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OUR Thoughts on Savaii Lagoon Resort, Fagamalo, Savaii
This place is a real little gem. It’s a mid-range property, located on the north coast of Savaii in the Fagamalo district which is approximately one third of the way around the island from the ferry arrival point. Savaii Lagoon Resort is virtually right on a beautiful white-sand beach which it shares with Le Lagoto Resort which is just along the beach.

The main town on Savaii is around 40 minutes by road away, so dining out when you stay on Savaii Island is not normally an option. However, guests of Savaii Lagoon Resort enjoy some good dining options. Firstly, all accommodation types here include light cooking facilities. They also have a terrific Beach Bar and Restaurant located virtually on the beach, which serves the tropical breakfasts included in the tariff. Tropical breakfasts comprise a fresh seasonal fruit platter or all-fruit smoothie, cereal plus good (plunger) coffee, tea, toast and jam. The Beach Bar & Restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner each evening for sunset dining. Dinner menus change daily and follow what is fresh at the market. There is a village shop right across the road which stocks a range of simple food items and a pizza shop close by gets rave reviews. Just down the beach, there is a restaurant at Le Lagoto Resort, so there is a good range of dining options for guests to enjoy here. Water is UV filtered and safe to drink. Guests at Savaii Lagoon are welcome to participate in the Fiafia night at Le Lagoto.

The resort doesn’t have a swimming pool, but that’s no problem as the shallow lagoon off the beach is clean and clear and great for swimming at high tide. When the tide is low, there is a swimming hole around 100 metres along the beach which is great for swimming at all tides. A Glass-bottom Boat has recently started operating in the lagoon and the resort offers fishing charters which also operate from the resort’s lagoon. Kayaks and dinghies are available for guests to use free of charge.

So, how long should you plan to stay at Savaii Lagoon Resort? That really depends on the type of holiday break you are looking for. The resort has a policy of only accepting bookings for a minimum of 2 nights stays (although they will accept 1 night bookings on the rare occasion that there happens to be a 1 night gap between existing bookings). However, for those singles, couples or families seeking a simple, natural, laid-back beach break in a safe, friendly, tropical beach environment, we would -recommend a stay of at least 5 or 6 nights.

What Savaii Lagoon Resort Say About Themselves:
"Talofa, Malo Lava, Welcome to Savaii Lagoon Resort.

Escape the winter on the beautiful island of Savaii.

At Savaii Lagoon Resort you will find the much needed peace and relaxation for which you have been searching.  Whether you fill your days snorkelling in the crystal clear waters, kayaking leisurely on the lagoon or exploring the island, you will be rejuvenated by the end of your stay.

Your breath will be taken away by our stunningly beautiful beach, one of the most beautiful in Samoa. 

Once you have caught your breath snorkel out to the coral gardens and experience snorkelling which is renowned for its abundance of coral and tropical marine life.

Savaii Lagoon resort is a small, intimate resort, resulting in a feeling that the beach belongs to the guests only. Our on-site managers, Sarah and Wayne, will do their utmost to ensure that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. Wayne, who qualified as a chef in Australia, has introduced an exciting range of dishes which you will be keen to taste.  Produce is sourced locally as much as possible with the focus on serving fresh ingredients each day.

From its inception, the owners of Savaii Lagoon installed a filtration and ultra violet treatment plant to ensure that all water for guests is safe to drink directly from the tap.  This water is made available to the local village.

Savaii Lagoon’s beach is sheltered by a lagoon where the crystal clear, warm waters are safe for swimming and snorkelling for all ages.  It is the ideal relaxation spot for couples and families. A Dive Charter (Padi) also operates from the lagoon from beginners to Masters.  In the evening, sip a cocktail or enjoy a local beer (Vailima) at our beach bar and restaurant while you watch the sunsets for which this area is renowned.”

