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RETURN TO PARADISE RESORT & SPA
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OUR Thoughts on Return to Paradise Resort & Spa, Return to Paradise Beach, South Coast, Upolu, Samoa
Opened only 4 years ago, Return to Paradise Resort has quickly become a favourite holiday spot in Samoa and it’s no wonder, not only is this a very special, resort with superb facilities, great accommodation and fantastic food, but it is also located in a very special place.

So, what makes this location so special?  Return to Paradise Beach is located on the south coast of Upolu where most of Samoa’s beautiful beaches are found.  Of all Samoa’s wonderful beaches, this beach was chosen as the location to shoot the classic movie love story “Return to Paradise” and since then it had only been open periodically for day-trippers to enjoy.  It’s hard to explain but there is a special feeling of romantic tranquillity around this particular beach.  Perhaps is has something to do with the vivid white sand contrasting with the jet-black rocks which define the boundaries of the various sections of beach?  Perhaps it’s the clear water in the lagoon and the closeness of the outer reef at this point on the coast?  Perhaps it has something to do with the beautiful tropical forest fringing the sand and the sea? The answer is that it’s the way all these features uniquely combine at this intimate location which makes it so special. Now that Return to Paradise Beach Resort is bedded in, operating well and enjoying great reviews, you too can experience the special qualities of this impressive place, which certainly lives up to its 4-Star rating.

Return to Paradise Resort offers a wide range of facilities and services which add to the pleasure of a stay here:
● Four swimming pools
● Natural Mineral pools
Weekly Fiafia Night (Wednesdays)
● Luxurious massage Paradise Day Spa
● Outdoor Fitness Trail
● Office and Wifi facilities
Currency Exchange
● Reading library
● Petanque
● Volleyball
● Reef fishing
● Hire cars and chauffeurs
Bike Hire
● Babysitting and nanny service
Resort Shuttle to Apia twice weekly
● Guided tours
● Sunset cocktails at Rock Pool bar
Wedding Chapel
Room Service
Garry Cooper Conference Room
Outdoor Gym (Indoor gym coming soon)

The Resort is constantly adding more services and facilities which continue to enhance your stay.  Apart from more family-friendly accommodation units recently opened, there has also been a beautiful chapel built on a magnificent site for weddings.  On Wednesday nights there is now a regular Fiafia Night with a superb Samoa Firedance and on Thursday nights the Movie Night features the 1953 Holleywood movie "Return to Paradise", after which the resort was named.

Return To Paradise Resort Samoa is a perfect choice for a relaxing Samoa beach holiday for families and couples of all ages.

Return To Paradise Resort is Still Expanding
The resort has recently acquired more land where another 8 Two and Three Bedroom Villas are under construction.  We are advised that the new construction is happening behind a 2 metre high fence and cannot be heard or seen from almost anywhere in the Resort proper.

Our Special Inclusions:
Bullet Breakfast Included in Tariff
     All Rates include Tropical Breakfast daily taken 
     at Paradise Kitchen.
Bullet Daily Maid Service
    All rooms are serviced daily
Bullet Free Parking
    For the times you may rent a car, 
    free parking is provided
Bullet Complimentary Use of Snorkelling Gear, out-door gym.

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What Return to Paradise Resort & Spa Say About Themselves
“Return to Paradise Resort & Spa is located on the white sandy beach where the classic movie of the same name was shot in 1953. Nestled on the South Coast at Lefaga, under 30 minutes driver from Faleolo International Airport (APW), the Resort boasts a range of accommodation options, restaurant, day spa, cafe, bar, wedding chapel, plus pools; all designed for relaxation and fun.

Featuring beautiful beachfront accommodation facing spectacular sunsets and styled as a Samoan village with traditional architecture, all rooms are a minimum of 40+ square meters and include luxurious beds, marble tiling, granite surfaces, walk-in wardrobes and cable TV.

Boasting a total of 80 rooms, there are a variety of categories to choose from including Beachfront rooms, Beachfront Suite rooms, Ocean Breeze Rooms, Villas (both interconnecting & non-options) and one Honeymoon Suite.

With four swimming pools (one for adults only), Day Spa, outdoor gym, beach activities and snorkelling there is plenty to keep guests happy. (NB: indoor gym coming soon).

