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Return to Paradise Resort & Spa

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Return To Paradise Resort is on a spectacularly beautiful private beach which was selected for the Hollywood movie Return to Paradise starring Gary Cooper movie 1954. With white sand and a rich coral garden, but just 25 minutes drive on a sealed road from the International Airport, the feeling is of being transported into a Samoan village. The Resort is owned and operated by a large extended Samoan family who have been guardians of this land for hundreds of years. Selected for Masterchef NZ 2014 even before the resort was opened, our international and local team of chefs create world class dishes with a tropical twist. Dine with stunning views in the Rock Pool Bar, or amongst the spectacular carvings of Paradise Kitchen, and enjoy a range of signature cocktails, all served by an extended family who feel genuine priviledged to serve you. There a wide range of ethical local tours available including swimming with turtles in a secret location, and snorkelling in the village's own giant clam reserve. Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The Bar opens 10am-10pm daily. Day guests are welcome and may swim at the beach if dining in the restaurant. A romantic and picturesque wedding location with a dedicated wedding coordinator. Come as a guest, and leave as a part of the family.
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Property amenities
Room service
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Adult pool
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Matautu, Lefaga, Upolu Samoa
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Faleolo Airport11 mi
Fagali'i Airport17 mi
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we stayed at RTP one our last night in Samoa and although it was only one night it was all we needed to see how beautiful it was. Where the hotel is situated on a beautiful part of the Island. The cove where the main swimming area is was perfect for swimming. We were there with
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Response from travellover848, General Manager at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded 5 days ago
Talofa and thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed our food in Paradise Kitchen, our fine dining restaurant. We are very blessed with our beach. Our family have been guardians of this beach for over a thousand years and we are very proud to share it with wonderful guests like you. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again sometime Alofa tele The Return to Paradise Family
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We had the most amazing time at Return to Paradise and loved every minute of our stay. The location is just breathtaking, snorkeling amazing, staff attentive & friendly and the beachfront rooms are great. Best island holidays out of all 10 I had so far.
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Response from travellover848, General Manager at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded 3 May 2018
Talofa and thanks for your great review. Great to hear that we are the best island holiday you have had out of the 10 that you have experienced so far - that really means a lot to us that experienced island travellers are rating us so highly. Our family of staff work hard to make you welcome and we will make sure to pass your feedback on to them. We hope to see you Return to Paradise one day soon Alofa tele the Return to Paradise Family
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My husband and I were here for five days last week along with my Father who was staying in the room next door. Everything from the pick up and drop off at the airport was well executed. The resort is lovely, the rooms are clean, tidy and very spacious. We stayed in the oven
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Response from travellover848, General Manager at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded 6 days ago
Talofa and thank you for your kind review, our family of staff just loved meeting you and looking after you and look forward to your coming back. But I think you have a typo- you stayed in an OCEAN Breeze room (not an Oven Breeze room) - I don't want our readers to get the wrong impression and think our air cond doesn't work! Thank you also for your review of our food - we are proud of our Samoan chefs and if you are vegetarian, you can always talk to Chef Kit about adapting any dish to suit you. You felt like you were part of the Return to Paradise family because you are! Alofa tele The Return to Paradise Family
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Talofa - We couldn't ask for better, celebrated our 20th Wedding anniversary at RTP. Service was fantastic, food absolutely delicious,but most of all the people. They made our holiday one we will never forget. Gorgeous views, great snorkeling and well organised tours. Reading
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Response from travellover848, General Manager at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Talofa - it was so good to have you hear with us for your 20th wedding anniversary and our family of staff just loved looking after your for your celebration. Thank you for your feedback on our delicious food. Our chefs work hard to give a mix of local and international flavours and we do get very good feedback. So glad to hear that you are coming back and our family will give you a great welcome again when you Return to Paradise Alofa tele The Return to Paradise Family
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I had an Amazing experience at this resort. We have now stayed at most resorts on the island and the atmosphere, staff and food were outstanding here. Everything worked well in the rooms and immaculately clean and presented. Would recommend anyone to stay here, it won’t
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Response from travellover848, General Manager at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Talofa and thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed our resort so much. We respect your views because as you say, you have stayed at most of the resorts on the island, and your view means a lot to us. We have just won the Supreme Tourism Award at the Samoan Tourism Awards so yes, we are very proud of our Resort. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see you again sometime Alofa tele the Return to Paradise Family
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Talofa again Allanah Tropical breakfast is our local equivalent of continential breakfast. Season fruits, our daily baked special, local jams, toast, tea, coffee, juice, water are the main items on the menu :)
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hi Allanah Please send us your email so we can send you menu options - some are seasonal so depend on when you are staying. The local water is considered safe for drinking but it is also suggested you drink filtered water so we have some filter stations around the Resort for our in-house guest. I hope this confirms your enquiries :)
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Yes, we have a cafe, a bar and a fine dining restaurant for you to choose from. If you have booked a villa they have full kitchens. But forget about cooking - you are on holiday so let us spoil you.We are looking forward to having you with us. The Return to Paradise family
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How much money should i bring for food for 5 days?
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Talofa it will be great to have you here in October. Are you booked into a beachfront or garden view villa? The villas are on the Western end of the resort and you can either walk through the gardens or along the beach to the restaurants.Dinners start at AUD$15 and range up to $35 for top steaks etc. There is also an amazing 8 course degustation menu available for $75. Contact us directly for the map and meal plans are also available via email. Looking forward to seeing you
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"The cheapest rooms are sometimes closest to the beach! We got a super cheap budget deal and were 50m from the beach!"
"Cheaper is close to amenities but closer to the noise too."
"I loved our room that had a sea view, but just back from the beach meaning we had ultimate privacy."
"The beach front rooms are fantastic, but we chose a villa set back from the beach."
"We had the Presidential Suite which was large, private (yet close to everything) and looked straight at the sea"
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