I've been to Lalomanu beach before, but this was my first stay in a beach fale and I loved it! My fale was right up on the shore and somewhat isolated that I spent an awful lot of time just laying inside to look out at my incredible view of ocean. Samoa has such beautiful scenery and clear water that it Hawaii doesn't even come close.
Now this particular resort is a bit more basic and rustic than what some people may expect. Keep in mind your in a beach hut and there's lots of sand around you. This may seem silly to point out but I happened to observe a couple who came and seemed uneasy with it as it was not what they exected. However, by the next day, I also noticed that they got into the vibe with that understanding and began to have fun. So, you need to be open to real island feel of things.
I love that the family who owns and runs it puts their heart into it and truly welcomes you so much so that you understand why Samoans are referred to in Polynesia as the "happy people" of the Pacific. I appreciated that hospitality while still running a business. Again, as I always do in Samoa - I ate too much and loved every minute of it. I drank a lot and met some great people from Samoa and all over the world. It may have to do with the communal feel of things since you all eat dinner together at large table. This is a Samoan tradition I gladly welcomed.
The family puts on a Samoan fia fia at night that is really great to watch, be a part of and to engage with as part of the culture.
Thanks ! It was a wonderful stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tourist service provider of accommodation, bar & restaurant. Tours on or off the island are arranged on the premises. About 1 and 1/2 hour by vehicle from the International Airport. We operate in 2 locations: 1) On the beach of Lalomanu; and 2) on the cliffs of Lalomanu overlooking the beach and the Pacific Ocean along with Islands off the beach of Lalomanu. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Taufua Beach Fales Hotel Lalomanu