Our Specials
Bullet Honeymoon Bonus
Honeymooners staying 5 nights or more receive the following with compliments of Savaii Lagoon Resort:
 A bottle of wine in room on arrival
 Room decorated with flowers on arrival
 - Subject to a minimum 5 nights stay.
 - Proof of wedding may be requested
 - Honeymoon status to be established at time
   of booking accommodation.

Bullet Low Season Special
Bullet Stay 6/Pay 5
Stay for a minimum 6 consecutive nights, only pay for 5 nights.
 - Valid for stays 01 November to 31 March each year,
   except for the following close-out periods:
    - 24 December to 05 January
    - Offer may be doubled to Stay 12/Pay 10.

Your Accommodation Options
Savaii Lagoon Resort has only 11 units, 9 of which are on the beach frontage and 2 are Garden Bungalows - neither of the Garden Bungalows is any more than 50 metres away from the beach. All the bungalows are modern with spacious, light appointments giving them a “bright and airy” feeling which sets them apart from the slightly darker, more traditional Samoan/Polynesian style fales found in some of Samoa’s other boutique resorts. The accommodation is not air-conditioned, but there is plenty of shade around the buildings and excellent insect-screened flow-through ventilation.  Fans are provided to keep the air moving when the breezes die down. Each Bungalow has a nice shaded patio with outdoor furniture. All accommodation has light cooking facilities including a microwave oven, electric frying pan, toaster, electric kettle and fridge. Milk, tea and coffee are provided to the rooms daily.

All "Beachfront" accommodation units have terrific ensuite bathrooms which include a high-walled courtyard-style shower which is open-to-the-sky. This shower is part of the ensuite but is located in an outside walled courtyard immediately off the internal part of the bathroom.  The toilet and the bathroom vanity unit are in the interior part of the bathroom. The shower has an insect screened roof and is set off by a small, pretty tropical garden. It really is delightful taking a shower in these bathrooms at Savaii Lagoon Resort and the insect-screened roof over the shower ensures that only sunlight or the stars are sharing the shower with you!

Apart from one Garden Bungalow, all accommodation offers guests lagoon and sea views.  However, of the 6 “Superior Beachfront Bungalows with Separate Bedroom”, 2 have views partially obscured by the restaurant building which is right on the beach frontage. 

Your Room Options
Bullet The Studio Beachfront:
There is only one of these units. Located right on the beachfront but furthest away from the resort’s restaurant building, the Studio Beachfront is smaller than the Bungalows but has a huge deck out front and is totally acceptable accommodation for singles or couples.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 persons
Existing Bedding: 1 Double Bed.
Additional Bedding:  No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet The Superior Garden Bungalow with Sea View:
This bungalow is only a few steps from the beach. The Superior Garden Bungalow is open-plan with the no division between the sleeping and the kitchen/lounge area. The Superior Garden Bungalow actually provides occupants with a view of the sea although it is not located on the beach frontage.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.
A porta-cot for a baby may be added

Bullet Beachfront Bungalows with Separate Bedroom:
Bullet Superior Beachfront Bungalows
     Without Separate Bedroom:
The Beachfront Bungalows are either open-plan with the no division between the sleeping and the kitchen/lounge area or in the “One Bedroom Bungalow” style with a separate lounge/kitchen and separate bedroom. All Beachfront Bungalows of both types have sea views but the extent of the view can vary bungalow by bungalow depending on the individual bungalow’s location in regard to the beachfront restaurant building.   Both types are the same price for up to 3 people sharing.
Maximum Occupancy3 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed plus a Fold-out Sofa Bed.
Additional Bedding:  A porta-cot for a baby may be added
*Note: For families with 3 children, the Resort will allow 2 adults and 3 children provided 2 of the children are small and parents are happy for them to share the Sofa Bed.

Bullet Superior Beachfront Bungalow Water's Edge
      at high tide mark. 
(The Honeymoon Bungalow)
It’s virtually on the water’s edge at high tide! This Superior Beachfront Bungalow is open-plan with no division between the sleeping and the kitchen/lounge area. It’s in a great position and has a private entry straight off the beach.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 guests
Existing Bedding Configuration: 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
Additional Bedding:  A cot for a baby may be added.

