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Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, Samoa

Land of Samoan kings, ancient warriors, and untamed tradition, the Sinalei Reef Resort is a page torn straight from a storybook. The burst of wild flowers, lanterns to lead the way from dew-soaked rainforest to white capped surf. Eco-friendly huts scatter the sacred ground that stretches between lush gardens and sea for 44 acres. Simple bliss awaits with Samoan delights – from sundowners on your rustic porch to cultural cooking classes, love affairs with island art, and surfing the remote and rare waves that only Samoa has to offer.

Ideal for Couples and Families with Teens

Beachfront Location

Unique Experience

Unique Experience

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Explore the Island

Close to Surrounding Surf Breaks

Spa and Recreation Facilities

LOCATION

Sinalei, Siumu, Samoa

GETTING THERE

Wayfarers Atlas can make your journey to Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa as seamless as possible.

AIRPORT – Faleolo International Airport

TRANSFER OPTIONS – Polynesian perfection greets you as soon you step foot in sun-soaked Samoa on the main island of Upolu. Let the scent of saltwater and bougainvillea wash over you as you breeze through check in before meeting your transfer driver and making your 45-minute drive to the gorgeous greeting of the Sinalei Reef Resort.

IDEAL TIME OF YEAR

 

WEATHER – Dry Season – May to September

SURF SEASON – Year Round Surf – heavier swells during May to Septeber

CLIMATE

Samoa is hot and humid in that welcome way that brings echoes of equator living. The islands sit a few degrees south of the line, bringing year-round tropical temperatures, azure skies and baby blue waters. The dry season casts her spell come May to September and then the wet season falls between October and May. December and March boast the most showery skies and between January and March can be when the cyclones roll in.

“The beating heart of Polynesia, Sinalei Reef Resort is all sacred space, untouched surf, and humble eco vibes that echo of Samoan life.”

RATES

Complimentary Breakfast

Meal Plans Available – Full Board

QUICK FACTS

Children Over 12 Welcome

Family Villas Available

Complimentary use of 9 hole Golf Course, Tennis Court, snorkelling equipment and kayaks

GUEST SERVICES

Laundry and pressing service

Concierge service

Excursions

Library

24-hour room service

Spa services

NEED TO KNOW

Wifi is available to purchase

FACILITIES

DINING

Clean, green farm to ocean food is more than a buzzword at the Sinalei Reef Resort, it’s a philosophy. Organically supporting the local Samoan farmers, you can indulge in the fine fresh taste of contemporary cuisine. The in-house team are ever busy bottling homemade jams, creating zesty fresh salad dressings, and baking breads, dumplings and desserts.

The Laumoso’oi Restaurant offers traditional style dining complete with fia fia shows. From whole pig roasted on the spit in celebratory style to pineapple cheesecake and woodfired pizza outside of Wednesdays, this is edible bliss.

For romantic star lit evenings, the Ava I Toga Restaurant delivers front row lagoon dining enhanced by white linen and world-class wines. Fresh tuna sashimi, fillet mignon, signature Samoan dishes, and creamy coconut deserts adorn the well-dressed menu.

POOLSIDE

A stunning natural rock swimming pool gleams against the gauzy greens of the botanically rich gardens. A few steps away brings you to Uncle Harry’s Bar for colourful cocktails and poolside snacks. Rest easy on the elegant loungers kept cool beneath the shade of the splayed fronds and lose yourself in the melody of water, sky and sunshine.

SPA & WELLNESS

Grace, love and legacy send healing prayers to work their magic at the Tui-I-Lagi Spa. Four open-air treatment parlours set against the backdrop of garden and sea ensure that nature is never far from your mind when sinking back into massages that transcend the soul and scrubs that keep the mind and body beautifully in balance. Inspired by the elements, you can expect papaya polishes, seaweed wraps, and almond facials to rejuvenate every inch of your being.

ADULT TIME

Sinalei Reef Resort adores the art of family fun; however, the resort has a children over 12 policy to keep things adult friendly. Adults will adore the wealth of wonders that await them – from tennis courts to golf courses, live Samoan music and cooking classes. Honeymooners and coupes seeking romantic respite are sure to fall in love with Sinalei.

