South Upolu

South Upolu

Gentle, varied rides on the south coast of Upolu

The ultimate customisable journey. Choose the standard of accommodation, type of beach, and level of challenge you want. Everything from gentle cycling between hotel resorts to adrenalin filled coastal challenges with accommodation in fales on remote sandy beaches beside the lagoon.

Description Cycling Beaches Comfort Adventure Culture
A tour of the Upolu at your pace and comfort level Fales
Motels
Description
A tour of the Upolu at your pace and comfort level
Cycling
Beaches
Comfort
Fales
Motels
Adventure
Culture

Ride gently through coastal villages stopping regularly to observe village life and maybe join a game of village cricket before stopping for the afternoon and evening at your hotel or fale on the beach.  The coast is dotted with sandy beaches that provide safe swimming and snorkelling in the lagoon.  Maybe kayak to a remote island with its own sandy beach, or snorkel with turtles from our kayaks.

Or add in a dose of adrenaline with some of our side trips like waterfall jumping, lava tube caving, underwater caves and coastal challenges.

Travel between locations by bike, electric bike or car transfer.

Beaches and Activities

Some of the attractions of this 100kms of coast include:

Adventure Coast

From our base at Mulifanua its a gentle 15 km coastal village ride to Falelatai.  This is a pleasant introduction to village life as a return trip.  Stop in at Le Vasa resort for lunch or a smoothie (or base yourself at this resort for several days of activities).

Kayak, fish, sail and snorkel with us from our base at Airport Lodge.

Scuba dive with Pure Ocean at Sheraton Aggie Grays Resort (another accommodation option).

Le Faga Bay

Snorkel over the giant  clams. Almost a metre long and florescent they are in 2 metres of water that is easily reached from shore.

Take the waterfall tour at Lalotalie and test your jumping confidence.  For more adventure try their Coastal Challenge.

Stay at Le Valasis or Lalotalie fales or splash out at Return to Paradise Resort Hotel.

Matareva Beach

White sand, remote beach with regenerating coral – considered the best picnic beach on Upolu and now with fale accommodation.

Salamumu Beach

Located on another small lagoon there is a range of accommodation including Sa’Moana resort hotel.  

Vai Villas

A village setting beside a spring, this is becoming one of our most popular destinations.  It is the start of our Turtle Kayak day, a trip through the mangroves to a sandy beach beside the lagoon and then out to spot giant turtles at the reef entrance before a snorkel on the coral wall and a paddle back. 

Maninoa 

A great beach with two hotels (Sinalai and Coconuts) and a variety of budget accommodation.  Coconuts has probably the country's best Fiafia night with 3 fire dancers (Saturdays only).

There is a surf break on the reef in front of the hotel and we offer kayaking from here (normally only inside the reef).

Scenic Attractions

Togitogiga falls (a must), the Coastal Walkway, Aganoa Black sand beach and the forest walk to the giant Ma tree are all close by.

Tafatafa Beach

My favourite place– probably because of Auntie Magos cooking at Moega Amania  and Nugs beach bar next door.

We kayak from here to Nuusafee Island - a deserted tropical island with its own lagoon and white sand beaches.  

Lava tube caves can be explored from here, Nug takes surfing groups out in his boat and the swimming is good.

To Sua trench

The deep collapsed lava tubes with the swimming holes at the bottom is a short ride from here.  It's possible to swim through the underwater caves to the sea, but don't attempt this without local knowledge.

Sea Breeze Resort

It’s hard to get 1 or 2 night bookings here as it’s rated the best resort in Samoa, but it’s worth stopping in for lunch anyway.

Lalomanu Beach

Defined by Tafua, the most popular fale resort in Samoa, it has an excellent beach and good food. And there are motel options here.

Namua Island

A favourite spot for most of our kayakers as the fales are the only habitation on the island and they have their own private sandy beach.

