This was our first stay in a resort so didn't know what to expect. We got into Samoa late at night and greeted by 2 cheerful staff from from the resort. After an hours drive with cool coconut in hand we got to Saletoga close to midnight and were met by the owners Gavin and Lou. Gavin offered some sandwiches which was just what we needed and then showed us to the Matai fale which was absolutely beautiful and top class.
For the next 7 nights we thoroughly enjoyed the fale. The outside shower and bath was just simply awesome. Very romantic at night time. A beautiful beach and lagoon greeted us every morning when we stepped out onto the deck. The ocean was well used with free snorkelling and kayak gear. A huge stunning pool with swim up bar was a treat. The resort was full, but didn't feel over crowded at all.
The free continental brekkie in the open restaurant was just fine. Every meal we had, lunch or dinner was excellent. I would recommend the pork belly, just define, all washed down with a vailima pure or a well made cocktail.
We did a shopping tour and turtle feeding to Apia with Tina which was just cool (thanks Tina). Great sense of humour. Don't miss the FiaFia night, a must do.
The very best thing was the staff. So very kind, willingness to help, have a laugh with, big smiles. An absolute credit to Gavin and the team.
I could name so much more nifty little bits and pieces but well let you discover those yourselves.
A stunning location for a resort, which was perfectly managed. We miss you all and we'll be back 2015.
- 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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