The fales are traditional Samoan homes, cottages built on stilts, with palm leaf roofs and no walls. This is useful in the high heat to allow a breeze into the houses. In case of rain, they have a kind of palm leaf roof which protects from rain. Lalomanu suffered an earthquake measuring 8 and a subsequent tsunami in September 2009, which destroyed the town and killed more than 20 people. Taufua Beach Fales was the first resort to open after this and the work they have done is admirable, as the place is nearly operating normally and is filled with visitors from around the world. Many of the guests had been to the resort previously because the married resort owners and their adopted son, Mika, are wonderful people.
The Seaside Inn is a small motel 10 minutes walk from downtown Apia, in front of the port and next to the marina. It's a normal accommodation for people embarking and disembarking, and the perfect place for those looking for a Polynesian boat. It's a B&B priced from €13 including breakfast, and €25 for a private room.
The Aggie is a legend in Polynesia. In a beautiful colonial building, which also has spectacular gardens with bungalows with famous names of past guests, such as Marlon Brando, a lover of Polynesia. It usually has live music almost every day, and the bar has seen huge drunken parties of Hollywood stars.
Berties's is one of the best options when your flight arrives early in the morning in Apia, something quite common, they have a shuttle to the hotel, which is in a calm area in Apia, a 15 minute ride and a lifetime on a bus. The owner of B & B, a Samoan who has lived long enough in London, bends over backwards for customers, and the breakfast is first class.
The best restaurant in Lano. Traditional Samoan recipes such as taro and Oka, raw fish marinated in coconut milk. The fales are completely open, no walls, just a few coverings that are lowered in the event of rain. Credit cards are accepted.
Jane's is the most popular place in Manase. Well built cabins which are well taken care of, they are elevated one meter above the level of the beach, with spectacular views and some privacy, since they can close. They have light, but no do not have plugs. The food is average and repetitive, but in high season they have traditional Samoan shows.
The fales are traditional Samoan accommodation, log cabins with open walls to beat the heat. The Tanu fales are half open, ie te bedrooms is enclosed in a separate room, and then it has a terrace where you can read that rests directly on the sandy beach, a fascinating place
Vacations is recommended for its restaurant for accommodation. It's quite basic but has a great location on the best beach in Savaii. The restaurant offers traditional Samoan international food such as taro and one of my favorites, the Oka, raw fish marinated in lime, onion and coconut milk.
René and Zita are a Swiss couple who have spent several years living in Samoa and have set up a very nice small hotel, with a bar on the beach, and accommodation across the road. They have the only internet cafe in Manase, but it is very expensive.
Regina`s Beach Fales is one of the oldest and best known resorts in Manasseh, consisting of traditional fales located on the beach, and pretty cheap rates. The family owners are very attentive and helpful and have discounts for longer stays.
The 1848 Princess Tui Inn is surrounded by palm trees, situated in a tropical garden in front of the South Pacific Ocean and Vaiala beach. The hotel provides diving equipment and car rental. The hotel is a good base to visit the beautiful islands of Samoa. Near the hotel are Restaurants, bars, cafes, clubs and local markets in the town of Apia. All 12 rooms rooms are non-smoking and offer fan or air conditioning, mosquito nets, towels and linens and daily room service.