Accommodation in Savaii
Savai’i, the largest island of Samoa, is very sparsely populated and hardly been developed. The island is dominated by the centrally located 1,850 meters high volcano mountain Matavanu, where you can still see the effects of the 1905 eruption. Particularly on the north east coast where you can see lava-fields, which sometimes adopted strange shapes.
The interior consists of rainforest where you can encounter many exotic birds that you will find nowhere else in the world. Something that you should not miss is the Pulemelei pyramid, a mysterious stone structure of 80 by 70 meters and 15 meters high. In the nearby lake with waterfall you can take a refreshing dip.
There are plenty of accommodation options on Upolu for all levels of luxury and budgets.
Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets
Director of Pacific Island Travel, Rob Kusters shares his top picks of Hotels, Resorts and accomodation in Savaii for all budgets!
Le Lagoto Resort
“Le Lagoto Resort is located on the north coast of the island of Savaii, with white sandy beaches. The airport is about 55 minutes drive. The great thing with this property is that all spacious bungalows all have sea views.”
Siufaga Beach Resort
“This small resort on the east coast of Savai’i is about 15 minutes drive from the ferry port and a 20-minute drive from the airport. The 6 bungalows (fales) are simply furnished and equipped with a terrace and beautiful sea views.”
More information about Savaii
1. Taga Blowholes
On the other side of the island – in Taga – you can find the impressive blow holes. In a huge lava field next to the sea are holes formed in the ground. These are in direct contact with the sea, making a sudden water from the spray holes.
2. Circle Island Tour
Savai’i is best explored by excursion or even a rental car. A large part of the roads are unpaved. In one day you can easily drive around the island and see all the major sights.
3. Dwarf’s cave in Paia
In the town of Paia you will find “the Dwarf’s Cave” which in fact is actually a lava tube. According to the legend dwarves used to live here. The cave is a great adventure. Do not forget to bring a flashlight. Led by a Samoan guide you descend into the caves where noonehas ever seen the end.
Taxi is another great way to get around – they are cheap and plentiful. Do agree on a price ahead of time, none of the taxis have meters!
Or if you like your freedom then renting a car is relatively straight forward.