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LeUaina Beach Resort
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

My wife and I stayed there for 2 weeks late March till early April,in a Beach Villa(kindly upgraded from Garden Villa by Management) number 5 which is absolute water front and room had all requirements including TV. I must admit I did read a review before getting here that the person said they had a problem with the windows but I could not fault ours at all, fully lockable and the door had a deadlock, so no problems at all.
All staff were very friendly and eager to please at any time of the day or night, even though sometimes it was in Samoan time, hahaha .
Tours were easily organised from front desk and we had a lot of fun on one of them eh boys.
Meals were fine, good menu and prices and dining out under the huge tree over the water is a Bonus .
Snorkelling is not Brilliant but the water clarity was fabulous, but you can do a tour to the Marine Reserve with great viewing.
If you require any extra goodies like beer, snacks etc there is a small store at the entrance to the Resort with good prices. Also you can catch the local bus into Apia which is a must do trip at a cost of 3Tala.
Look out for Junior, Josie, Talua, Ley, Mika, Ollo and all the other Lovely staff and if you are into History you must got to Robert Louis Stevenson's House/Museum at Vailima and if you are really keen climb up the mountain to his Tomb, worth the effort.
All in all a lovely 14 days in Samoa

Room Tip: Beach Villa
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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LeuainaFP, Manager at LeUaina Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Talofa Lava joc52

Thank you for taking your time out to review your stay with us. we take it that you had enjoyed your 2 week vacation with us, and we are glad to hear it!! first and foremost i would like to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to host you. it had been a pleasure to have you and your wife with us. i have passed your message to the staff members and they all say hi and thank you. when you do find yourself back in samoa, make sure you pop in to visit your samoan family :)

We hope to have you stay with us again in the future and we wish you all the best on your future endeavours.

Best Regards,
Schwartz Junior Hunt
Resort Manager

P.S: Still cant get over that trip to Robert louis mate. lol

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Absolutely loved our time spent at Leuaina in March! We stayed for 8 days in the 2 bedroom family villa & it was perfect for what we needed for 2 adults & 3 kids under 6.
The gardens are beautiful, the pool is great, the playground awesome to keep the kids entertained & being right on the ocean was just beautiful, especially using the kayaks. Next time we will bring snorkelling gear as I saw a bright blue starfish from the kayak.

I recommend the villa that we stayed in for families with young children as it was not right next to the water or pool which gave me piece of mind. It also has a sitting area with a tv, which at the end of a long day & you just want to relax & let the kids wind down really helped for us (just put some movies on a usb as it only has local channels). Also, the air-con worked great & really helped us to have a good nights sleep.

The staff were some of the friendliest people I have met! They are a big part of what makes this resort awesome. Always helpful & happy to see you but give you enough space so you can enjoy your holiday. Also, cannot forget the owners beautiful children who our kids loved playing with & have made good friends with. They keep asking to go back so that they can visit their friends!

The only thing I wish it had more of is traditional Samoan food on the menu! Although, when we did ask about this they were happy to help us out & arranged for some for our dinner the next night after a function was held there. But the food served is nice & breakfast was good to get us going for our busy days.

We wish we could have spent more time enjoying the resort but were out a lot seeing family in another village! Next time we visit (which we have already booked for) we hope to be able to really relax here & let our hair down! It was a great place to have our first family holiday to Samoa & can't wait to come back!

Just a point to be noted - we are not over the top people so our perspective of comfort may be different to those who are used to 5 star fancy hotels. Please visit Samoa with an open mind & be ready to immerse yourself in the culture. It is truly a beautiful place that is yet to be over run by the western world (thank god, please keep it that way!) But reading some of the other reviews it seems as though they may have been expecting something else. Leuaina Beach Resort is perfect for families & even anyone who is looking for somewhere comfortable & safe to stay that won't break your budget!

We thank you all at Leuaina for making our stay with you enjoyable! All the best & see you later this year :)
P.S. Phoenix & Griffin say Hello to Ernie & Snowy!

Room Tip: 2 Bedroom villa is perfect for families with young children.
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank pepe_mumma
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LeuainaFP, Manager at LeUaina Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Talofa Lava Pepe_Muamua,

Thank you for taking your time out to review your stay with us. We take it that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for all your kind words.
Erney and Snowy say hi to the kids and come back soon. we look forward to having you stay with us again.
kindest regards.

