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Reviewed 1 April 2007

There were a couple of things to warn against with this place.

1) Their website booking process doesn't seem to work. I received error messages when trying to use it. I eventually ended up calling them directly, but when we arrived, they appeared to have no record of our booking. Fortunately, there was a chalet free, and other people staying there had no such issues, so this may have been a one-off.

2) Take insect repellent. The mosquitoes are hungry. This applies to everywhere in Samoa and isn't just specific to this place.

Apart from that, this is a truly awesome place to stay and I would stay again any time.

There are three types of Chalet: The Chalet L'Amour, Over-water chalets and Garden Chalets. We stayed in the Over-water chalet and would highly recommend this.

It is basically a fale (hut with thatched roof, woven mats for walls) that stands about two metres above the lagoon at the water's edge. Most of the fale is occupied by the double mattress inside, but there is some room for luggage, getting changed into swimming gear etc. Above the mattress is mosquito netting.

Toilets and showers are communal, but very clean. The shower water temperature is unheated, but I doubt that anyone would complain about that as it is a relief from the constant heat, and the water is not ice-cold, rather a pleasant temperature.

Breakfast is included in the price per night, and a restaurant is on site for luch and dinner (not included in the price). The lunch and dinner options did not seem to have any options for vegetarians, but there were a few in the breakfast menu.

The chalets are about 1000-1500 metres from the ferry terminal at Salelologa. It is walkable, or you can take a taxi. No buses travel towards the chalets from the ferry terminal.

The location is superb. From the over-water chalets, looking down into the water in the mornings and evenings will give you a great view of the many tropical fish. The swimming is extremely safe and enjoyable, and snorkelling wasn't bad, although the day that I tried it, the water was a little murky. I probably hadn't got the timing right for doing that.

It is extremely quiet. The staff are really friendly and very helpful.

There is also a large rock pool about 2 metres by 4 metres and about a metre to a metre and a half deep. This is fed by sea water so is tidal and is an amazing addition to the site. If you stand really still in this pool and look into the water, you will find various fish swimming around your legs. Magic. Take a dip, first thing in the morning, and watch for all the crabs on the rocks surrounding the pool. They are very shy, and any movement towards them will see them scrambling out of sight, but if you remain still and quiet, you will soon see them eating the small plankton found on the rocks.

This is possibly the most beautiful place to stay in Savai'i and I can't recommend it highly enough. My only fear is that this review will encourage many others to stay and I won't be able to find room there next time I intend to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2018
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  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 September 2017
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