We took a bit of a risk booking at Saletoga before it had even opened, but I am so glad we did! We only stayed two nights, but wish we had stayed longer. The rooms are gorgeous and the pool is fantastic (loved the swim up bar).
Our ten month old son seemed to have a great time too - when we arrived late at night the cot was set up ready in our room, and the staff doted on him - nice to find a good resort where they were happy to take young kids. He really loved the outdoor shower, as did my husband and I - never bothered to use the indoor one. It seems really hard to find resorts in Samoa that take under 3s (if you go over to Savai'i try Savai'i Lagoon Resort - quite different to Saletoga but also good and very practical for kids).
I had a foot and neck and shoulder massage at the spa - both were lovely (and the foot massage was complimentary).
Snorkelling was pretty good - the fish were very pretty and you didn't have to go out far to see lots. The coral is till regenerating from the tsunami a few years ago - if you want to see some great coral try heading down the coast to Sa Moana.
The staff were good - of particular note was the guy who picked us up from the airport - friendly and informative. Some of the wait staff are lacking a little confidence, but I'm sure this will come with time.
Only thing that we noticed that really needs attention is the temperature of the water in the bathrooms - it needs to be limited as it could be extremely hot and therefore dangerous for little kids.
The resort had a lovely relaxed feel to it - not too many bungalows, so it didn't feel mass produced. Fantastic spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa combines luxury and comfort with the natural splendour of the beautiful island of Upolu, Samoa. A white, sandy beach and breathtaking, tranquil blue waters provide the perfect setting for this stunning boutique retreat surrounded by exotic tropical flowers and lush greenery. Nestled within a secluded sheltered bay just one hour’s drive from Faleolo International Airport. ... more less
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