Fitness Required

The easiest trips can be planned around 20km riding days.  There are options to ride further, kayak harder and walk for up to 8 hours a day.  There are also options to be hotel/fale based with different activities as required and powered  transport between locations.

Pricing and dates

Start whenever you want, make the journey as long as you want and stay in the accommodation you want/can afford.

Tour prices start at under $1,000 a week and include include all transport and accommodation and almost all meals and activity costs making this a great way to see Samoa. Or splash out on luxury accommodation and more adventures.

email us at info@outdoor.co.nz

eBikes

We have a limited number of ebikes available for an additional $80NZD per week. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arrival

This Itinerary is based on arriving on Friday Night from Auckland.  Options are available for people arriving on Saturday or for groups arriving on any day - see Pricing and Extensions for more information.

Air New Zealand and Virgin flights arrive around 9pm.  We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Apia (Either the Amanaki or Tanoa Tusitala).

Saturday - Apia and the North East Coast

We will meet you after breakfast to fit your bikes and  provide a briefing on cycling and culture in Samoa.

There will be time for a quick tour of the markets (fruit, tourist and fish markets) before hitting the road East.

Once out of Apia the road meanders along the coast.  Squeezed between the cliffs and the beaches it twists and turns with a few small undulations. Its 25 kms to your destination of Le Uaina and along the way the suburbs of Apia give way to much more traditional villages.

Just before Le Uaina the Piula Cave Pools are located inside the Methodist Seminary.  Its a great place to stop for a rdip in the freshwater pools, but you mat want to check into the Le Uaina hotel first and walk back 200m along the coast to the pools.

Le Uaina provides a beachside motel setting with a pool, bar and restaurant beside the lagoon.  A nearby marine reserve is suitable for snorkelling - best above half tide.

Sunday - Le Mafa Pass and Namua Island

This is the toughest ride of the day so start early before it gets too hot. Theres 35kms to cover and at least 350m of climb.  It may also be worth asking at Le Uaina if they can prepare a picnic lunch for To Sua (there is some food available at To Sua and nearby Sea Breeze has excellent food, but the journey may flow best with a packed picnic for To Sua). 

The road begins with a gentle ride to Falelati where its worth stopping to admire the waterfall.  Then its a steady climb to Le Mafa Pass (those that regard anything less than an 80k ride as not worth counting can attempt the route via Saletele - but the road is not well maintained).

From Le Mafa Pass the easier route is down to the South Coast via the Fuipisia and Sopoega falls There is a good interpretive walk at the Sopoega Falls but it may not be open on Sundays.    From the coast head east to To Sua Trench, the spectacular swimming hole that features on most Tourism brochures.  Whether you take a giant leap into the pool (caution - check the water depth and tide carefully), a long snorkel out through the deep tunnel to the open sea (even more caution with sea conditions and tide)  or  just relax in the picnic grounds and gardens, its well worth a visit (although you pass here again tomorrow).  From here continue to Lalomanu and around to Malaela and the wharf to Namua Island, stopping at Sea Breeze or Lalomanu for lunch.   

Namua Island, A km off the coast is reached by a "ferry" that is usually a 14ft dinghy.  The Beach Fales are the only habitation on the island and are set on a small sandy beach.  Your bikes can be left at the shop by the "ferry terminal".  Once on the island - climb to the top and lookout for the resident school of dolphins and the odd passing whale and admire the seabird life including frigate birds engaging in dog fights for food from other birds.  At low tide the island can be circumnavigated (it's a bit slippery).  or just relax, swim and snorkel.  

Note there is no electricity on the island and no shop.  So buy beers and softdrinks etc at the ferry terminal.

Monday - To Tafatafa

The 35 km ride begins on the flat beside the lagoon (back the way you came).  If you didn't go there yesterday - visit To sua Trench.  Make sure you take the turnoff to Saletoga Sands (as otherwise its a long, unneeded uphill diversion).  Saletoga is a nice place for lunch.