The Resort also specialises in weddings and conferences with a wide range of activities and partner programmes – Gary Cooper Conference room and Chapel by the Sea.

A popular destination for families, couples, weddings, students and family groups with our range of accommodation – Return to Paradise & Spa is your one stop shop able to cater for your clients’ needs for all types of holiday.

Meal Plans
Good value meal plans are also offered and may be included in the package arrangements for those wishing to prepay meals as well as flights, accommodation and transfers. 
To upgrade to a full cooked breakfast from the breakfast menu:
Add NZ$15 per adult per day
Half Board Meal Plan – cooked breakfast and dinner:
Add NZ$75 per adult per day
Full Board – cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner:
Add NZ$100 per adult per day.
Conditions:
 - Meal Plans are only available when all occupants of the
   room pre-purchase the same meal plan for the duration
   of their stay.
 - Meal Plan lunch is 1 course from main menu or
   Buffet Lunch on selected days.
 - Meal Plan dinner is 2 course meal from a choice of
   entree, mains and desert menus or buffet dinner with
   Show included.

With their 45 accommodation units, their very special location and their great range of services and facilities, Return to Paradise Resort, Samoa is a great spot to be based from which to experience a quality Samoan holiday.

Our Specials
Bullet Honeymoon Bonus
With the compliments of Return to Paradise Resort, Honeymooners receive:
● A bottle of bubbles
Conditions:
 - Honeymoon status to be established at time of booking 
  accommodation.
 - Valid for stays to 31 March 2021

Bullet Honeymoon Bonus for 5 night stays
      in Beachfront Rooms:
With the compliments of Return to Paradise Resort, Honeymooners staying a minimum of 5 nights in Beachfront Room category receive:
Complimentary return airport transfers
Welcome Flower Leis
An in-room Champagne Breakfast on your day of choice
One WST200 Resort Credit
A Romantic 3-course Degustation Menu with matching
     Wines at Rock Pool Fale or on beach by candlelight.
A 90-minute Couples Pamper Massage
Conditions:
 - Honeymoon status to be established at time of booking 
   accommodation.
 - Subject to a 5 night minimum stay in a
   Beachfront Room
 - Not available for stays: 
   24 December to 04 January
 - Offer may not be combined with with other special offer.
 - Valid for stays to 31 March 2021

Bullet Stay Longer and Save Specials
Our Specialists will always use the best rate available to you when building your holiday package.  However, we show the year-round Specials here, to help you to decide to perhaps stay a little longer and take advantage of these specials.
● Stay 3 Nights and Save 10%
     
For stays of a minimum 3 nights
● Stay 5 Nights and Save 20%
     
For stays of a minimum 5 nights
● Stay 7 Nights and Save 30%
     
For stays of a minimum 7 nights
Conditions:
 - To make savings, stays will be of consecutive nights
 - Available for stays in all accommodation type except
   The Maeva Suite.
 - Available for stays:
     to 19 December 2019
     06 January 2020 to 31 March 2021
 - Stay Longer Special may not be combined with other
   special offers. 

Bullet Special Wedding Offers
Bullet 20 Night Stay Special Offer
Book a minimum of 20 paid room nights (for example – 4 rooms for 5 nights each) for your wedding party and receive $200 off any wedding package.
Bullet 50 Night Stay Special Offer
Book a minimum of 50 paid room nights (for example – 10 rooms for 5 nights each) for your wedding party and receive, with the compliments of Return To Paradise Resort:
● $500 discount off any of the resort’s
     wedding packages
● 3 free nights for the bride and groom in
     an Ocean Breeze Room
Bullet 100 Night Stay Special Offer

Book a minimum of 100 paid room nights (for example – 20 rooms for 5 nights each) for your wedding party and receive, with the compliments of Return To Paradise Resort:
● $1,000 discount off any of the resort’s
     wedding packages
● 5 free nights for the bride and groom in
     a Beachfront Suite
Conditions:
 -
Special Wedding Offers are available for stays 
   until 31 March 2021

Your Accommodation Options
All units are handy to the beach (some are located a little further back than others). They are all furnished in a pleasant fusion of European and Polynesian styles with Telephone, Radio, iPod dock, Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Iron, Fan, Tile/Marble floor, Shower, Hairdryer, Toilet, Bathroom and Alarm Clock.  The Resort offers a selection of accommodation types including large ground floor and first floor studio-style rooms which are in 2-level walk-up blocks, ground floor Beachfront Rooms (2 to a block), an exceptional Honeymoon Suite and the truly magnificent 2 and 3 Bedroom Garden and Beachfront Villas - all with kitchenettes and stunning, high ceilings. At Return to Paradise Resort there is an ensuite bathroom for every bedroom.