ACCOMMODATION

Nostalgic Samoan splendour is the vibe woven throughout the eco-conscious haven of Sinalei. Rustic charm is lifted by just enough contemporary chic to elevate your sleeping experience. A collection of beautiful bungalows all sit dressed to impress in the jewels of frangipani and palm fronds, some boasting ocean views and others offering serene garden sights for nursing your ripe morning coffee on the soft-lit sun terrace.

TRADITIONAL GARDEN VIEW VILLA

Your own little garden oasis invites mornings dabbed with birdsong and evenings drifting to the light of the moon. The rustic patio with space for two brings a sense of romance and invites you to watch the light shift through the jungle at different times of the day. The outdoor shower is one of those precious paradise features, and the comfortable king bed, complimentary tea and coffee facilities, and air conditioning keep summer surfers as cool as cucumbers.

 

TRADITIONAL OCEAN VIEW VILLA

Samoan craftmanship echoes through the ocean view villa, blending both the spirit of carpentry with the call of the sea. Darling little bungalows deliver serene lagoon views and the soundtrack of the surf to lull you into a dreamy sleep. Rooms come adorned in natural materials – all linen colour schemes, dark timber, and a splash of botanical colour to strengthen the connection with the jungle just outside your door. A king bed makes for handsome space for two, and an extra bed can be added on request for those travelling with a younger Wayfarer or extra friend in tow.

SUPERIOR GARDEN VIEW VILLA

The majestic gardens are a veritable highlight of life in Sinalei, and the Superior Garden View Villa makes the most of the colours blooming outside your door. These villas offer plenty of space for sunlight to stream, glass ceilings in the bathroom for watching the trees cast playful shadows, and gorgeous touches of twine, stone, and timber against a cleansing palate of cream.

SUPERIOR OCEAN VIEW VILLA

Rustic luxury goes up a notch when you step into the Superior Ocean View Villa. Spacious nooks, generous bathrooms built around basking in natural light, and space for four adults to rest, surf, sleep and play – all with the ocean practically calling at your door. The collection of cool Ocean View Villas has been designed for the comfort of older families or couples who want their slice of island privacy. The villas are dotted just a little further away from the rest, gifting you your own tranquillity to rest easy on the super large deck.

BEACH FRONT VILLA

Occupying prime real estate on the blue and white beachfront, these villas the best choice for those who want to feel the pull of the ocean around the clock. Large decks deliver the finery of sunset melting views, loungers invite afternoon catnaps, and dark timber floors, crisp whites and billowing drapes ooze romance and a sense of refined decadence without losing its wild island appeal.

ONE BEDROOM BEACHFRONT VILLA

Stitching together two beachfront villas with lashings of added extras, this one-bed beachfront villa brings loved ones together to enjoy lazy Sunday vibes, tropical panoramas, and an indoor Jacuzzi for those post-surf soothes. A private bar, one king bed, one tilt-away queen, two bathrooms, and your own island fresh refrigerator are a few more tantalizing treats to elevate your stay to heavenly status in Sinalei.

TWO BEDROOM BEACH FRONT VILLA

Utterly exclusive and the finest retreat for you and your wayfaring tribe, the two-bed beachfront villa embodies the very meaning of the term barefoot luxury. Not two, but three villas are seamlessly brought together for space, rest, and soiree play. Two master beds and one tilt away queen gives everyone their own enchanted place to crash at the end of the day, and with three bathrooms on tap including one with jacuzzi bath and outdoor rainfall shower you never need to sit salty after a surf. Entertaining is a breeze in this easy paradise, especially with your own private bar, super generous deck space, and complimentary room service. For those travelling with a brood or friends who want to create an ambient amazing space – this is your kingdom.

YOUNG WAYFARER HIGHLIGHTS

Family-friendly excursions

Children over 12 welcome

Watersports

Learn to Surf

Unique Cultural Experiences

CHILDREN

From the wild lagoon to the crashing surf, the Sinalei Reef Resort is perfect for those families traveling with older children or for couples and friends seeking an adult orientated zone. The resort has a children over 12 policy, which means younger more active Wayfarers are more than welcome to run riot with endless outdoor pursuits and a heady dose of local culture.

