Here are all the best unique places to stay in Samoa for an incredible trip. From beachfront villas, to Samoan Fales and studios – all budgets are covered…
Samoa is an island nation in the region of the Pacific known as Polynesia. It sits in the South Pacific Ocean with a population of around 185,000. Halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, Samoa is teeming with vast coastlines, volcanic plains, enormous rocky mountains, and islands. I visited Samoa a few years ago, and had an incredible week. I’d 100% recommend you go if you’re thinking about it.
Looking for cool places to stay in Samoa can be tricky, so I wanted to put together my top tips to make sure your Samoa accommodation is the best it can be.
The Most Unique Airbnbs in Samoa
If you’re looking for somewhere more unique to stay in Samoa for your holiday, then these are my top picks from the 100s of Samoa Airbnbs and hotels available. And if you want more blog posts about Samoa to help plan your trip, click that link!
1. Lagoon Water Fale
Airbnb Superhost: Yes
Price: £92+ per night
This Polynesian-style seafront resort sitting on the Samoan west coast invites you to enjoy your stay at this stunning resort to breathe the fresh Pacific air. Stay here and you’ll get complimentary use of kayaks, paddle boat and snorkel gear at resort.
Every room in the resort blends in with the oceanic Samoan vibes and so does the overall resort. Guests get to enjoy their breakfasts, lunches, or dinners at the waterfront deck of the resort. The resort also provides a kitchen and air conditioning.
There are lots of great things to do in Samoa, but it’s always nice to have some fun activities back at your accommodation too.
“A piece of paradise is the best way to describe Le Vasa. Everything about it is fantastic. Wonderful staff, comfortable, clean rooms, beautiful location, and fantastic food. A perfect place to relax and get spoiled.”– Guest Review
2. Luxurious Samoan Traditional Villa
Location: Siumu Village, Upolu
Airbnb Superhost: No
Price: £202+ per night
This traditional Samoan villa resort is surrounded by natural greenery and thick vegetation that provide a more tribal look. However, the modern elegant interiors of the villa make it the best place to stay with family and friends.
The unique feature of the Luxurious Samoan Traditional Villa is that it offers alfresco deluges under the natural rays of the Samoan sun. Villa offers air-conditioned rooms, fresh Samoan drinks, and luscious food, all in midst of lush green ambiance with a turquoise tarn a few steps away.
This is definitely one of the most beautiful places to stay in Samoa. Book a few days here to make your trip really magical.
“It is a great small resort, very quiet and great service from their wonderful staff. The sea view rooms are worth the extra cost over the lagoon view room, with more breeze too.”– Guest Review
3. Contemporary and Comfortable Studio
Location: Apia, Upolu
Price: £57+ per night
This studio-style space with a kitchen, bathroom, and laundry is a perfect option for a modern place to stay in Samoa.
The studio has a separate entrance gate and a private courtyard that serves as a lookout over the gardens providing a breathtaking view of eastern Apia, the mound, and the ocean.
There’s a spacious bed, a living area, a sofa, and a coffee table with a dining table separately so you can comfortably enjoy you stay with a stunning view.
“This was a fantastic experience, the rooms were immaculately prepared, everything was well thought out, the view was amazing and the Jeanne was extremely helpful. We walked into the room and knew we’d made a good decision to stay here rather than at a hotel in the city. It is so much more relaxed and quiet, with the sounds of nature all around us in the evenings. Would recommend it to others.”– Guest Review
4. Mountain Fale Retreat
Price: £30+ per night
Stay at Mountain Fale Retreat and you’ll have the house all to yourself. Built on modern Samoan architecture and interior designs, this chic residence provides its guests the opportunity to enjoy chilly mountain winds accompanied by a view of the wilderness.
It’s definitely a unique place to stay in Samoa.
The residence incorporates spacious sundecks and balcony lookouts, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and 24/7 hot water.