Vaiula Beach fales have their own signposted access to Tafatafa Beach (the second road to the beach).  The fales are right beside the beach where there is excellent swimming.  Nug runs a beach nard here serving stubbies at about $3NZD a bottle.  Even if you don't drink its a great atmosphere.  If Nugs away - its probably because he is surf guiding on the nearby reef break (don't try this if you cant surf 2 metre swells breaking onto coral reef).  Dave who owns the fales is a legendary big game fishing skipper.  He doesn't have an ocean boat at Tafatafa, but he can take small groups out for a half day fishing for Giant Trevalli - at very reasonable prices.  His sons will also take you on a guided tour of the nearby lava tube caves.

 Tuesday - Vaiula Beach

 This can be a beach and rest day, but there is heaps to do.  

We run kayak trips from here to nearby Nuusafee Island.  A magic deserted island with its own beaches and reef.  We always struggle to get people to leave the island after a day swimming and snorkelling there.  The trip can also include a tour of a mangrove lagoon at Poutasi.  Bookings essential.

Dave's fishing trips should also be booked in advance.

Or ride out to some of the nearby attractions: Togitogiga Falls, Coastal walkway, Aganoa Beach or the Ma Tree.

Wednesday - Sightsee to Vai Villas

Todays 21 Km gentle ride will take longer than you anticipate as theer is much to see along the way:

Togitogiga falls are a lovely spot for a freshwater dip and possibly a jump from the top.

Walking the 1km to the Ma Tree is worth it to see the large buttressed tree (if you have a support van do the through trip from Togitogiga to the Ma tree and on out to the road).

The Coastal Walkway runs along the clifftops.  The access road is opposite the Ma Tree entrance.

Aganoa black sand beach is 3 kms down a rough road, but the beach is quite special as it has no coral reef protecting it.  There is often a small swell making the swimming a bit more active than lagoon lounging.  Unfortunately the coral beds have been bleached, but its still worth the small customary fee to use the road. 

Maninoa offers a range of places for lunch;  Sinalei and Coconuts are upmarket beach resorts, Two smaller restaurant only places may also be operating.  Wherever you eat the vistas and beach are excellent.

Once back on the road take care not to miss the sign to Vai Villas at Lotofaga-uta.  Vai Villas is set in the village by a spring and freshwater pools.  Your hosts Jill and Lua have developed a unique place and have a big fund of stories about Samoa and their return from NZ to build it.

Thursday - Beach or Turtle Kayak Day

Todays ride is only 12 kms to Matareva Beach, one of the most secluded and pleasant beaches on Upolu.  So if you want a bit more activity we offer a day's kayaking among the turtles (booking essential).  The trip begins paddling down the mangrove lined stream to the lagoon.  It's a good chance to practice your maneuvering skills, while being distracted by the orchids and bird life on the way.  Once in the main lagoon we paddle up beside the beach to a small keyhole gap in the reef where we usually see a number of giant turtles (shells over 1m long).  There is often an opportunity to snorkel along the reef walls where the turtles can be observed in their natural environment.  

Matareva Beach road requires payment of a small customary fee.  The resort has been rebuilt following the Tsunami and cyclone and is once again a favourite spot for Apia locals and expats.  It has its own private beach and lagoon and an atmosphere that is very conducive to just relaxing.

Friday - To Le Faga Bay

Another very short 12 km ride (take the turn to Return to Paradise and then just before the coast turn right to Savaia).   Le Valasis Fales are 300m along the coast from the Savaii village centre, Lalotalie is a further 3kms around the coast by the ford.

The Giant Clams are in the marine reserve opposite Le Valasis and should be considered a must see.  These giant, fluorescent molluscs weigh about 200kgs are almost a metre long and located about 50m offshore.  There is a 10 tala customary fee to see them, and the fee is supposed to include a guide.  Pay the fee either to the woman in the fale at the corner or at the nearby shop.  There have been challenges with people demanding money who were not the guardians and who did not know where the clams were.   The clams can only be visited on the top half of the tide (and you would not want to risk getting a foot caught in them at lower tide as they close quickly and firmly).  

