We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Jo S

Amazing!!!!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 Aug 2023
This place certainly is paradise. From the moment we arrived we were treated like family. Service was incredible, staff were lovely and the room was fantastic.
The gardens were immaculate and the beach is something you can only imagine. Great for snorkeling and safe for kids.
It's relaxed and there's no hustle or bustle like other big resorts.
Thank you for having us, we will definately be back.
The Logans 🙂
Date of stay: August 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Problem with this review?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Mel Toailoa, Other at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this review
Responded 20 Aug 2023
Talofa Logan family,
Thank you for highlighting our exceptional staff - they are definitely what we are most proud of - from those who look after cleaning our rooms - to our small team who look after the expanisve grounds we have!
We look forward to your return again one day soon!
Kind regards
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.
Nearby Hotels
Go to your Happy Price
  • StayForLong
  • Agoda.com
    $488
  • Vio.com
0.0 km from Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Free parking
Pool
$82
Fully refundable
No prepayment needed
  • Priceline
  • Expedia.com
    $122
  • Hotels.com
    $122
18.7 km from Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Free parking
Room service
$413
No prepayment needed
  • Expedia.com
    $363
  • Agoda.com
    $314
  • Hotels.com
    $371
18.7 km from Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Free parking
Pool
Go to your Happy Price
  • Expedia.com
    $557
  • Hotels.com
    $557
  • Vio.com
17.1 km from Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Free parking
Pool
$179
No prepayment needed
  • Priceline
22.2 km from Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
$139
No prepayment needed
  • Priceline
  • Agoda.com
    $140
  • eDreams
    $139
23.3 km from Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Free parking
Room service
Go to your Happy Price
  • Hotels.com
    $107
  • ZenHotels.com
    $101
  • Expedia.com
    $112
23.3 km from Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Free Wifi
Free parking
First Floor Room with balcony.
  • Priceline
  • Agoda.com
    $196
  • eDreams
24.8 km from Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Free parking
Bar/Lounge
$132
No prepayment needed
  • Hotels.com
    $132
  • Expedia.com
    $147
  • Priceline
24.8 km from Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Free Wifi
Free parking
$173
Get rewarded with One Key
  • Hotels.com
    $176
  • Agoda.com
    $155
  • Priceline
24.8 km from Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Free parking
Pool
View more hotels in Matautu
Reviews (820)
Filter reviews
820 results
Traveller rating
551
172
53
26
18
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveller rating
551
172
53
26
18
Show reviews that mention
All reviews paradise resort beach front low tide fish pool bar beautiful beach relaxing holiday giant clams palm trees hired a car happy hour string band honeymoon suite sua trench tour desk food and drinks south pacific
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
48 - 53 of 820 reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2023

We spent 10 days in a beachfront bungalow. Return to Paradise is the only fully Samoan owned and operated resort in Samoa. No shops etc nearby. perfect sandy beach, swim or snorkel easily with plenty of fish & coral. No flippers allowed to protect the coral. Tours arranged easily by the resort we did the one to see the giant clams & turtles which was well worth it, amazing tour guide (Samoan chief) who made the experience more incredible. The room was comfortable with good beds, air conditioning & lazy boy chairs. Ocean view and only steps from the beach. Apparently due to staffing shortages the menus were limited with evening meals all buffet style. The best asset of the resort are the staff, they all are truly exceptional, professional, super friendly, attentive and very obliging . Never have I stayed anywhere that have staff this amazing.
Nice size, never felt too crowded and at times we had the beach & ocean to ourselves…. felt surreal & fabulous. Thank you Kolio & all the staff, you made a great trip excellent

Room tip: Bring snacks and lunch stuff
Date of stay: July 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
2  Thank Gayleen S
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Mel Toailoa, Other at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2023

Talofa Gayleens,
Thank you for your feedback.
We are immensly proud of our staff - the head tour guide Tupu is full of local knowledge and experience, so we do agree he is amazing! Similarly with Kolio as our Food & Beverage Manager. These are 2 examples of what we are the most proud of - our people - thank you for saying this too! Our best asset - is our staff! Many are exceptional!
Presently, we still have a different buffet running all 7 nights of the week and the All Day dining menu running but we plan to have our A-la-carte dining dinner menu back in swing by October! Our kitchen team are including some of the menu items in dinner specials. We know how important this is as our kitchen team are busy preparing for this.
Once again, thank you!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 July 2023

Our stay at Return to Paradise was even better than we hoped. The location is perfect the accommodation firstclass and the staff amazing- efficient, friendly and helpful. The Resort feels like one big family- which it is! Enjoyed the meals(would have liked a bit more Samoan food) the gea swimming and snorkelling were very good and the pools lovely. some seats and tables near the beach would be nice- hard to read on a lounger! Excellent tours and friendly knowledgable guides. Altogether a wonderful holiday experience.

Date of stay: June 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
1  Thank 616margaretj
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Mel Toailoa, Other at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2023

Talofa Margaret,
Thank you for your feedback!
We have had a few comments that our guests would like to see some more Samoan food - which is great insight we have our kitchen team looking into now! starting off with specials and more dishes for buffets.
You are right - we no longer have any tables on the beach - this is defintely something we will look into again.
Once again, thank you Margaret :)

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 July 2023

The place was amazing with beautiful FiaFia nights on Wednesday & Saturday which had a buffet and performances to match. The Managers Mel & Tom were Amazing and the staff with their warm greetings every morning made the place even more welcoming. 🥥🌴

Me and my family will definetly be going back. 👌

Room tip: This place was well priced when we were looking for a place to stay. The activities, performances and views from the bar were👌
Date of stay: July 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Thank Roving02174571106
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Mel Toailoa, Other at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2023

Talofa Roving02174571106
Thank you for your review - we are glad you enjoyed our shows on Wednesday & Saturday evenings - we are very proud of the groups! most guests say their performances are a highlight.
we look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 July 2023 via mobile

We have stayed in lots of beautiful places in Samoa over the years but Return to Paradise has to be our favourite beach. The long stretch of white sand and palm trees are exactly how you imagine a Pacific Island should be. There are lots of sun loungers along the beach, as well as plenty of trees if you need some shade. We can hang out here all day |sunbathing | snoozing |swimming | reading | snorkelling | repeat! The sea is crystal clear and so warm - you can stay in for hours. At high tide the waves come over the reef and into the lagoon for a bit of excitement, and at low tide the calm lagoon is back again with great snorkelling and fun rock pools you can wallow in.

We love this place and have stayed several times, most recently March 2023. Always found Ramona and the whole team super friendly and warm and helpful.

If you are coming to Samoa for the beach and to relax and to reset 😎 this is your place.

Room tip: Book the fale at the rock pool bar for pre-dinner drinks and a spectacular view of the sunset
Date of stay: March 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Diane N Talauta M
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Mel Toailoa, Other at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2023

Talofa Diane
Thank you for your feedback. You are right - we are so blessed to have our beautiful Return to Paradise beach.
We look forward to your return to paradise one day soon!
Kind regards

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 July 2023 via mobile

Great people, great location, amazing snorkeling straight out front of the resort. An easy holiday to do with kids to relax and unwind. Our second time here and we’ll definitely be back. Thank you again for your amazing hospitality! A+++++

Room tip: Good strong insect repellent a must.
Date of stay: July 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Tutt_family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Mel Toailoa, Other at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2023

Talofa Tutt family,

It was lovely having you back with us after 7 years!!!

We look forward to having you back again - hopefully in the not too distance future.

From the extended Return to Paradise Family

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews