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Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa

Siumu Village, Maninoa, 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Golf course
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Private balcony
Refrigerator
iPod docking station
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Safe
Telephone
Iron
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Ocean view
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Gail Kennett wrote a review Jan 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
Just returned from spending 5 nights at this resort. It was the low season so very quiet which we enjoyed. We stayed in a Beachfront Villa which had spectacular views and was well appointed. The resort and gardens are beautiful and the staff very friendly and accommodating. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner Joe who was engaging and friendly. We would recommend this resort to stay at. Its location on the other side of the island was no problem as we had a hire car and all the places we visited were less than an hour away.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Yu Z wrote a review Jan 2024
New York City, New York385 contributions125 helpful votes
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Beautiful resort! Wonderful staff. Great restaurant staff. The resort gives this eco Lodge vibe and somewhat luxurious. Taking down one star because the hotel can do better with regard to details. For example no umbrellas are easily accessible, which makes it easy to get wet. And it for sure rains a lot. Also the bug repellent costs some money which I think should be provided for free for a luxury hotel because there is bugs everywhere. Breakfast is OK. It is continental with very limited options. It is not a resort so no buffet is available. Also the blankets are hard to find so I couldn’t find it in the dark which leads to my next point- the light switches are under the bed so you need to look hard to get some light. The first night I just slept in the dark and used towels as blanket. The hotel beach area is so amazing a with lots of reef and corals and perfect for swimming. I snorkeled every day! And happy hour 5-7 so it’s great to relax with a beef while watching sunset!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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FiMacEdin wrote a review Dec 2023
Edinburgh, United Kingdom84 contributions55 helpful votes
What a genuinely fabulous place. The grounds are beautifully maintained, the service is excellent, the staff friendly but not intrusive and they get to know you by name. The resort feels small and intimate with a lovely pool area and beachfront. The restaurant food is also excellent. I can also highly recommend the quality of the spa treatments, which take place in little huts open to the breeze and the sound of the ocean; how fabulously relaxing. There is no free Wifi but you can pay for mobile WiFi at a reasonable cost which works well. What made the visit for me though was that the owners genuinely care about their guests. I had issues with a broken mobile phone when I was there and they could not have been kinder, recommending someone who could fix it and arranging lifts into town for me to see to it. I genuinely don't know what I'd have done without their kindness. It's a gem of a place and I highly recommend staying there.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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kaufo wrote a review Dec 2023
Terranora, Australia24 contributions29 helpful votes
Holidaying as four couples on a Luxury Escapes deal we wear all impressed . Arriving at the resort at 6.00 am from an early flight and hiring a small bus for the week , we were welcomed and offered breakfast and a early checkin , which was greatly appreciated . From that point it was just the best holiday . Accommodation Ocean View rooms , the resort + food could not be faulted , the beach in front and snorkelling all within 100 metes .We took a few golf clubs and played on the second day .It was a little run down after covid , but the next day they were out mowing so when we played again it was a bit better for us hackers . Thanks . Hiring a mini bus from the airport worked well for us as we could tour the island and many sites when it suited us . Thanks to all the staff for making us feel like family and the farewell on our last evening , + special mention to Johny and Sam for there singing at breaky time . Many Thanks Steve + group for the best holiday , we will be back soon .
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ocean view rooms get a nice breeze , garden rooms would be hotter .
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luzena wrote a review Nov 2023
Sydney, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
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This is a beautiful resort that has the detail of love invested in the grounds, food, and accommodation from entry to the beach. The gardens are so colourful and well groomed that you can feel the love that has gone into it. The pool is beautifully kept by the lovely pool man, friendly and hard-working. The owners, Joe and Tammy, are just so amazing , with their friendly welcome greeting and make you feel like family. The ocean view room was amazing. Positioned right in front of the beach. Beautiful, clean and big! With a lovely big outside verandah . The service was outstanding. Sammy and Jonny were very entertaining, with beautiful voices and bent over backwards to serve you. The food was 5 + stars, from breakfast to dinner. The Buffet on Fia Fia night was the amazing with so much variety 10/10. The ladies that provide you with the massage are well worth the visit, the spa rooms are pitched in the most gorgeous spot over the sea , I received the best massage ever! This resort is for adults only, very well kept, well run and well loved. Great for solo travellers, and for those that want to relax with fine detail. I will be back! Thanks Joe and Tammy and all the staff.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Free parking available, Tours available, room service,
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Kelli L wrote a review Sept 2023
Canberra, Australia290 contributions54 helpful votes