“The house is beautiful inside and out. The host is very quick at responding and they took the time to check up on me which was very thoughtful of them. The view is stunning and the air is much better. Everything was perfect. Thank you Sione and Fiona for such an amazing stay at your beautiful home. I will come back to stay again.”– Guest Review
5. Villa Martel
Price: £217+ per night
Five minutes away from Apia near the Fuluasou River in a family compound sits Villa Martel. The villa is covered by the canopies of forest trees that provide natural cooling to the villa from the Samoan sun.
The Villa Martel is a double-story residence with the lower floor open for guests. It offers 24/7 amazing guest service and the large open spaces, private lookouts, and modish interiors make it worth it.
“A wonderful host, a beautiful home built for the tropics, much nicer than staying at a hotel. I couldn’t have had a better stay.”– Guest Review
6. Matavera Beach Fales
Price: £34+ per night
Matavera Beach Fales are an excellent choice for couples or solo travellers – they’re on the beach! These fales are the most traditional accommodation in Samoa so I’d definitely recommend you stay in them at least once. Your stay here includes breakfasts, lunches along with free coffee and tea all day.
The resort offers on-site excursions such as the weekly bonfire nights with a fire dance, culture shows, and trips to the ancient lava caves. Nearby watersports like snorkelling, surfing, and scuba diving are also available.
“Amazing place. Paradise on earth. Astonishing views and environment. The vibe is very hostel like and all the staff is very friendly. Access is via a dirt road with rocks but possible with a 2wd (with care). Thanks a lot for the amazing stay!”– Guest Review
7. Villa in Paradise
Location: Apia, Tuamasaga
Price: £261+ per night
Situated near Apia, this amazing guest suite offers a first-rate dwelling environment and amenities to the guests. The suites contain everything you need for a comfortable stay; from hot water to towels and a comfortable bed. If you like your Samoa accommodation on the modern side, then these are the places for you.
The Villa contains a private parking space for the guests along with daily breakfast. Guests have a kitchen to themselves, and the rooms contain a television set, air conditioning units, and every other item to cover your basic requirements.
8. Two-Bedroom Apartment
Location: Apia, Tuamasaga
Price: £124+ per night
This two-bedroom apartment is the complete solution for your visit to Samoan. In this family friendly apartment you get two rooms with double beds, kitchen space, and swimming pools for kids and adults too.
The apartment reflects true Samoan vibes for you to enjoy. The interiors and exteriors are typical of a Samoan Traditional Fale. The apartment has its restaurant and a car for you to use too.
“I booked the accom & car combo which was more cost-effective than booking those things separately especially during peak season (Teuila Festival). Location wise it is only 15 minutes from town & in the refreshing cool hills of Ululoloa. I found the staff to have excellent customer service & were really helpful. The apartment & car were spotless. The pool is gorgeous & the grounds are clean. A highlight for our group was the fia night, you’re in for a treat if you decide to attend. Looking forward to booking in again next year. Thanks, Terry & team!”– Guest Review
9. Vaiula Beach Fales for Two Persons
Price: £24+ per night
This amazing resort in Salelologa, Samoa, is an excellent place for couples, families, and groups too. Vaiula Beach Fales are very close to Samoa’s famous excursion spots like Ta Sua, Trench, Togitogiga National Park, and waterfalls.
The resort offers stunning views of the oceanic horizon accompanied by luscious food and an elegant setting. The place is good for adventurers due to the water sport opportunities and for families and groups because of its stunning lookouts facing the tropical vegetation and coastline.
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10. Ifiele’ele Plantation – The Villa
Price: £165+ per night
Arriving at the airport you don’t have to worry about comfortable accommodation anymore. This stunning villa sitting amid the Ifiele’ele plantation provides a peaceful and easy home for you in Samoa.
This villa encapsulates the love for the Samoan wilderness, tropical vegetation, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The villa provides spacious rooms, plush bathrooms, breakfasts, and dinners too.
At the Ifiele’ele Villa, you can skip the crowded hotels and beaches and enjoy peaceful seclusion in the near-ocean plantations of Ifiele’ele. Lots of space for you to relax in private.
