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Accommodations

Near Faleolo Airport

In 2005 Aggie Grey's Lagoon Beach Resort and Spa opened just below the west end of the airport runway and with sight of Mulifanua wharf. It's about four km by road from the reciption to the airport terminal. There are 140 rooms plus four presidential suites in six two-story buildings facing the lagoon. A beachfront swimming pool with swim-up bar, wedding chapel, kids club, and day spa are provided. The new 18-hole Penina Golf Course adjoins the property. Watersports are organized by Aqua Samoa.

Le Vasa Resort, formerly known as the Samoan Village Resorts, is on Cape Fatuosofia opposite Manono Island, 10 km southwest of the airport. They have 13 air-conditioned fale including eight one-bedroom and three two-bedroom oceanfront units and two garden units. This upscale resort features a swimming pool and restaurant/bar on its artificial beach. You can watch the magnificent sunset over Manono while sipping a cocktail there and a fiafia with a siva show and fire dancing is every Friday night. Kayaks, snorkeling gear, and bicycles are loaned free, and a variety of optional tours are available. Unlike Aggie Grey's Resort down the road, Le Vasa is geared more toward romantic couples rather than families or packaged tourists. Airport and wharf transfers are free.

Airport Lodge, two km southwest of the Mulifanua ferry wharf or six km from the airport, opened 1997. The eight pleasant oval bungalows have fridge, fan, and private bath. A tropical breakfast is served in their restaurant, plus the set dinner menu. A grocery store is only a short walk away. You get a nice view of Manono, Apolima, and Savai'i from their two beach fale, and there's safe swimming for children in the shallow water just off their beach (although no fish or corals to see). An outrigger canoe is loaned free to guests. It's an agreeable budget place to relax after visiting Savai'i, if you don't wish to head straight back to Apia, and convenient to the ferries to Savai'i and Manono. Airport transfers are extra.