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Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa

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Si'umu, Upolu 1510 Samoa
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Enjoy your sun kissed days and star filled nights in the beauty that is Sinalei. We are an untouched and delicately preserved island paradise boasting 29 stylishly-designed villas. Home to secluded balmy beaches and clear blue waters, Sinalei welcomes all, including adult families (children over 12). Indulging those who wish to unplug from their hectic lives, our remote 4.5-star resort strives to spoil you with luxurious touches and personal experiences. Our 4.5-star dining, waterfront spa, signature activities and specialised event co-coordinators are just some of the luxurious provisions available to you. But we are more than just another one of Samoa’s boutique resorts. When you visit us, you visit the people of Samoa. You visit those who make up the villages of our great island home. You visit family.
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Free breakfast
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Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
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Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Golf course
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Nitish N wrote a review Apr 2021
Samoa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Friendly staff, amazing scenery, perfect getaway! Affordable luxury. A great place to just get lost in its natural beauty. Booked a three villa for the family and we all had an enjoyable stay! Despite the new normal that we live in, Sinalei really made it feel normal again!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Nina044 wrote a review Dec 2019
Wellington, New Zealand313 contributions117 helpful votes
I’m so glad I booked Sinalei; it’s very traditional, quiet and peaceful. I’m areal island girl so I loved the mix of the pool and the beach. The setting is gorgeous. It was great to have the option of switching up your dinner from the main restaurant to the beachfront one which opens randomly. The food is fantadtic and pod value. The staff are friendly although often get lost in translation! We started in a traditional garden villa and were grateful for an upgrade to the ocean villa with an inside bathroom with hot water and way more space. Our safe didn’t work and was removed but not replaced but it’s very safe here. Bonus was no kids under 12. Disappointment was no fresh coconuts - this irks me the most on an island surrounded by coconuts. The Sheraton had them as did the Seabreeze resort.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 31 Dec 2019
Talofa Nina, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We appreciate your honesty about some of the mihaps your experienced, and will no doubt be looking into how we can better improve these areas. On the upside, we are glad you enjoyed a relaxing time with us and especially took delight in the friendly manner of our staff and delicious food and drinks on offer. We hope and look forward to welcoming you again sometime in the near future. Until then, alofas Your Sinalei Aiga
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Phil K wrote a review Dec 2019
Brisbane, Australia54 contributions12 helpful votes
We would recommend this as a place to stay in Samoa, the staff were very friendly and efficient, the resort itself idyllic. Even in the middle of the measles epidemic we still had a wonderful holiday, the resort even offered to arrange a vaccination if we required it.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: Even some of the garden rooms overlook the sea
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Response from Sinalei-Reef-Resort, Manager at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa
Responded 9 Dec 2019
Talofa Phil, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your stay. We are delighted that despite the circumstances at hand, you managed to enjoy a memorable time with us. We hope to have you visit with us again sometime soon. Much alofas, Your Sinalei Aiga
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MattBGreen wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia211 contributions34 helpful votes
Though we were staying another resort just down the road, we came in for some dinner. The special was "Surf'n'Turf" but Samoan style .... Prime Rib Eye and Lobster. The entire family had this and no one was disappointed. Great location, excellent service and pretty good value for money.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded 1 Dec 2019
Talofa Dear Matt, Thank you for taking the time to share your review and kind review. So glad that your dinner was enjoyed by the whole family and hope that should one day return, that you choose to visit with us for a longer period of time, for the total Sinalei experience. Warm regards, The Sinalei Family
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Jenkins N wrote a review Nov 2019
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Great experience. wonderful sights and good service provided by staff and management. Friendly staff. luxurious facilities with good prizes. Rooms were tremendous its like you never left home when staying at Sinalei Resort.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Responded 11 Nov 2019
Talofa Dear Jenkins, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are delighted to hear that you found the Sinalei experience to your liking and look forward to hopefully welcoming you back sometime day soon for another holiday. Alofas, Your Sinalei Aiga
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nhomkinhanphat wrote a review Nov 2019
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kinhcuonglucap.com realized that this place is very beautiful and dreaming. Blue sea with white sand. It has a lot of delicious food and a lot of things to experience. It is interesting to travel with family and relatives here
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Responded 6 Nov 2019
Talofa Anphat, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We hope to have you visit with us soon. Warm regards, The Sinalei Aiga
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123kafox wrote a review Oct 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions3 helpful votes