Getting to and from Savaii Lagoon Resort
Depending on your flight itinerary, it may or may not be necessary to stay overnight on Upolu before taking the ferry crossing to Savaii. Our standard package arrangements for you will include a vehicle transfer from Faleolo International Airport or your Upolu/Apia accommodation to Mulifanua Wharf by transfer van or private vehicle and the scheduled 75 to 90-minute ferry crossing to Savaii where you arrive at Salelologa Wharf.  Until recently there have been two options for transfers between Salelologa Wharf and Savaii Lagoon Resort, one of which was picking up a taxi on arrival at the wharf (which was the slightly cheaper option) or being picked up at the wharf by a transfer vehicle operated by the resort and booked as a part of your travel package through Our Travel Specialists.  The option of taking a taxi has been discontinued due to the fact that, especially on full ferries, there is always a mad scramble for taxis at the wharf once the ferry arrives and tourists often miss out gaining a taxi. It can be a long wait for a taxi to return from the other side of the island, so now, all transfers are handled by the resort.  

It can be quite an arduous day if you plan to make a direct connection to Savaii resorts immediately after arriving from an international flight, especially if there are children involved, as there is always the inevitable waiting around for connections between the arrival of the incoming international flight and the ferry sailing, not to mention the actual ferry crossing and the transfer to your resort once you arrive on Savaii.  For a less stressful experience (especially if your flight is delayed for any reason), we suggest you stay overnight on Upolu before making the crossing to Savaii - The Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort is the handiest major hotel property to Mulifanua Wharf.

Kids and Families
Savaii lagoon is a Family-Friendly Resort and
     children are welcome year-round. 
The resort accepts 3 children aged under 12 
     years sharing a Beachfront Bungalow with Separate 
     Bedroom with 2 adults. The 3 children occupy the
     lounge and sleep – 1 on the Single Day Bed
     provided and the second and third children share
     a Queen Bed.
 A Porta-cot can be organised for kids aged under
     2 years. (At a one-off cost of ST$50 payable direct
     to the Resort).
 Babysitting is easily arranged.  There is a small
     charge for this service

Check-in/Check Out
Standard check-in and check-out times:
Check In Time: 1:00pm
Check Out Time: 11:00am

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations made between 30 and 40 days of
    scheduled arrival are charged a cancellation fee 
    equal to the cost of staying 1 night at the
    accommodation rate booked
Bullet Cancellations within 30 days of scheduled arrival
    will incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% 
    of the total cost of the accommodation booked.
Bullet A change of booking make within 30 days of
    scheduled arrival is classed as a cancellation
    and fees will be charged accordingly

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

The information on this page is correct as at 13 August 2020 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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Resort Facilities (charges may apply)
Bullet Restaurant
Bullet Bar
Bullet Beach
Bullet UV filtered safe drinking water
Bullet PADI Dive operation next door
Bullet Use of non-motorised watercraft
Bullet Petanque course
Bullet Kayaks & dinghies
Bullet Library
Bullet Wifi in central facility
Bullet Laundry & Babysitting services
Bullet Bicycle Hire next door
Bullet Glass Bottom Boat on Lagoon
Bullet Fishing Charters operate from Lagoon
Bullet General Store across the road
Bullet Rental car Bookings
Bullet Assistance with Tours and Sightseeing
Bullet DVD Rental

Room Facilities
Bullet Fan Cooled

Bullet Lagoon Views
Bullet Kitchenette with microwave
Bullet Fridge
Bullet Tea/Coffee Facility
Bullet Milk, Tea, Coffee supplied on a daily basis
Bullet Ensuite Bathroom with courtyard shower
Bullet Fully insect screened.
Bullet Furnished veranda/deck