fales Matareva is a village community-owned beach fales and resort, run and managed by Togialelei Tavita Faletoese's family, one of the village chiefs. The family and the chiefs are working together to create job opportunities for the village youths, who are trained in the hospitality field. We are located on one of the largest white sand beaches in Upolu. Our 16 beach
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
Airport transportation
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Happy hour
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Game room
Hiking
Snorkelling
Billiards
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Private beach
Housekeeping
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English
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Jeff wrote a review Dec 2020
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Rooms were nice and authentic, but the beach however is the main highlight. Matareva is underrated when it comes to the beach, I would say its up there with Lalomanu, Vavau and Siufaga Beach. Crystal clear, turquoise water and usually never crowded.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Fiauu Faletoese, General Manager at Matareva Beach Fales
Responded 22 Dec 2020
Thank you so much Jeff for your positive feedback, we really appreciated your comments, while we are struggling with covid19. We are working so hard to maintain the cleanliness of our beach and properties, for our guests to come and enjoy our piece of paradise. Wish you all the best and hope someday you will be coming back to visit us here at Matareva.
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Diego G wrote a review Mar 2020
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Even if the location was a total disappointment, the warmth, the authenticity and the humanity that these people can show and surround you with would still be worth a thousand times a visit! But hey... it also happens that Matareva is ACTUALLY located in an earthly paradise! The beach housing the resort, one of the most beautiful of the whole island (which is now -and thanks to them!- marine protected area), is the access path to an unbelievably lively, colorful and vast underwater garden, veiled by a pristine blanket of hard-to-believe hues of turquoise and with nothing but an unspoiled stretch of lush jungle as a shelter on the back. Every single member of the big owning family, along with the whole hardworking, always laughing and singing staff, have spoiled, entertained, fed, enchanted, amused and loved us since day one as if we were part of the family too. Too much more than just a holiday, staying at Matareva has been the absolute peak of our one-year trip. Unforgettable and incomparable, there's no reasons on Earth not to go.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Fiauu F, Owner at Matareva Beach Fales
Responded 6 Apr 2020
Talofa! Thank you so much for your lovely words. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we will let our team know about your review (I am sure they will love it!). We are looking forward to welcome you again soon. Warm regards, The Matareva Team.
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Hannah J wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Matareva Beach Fales is a great place to stay in Samoa. The owners are working hard to make the stay great for visitors and help their community and environment. They have turned the area into a marine preserve to help revive coral and fish populations. With the return of marine life, they hope to increase tourism and hospitality job opportunities for their village. My husband and I are so appreciative of their hard work because we had a truly amazing experience while staying with them. We saw so many different types of marine life while snorkeling. The owners offered a night snorkel tour that was phenomenal. Authentic Samoan meals are served at breakfast and dinner. The management offers various day trips around Upolu. The beach is covered with palm trees, hammocks, and beach chairs for relaxing during the day. Bathrooms are classic beachside buildings with basic showers, changing rooms and toilets. Bedding is clean and well maintained. I highly recommend a stay here! You not only have a wonderful experience but your money is going towards the owner's goals to support their community.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: fales are traditional style sleeping facilities
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Response from Fiauu F, Owner at Matareva Beach Fales
Responded 15 Nov 2019
Hi Hannah, Thank you for your kind words! We're really happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us. At the moment we developing our own coral garden so we can grow our own coral. In the next few years we'll be able to plant these corals in areas nearby where the coral is dead already. We're looking forward to welcome you again in our fales and show you the coral garden! Best regards, Matareva Beach Fales team
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Marcandflo wrote a review Oct 2019
sydney215 contributions32 helpful votes
We only got to spend 2 nights at Matareva but wished we had stayed longer. We stayed in a Fale with our 2 kids aged 11 and 8 over a weekend. The resort was full, but it is spread across a huge land with its own private lagoon beach. We loved: - the gorgeous beach and warm water - the easy going vibe of the place - the fale accommodation - the family friendly environment My boys had a ball and keep asking me when are we going back. We were there during the April ANZ school holidays meaning that there was a bunch of kids their age + the boys from the owner's family who would play together for hours in the lagoon. They had so much fun! Weekend stay also meant we got to participate to a traditional Lomo lunch which is prepared onsite according to traditions - fish and seafood is gathered in the early morning hours from the lagoon by the local men, and everything is prepared from scratch including coconut milk etc...the buffet was absolutely somptuous with fresh fish, seafoof, sashimi, it was excellent. There is also a show on the saturday which was good fun too. I would highly recommend this place, to families, couples etc...it is large enough for good privacy with some fales a bit further away from the action for additional privacy. Beach is a few steps away from the fale, hammocks are provided. We all slept like babies to the sound of waves. Mosquito nets are provided and mattresses were comfortable. The only area we thought could be improved is the cleanliness of the shower block which is dated and could do with more regular cleaning. We ended using the beach shower instead which was fine. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Response from Fiauu F, Owner at Matareva Beach Fales
Responded 15 Nov 2019
Hi Marca, Thank you for your kind words! We're really happy that you chose us as your holiday destination. And we're very happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us :) We're trying our best to improve our resort, so thank you for your feedback! Looking forward to welcome you again in Matareva! Best regards, Matareva Beach Fales team
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nobo wrote a review Sep 2019
Chicago, Illinois461 contributions133 helpful votes
I picked this place for my last night in Samoa and my only regret was that I couldn't stay longer. In addition to the rustic fales, they have some cottages with AC and plumbing, lots of options for lounging on the beach (chairs, hammocks, picnic tables), a well-stocked bar with good happy hour specials, friendly staff, yummy food, and a constant stream of other guests to chat with. All of this on a clean, blue-watered, beautiful beach that is groomed regularly by some of the hard-working staff.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Fiauu F, Owner at Matareva Beach Fales
Responded 15 Nov 2019
Thank you for your review and kinds words! We really appreciate it. Our staff is doing the best they can to make your holiday unforgettable :) We're looking forward to welcome you again and hopefully you can stay longer! Best regards, Matareva Beach fales team
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PRICE RANGE
US$81 - US$95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SamoaUpolu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matareva Beach Fales
Which popular attractions are close to Matareva Beach Fales?
Nearby attractions include Giant Clam Sanctuary (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Matareva Beach Fales?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Matareva Beach Fales?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Matareva Beach Fales?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Matareva Beach Fales have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Matareva Beach Fales offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.