The resort is located in a spectacular location, the grounds are beautifully maintained and the gardeners are busy everyday. The staff are one of the next things about the resort, very friendly and helpful. Sam in the restaurant is so lovely and really looks after you, including remembering your name. The room was lovely and was wonderful to be able to enjoy a hot shower after a week or so at other resorts with cold showers only. The view over the ocean was very calming. The pool was lovely and it was very relaxing to be able to sot and enjoy this area. A couple of things that let this resort down: - the administration seems cumbersome and confusing. I was given an invoice to pay for accomodation, which had been prepaid via a travel agent and had to wait for the mysterious supervisor (hidden behind a door in the office) to check. Trying to find out about availability for late checkout, airport transfer, accessibility of internet was all slow. - the food at the restaurant, while tasty, can become tired cowry quickly as it is a relatively small menu. Would not want to eat here every day for a week. There is currently only one restaurant open. - wifi is problematic. You need to pay for a mifi device, but one needs to be available. When there is an issue with it, it is hard to follow what is happening. In a resort of this calibre and cost I would expect internet access to be included. At a minimum, to be freely available in public areas. Overall, it is a lovely place to stay, but could improve given it sells itself as a luxury resort.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kim S wrote a review Sept 2023
Sydney, Australia82 contributions98 helpful votes
Arrived here on Tuesday - resort pickup from the airport was over an hour late, the driver quite rude about it too and drove like a maniac, speeding the whole way, quite scary. Pool has been closed since before we arrived and is still closed - went to another resort for a swim. The place is not well maintained, examples - had to move the fridge out of its "hole" to access the wardrobe, have to turn off the fridge at night due to its noise, aircon not flash, some pathways very slippery when wet - need the slime scrubbed off. The place to me is run down when compared to other similar priced resorts. Only one restaurant and bar is open, contrary to what its website states. On the plus side - staff are friendly, food offering is reasonable, the show the resort puts on was very good. Very quiet resort, met some nice people while here. Unfortunately I can't recommend the Sinalei at all
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Came wrote a review Aug 2023
69 contributions63 helpful votes
A truly idyllic location on the south coast of beautiful Upolu. An adults only resort with beachfront access. Our villa was located right on the waterfront however most appear to have at least an ocean front view. The Villa was spacious, clean and well appointed with a deck overlooking the azure waters to capture and soak up those magnificent reef views. There was a day time bar and also one restaurant. Kayaks are available to explore, and there is a day spa - make sure you book it's quite busy. With about 70 villas the place never seemed crowded. Fia Fia on Wednesday night is not to be missed. It is truly a spectacular show with Island singers and multiple fire twirling genius' including a young 10 year old girl. What makes this place outstanding however is the Staff. They are brilliant. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble. Sammy almost became part of our family, with his gentle nature and humour, superb service and willingness to do everything he could to make our stay memorable. We visited Sinalei for a week and by the time we left, we we relaxed, chilled and knew everyone, Johnny, Lupi, etc - they were all amazing. Even the owners mixed in to chat. We did stay at other places in Samoa, but Sinalei is just somehow different. Whether it's the people, the location, or the adults only stipulation it's hard to say. If you don't have kids, and heading to Samoa check this place out and stay some days- its a bit more traditional but worth the effort of seeking it out.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: It's a quiet place and have minimum numbers required for day trips. Try hiring a car - it's...
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Gillian J wrote a review Aug 2023
Taupo, New Zealand4 contributions
What a wonderful five nights we had in an ocean view villa. The warm welcome on arrival , the better than expected accommodation the care and love shown by the staff for the property and their guests was outstanding.Its owned and run by local Samoans , we just felt like part of their family. The rooms serviced daily, grounds were immaculate, food delicious and a complimentary fresh afternoon tea was offered at 3pm.while out kayaking we saw turtles swimming past what a treat.Nothing was ever too much trouble any problem was quickly resolved. Definitely worth a stay you will not be disappointed !
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Expensive but value for money.
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Lindsay B wrote a review Jul 2023
Rotorua, New Zealand71 contributions56 helpful votes
We just loved this resort. Everything about it is warm and welcoming. All the staff are absolutely outstanding, from those on front desk to those who tend to the beautiful gardens. Sinalei captures the soul of Samoa and the warmth and friendliness of the staff rubs onto the guests so within a few days you know where the guests come from and know many of them on first name terms. It's like a big happy family. We met a wonderful fun party of four people who we will definitely catch up with when we return to NZ. However, if you want privacy that's respected too. The food is excellent. Very fresh seafood and produce, very well presented and we really liked that there was a specials list that each night accompanied the normal menu. The Singapore crab was fantastic so I was told, regret not having it while it was a special. Congratulations chef! A highlight is the impromptu singing at the end of dinner, and sometimes breakfast, by Sam and Johnny. Really special guys! We had a great massage too. Thank you so much dining staff, chef, reception, spa, housekeeping and gardeners. We will be back August 2024!!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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$297 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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sinalei reef hotel apia, sinalei reef apia, sinalei reef resort
LOCATION
SamoaUpoluManinoa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 (6.2 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 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.
Does Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.