“World-class authentic service and location. A culinary (certified organic) extravaganza with so much food grown on the Plantation. Paul and Joan know how to be the consummate hosts. The best place that we’ve stayed in our 3 trips to Samoa by far. You must stay! David, Chris, Nick, and Kane.”– Guest Reviews
11. Samoan Highland Highway – Fale Samoa
Location: Apia, Upolu
Price: £105+ per night
The Fale is a house designed with the influence of traditional Samoan architecture. The house contains a large living room with an open kitchen, breakfast counter, and dishwasher.
The house has enough space to accommodate families and groups, and the large lookout area above the living room provides deck space for the guests to enjoy looking out over tropical gardens and plantations.
“The location, the fale, and the hosts come together to make for an enchanting experience. A wonderfully comfortable, spacious place from which to explore this beautiful land. Tim and Maria are very kind and knowledgeable and will proffer excellent advice! You have to like dogs – luckily, we do!”– Guest Review
12. Gabrielle’s Fale
Location: Apia, Upolu
Price: £90+ per night
Individuals, couples, or groups that wish to escape the heavings of the tropics will find Gabrielle’s Fale nothing less than a heaven. This fale sits in the arms of the Tiavi Hills and provides a serene atmosphere with the freshness of tropical vegetation.
The hosts make sure of every facility that you need or may need and are persistent in providing amazing service and hospitality. All you have to do is to enjoy the striking Pacific coastline and starry nights from the spacious lookout.
“Absolutely awesome location & house highly recommend! AMAZING VIEW! The best deck ever will always try to stay there now. Hosts were a choice, really fast & easy communication. Superb!”– Guest Review
13. Beachfront Getaway in Maninoa, Samoa
Price: £29 per night
Ocean Club Maninoa is a small family-owned bed and breakfast. It’s perfect for small families and couples looking for peaceful hangout opportunities and comfort on a budget.
The resort offers white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, and a hotspot of wild turtles. There are several other local activities to do nearby. You’ll also get breakfast, free parking, comfortable and top-quality rooms, and a quiet workspace if you need, too.
“Had the best week here solo traveling. An absolutely stunning location, right on the most pristine beach, nestled between two expensive resorts. The amazing staff and host were really helpful and friendly. A hidden gem, will 100% be coming back.”– Guest Review
14. Hilltop 4 Bedroom Alcohol-Free Suite with Pool
Price: £157+ per night
This open-style alcohol-free suite is an amazing place to stay for individuals, couples, and families especially. The main suite incorporates 3 smaller suites of open modern Samoan architecture that provides astounding views of sunrises, sunsets, and nature.
The suite stays cool with shelter from the warm tropical sun due to the thick vegetations surrounding the suite. You can enjoy meals with your friends and family at the alfresco dining space by the gardens or simply by the open pool.
“An amazing spot for our family holiday. So spacious with all the home comforts. Having a pool right there was amazing, our kids absolutely loved it! Definitely would recommend it for a large family/group.”– Guest Review
15. Tiapapata Art Centre Tiny House
Location: Apia, Upolu
Price: £26+ per night
This tiny house rests 800m above sea level and very close to a Samoan art gallery and fale. The Tiny House is a private property that provides elegant, compact, and comfortable spaces for you to enjoy your time in Samoa.
The basic amenities of the Tiny House from the hosts include laundry, an on-site café, and a private kitchen. The house is a few metres away from the Baha’i House of Worship.
There are also around 20 acres of open land with tropical breezes that you can stroll around at night to indulge in the Samoan vibes.
“A remarkable little space in the hills above Apia. Steve and Wendy themselves, with their local tips, insights, and hospitality, made my trip to Samoa a thousand times better than I would be able to plan.”– Guest Review
Plan a visit to Samoa and drive around all day to the craggy volcanic peaks that contain rainforest and lush green fertile valleys. Take a dip at the natural waterfalls flowing down from the rainforest cliffs, and then come home to your unique Samoa accommodation and relax for the evening.