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Faofao Beach Fales

Main South Coast Rd Private Bag, Saleapaga, Upolu 000 Samoa
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We are having 18 beach fales directly at the beach - you could easily go for a swim after waking up - and 12 ensuite rooms with basic facilities. We are also offering a breakfast and traditional samoan food for dinner. Once a week we are having a show called Fiafia which includes some of the most famous polynesian dances including the impressive firedance. On request we will arrange a bonfire at night for your amusement.
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Jeff wrote a review May 2020
Perth, Australia4 contributions
The places natural beauty is unsurpassed. The Fales were simple but great. It was nice to be able to isolate ourselves from civilisation. It is usually a bit or even never crowded. It was tropical paradise at its finest.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Kathryn Reed wrote a review Jan 2020
Thames, New Zealand10 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed in a fale right on beach. This included a mattress on floor, mosquitoe netting, fan, electric light and outlet, two chairs and table on covered deck. Toilet was a short walk from fake and was very clean. Cold water shower, but that was fine - it felt great. Beautiful beach. Meals were plentiful and very good. Service was excellent. This wasn’t a posh resort but a village experience and was very fun and felt right. Samoa is not a rich country. For us, it feels a bit”off” to go to a country and live like a billionaire for a week in the midst of a village. .Faofao gave us a lovely Samoan experience where no one had to pretend you were someone you weren’t. But it wasn’t total roughing it. Free wifi!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: We had a fale with sides which npmeant we had a deck, but was not e tier back from the beach. ...
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kyriacrombie wrote a review Dec 2019
Seymour, Australia18 contributions6 helpful votes
as above. Ran almost entirely by overseas "volunteers"....i.e. free accommodation, it lacked family influence and Samoan hospitality. Fales, very but very uncomfortable. BUT beautiful place...Unsurpassed in natural beauty.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Hannah wrote a review Oct 2019
New Zealand24 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful family run Fales.. good breakfast and dinner provided and a chance to live village life.. the Fales are basic but clean and well kept! Waking up to beautiful views and falling asleep to the crashing waves! The kids enjoyed crab hunting at nights and swimming all day!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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petertaylor57 wrote a review Sep 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand305 contributions74 helpful votes
I could write a book on these but perhaps the easiest thing is to draw your attention to the attached gallery to show you what a 'fale' is.I could write a book on these but perhaps the easiest thing is to draw your attention to the gallery to show you what a 'fale' is. Don't expect any furniture of any kind, and make sure you're within sprinting distance of the local amenity block for ablutions, etc. I guess it's a right of passage to sleep on a beach, in a fale under the stars with nothing but the crashing of the waves to disturb your sleep. HOWEVER, the crashing of the waves, coupled with the rain on the straw roof, and gaps in the matting walls, sometimes mean you get little sleep. Anyway, the high point is that you did it and ran into the sea for your early morning shower. As for the folks running the Faofao Beach fales, they are friendly, co-operative and generally nice. The next layer up from the fale is a room with a bed, bedside and a fan, and very little else. No hot water for showers, etc., this is basic Samoan living at its very best. Accommodation is half board, a substantial dinner and breakfast is available. Again, however, ST$130.- (NZ$100.-) seems pretty expensive for the no thrills room. Anyway, they seem to survive well with plenty of satisfied customers, probably more satisfaction coming from the one night you will ever spend in a fale.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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US$49 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Faofao Beach Fales
Which popular attractions are close to Faofao Beach Fales?
Nearby attractions include To Sua Ocean Trench (6.8 km) and Lalomanu Beach (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Faofao 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 Faofao Beach Fales?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Faofao Beach Fales?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.