Schwartz Jr Hunt
Resort manager

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I have just returned home from 7 nights at LeUaina, and I can't wait to return. The resort offers everything you need, right on the beachfront and next door to the piula cave pool. It is well presented, clean and tidy. Great swimming spot, pool and the restaurant provides nice meals and drinks at a reasonable price. Lovely huge deck over the water, many evenings spent here enjoying a cocktail and watching the sun set.
All the staff at Le Uaine were absolutely outstanding. So warm and friendly, took a genuine interest in you. Right from day one everyone greeted me by name, were more than happy to have a chat and nothing was too much trouble. I was travelling solo but I really do feel I left with with new friends. I can't wait to return to Samoa and I will be booking in here again!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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LeuainaFP, Manager at LeUaina Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Talofa Amy,

Thank you for taking your time out to review your stay with us. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your time at Leuaina. We try our best to make sure that you leave with the feeling of having stayed with your family here in samoa.

If you do decide to head back over to samoa, make sure you come to visit your family here at Leuaina. Till then, we wish you all the best in your future endeavours and hope to have you stay with us again.

Tofa Soifua,
Staff of Leuaina Resort.

P.S: Tekawita and Mika Say hi and come back soon.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We drove by this resort on our way to Aga. Decided to stop in. The views are great over the water. Nice water. We were the only ppl there for lunch and they were out of any Samoan food. The only thing we could eat as vegetarians were some pasta. We got the pasta and it was just huge. But good. We also had a very simple salad. It was good as well. I'm sure the choices are much better if you visit in the high season. We saw NOONE there. It was deserted.
A place to visit for lunch if you are driving to another resort. I would not stay at this resort.

Stayed: December 2016
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LeuainaFP, Manager at LeUaina Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Talofa Lava Squeekie.

Thank you for taking your time out to Review your short visit to our humble resort.
Firstly we would like to apologize for the lack of Samoan food on the day you visited. There is no excuse for this and i will personally look into it with the relevant departments.
We do hope that the rest of your visit to Samoa was a Great one. please visit us again in the future so we can show you the true Leuaina Service.
kind regards,

Management

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing 10 days stay with my family here last December and kept meaning to write a nice review for these guys because they really did look after us & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We are glad we did not go with some of the negative reviews we saw here and went instead with our gut feeling. So it is not perfect but for us it was just right for my family. We loved its homely and safe environment & we felt like we were at home. The owners were a lovely couple who enjoyed talking to us and other guests. The son Junior who manages the Resort lives there with his wife and was very attentive. He treated us to a boat trip to the falls close by so our son could see the turtles. It was short but lovely. His children, Snow and Erny are about our sons age and he loved hanging out with them. My son still asks about them. Our son loved the playground, I think they just finished it when we arrived. The staff were absolutely fantastic and most helpful. LE the head waiter gave us top notch service. The food was tasty & I would recommend their pizza and "oka" (raw fish in fresh coconut cream). We were keen to try out some Samoan food and was recommended "taro" and "palusami";it was delicious. The fiafia night on Friday night was about 30 minutes long concluding with the fantastic fire knife show. We loved it. My advise if you want 5 star service and accommodation etc then go to where it is offered on the island. But if you are after a relaxing holiday with good service within your budget then this is your place. We highly recommend it for families and couples who just want to relax and read a book. We were very sad to leave. But as promised we will be back. Thank you so much for looking after us and making us feel like part of the family. We will see you again our Samoan friends xox

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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LeuainaFP, Manager at LeUaina Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Talofa Lava,

Thank you for taking your time out to review our resort. We would like to take this time to thank you for all the kind words, and we are pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Its great to hear that you enjoyed our little trip to the Falefa falls to visit the turtles via boat. Also great to see that you found the Fiafia nights entertaining. indeed, the fire knife dancers are amazing!!

From the management and staff here at Leuaina Resort. we wish you all the best in the future and we hope to have you stay with us again.

Our doors are always open to you and your family. Until we meet again.
Tofa Soifua.

P.S: The kids Say hi

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Additional Information about LeUaina Beach Resort

Address: Faleapuna, Upolu, Samoa
Region: Samoa > Upolu > Faleapuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Faleapuna
Price Range: $82 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — LeUaina Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and operated resort. Island lifestyle, laid back. Natural spring water pool, beachfront ocean accommodation, try Samoan food, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, traditional boat ride hire and more. On site playground for kids. Fishing boat and turtle watching from the resort tours. Island scenery tours available on request. ... more   less 
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