So many honeymoon places call themselves “paradise” – only one meets all your expectations… Samoa!
Located in the South Pacific, the authentic and unspoilt Polynesian islands of Samoa feature powder-soft beaches, warm tropical seas and fascinating coral reefs full of marine life, plus wildlife, waterfalls and lagoons. Adventure or relaxation – spas, pampering, sunbathing, hiking, cycling kayaking and snorkelling… have a little or a lot of whatever your heart desires!
Make Samoa your single honeymoon destination, or even better twin your visit with a trip to Australia, New Zealand – Samoa is just a short flight away! Why go where everyone else goes… if your honeymoon is a trip of a lifetime, then you have just arrived!
Samoa’s ten islands are fascinating to explore and a stay on either the main island of Upolu or twinned with sister island Savaii allows you to soak up the local culture, and experience what the locals call the ‘Fa’a Samoa’ meaning the Samoan way of life.
For an idyllic stay, arrive into the airport on the main island of Upolu and within just a forty minute transfer to the stunning south coast winding through the lush interior and coastal villages you will reach your honeymoon hideaway. Pick one of these boutique retreats for your honeymoon paradise:
This beachside boutique retreat is set in lush tropical gardens and comprises of just 29 villa. Each villa offers stylish design with touches of Samoa’s authentic culture. The beautiful boutique resort is locally owned and is an ideal base for exploring Samoa.
After all the planning and the whirlwind of the wedding day, this is where your life together truly starts… at the spectacular Seabreeze Resort. A winner of the Top 10 Hotels for Romance in the South Pacific, and 2013 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award, here you can relax, dine, sight-see, and indulge like nowhere else. Comprising of 11 luxury villas and an unbeatable honeymoon villa this resort is chic and built with nature in mind. Spend balmy days, lazing on the hammock whilst soaking up the sun and the seabreeze.
Officially opened in April 2013 has already gained a reputation as a top honeymoon destination in the South Pacific. The breathtaking scenery that surrounds its unique redwood villas all set in a tropical lagoon, and not to mention the idyllic weather, make it easy to find happiness here. Enjoy a candle-lit dinner on the terrace of one of Samoa’s best restaurants and watch the starry skies as you fall in love with Samoa.
Image courtesy of Sinalei Reef Resort
Stay in Samoa’s only over-the-water fales and enjoy the panaramic views of the one of the South Pacific’s most stunning coasts.
Samoa offers spectacular day tours, from an island tour visiting ocean trenches, waterfalls and lagoons to an afternoon tour of the capital town Apia, a hive of local activity with great markets, historic monuments and waterfront bars and restaurants for an afternoon sundowner. If you want to explore the wilder sister island of Savaii it is just a 15 minute flight or ninety minute ferry. Savai’i is even more unspoiled with rugged landscape, jaw-dropping volcano craters, lava fields and ancient mounds. For an overnight stay try the boutique Le Lagoto Resort or maybe try a ‘sleep under the stars’ experience in a traditional beach fale and hear the waves lapping against the shore.
A wealth of natural attractions ensure a varied and unforgettable experience for any visitor. Add the South Pacific on to a Sydney or Auckland whirlwind tour and make Samoa the pinnacle of your honeymoon down under!
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