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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
Explore the Island
Close to Surrounding Surf Breaks
Spa and Recreation Facilities
Sinalei, Siumu, Samoa
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.
WEATHER – Dry Season – May to September
SURF SEASON – Year Round Surf – heavier swells during May to Septeber
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.”
Meal Plans Available – Full Board
Children Over 12 Welcome
Family Villas Available
Complimentary use of 9 hole Golf Course, Tennis Court, snorkelling equipment and kayaks
Laundry and pressing service
24-hour room service
Wifi is available to purchase
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children over 12 welcome
Learn to Surf
Unique Cultural Experiences
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.
The two-bed beachfront villa is the perfect spot for families with older children where everyone requires that little slice of personal space.
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.
For teenage Wayfarers you can take your pick – lagoon, ocean, natural spring, or swimming pool, the island is a well of watery wonders.
Pizza, sizzling meats, home baked treats and the freshest fish – there’s something on the menu to tantalize every taste bud.
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.
15 minutes to local hospital
For peace of mind, Wayfarers Atlas recommends travel insurance that includes medical evacuation. Let us organize this for you.
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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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lava cliffs, virginal jungle, natural springs, and healing pools – the island on which Sinalei sits is a haven for those who want to be enchanted by untamed nature once more. Explore the giant Ma trees, watch the ocean roil and thunder through blowholes, and duck into century-old secret caves.
Despite being a rising star, Samoa still remains a little off the beaten track when it comes to the surf heavyweight crowds. These parts offer endless scope for discovery; with a plethora of surf breaks nearby. With local surf guiding partners Manoa Tours, just down the road and operating both land and boat transfers daily, you are guaranteed to be in the line-up first and surfing the best waves the region has to offer.
Samoa is known for its powerful surf and shallow reefs and therefore recommended to competent surfers. Samoa is fortunate to have year-round surf, with two distinct seasons. During the dry season (May to September) you can expect heavy consistent swells and seasonal southeast trade winds, which can affect some surround breaks.
During February to April and October will see smaller swells with calmer winds and often-glassy conditions.
Learn to Surf with Manoa Tours qualified surf instructors! Beginner lessons are suitable for all ages and provided on a local beach break using soft boards.
April to September
Intermediate to Advanced
Low to Medium
No direct access to waves
Boat & Land Transfers to Surrounding Breaks by External Partner
Coaching & Guiding