Sa'Moana Resort Samoa
This resort, set in a coconut grove at Salamumu, on the south coast of Upolu, is renown for its privacy and peacefulness. The rich Samoan Polynesian culture infuses all aspects of the resort’s operations, since the majority of the resort staff are Samoan. The villagers of Salamumu support Sa'Moana with the knowledge that their traditions and natural environment will remain unspoilt. The natural saltwater pool, abutting the ocean, was constructed in a natural depression in the lava rock land formations.
The Sa'Moana Resort has vibrant Polynesian decor with extensive timber features and caters for up to 24 guests in high quality fales with private facilities for singles, couples, groups and families.
The centre of the resort is a huge fale AIGA with panoramic views over the south shore's spectacularcoastline.Guests enjoy the huge undercover front deck for dining and relaxing, and a lounge has amenities such as TV, video, hi fi, pool table and agames/book library as well as a fully stocked bar.
The resort’s experienced international chef presents cuisine in innovative style using the finest fresh produce including fresh local seafood, vegetables and imported prime NZ beef. Traditional Samoan 'Fia Fia' feasts are held most Friday nights with local musicians and dancers from the village performing traditional shows. Sunday night is BBQ night.
Breakfasts are hearty and include fresh fruit, cereals, toast plus a large selection of hot dishes such as eggs and bacon. Lunch is an tempting buffet with a wide selection of salads, cold meats, fresh breads, pasta dishes and the like or the resort will pack a tasty picnic if you're planning on a trip away for the day. Dinner is a-la-carte five nights per week with a three-course menu consisting of a choice of five entrees, six mains and five desserts.
Equipment for activities such as snorkelling, canoeing, sea kayaking, cricket, football, volleyball, golf practice nets, table tennis, surfing and snooker are free for guests. A kayak paddle is an excellent way to explore the shallow waters inside the island’s reefs and around the lagoon of the resort area. You can see villagers going about daily life from the water and the resort will supply a picnic lunch for a day trip excursion. Shallow water snorkelling is good in front of the resort where there is a diverse display of marine life and white coral sands. Be sure take the 15-minute walk to the village of Salamumu to see Samoan culture first hand.
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