We had the pleasure of staying at this resort for seven nights recently. We went for Seabreeze as it had good reviews on Tripadvisor and it was relatively close to the best beaches on the island and other attractions of interest.
By now you would have probably realised that the resort is a good 1.5 hour drive from the airport, but the trip is worth it. It does mean that if you want to explore Apia and surrounding attractions you will need a rental car to make the hour long drive, which is easily arranged through Chris.
One of the nicest things about this resort is the intimacy it provides. It is hidden away within a cove and away from the main road. There are only about ten villas in total, so the place didn’t feel crowded or busy at any time. The resort’s distance from everything else also adds to its sense of intimacy.
We stayed in one of the Reef View villas (number 5) which was literally only a few steps to the pool. It came with a queen and single bed which were perfectly comfortable. The air-conditioning worked well (but you had to make sure all the windows were shut obviously). There was plenty of hot water and a good water pressure in the shower. The large covered deck in front of the room was a lovely place to spend time in the shade, and the hammock that comes with every villa is wonderful to have a wee relax in.
The restaurant is built such that it is surrounded by the waters of the lagoon. Our travel agent arranged a meal plan for us which included an allowance of 30 Tala for lunch and 60 Tala for dinner per person (doesn’t include drinks) for five days. We could order anything from the menu and if we exceeded that allowance then we just paid the difference. We ended up exceeding the allowance more often than not as we are fairly big eaters, but the meal plan provided us with a saving on the cost of food anyway so we were happy with it.
The food itself was excellent and there was enough variety on the menu that we didn’t feel bored despite eating at the restaurant for seven days. We are puzzled at the earlier comments about the breakfast being small, as you are provided with a fruit platter, a full cooked breakfast and juice or tea/coffee every morning.
Most of the villas surround the central infinity pool, which is of a good size and has a fantastic view out to the lagoon and little island. We spent a fair amount of our time relaxing in the pool or on the deck chairs around the pool. There is also a swim up bar from which we ordered a few drinks to enjoy while soaking in the view.
In terms of the attractions and things to do nearby, we hired a rental car for four days to explore the island. We enjoyed Lalomanu but were even more taken by the beach that you pass just before you get to Lalomanu. We thoroughly recommend looking out for this less populated beach as it’s just as gorgeous as Lalomanu but less crowded. The other attraction we really enjoyed was the To Sua Ocean Trench which was spectacular.
On a different day we made the trip into Apia via the northern coastal road. We were fairly underwhelmed with the town and the heat made it difficult to be outside for any length of time. We also stopped by to have a brief look at Coconuts beach club and Sinalei reef resort, and looked at a waterfall or two. A seven day stay is longer than most but we had no trouble filling in the time with either by exploring the island or relaxing at the resort. There were kayaks and snorkelling gear provided free of charge. We saw other couples taking advantage of them but didn’t use them ourselves.
Seabreeze resort is a lovely place and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We hope to return soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With the completion of an extensive multimillion dollar re-build & refurbishment, Seabreeze, is now Samoa’s NEWEST BEACHFRONT Resort. Situated on the South East coast of Upolu, nestled in a small sandy bay directly on the beach, this stunning new resort is designed for couples on that totally romantic vacation that require the ultimate in Samoan Boutique Luxury. Enjoy a cocktail by the pool whilst relaxing in a double daybed, laze on the beach or take a dip within the protection of our pristine lagoon, experience the culture, watch the local fishermen on the reef, swing in a hammock, kayak to the small islets that surround this historical bay, or relax in tranquil surroundings while the waves lap around you. Guests enjoy the use of non motorized water sports equipment at no charge. Seabreeze is small & personal, our friendly staff know every guest by name, you are not a room number you are our VIP. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Seabreeze Hotel Upolu
- Seabreeze Resort Upolu
- Seabreeze Resort Samoa/Upolu