We stayed next door to Anita & Wena beach fales in July, but went to Anita's every day for ice cream and cocktails :o) Beautiful cocktails, and even cheaper during their happy hour!!
Many of the beach fale properties on Lalomanu Beach are owned and managed by the same extended family, so you might end up staying at Anita & Wena, and having your meals at Taufua!
The beach fales here are lovely. Low to the sand, absolutely right on the beach, with a clean shower and toilet block directly across the road. The beach is stunning, as you can see from my pics.
Aunty is a wonderful hostess and will regale you with tales of the old days, walking over the hills to catch the bus, and of her childhood in the village. She splits her time now between Australia and Samoa, so if you are lucky enough to catch her in Samoa, do have a good chat to her over a cold Vailima (beer)!
Anita & Wena used to be managed by the wonderful Anita; Aunty's daughter. Sadly Anita lost her life in the 2009 tsunami, but the property has been rebuilt in her memory :o) She was a very special lady.
Often this property's fales are used as day fales only, as many of the locals from Apia come to Lalomanu Beach for huge family picnics and BBQs. If you are travelling around the island and want to stop somewhere for the day, you can always ask if there is a day fale available.
Lalomanu Beach is a great spot for snorkelling, the coral was badly damaged by the tsunami but very very slowly it is starting to regrow. However, the water is still clean and clear, and the sand is clean and white! There is also plenty of fish life and in the early morning, you may be lucky enough to see turtles. Please always check with someone about the safest places to snorkel.
If you are staying at Anita & Wena, you are more than welcome to go to the bar at Taufua for lunches etc, and to their fiafia nights which are every Wednesday and Saturday.
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- Anita's is warm and inviting - a home away from home. Find us on facebook for enquiries. ... more less