Room Categories
Bullet Ocean Breeze Rooms:
Ocean Breeze Rooms are located in four, 2-level triplex buildings with 3 rooms on the ground floor and 3 rooms on the first floor and all face towards the beach and while all are described as having "Garden Views" some have a peep of sea through the tropical foliage.  All are open-plan studio style, a generous 40m2 in area and big enough to comfortably offer a Queen Bed (some have a King Bed), a single Divan Bed and 3 comfortable lounge chairs. Each has a private furnished patio or balcony and each room feature marble floors throughout and a modern ensuite bathroom. First floor rooms are accessed by stairs. 
Interconnecting rooms may be requested.
Some Ocean Breeze Rooms are located in a stand-alone block within the Villa category.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children aged up to 12 years or 1 Adult and 3 Children aged up to 12 years.
Existing Bedding: 1 King or Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed.
Additional Bedding: A Single Rollaway Bed or cot may be added when children are sharing with adults.

Bullet Beachfront Rooms:
Located approximately 25 metres from the sea in single storey blocks - mostly with 2 units to a block. Beachfront Rooms are generous-size open plan studios and feature marble floors throughout. A spacious en-suite bathroom with beautiful natural rock walls and a modern double vanity and walk-in shower.  Each Beachfront Room has a nice big furnished veranda overlooking the beach and can be interconnected with the next-door room, a feature which makes adjoining Beachfront Rooms ideal for a bigger family or groups of friends travelling together. 
Disabled Rooms available on request.
Some Beachfront Rooms, with a bigger deck, are located near the Suite Rooms.
Maximum Occupancy:  3 Adults or 2 Adults and 1 Child aged up to 12 years
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King Bed which can be split into 2 King Single Beds.
Additional Bedding: A Single Rollaway Bed or a cot may be added.   

Bullet Beachfront Suite Rooms:
A Beautiful One-Bedroom Suite with a separate lounge/dining area.  The front door opens directly to the powder-white sand of Return To Paradise Beach.  The Suite is a generous size and features a private veranda with seating, a lounge/kitchenette and a separate bedroom. 
Disabled Rooms available on request.
Maximum Occupancy:  3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children aged up to 12 years
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed and a Single Divan Bed.
Additional Bedding: A Single Rollaway Bed or a cot may be added for the second child.   

Bullet The Maeva (Honeymoon) Suite:
Beachfront in a very romantic setting of vivid white sand framed by jet-black rocks – a superb and spacious suite in which, every person entering for the first time, is totally bowled over by the location and the beauty. The marble-tiled luxury bedroom leads to a beautiful separate lounge and private furnished veranda.  The bathroom is magnificent with natural stone walls, a (cold water) plunge pool, a large separate shower and double vanity.
Maximum Occupancy:  2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Two-Bedroom Garden Villas:
Bullet Two-Bedroom Beachfront Villas:
At the southern end of Return To Paradise Beach, a short stroll to the Resort’s Main Pool and Beach Shack Bar. Garden Villas offer views of the tropical gardens and Beachfront Villas open directly to the beautiful white-sand of Return To Paradise Beach. All Villas offer 2 separate ensuite bedrooms plus a lounge/kitchenette and private veranda with furnished patios. The bedrooms as well as the lounge are air-conditioned. 
Maximum Occupancy:  6 Adults or 4 Adults and 2 children, 3 Adults and 3 Children or 2 Adults and 4 Children
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King Bed in both bedrooms, each of which may be split into 2 Single Beds as required.
Additional Bedding: Up to 2 Single Rollaway Beds or cots may be added (1 in each bedroom).

