Sa'Moana Resort

From AU$750

for 7 nights


Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Learn to Surf

Stand-up Paddleboarding trip
All-Women's Surf Trips

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating


Price Range

AU$107 - AU$206 per night


January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


Sa'Moana Resort provides beachside accommodation and caters for up to 26 guests in beautiful bungalows with private facilities and a decor in vibrant Polynesian tones to complement the bungalows' timber features.Being the pioneer of surfing in Samoa, Sa’Moana Resort has enjoyed over 15 years of surf knowledge on Island, being the first surf guide operator on Upolu Island, Sa’Moana Resort’s knowledge of the surf is second to none. There is a great diversity of wave types ranging from medium to long point breaks like Village Lefts or Missions to the bowling barrels of Cocos and a great imitation of Hawaii's Sunset at Tiavea.
Quick Facts
    • Resident surf guide
    • Surf transfers
    • 20+ breaks on the island
    • Private bungalows
    • Family friendly
    • Coral lagoon
    • Ocean infinity pool
    • Kayaking & snorkelling
    • Epic fishing

Sa'Moana Resort is a secluded private beachfront resort surrounding you with ocean breezes and endless tropical beaches.

Your oceanside accommodation is a private and independent four star bungalow with panoramic views of the tropical coral lagoon and South Pacific Ocean. Keep up with the rest of the world with phone and internet services in your room, or leave it all behind and watch the sunset over the South Pacific from your deck.

With only six bungalows at the resort and a focus on superior customer service and authentic Samoan cultural affairs, you are guaranteed a relaxing and cultural experience which cannot be found in any other resort on Upolu Island.

Relax in the fully licensed bar and restaurant and take in the panoramic view of the ocean while you eat from the exclusive and extensive menu made up of local and traditional dishes. The menu is complimented with a full range of wine and alcohol and the islands best cocktails. Service is professional provides guests with a friendly ‘at home’ dining experience. 

Sa'Moana Resort has the only natural ocean water infinity pool in Samoa which overlooks the beautiful lagoon and South Pacific Ocean. There is no experience on Samoa like the pool. It is a perfect way to relax and enjoy the amazing surroundings.

Children and family friendly

The Sa’Moana Resort is child friendly with child care services available 24 hours per day. The staff are fully trained and love to spend time with children, helping mum and dad sneak away to relax and enjoy the amazing surroundings or paddle out in front for an afternoon surf. Email us for details surrounding child care or chat live.

World class snorkeling and kayaking
You are guaranteed world class snorkeling with free use of snorkel equipment and kayaks. The lagoon is filled with amazing coral and various species of fish species are at your ‘fin’-tips.

Local surf knowledge

The Sa'Moana Resort established itself in 1999 as the core surf destination in Samoa. It was the first surf resort in Samoa, and has collected over 15 years of experience and knowledge of the island’s breaks, tides and timing.

Sa'Moana staff founded and named many of the breaks in Samoa, particularly on the island’s southern coast.

There is a great diversity of waves, ranging from medium to long point breaks like Village Lefts and Missions. There are the bowling barrels of Cocos and a great break at Tiavea similar to Hawaii’s Sunset. The local knowledge of the surf specialist at Sa’Moana ensures no resort is better for tapping into the island’s surf knowledge.

Island adventures

While the Sa'Moana Resort has developed into a four star resort that caters to families and active couples, with strong roots in surfing and adventures, Sa'Moana guarantees the best tour experiences on the island. There are plenty of options for surf excursions, boat tours, swimming with turtles, or land based adventures to tour the waterfalls and rainforest. The staff have unquestionable knowledge of the island and cater to providing their guests with unique and unforgettable experiences. Reach out for more details about which excursions are available or chat live.

Water based tours are available and typically run from two fully equipped fiberglass hull boats fitted with GPS equipment, back-to-base radios and safety gear. Unlike any other boat surf operator on the island, Sa'Moana Resort guarantees that the safety procedures and boats are the best on island. Complimented by a crew of professional boating personnel, surf instructors and surf guides, Sa'Moana provides the best surf and water sport experiences that Samoa has to offer.


Sa’Moana Resort Bungalows are all located approximately 60 metres from the coastline boasting magnificent panoramic views of the Lagoon and the South Pacific Ocean along with the natural Lava Rock coast and white sandy beach.