 

 

 

 

Monday - Lalomanu or Namua Island

Depending on your booking today may be another day on Namua or a 3km ride to Lalomanu.  Lalomanu is one of Samoa's best know beaches, primarily due to the success of Taufua Beach fales and the nearby Litia Sini motels.

The beach has good swimming, there are always plenty of people around and the food at both resorts is good.  The minimum stay at Litia Sini is two nights, so if you want to stay here it has to be instead of Namua.

We can sometimes organise a days kayaking here out to the Aleipata Islands (which can be spectacular).  However the kayaking here is more challenging and this should only be booked by people comfortable paddling in open water in large swells and moderate chop.  Instead take the lagoon kayaking options at Vai Villas and Vaiula.

 

Tuesday

 

Some of the attractions of this 100kms of coast include:

Adventure Coast

From our base at Mulifanua its a gentle 15 km coastal village ride to Falelatai.  This is a pleasant introduction to village life as a return trip.  Stop in at Le Vasa resort for lunch or a smoothie (or base yourself at this resort for several days of activities).

Kayak, fish, sail and snorkel with us from our base at Airport Lodge.

Scuba dive with Pure Ocean at Sheraton Aggie Grays Resort (another accommodation option).

Le Faga Bay

Snorkel over the giant  clams. Almost a metre long and florescent they are in 2 metres of water that is easily reached from shore.

Take the waterfall tour at Lalotalie and test your jumping confidence.  For more adventure try their Coastal Challenge.

Stay at Le Valasis or Lalotalie fales or splash out at Return to Paradise Resort Hotel.

Matareva Beach

White sand, remote beach with regenerating coral – considered the best picnic beach on Upolu and now with fale accommodation.

Salamumu Beach

Located on another small lagoon there is a range of accommodation including Sa’Moana resort hotel.  

Vai Villas

A village setting beside a spring, this is becoming one of our most popular destinations.  It is the start of our Turtle Kayak day, a trip through the mangroves to a sandy beach beside the lagoon and then out to spot giant turtles at the reef entrance before a snorkel on the coral wall and a paddle back. 

Maninoa 

A great beach with two hotels (Sinalai and Coconuts) and a variety of budget accommodation.  Coconuts has probably the country's best Fiafia night with 3 fire dancers (Saturdays only).

There is a surf break on the reef in front of the hotel and we offer kayaking from here (normally only inside the reef).

Scenic Attractions

Togitogiga falls (a must), the Coastal Walkway, Aganoa Black sand beach and the forest walk to the giant Ma tree are all close by.

Tafatafa Beach

My favourite place– probably because of Auntie Magos cooking at Moega Amania  and Nugs beach bar next door.

We kayak from here to Nuusafee Island - a deserted tropical island with its own lagoon and white sand beaches.  

Lava tube caves can be explored from here, Nug takes surfing groups out in his boat and the swimming is good.

To Sua trench

The deep collapsed lava tubes with the swimming holes at the bottom is a short ride from here.  It's possible to swim through the underwater caves to the sea, but don't attempt this without local knowledge.

Sea Breeze Resort

It’s hard to get 1 or 2 night bookings here as it’s rated the best resort in Samoa, but it’s worth stopping in for lunch anyway.

Lalomanu Beach

Defined by Tafua, the most popular fale resort in Samoa, it has an excellent beach and good food. And there are motel options here.

Namua Island

A favourite spot for most of our kayakers as the fales are the only habitation on the island and they have their own private sandy beach.

Fitness Required

The easiest trips can be planned around 20km riding days.  There are options to ride further, kayak harder and walk for up to 8 hours a day.  There are also options to be hotel/fale based with different activities as required and powered  transport between locations.

Pricing and dates

Start whenever you want, make the journey as long as you want and stay in the accommodation you want/can afford.

