I really can't say enough good things about this place. It is definitely worth staying here if you visit Savai'i.
The property consists of a number of beach fales - small units with a thatched roof and walls made up of woven flax mats. The location of these is fabulous with most of the fales within a couple of metres
of the beautiful beach. Inside each fale is a comfortable double mattress protected by mosquito netting which does a fabulous job of keeping the mosquitoes away from sleeping bodies.
The beach leads to a safe lagoon for swimming. The lagoon doesn't get
deeper than about a metre deep, so it's very safe for swimming and children etc. Note that it does contain live coral which can cause nasty scratches that can get infected if not treated quickly, so it is a good idea to wear sandals, flippers or reef shoes when swimming as a precaution against cuts. About ten minutes walk northwards, there is an area suitable for snorkelling with deeper water and more sea life.
The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Three cooked meals per day are provided within the fale price. At 55 Samoan tale per person per night when we stayed, this represented unbeatable value. We arrived at 3 p.m. on a Saturday and immediately were cooked lunch. The following day we went sight-seeing and arrived back at 3.30 p.m. Again lunch was cooked for us with no complaints about the lateness of our arrival.
Despite being vegetarians, the staff worked with us to produce very tasty meals that contained no meat. Nothing was too much trouble. Note that the water provided with meals is most likely tank water, and it might be wise to buy water from across the road at the service station to avoid any health issues associated with non-treated water.
It is easy to find. Most guests appeared to have taken the bus from the ferry terminal at Salelologa. This is probably the cheapest option, but the buses are often crowded and hot. We used a rental car
which was a little more comfortable.
Showers and toilets are communal and kept pretty clean. Lighting to find these in darkness is adequate.
You will most likely be woken by a rooster crowing outside your fale. He appears to enjoy making sure that everyone is up and awake by 8 a.m.
We'll be back as soon as we can get some more time off work.
- Also Known As:
- Regina`s Beach Fales Hotel Savai`i
- Regina's Beach Fales Samoa