Bullet Three- Bedroom Garden Villas:   
Bullet Three-
Bedroom Beachfront Villas:   
Also at the southern end of Return To Paradise Beach, a short stroll to the Resort’s Main Pool and Beach Shack Bar. Garden Villas offer views of the tropical gardens and Beachfront Villas open directly to the beautiful white-sand of Return To Paradise Beach. All Villas offer 3 separate ensuite bedrooms plus a lounge/kitchenette and private veranda with outdoor patios furniture. The bedrooms as well as the lounge are air-conditioned.
Maximum Occupancy:  9 Adults or 6 Adults and 3 Children.
Existing Bedding: 1 Super King Bed in each bedroom, each of which may be split into 2 Single Beds as required.
Additional Bedding: A Single Rollaway Bed or cot may be added to each bedroom.

Getting To and From Return to Paradise Resort & Spa
Return to Paradise meets all arriving guests at Samoa’s International Airport and provides transfers to and from The Resort. We will arrange and include the cost of airport transfers in package arrangements as required/agreed.

Return to Paradise is handily located on Upolu's South Coast only 25 minutes from Faleolo Airport and 45 minutes across the island from Apia.

The resort offers a (paid) Shuttle Service into Apia and back on Mondays and Wednesdays (except on public holidays)..
The shuttle departs Return to Paradise at 10:30am arriving in Apia at 11:15am.
The return journey departs Apia at 3:30pm arriving back at Return to Paradise at 4:15pm

Bullet Apia Full Day Tour
On Fridays, the resort offers a Full Day Tour to Apia which includes visits to Papapapatai Waterfall, the Bahai Temple, Robert Louis Stevenson Mansion, Misluki Soap and Frarance Factory, The Cathedral, traditional markets, and time for shopping. Depart the resort at 9:30am and return by 3:00pm.  Cost is $130 per adult and up to 2 kids at half price. The operation of the tour is subject to there being a minimum 4 passengers booked.

Kids’ Policy
Bullet Kids Stay Free
Up to 2 children aged 12 years and younger stay free when sharing a room with adults and utilising existing bedding.
Conditions:
 - Valid for stays year round
 - Valid for stays in:
● Ocean Breeze Rooms
● Beachfront Suite Rooms
● The Villas

Bullet Children Meals Policy
A Kids Menu is available
Children aged 12 years and younger dining with parents receive 50% discount for kids servings off the adult menu.

Bullet General Facilities for Children
● Babysitting is available at $13 per child per hour
     (minimum 3 hours). 
Children's Pool

Check-in/Check-out
Check in time is 2:00pm
Check out time is 11:00am
Early Arrivals
Guests arriving between 6:00am and 2:00pm may guarantee immediate occupation of their accommodation by booking an early check-in in advance of arrival and paying for the night prior to arrival.
Late Departures
Late check-out between 11:00am and 6:00pm may be arranged when guests are in-house and if a late check-out is available, the charge (payable direct to the resort) is $30 per hour, per room. Check-out after 6:00pm is charged at the full rate for an additional night.  

Resort Cancellation Policy
Bullet 
All cancellations must be made in writing
Bullet Cancellations made between 15 and 30 days prior
      to scheduled arrival date incur a cancellation fee
     equal to 50% of the total cost of the
     accommodation booked.
Bullet Cancellations made within 15 days of scheduled
     arrival, guests who fail to show on booked arrival
      date and guests who check out prior to scheduled
      departure date incur a cancellation fee equal to
     100% of the cost of accommodation booked.  

Travel Insurance is recommended.  
OUR Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance.

The information on this page is correct as at 05 November 2019 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2021.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.


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Bullet Resort Facilities:
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Restaurants (2)
Bullet Swimming Pools (4)
Bullet Spa - Massage
Bullet Swimming
Bullet Snorkelling
Bullet Diving
Bullet Forest and beach walks
Bullet Paradise Kitchen Fiafia nights
Bullet Beach volleyball
Bullet Reef fishing
Bullet Exploring the resort’s stunning tropical gardens
Bullet Babysitting service
Bullet Rock Pool & Cabana Cocktail Bar
Bullet Golf Courses nearby
Bullet Surfing nearby
Bullet Weddings
Bullet Conferences

Room Facilities:
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Air conditioning
Bullet Fridge
Bullet Tea and coffee Facility
Bullet Lounge chairs
Bullet Desk
Bullet Luxurious beds
Bullet Marble tiles
Bullet Granite surfaces
Bullet Walk-in wardrobes
Bullet Pure silk curtains
Bullet Rooms serviced daily
Bullet Furnished Patio or Balcony
Bullet 2 and 3 bedroom villas have a kitchen
Bullet Suite has a spa bath