Tour prices start at under $1,000 a week and include include all transport and accommodation and almost all meals and activity costs making this a great way to see Samoa. Or splash out on luxury accommodation and more adventures.

email us at info@outdoor.co.nz

eBikes

We have a limited number of ebikes available for an additional $80NZD per week. 

Arrival

This Itinerary is based on arriving on Friday Night from Auckland.  Options are available for people arriving on Saturday or for groups arriving on any day - see Pricing and Extensions for more information.

Air New Zealand and Virgin flights arrive around 9pm.  We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Apia (Either the Amanaki or Tanoa Tusitala).

Saturday - Apia and the North East Coast

We will meet you after breakfast to fit your bikes and  provide a briefing on cycling and culture in Samoa.

There will be time for a quick tour of the markets (fruit, tourist and fish markets) before hitting the road East.

Once out of Apia the road meanders along the coast.  Squeezed between the cliffs and the beaches it twists and turns with a few small undulations. Its 25 kms to your destination of Le Uaina and along the way the suburbs of Apia give way to much more traditional villages.

Just before Le Uaina the Piula Cave Pools are located inside the Methodist Seminary.  Its a great place to stop for a rdip in the freshwater pools, but you mat want to check into the Le Uaina hotel first and walk back 200m along the coast to the pools.

Le Uaina provides a beachside motel setting with a pool, bar and restaurant beside the lagoon.  A nearby marine reserve is suitable for snorkelling - best above half tide.

Sunday - Le Mafa Pass and Namua Island

This is the toughest ride of the day so start early before it gets too hot. Theres 35kms to cover and at least 350m of climb.  It may also be worth asking at Le Uaina if they can prepare a picnic lunch for To Sua (there is some food available at To Sua and nearby Sea Breeze has excellent food, but the journey may flow best with a packed picnic for To Sua). 

The road begins with a gentle ride to Falelati where its worth stopping to admire the waterfall.  Then its a steady climb to Le Mafa Pass (those that regard anything less than an 80k ride as not worth counting can attempt the route via Saletele - but the road is not well maintained).

From Le Mafa Pass the easier route is down to the South Coast via the Fuipisia and Sopoega falls There is a good interpretive walk at the Sopoega Falls but it may not be open on Sundays.    From the coast head east to To Sua Trench, the spectacular swimming hole that features on most Tourism brochures.  Whether you take a giant leap into the pool (caution - check the water depth and tide carefully), a long snorkel out through the deep tunnel to the open sea (even more caution with sea conditions and tide)  or  just relax in the picnic grounds and gardens, its well worth a visit (although you pass here again tomorrow).  From here continue to Lalomanu and around to Malaela and the wharf to Namua Island, stopping at Sea Breeze or Lalomanu for lunch.   

Namua Island, A km off the coast is reached by a "ferry" that is usually a 14ft dinghy.  The Beach Fales are the only habitation on the island and are set on a small sandy beach.  Your bikes can be left at the shop by the "ferry terminal".  Once on the island - climb to the top and lookout for the resident school of dolphins and the odd passing whale and admire the seabird life including frigate birds engaging in dog fights for food from other birds.  At low tide the island can be circumnavigated (it's a bit slippery).  or just relax, swim and snorkel.  

Note there is no electricity on the island and no shop.  So buy beers and softdrinks etc at the ferry terminal.

Monday - To Tafatafa

The 35 km ride begins on the flat beside the lagoon (back the way you came).  If you didn't go there yesterday - visit To sua Trench.  Make sure you take the turnoff to Saletoga Sands (as otherwise its a long, unneeded uphill diversion).  Saletoga is a nice place for lunch.

Vaiula Beach fales have their own signposted access to Tafatafa Beach (the second road to the beach).  The fales are right beside the beach where there is excellent swimming.  Nug runs a beach nard here serving stubbies at about $3NZD a bottle.  Even if you don't drink its a great atmosphere.  If Nugs away - its probably because he is surf guiding on the nearby reef break (don't try this if you cant surf 2 metre swells breaking onto coral reef).  Dave who owns the fales is a legendary big game fishing skipper.  He doesn't have an ocean boat at Tafatafa, but he can take small groups out for a half day fishing for Giant Trevalli - at very reasonable prices.  His sons will also take you on a guided tour of the nearby lava tube caves.

