Set in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, just below the equator, Samoa welcomes travellers to a wonderland filled with long stretches of sandy beaches, rugged mountains, and cascading waterfalls. Budget hotels dot the islands, so that Samoa holidays are easy on the pocket.
Considered the most popular budget hotel in Samoa, Samoan Outrigger Hotel on Cross Island Road provides a wide range of facilities at an affordable price. Guests can choose from the standard rooms with high ceilings and patio, and the traditional garden fales that overlook the swimming pool. Lounge in the huge garden, splash around in the swimming pool, and enjoy a complimentary tropical breakfast served on the veranda. A communal kitchen is available for guests who want to cook their own meals. The “best budget hotel in the South Pacific” also offers Internet access, a barbecue area, bar, and pool table.
Get a glimpse of paradise at Boomerang Creek Resort, a small accommodation that features eco fales set against a backdrop of mountains and ocean. Beach fales stand on a thin meadow strip along a rock sea wall, facing the clear blue sea. Water sports such as kayaking and game fishing are offered here. Hill fales are situated on the slopes, and have shared facilities. The main restaurant serves a la carte meals, seafood dishes, and the “coldest beer on the southeast coast.”
Lusia’s Lagoon Chalets in Savai’i Island offers a different view of Samoa. Guests can explore the natural Samoan forest and find rare native Ifilele trees, or relax in the cool waters of the turquoise lagoon and marvel at the diverse marine life while snorkelling. Meals can be enjoyed at CC’s Restaurant & Bar, or under the fairy lights on the deck at the edge of the lagoon.
Other Samoa hotels offering standard facilities at low rates are Aniva’s Place Bed & Breakfast in Upolu Island; Airport Lodge, only 10 minutes from the Faleolo International Airport; and Eco-Lodge, on the hills of Tapatapao.