We had heard that if we were going to visit Savaii the place where we would have to stay was at a beach called Manase... After talking it through with a few different cab drivers on Upolu asking there opinions as to where we should stay it seemed unanimous that Tanu beach fales was the only option....however after running into a couple staying at Lusias Lagoon Chalets (in Saleologa....awesome!!) they convinced my partner and i to try out Reginas at Manase instead.
Im glad that they did because i thought the place was great!!
We arrived there mid day and were told at 'reception' to take a seat while a couple of the local boys from the village prepared our Fale. Because we had mentioned we were from Auckland one of the boys excitedly went over and got his cousin to come come meet us...turns out his cousin, David Smith a professional rugby player for the Auckland Blues, was visiting home for the off season and came to hang out while we were having lunch made.
We were then brought out a lunch of fresh tropical fruit and some tasty Tuna sandwhiches before the boys came back to carry our gear to our room.
Our Fale was spacious, clean and right next to the beautiful beach....and for 55Tala/person/night was the cheapest place we stayed and that included breakfast, lunch and dinner!!!
The place is run by the local villagers and it seems they are all happy to get involved and try and make your stay amazing. Conveniently it is right next to a bike rental place and with bikes in a day you can easily visit the swimming with turtles and feeding place (telll reception you are going and they will chop up papaya and pinapple to feed them free of charge), the lava flow that wiped out a village leaving only the remains of some incredible burnt out churches and a single virgins grave, and if your game even the dwarfs cave (a slight climb to get there but well worth the effort)...
If i make it back i would eb sure to go back to Reginas!!
- Also Known As:
- Regina`s Beach Fales Hotel Savai`i
- Regina's Beach Fales Samoa