RECOMMENDED ROOMS

The two-bed beachfront villa is the perfect spot for families with older children where everyone requires that little slice of personal space.

FACILITIES

Being more orientated to adult fun doesn’t mean that older children can’t enjoy the voracious vibes of Sinalei. Water sports galore, world class surf, meeting local Samoan families, and ukulele lessons can be enjoyed across the age spectrum. We are sure your teen Wayfarers will love the spear throwing and coconut tossing competitions.

SWIMMING POOL

For teenage Wayfarers you can take your pick – lagoon, ocean, natural spring, or swimming pool, the island is a well of watery wonders.

MEALS

Pizza, sizzling meats, home baked treats and the freshest fish – there’s something on the menu to tantalize every taste bud.

HEALTH

Get in touch with your local Travel Doctor for up to date health information, precautions and travel advice for your destination, including information regarding clean drinking water.

DOCTOR DOCTOR

MEDICAL FACILITIES

15 minutes to local hospital

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Not compulsory

For peace of mind, Wayfarers Atlas recommends travel insurance that includes medical evacuation. Let us organize this for you.

THINGS THAT BITE

Mozzies can be found in paradise too.

Refer to the World Health Organisation or the US CDC for information on Mosquito-borne and other insect-borne diseases.

TOP THINGS TO WRITE HOME ABOUT

Luch tropical gardens at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, Samoa

Sacred Space – The tale of Sinalei is long, lustrous and full of heartbreak, humble beginnings, and heavenly touches. The land on which Sinalei stands was once a favored site for warriors to come and rest. Since then the dream of Sinalei evolved from a smattering of shacks to stunning abodes, all built and nurtured by the people of the local village – those who withstood Tsunamis and tragedy to make it happen. Without a doubt – Sinalei is sacred space.

Traditional customs at Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa Samoa

Traditional Customs – The weekly Fia Fia show is a must for those who want to lose themselves in the heat and magic of local Samoan culture. Age old recipes are ripe for feasting, customary song and dance lilts and lifts away into the evening, and throughout your stay you can up the ante with Samoan cooking, storytelling, and weaving.

Couple on surf boat at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, Samoa

Scenic Surf – Surfing Samoa should certainly be a bucket list wonder for those who go weak at the knees for undiscovered spots, impeccably clean swells, and crowd free waters. From deserted island breaks to fast rising stars on the surf radar, now is the time to venture south of the Equator – before the secret is out.

Local community Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa Samoa

Eco Energy – Its not just the eco-conscious approach that means Sinalei can stand up and be counted when it comes to eco efforts but also their attention to community detail. Along with working to leave very little of a carbon footprint, the resort actively supports a plethora of local projects. From the village hospital to arts and sewing lessons, Sinalei lives and breathes sustainability for both the land and the people.

THINGS TO DO AT SINALEI REEF RESORT & SPA

Fine dining at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, Samoa

COOKING CLASSES

A two-part cooking experience sees ‘would be chefs’ hitting the local village plantations and gardens to gather the freshest island ingredients to take back to the kitchen. After a quick lagoon dip, its time to learn how to whip up a unique Samoan feast fit for kings. Finish the afternoon with a celebratory sundowner with views out over the water.

Traditional customs at Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa Samoa

THE SAMOAN WAY

Visit one of Samoa’s oldest villages to take a lesser known peek into the traditional Samoan Way. Be welcomed in a customary manner by the chief, learn the art of spear throwing, and duck into the local primary school to meet the younger generation who will be carrying these ancient traditions to adulthood. Finish up with a heart clenching knife throwing show.

Fishing tours at Sinalei Reef Resort and Spa

HOOK AND COOK

The unchartered waters of Samoa are ripe for casting your line and catching the finest fish in the world. From Yellowfin Tuna to magic Mahi Mahi, and Marlin as large as the sky, those who adore the art of big game fishing are sure to be in their element.