Our Family loved the place, the resort, the staff, the pool, the beach, and the weather were all just simply wonderfull. 50% of the rooms were closed for renovation which was great as the was more pool and beach space for us and there was absolutely no impact of the renovation on our stay - not even a bit of noise. The staff were extremly friendly and did not fail on any request.
if I had to nit pick and find fault our air con did not work the best but then we choose to go to a hot country. So why complain about a few minor details when there was so much great about the area.
We will certianly return.
paddy from Auckland
Offering direct access to the beach, this resort is on the waterfront in Faleolo, within easy reach of boat tours and ecotours.More
Stayed at Le Vasa for 3 of our 7 days in Samoa, wished I'd booked here for the entire duration. Lovely spacious rooms right on the water. If you are a fisherman (like me), make sure you take a couple of fishing rods with you ! Awaken to the sound of big blue trevally smashing baitfish in the lagoon.
Tyrone from Auckland NZ
Wake up to the ocean at your door at this resort, which is located by the ocean and set on its own private white sand beach.More
We arrived at Apia airport to be greeted by Fatu, who drove us to Return to Pardise, when we arrived even though it was late they kept the bar open for us and Iosa made us a special cocktail. At the resort the staff made us feel so welcome and were very accommodating. We absolutely loved the Fia'fia night and it was a great chance to see some of the Samoan culture and taste the incredible food from the Return to Paradise. What sets Return to Paradise apart from the rest are the beautiful people working there and the incredible beach, which you can laze around on or even go in for a swim. It is the perfect place to switch off and forget about reality! We highly recommend this resort and we'll definitely try to get back to visit again. Please don't be put off by some of the earlier reviews, the resort was basically completely finished with only minor works still occurring, that you wouldn't even notice unless you went looking for them.
Trent & Hayley from Melbourne
This resort is by the ocean, nestled on a beach in Matautu within easy reach of scuba diving and surfing/boogie boarding …More
We really enjoyed our stay ay The Orator. Its around 10mins from Apia but really nice quiet location, away from the hustle and bustle.
We were really impressed by the room, we just got a standard villa and its was spacious, tidy and had a huge bathroom and shower.
The complimentary breakfast was great (im a vegan and my partner is a full on carnivore) plenty of variety and the staff were really helpful and attentive.
We ate at the restaurant/or ordered room service and the food was always good and well priced (around 50tala for 2meals + drinks)
we were having a few drinks and went back to the bar...but they had closed up. One of the waiters reopened the bar for us because they knew it was our last night.
It was little things like that, that made our stay all the more enjoyable.
We will definitely stay here on our next trip to Samoa.
Lena :-) from Auckland, New Zealand
Situated in a rural location, this resort is close to Faleata Golf Course and Papaseea Sliding Rocks. Area attractions also …More
Situated up in the hills, in need of an update, which it is getting somewhat. A badly needed new swimming pool was being built in front of our villa. Because we were the only guests (that we saw) they didn't bother switching on the filters on the old existing pool. So we didn't use it.
We ate lunch and dinner on the first day and the food was good.
We hired a car from reception which was very convenient. Reception didn't have any change available so we could pay the taxi when we arrived neither could the receptionist point out where on a map was the hotel situated. Nor did it have our bill ready when we checked out, nor did it remember to order our airport taxi when we left (even though it was written on the whiteboard behind them). Not impressed at all.
The villa was a bizarre design. A rectangle divided into 3 thirds. The two outer thirds held two double beds each and each had a front door onto a small outdoor fenced sitting area. The central third had a two seat settee, a L shaped kitchen island with three stools, a fridge and a hob and then a tiny shower room with toilet, vanity and shower.
The new swimming pool should look good though.
ian from new zealand
Situated on the riverwalk, this aparthotel is close to Faleata Golf Course, Papaseea Sliding Rocks, and Robert Louis …More
We stayed for 3 nights from 30/12/13 - 02/01/14.
The resort staff were excellent. For our first 2 nights we were the only people staying at the resort and the staff definitely made it memorable going out of their way to ensure we are comfortable.
The only set back was the village the resort is in trying to charge us 5Tala every time we leave and enter the resort - this is because the only road in and out of the resort is the village's. However, once the staff heard of this they gave us a pass to show to the village so that we do not get charged.
The resort was still recovering from the cyclone that hit the year before whihc is why I gave it a 4 out of 5 rating, but you can see it is definitely a beautiful place. The water is lovely and there is a lot of snorkelling and kayaking opportunities. I would recommend this place a 100%.
Lana from Auckland, New Zealand
On a private white sand beach, this resort is by the ocean in Sa'anapu-Tai, within easy reach of scuba diving and boat tours …More
I definitely recommend Amanaki Hotel in Apia Samoa. Close to town, taxis and bus station. Quiet location near the water. Good restaurant with good selection and reasonable prices. Large rooms and lovely pool area. We had a rental car and found this location very easy to access all parts of the Island of Upolu. We stayed 5 nights at Amanaki before going to Savaii for 2 nights. Good snorkeling at the nearby Palolo deep marine reserve. Excellent free 2 hour cultural show at info centre and also visited Robert Louis Stevenson museum. We also enjoyed dining twice at the Swashbucklers restaurant at the Apia yacht club nearby.
Kaz from New Zealand
This hotel is located in Apia (Downtown Apia), close to National Parliament, Apia Park, and Faleata Golf Course. Local …More