All Bungalows are standalone private buildings constructed by Australian builders to the Australian Building Code. The Bungalows are all configured with:

Front deck overlooking the beach and ocean

  • Exclusive outdoor Lava Rock Showers with instant hot water
  • Storage cabinets with Caesarstone Stone bench tops
  • Tiled Floors
  • Fly screens
  • Private Toilets
  • Ceiling fans
  • Phone
  • WIFI internet in the room and throughout the entire Resort
  • Mini Bar Fridge
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities

Sa’Moana Restaurant & Bar

Sa’Moana Resort prides itself on great food made from Local produce with seasonal menus mixing Western and Samoan dishes to provide guests with great meal options. The Kitchen is brand new and constructed to meet Australian Food and Health Standards.

The Sa’Moana kitchen staff are all trained in Australian Standard food management and cooking and produce top class dishes you would expect from a 5 star resort. We cater for all types of diets and for guests with special food requirements.

The bar is fully licensed and we stock a very large variety of alcohol and soft drinks. Our cocktails are extensive and our bar staff are trained in flaring to give our guests a fun bar experience. Being the only bar on the South Coast with Draught Beer and the only Bar in Samoa with a frozen cocktail machine, our beverage selection is unquestionable and exceeds guest expectations.

Backed with a separate Sports Bar consisting of a pool table, music, sports TV, dart board and a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean, it is the perfect place to kick back at the end of the day, meet new people and have a great time.

Surf & Other Activities

“Come Out & Play”

Sa’Moana Resort is the most experienced surf and tour operator on Island heavily invested in surfing and tour equipment to guarantee the guests the best tour experience on Island.

Sa’Moana established itself as the first “Surf Resort” in Samoa and has since evolved its surf and tour operation to be an elite service and experience. With a division of the company dedicated solely to surfing and tours, Sa’Moana guarantees the guest get the best tour experience on Island.

Devoted to sustainability and conservation, Sa’Moana Resort invests in the environment through the government to ensure that the paradise we enjoy is sustained and not destroyed.

Land Based Tours

Sa’Moana Resort hosts a variety of land based tours to all the attractions Samoa has to offer. Their extensive knowledge of all these attractions provides fun days out for our guests exploring areas of the Island unknown to many other operators.

Our land based tours start at SAT$120.00 per adult and SAT$60.00 for children 11 years and under, children 6 years and under are free.

Surfing and Watersports

Sa’Moana Resort is one of the pioneers of surfing in Samoa, their extensive experience and knowledge of the surf breaks around the Island is engrained by the passion of the founders of the Resort who found and named many of the waves in Samoa which guests today are surfing.

With a wide variety of breaks to choose from, we have the ability and infrastructure to access all the surf breaks on Island. Their investment in equipment puts them ahead of any other surf operator on Island and their dedication to safety provides guests with confidence in the surf. 

The water sports program is extensive with a wide range of activities to suit all guests and ensure they have a fun time and learn new sports, some of the watersports activities include:

  • Kayak Tours
  • Under water cave swimming
  • Introduction and experienced diving
  • Wake Boarding
  • Water Skiing
  • Kite Surfing, we also provide Kite surfing lessons
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding, learn to paddle board lessons also available
  • Game Fishing
  • Spear Fishing
  • Guided snorkel tours of the fabulous outer reefs and under water volcanoes

The surfing and watersports tours start at SAT$120.00 per adult and SAT$60.00 for children 11 years and under, children 6 years and under are free.

Sa’Moana Boats

Sa’Moana Resort has two boats which are used for various watersports activities, the investment in these boats allows them to provide guest with bigger and better watersports experiences and also allows them to get to the surf breaks faster than any other surf operator on Island with the boats capable of speeds in excess of 39 knots.

28 Foot Fiberglass Boat: 28 foot Fiberglass single hull boat is fitted with an Inboard / Outboard Mercruiser 120HP turbo diesel motor. Surveyed for 12 people, this boat is perfect for all types of water tours including surfing, fishing, diving and sunset tours.

24 Foot Fiberglass Boat:  24 foot Fiberglass single hull boat is fitted with a 150HP Mercury Outboard motor. Surveyed for 10 people, this boat is predominately used for surfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing and diving.

Both boats are surveyed to international standards and equipped with back to base radios, life jackets, rescue equipment and certified crew members as per the profiles above. Both boats are always crewed by a captain and a guide to ensure the guests experience is unquestionable.