 Tuesday - Vaiula Beach

 This can be a beach and rest day, but there is heaps to do.  

We run kayak trips from here to nearby Nuusafee Island.  A magic deserted island with its own beaches and reef.  We always struggle to get people to leave the island after a day swimming and snorkelling there.  The trip can also include a tour of a mangrove lagoon at Poutasi.  Bookings essential.

Dave's fishing trips should also be booked in advance.

Or ride out to some of the nearby attractions: Togitogiga Falls, Coastal walkway, Aganoa Beach or the Ma Tree.

Wednesday - Sightsee to Vai Villas

Todays 21 Km gentle ride will take longer than you anticipate as theer is much to see along the way:

Togitogiga falls are a lovely spot for a freshwater dip and possibly a jump from the top.

Walking the 1km to the Ma Tree is worth it to see the large buttressed tree (if you have a support van do the through trip from Togitogiga to the Ma tree and on out to the road).

The Coastal Walkway runs along the clifftops.  The access road is opposite the Ma Tree entrance.

Aganoa black sand beach is 3 kms down a rough road, but the beach is quite special as it has no coral reef protecting it.  There is often a small swell making the swimming a bit more active than lagoon lounging.  Unfortunately the coral beds have been bleached, but its still worth the small customary fee to use the road. 

Maninoa offers a range of places for lunch;  Sinalei and Coconuts are upmarket beach resorts, Two smaller restaurant only places may also be operating.  Wherever you eat the vistas and beach are excellent.

Once back on the road take care not to miss the sign to Vai Villas at Lotofaga-uta.  Vai Villas is set in the village by a spring and freshwater pools.  Your hosts Jill and Lua have developed a unique place and have a big fund of stories about Samoa and their return from NZ to build it.

Thursday - Beach or Turtle Kayak Day

Todays ride is only 12 kms to Matareva Beach, one of the most secluded and pleasant beaches on Upolu.  So if you want a bit more activity we offer a day's kayaking among the turtles (booking essential).  The trip begins paddling down the mangrove lined stream to the lagoon.  It's a good chance to practice your maneuvering skills, while being distracted by the orchids and bird life on the way.  Once in the main lagoon we paddle up beside the beach to a small keyhole gap in the reef where we usually see a number of giant turtles (shells over 1m long).  There is often an opportunity to snorkel along the reef walls where the turtles can be observed in their natural environment.  

Matareva Beach road requires payment of a small customary fee.  The resort has been rebuilt following the Tsunami and cyclone and is once again a favourite spot for Apia locals and expats.  It has its own private beach and lagoon and an atmosphere that is very conducive to just relaxing.

Friday - To Le Faga Bay

Another very short 12 km ride (take the turn to Return to Paradise and then just before the coast turn right to Savaia).   Le Valasis Fales are 300m along the coast from the Savaii village centre, Lalotalie is a further 3kms around the coast by the ford.

The Giant Clams are in the marine reserve opposite Le Valasis and should be considered a must see.  These giant, fluorescent molluscs weigh about 200kgs are almost a metre long and located about 50m offshore.  There is a 10 tala customary fee to see them, and the fee is supposed to include a guide.  Pay the fee either to the woman in the fale at the corner or at the nearby shop.  There have been challenges with people demanding money who were not the guardians and who did not know where the clams were.   The clams can only be visited on the top half of the tide (and you would not want to risk getting a foot caught in them at lower tide as they close quickly and firmly).  

 

 

 

 

Monday - Lalomanu or Namua Island

Depending on your booking today may be another day on Namua or a 3km ride to Lalomanu.  Lalomanu is one of Samoa's best know beaches, primarily due to the success of Taufua Beach fales and the nearby Litia Sini motels.

