My husband and I are planning a trip to Samoa in October and would really appreciate some advice on where to stay. We will probably have about 10 days and are thinking of spending half on Upolu and half on Savaii. I would like one stay to be in traditional fales and one with a few more creature comforts (but still budget). We would also like to stay places with good snorkelling if possible.
Reading up on this site, I like the sound of Taufua for the great food and amazing beach, but looking at the pictures the fales seem really closely packed and not as nice looking as some of the other places. I'm concerned it may not be quiet enough for what we are looking for. Virgin Cove looks nice but much more expensive and the mozzies sound bad.
Manase sounds like the way to go on Savaii. We could go a beach villa at Stevenson's there for the non-fale stay. Or if we went with fales, all three places (Tanu, Regina's, Jane's) look pretty similar, I wouldn't know how to choose.
Argh, too many choices! Any advice would be appreciated.