In general, all tours provided by Sa’Moana Resort are intended to provide the guest with unquestionable adventures and superior service. We provide free drinking water and snacks, including fruit, on all tours for the guests comfort.

We understand that we cannot guarantee weather patterns or that the surf will be world class every day. They guarantee is our commitment to the guest experience and guaranteeing they get to the best wave on Island on the day.

Room type
Travel dates
7 nights Pool View Bungalow (Based on 2pax) Package AU$1,118 Per person 01 Apr-31 Mar
7 nights Alofa Bungalow (Superior) Based on 2pax Package AU$1,444 Per person 01 Apr-31 Mar
7 nights Frangipani Bungalows (Based on 3pax) Package AU$887 Per person 01 Apr-31 Mar
7 nights Family Bungalows (Based on 6pax) Package AU$750 Per person 01 Apr-31 Mar
7 nights The Beach House (Deluxe) - Based on 8pax Package AU$757 Per person 01 Apr-31 Mar
  • Prices above are per person prices, and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full.
  • Group surf package is available for groups of a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 10 surfers. Minimum stay 5 nights.
  • These are example packages that can be tailored to your needs.
  • Please click "Enquire Here" or "On Special" to email us or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf travel specialists.
Basic Package Inclusions:
  • Airport Transfer 
  • Tropical breakfast buffet daily
  • Complimentary cool drinks in fridge & seasonal fruit basket in room on arrival
  • 1 bottle of water per guest in room per day
  • Kids 6yrs & under EAT FREE from the Kids Menu
  • Free use of snorkel gear and kayaks
  • Minimum 5 night stay
  • Cots:Complimentary


Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

Other Surf Experiences

Jonathan (October 2015)
Sylvia and the team from Perfect Wave were fantastic and looked after every detail of the trip.

Adam (July 2015)
The folks at Perfect Wave responded quickly to my emails.

Erik (February 2014)

I took my family (wife and 3.5 year old daughter) to Samoa on an 8 night package arranged by The Perfect Wave. We stayed at Sa'Moana Resort which was perfect - the accommodation is simple yet comfortable, the food delicious and fresh, the location, ocean view and serenity are all awesome, the infinity pool was divine and my wife swears the margaritas were the best she's ever tasted. Snorkeling and being able to surf out the front was also an added bonus. I surfed by myself (except for a big parrot fish that befriended me a few times) most days out front in clean fun waves. Our 3.5 year old spent her time in the pool, on the slippery dip or digging for the "hidden pirates treasure" in the sand. We all had sufficient downtime hanging in the hammocks, pool and bar after a hectic and stressful year. Overall we had a ball and it was easily the best holiday we've had in a long time. I thoroughly recommend this place to any families looking for a comfortable, modestly priced holiday in a tropical paradise. The Perfect Wave brought it all together for us and took the hassle and stress out of holiday planning. Thanks Charlie and the entire crew!


Hi Sylv,I found it most enjoyable. Kel and Stevo were great guides. Actually everyone was pretty cool. Accommodation and facilities were better than anticipated and the location was top notch. I can't think of anything that I didn't warm to.It was a superb recommendation from you as well Sylv. Thanks

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Wednesday 9 October 2013

Yiiieewwwwwwww SylvHow are ya?? Samoa is the sikkest place to go aye, it was an amazing trip got sick fun waves most of the days and when there wasnt surf we did pretty sweet day missions around the place haha loved it. Not really ay injuries or anything bad happened everything ran smoothly which was good. The water there is epic 29.7 degrees so its pretty much a crystal clear bath everyday. But don't be telling to many people how good samoa is haha tell them its a shit place full of crime and no waves so it stays uncrowded for us when we go again soon hahahaha. And to you thanks again so much for organising it all and putting up with our cruisy "we'll get the paper work done soon" attitude haha, you did an amazing job yyiieewww.Righto then thanks again and speak again soonJimmy x

Experience Begun: January 2013
Created on: Friday 22 February 2013

This was our first overseas trip with the kids (aged 5 and 8). Had a fantastic time at Sa'Moana Resort. The staff were great and so friendly the food was fabulous and the surroundings were idyllic. The resort really accommodated us all - kids, surfer dad and a mum that needed some r&r!Thanks again.

Experience Begun: September 2012
Created on: Thursday 29 November 2012