The beach has good swimming, there are always plenty of people around and the food at both resorts is good.  The minimum stay at Litia Sini is two nights, so if you want to stay here it has to be instead of Namua.

We can sometimes organise a days kayaking here out to the Aleipata Islands (which can be spectacular).  However the kayaking here is more challenging and this should only be booked by people comfortable paddling in open water in large swells and moderate chop.  Instead take the lagoon kayaking options at Vai Villas and Vaiula.

 

Tuesday

 

Some of the attractions of this 100kms of coast include:

Adventure Coast

From our base at Mulifanua its a gentle 15 km coastal village ride to Falelatai.  This is a pleasant introduction to village life as a return trip.  Stop in at Le Vasa resort for lunch or a smoothie (or base yourself at this resort for several days of activities).

Kayak, fish, sail and snorkel with us from our base at Airport Lodge.

Scuba dive with Pure Ocean at Sheraton Aggie Grays Resort (another accommodation option).

Le Faga Bay

Snorkel over the giant  clams. Almost a metre long and florescent they are in 2 metres of water that is easily reached from shore.

Take the waterfall tour at Lalotalie and test your jumping confidence.  For more adventure try their Coastal Challenge.

Stay at Le Valasis or Lalotalie fales or splash out at Return to Paradise Resort Hotel.

Matareva Beach

White sand, remote beach with regenerating coral – considered the best picnic beach on Upolu and now with fale accommodation.

Salamumu Beach

Located on another small lagoon there is a range of accommodation including Sa’Moana resort hotel.  

Vai Villas

A village setting beside a spring, this is becoming one of our most popular destinations.  It is the start of our Turtle Kayak day, a trip through the mangroves to a sandy beach beside the lagoon and then out to spot giant turtles at the reef entrance before a snorkel on the coral wall and a paddle back. 

Maninoa 

A great beach with two hotels (Sinalai and Coconuts) and a variety of budget accommodation.  Coconuts has probably the country's best Fiafia night with 3 fire dancers (Saturdays only).

There is a surf break on the reef in front of the hotel and we offer kayaking from here (normally only inside the reef).

Scenic Attractions

Togitogiga falls (a must), the Coastal Walkway, Aganoa Black sand beach and the forest walk to the giant Ma tree are all close by.

Tafatafa Beach

My favourite place– probably because of Auntie Magos cooking at Moega Amania  and Nugs beach bar next door.

We kayak from here to Nuusafee Island - a deserted tropical island with its own lagoon and white sand beaches.  

Lava tube caves can be explored from here, Nug takes surfing groups out in his boat and the swimming is good.

To Sua trench

The deep collapsed lava tubes with the swimming holes at the bottom is a short ride from here.  It's possible to swim through the underwater caves to the sea, but don't attempt this without local knowledge.

Sea Breeze Resort

It’s hard to get 1 or 2 night bookings here as it’s rated the best resort in Samoa, but it’s worth stopping in for lunch anyway.

Lalomanu Beach

Defined by Tafua, the most popular fale resort in Samoa, it has an excellent beach and good food. And there are motel options here.

Namua Island

A favourite spot for most of our kayakers as the fales are the only habitation on the island and they have their own private sandy beach.

Fitness Required

The easiest trips can be planned around 20km riding days.  There are options to ride further, kayak harder and walk for up to 8 hours a day.  There are also options to be hotel/fale based with different activities as required and powered  transport between locations.

Pricing and dates

Start whenever you want, make the journey as long as you want and stay in the accommodation you want/can afford.

Tour prices start at under $1,000 a week and include include all transport and accommodation and almost all meals and activity costs making this a great way to see Samoa. Or splash out on luxury accommodation and more adventures.

email us at info@outdoor.co.nz

eBikes

We have a limited number of ebikes available for an additional $80NZD per week. 

Namua Island Fales

Coastal Adventure

A great place for kids to ride

Carving a paopao (outrigger) in the forest

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