5 Nights' Accommodation at Saletoga Sands Resort on Upolu, Samoa
Spend 5 amazing nights in an unspoiled location on the Southern Coast of Upolu.
Saletoga Sands Resort combines luxury and comfort with exceptional value, and the natural splendor of the beautiful island of Upolu, Samoa.
Constructed in harmony with the beauty of its natural tropical surroundings, one of the most secluded beachfront locations the south coast of Upolu has to offer is the stunning Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa.
It is set in a peaceful location, away from any busy traffic, and overlooks the spectacular turquoise waters and the Pacific Ocean. Saletoga Sands has a traditional feel to it with its expertly carved wooden pillars, rock garden sculptures and other forms of local art adorning the property.
The Resort caters to all types of travelers and has a number of facilities and activities available for their guests enjoyment, including two restaurants, four bars, a day spa, swimming pool with a swim up pool bar, a gymnasium, tour desk, water sports equipment, a water park, and daily kids' activities to name a few.
Swim among the colorful marine life or wade above the surface on a kayak, or paddle board in the warm sun. Enjoy a cold beverage from the swim up pool bar. Be fascinated by the cultural performances at the fiafia nights held every Wednesday evening. Explore what Samoa has to offer by booking one of the resorts guided tours.
Your Hotel Room is fitted with air conditioning, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities, mini fridge, TV, an in-room safe, and a balcony or patio with outdoor furniture. For extra comfort, upgrade to the Ocean View Villas, Beachfront Villas, or the Matai Villa Suite for better views, more space and extra amenities including a ceiling fan, telephone, DVD player, and a private outdoor shower with double vanity bathroom.
Optional Day Tour (Not Included) – Half Day Tour, Markets, Cave Pools & Chef
Take a half day guided private tour of Beautiful Samoa with your personal chef!
Operates Monday – Saturday
Includes Return hotel transfers (hotels outside of Apia may require an additional fee).
You’ll love this private food-focused tour of Upolu and Savaii. Run by husband and wife, Kopelani Tu’uama (aka Chef John) and Irlene Mokaraka, the duo and their team will provide you with a unique opportunity to explore Samoa’s food culture and beautiful landscapes.
Chef John is not only passionate about food, which stems from his many years of experience working in cafes in Samoa. He is also passionate about his Samoan culture and his people. Throughout the tour you’ll not only visit the local markets, but also some roadside stalls to purchase the freshest produce Samoa has to offer, contributing to the livelihoods of the people relying on their sales to provide for their families.
The Half Day Tour first takes you to the local fish markets in downtown Apia, as well as the Fugalei Fruit & Vege Market where Chef John will walk you through and highlight foods unique to Samoa. While at the markets, Chef John will pick from the organically grown seasonal fruit & vegetables, and fresh seafood – the ingredients for lunch later on in the tour.
Your next stop is to try the best keke pu’aa (steamed pork bun) on the island. Then it’s on to Piula Cave Pool for a refreshing swim, and while you cool off, Chef John will prepare and cook your Samoan-inspired meal. Your tour then ends with a stop at a local shop for a taste of locally made ice cream.
Upgrade to a full-day tour is available with the addition of a drive out to the Southside of Upolu to visit the attractions Lalomanu Beach, To Sua Trench and Togitogiga Waterfall.
Optional Day Tour (Not Included) – To Sua Ocean Trench & Togitogiga Waterfall
Take a guided tour to the famous To Sua Ocean Trench & swim among the Togitogiga Waterfall.
Operates on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Indulge in the beauty of Samoa’s best swimming holes on this day trip.
To Sua Ocean Trench
The iconic To Sua giant swimming hole is a must see for any traveler. This stunning attraction features a unique land formation consisting of two giant holes joined via an ancient lava tube cave. The beautiful 100 foot deep swimming hole with clear turquoise water can be accessed by a ladder in one of the holes and you can swim through the lava tube to the other hole.
Take some time to explore the lush gardens, day fales with cliff top views, blowholes, sea arches and rock pools while you are there.
Swimming holes separate these cascading waterfalls surrounded by lush tropical gardens. This waterfall is located in the village of Saleilua and is a situated few miles away from the O Le Pupu Pue National Park. The fall is known to be used as a swimming area for the great warriors of Samoa in the past. The best time for viewing and swimming is during the wet season which is usually from November to April.
Optional Day Tour (Not Included) – Sliding Rocks, Markets & Turtles
Take a guided tour to the Papase’ea Sliding Rocks, Apia Market and Turtle Feeding.
Operates on Thursday Only
Papase’ea Sliding Rocks
“Its wet and wild, Samoa style!” – Sonia Kruger. Laugh, slide, splash and enjoy Papase’ea Sliding Rocks, a natural aquatic playground. The natural water slides cater to all adventure levels, composing of a 5 meter slide and three smaller ones. A small waterfall oasis provides the perfect place to relax, lounge and cool off. Set among lush tropical rainforest with beautiful gardens, Papase’ea Sliding Rocks is a Samoa must see and do.
Absorb a slice of Samoan life as you wander the vibrant market maze of stalls owned and operated by local vendors. Bag a bargain and support the local industry of traditionally made handcrafts. Treat yourself to stylish souvenirs, including skillfully handcrafted wood carvings, beautiful ava (kava) bowls, woven pandanus mats, colorful lava lava’s (sarongs), jewelry, clothing and much more.
Hand feed wild turtles. Visit a large pond that is home to giant wild turtles who pop up to dine on our freshly sliced papaya, eating straight from your hand (note turtles have no teeth). It’s close encounters of the turtle kind. Enjoy this intimate heart-warming experience.