Sinalei's location cannot be beat. They have a gorgeous, quiet beach - amazing clear blue water perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and water activities. They are an hours drive from the airport, 30min from Apia, and about 45-50min from the To Sua trench & many other attractions. We hired a scooter one day, and a car another. It was brilliant! Their staff is the best. So accommodating, friendly, and kind. Nothing is too much and everyone is very laid back. Gorgeous people all around! Their facilities are fantastic. The rooms are top notch - the beds were INCREDIBLY comfortable, well kept furnishings, and air conditioned. We very much enjoyed the pool, bar, restaurant, tennis court, beachfront area and snorkel hire! There is no longer a gym, which was disappointing, but if you're hard up for weights then apia is not far away. Otherwise we went for swimming and running. The food was fantastic! Most of our meals were absolutely delicious, with few exceptions. After 5 nights we felt ready to branch out a bit, but then they had a BBQ night and I'm so glad we stayed because I was blown away by the flavor of the bbq'd tuna! So yum! My husband and I both got massages... His was ok and to be honest mine was pretty bad. (I do not think this is indicative of the spa - just perhaps the masseuse. Just be clear about what you want.) There are plenty of other spa services I did not try. The drinks were normal samoa prices - not cheap - but that was to be expected, and on par with the rest of the country. They were delicious too! Must try all the coconut cocktails, especially the mojito! Thank you so much sinalei for a memorable and rejuvenating stay!!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 28 Oct 2019
Talofa dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It is a blessing to hear that you enjoyed the many facilities and activities available on our beautiful shores and even more pleasing to hear that the joyful nature of our staff shone through. We do apologize for your less than satisfactory treatment at the spa and hope that should you return, we can delight you in a more memorable experience that does justice to this sensual location. Wishing a safe return home. Much alofas, Your Sinalei Aiga
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Sarah wrote a review Oct 2019
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We had such a perfect stay. We originally booked for 3 nights but ended up extending to 7! We wanted to spend all of our remaining time there. The property is gorgeous. So well maintained. Bluest and clearest water we have ever seen. Swam with/kayaked with sea turtles almost every day. Free kayaks/snorkel gear/paddle boards to use. Free tennis! And golf for a small fee. Rooms are spacious and feel quite private. Kettle. Tea/coffee supplies. Fridge. Bug repellent. All shower toiletries provided. Fresh towels every day. They spray the rooms for bugs every evening (lots of mosquitoes in Samoa!) But thankfully, very few in our room. Staff were impeccable. You are always greeted with gorgeous smiles. You feel genuinely well taken care of. Breakfast was great. Buffet style. Always some sort of Samoan traditional brekky item but always toasts with fixings.. cereal.. fresh fruit and yogurt. Fresh coconuts! We looked forward to breakfast! Overall, Sinalei made our Samoa experience exactly what we were hoping for. Come here and see for yourself!!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 27 Oct 2019
Talofa Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share you wonderful review. So delighted, that your trip was in keeping with the usual Sinalei experience and that you decided to extend your stay. We hope that you might choose to visit with us again soon. Much alofas, Your Sinalei Aiga
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Brighid wrote a review Sep 2019
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Just heavenly, everything about this place was bliss. The people of Samoa know how to make you feel welcome and happy. Sinalei is a perfect resort for a couples retreat. Did not want to leave, I cried all the way back to the airport!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 30 Sep 2019
Talofa Brighid, Thank you so much for sharing your touching review. It is pleasing to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and hope that you might one day choose to return to share in the creation of more memorable experiences with your Sinalei family. Much alofas, Your Sinalei Aiga
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Ian wrote a review Sep 2019
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
The main feature of this resort is the helpfulness of the staff. Violetta who serviced our room was outstanding as were security staff who fetched umbrellas to get us back to our room when the weather changed. Some of the trainee staff in the restaurant could had closer supervision and training but this was more than made up by the superb Sinalei strings group who were great to listen to . We also attended a cultural evening that was different than the usual slick , slightly artificial, presentation with the same jokes and presentation that has been used for the last few years. The cultural evening we attended was presented by a local church group seeking to raise funds for youth development and was watched by their chiefs and dignitaries. It was delivered with passion and sincerity and quite outstanding, rather like the difference between a Maori culture night for tourists in Rotorua and a performance by an East coast Kapa haka group for their Iwi . If you get a chance to see one of these performances you should make the most of it , and make sure you have cash in your pocket to contribute.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Responded 19 Sep 2019
Talofa Lava Ian, Thank you for taking the time to share you review with us. We are delighted to hear that some of our long standing staff members went above and beyond your expectations to deliver on the Sinalei that we are proud to promote. As you have noted, we are currently working through the upskilling of eager to learn new staff on the floor, and hope that should you one day return, these same smiley faces be able to cater to your needs with better precision. As for the show, we thank you for your wonderful comments and hope to have you visit again for more of these types of authentic experiences. Much Alofas, Your Sinalei Aiga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Papapapaitai Falls (7.5 km), Togitogiga Waterfall (7.6 km), and Coastal Lava Cliff Walk (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ocean Club Maninoa, Lupe's Cocktail Bar & Restaurant, and Ava I Toga.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.