Really Good 8.8/10
In the past years, several "surfing camps" have opened in Samoa, but those who prefer a bit more upscale comfort, things like air conditioning and an excellent ala carte menu; like the pool for spouses or traveling partners to enjoy and tap water that's safe to drink, tend to gravitate to Coconuts. Coconuts' laid back atmosphere suits them perfectly, the location is, quite frankly, incomparable, and when everything is considered, their rates can be just about the same.
The over-the-water fales are situated as to maximize individual privacy. Each fale boasts amazing views of the beaches, lagoon, and ocean, and boast simply breathtaking sunset vistas. The highlight of these unique over-the-water fales is the expansive sun decks, sun loungers, and comfy furniture beckon guests to relax and enjoy their tropical surroundings. The large and airy bedroom features a king size bed and boasts a soaring, traditional Samoan ceiling. The bedroom and sitting area opens up onto the expansive decks, and can be closed off with large glass sliding doors for those guests wishing to use the air-conditioning. Just off the bedroom are doors that open to an additional, small, mini-deck.
Six individual thatched roof, air-conditioned beach fales are located directly on the sandy beach, just steps from the water’s edge. A large indoor sitting area with tropical island decor opens to a spacious covered terrace boasting amazing views. The elevated split-level bedroom features a king size bed. Coconuts offers two two-bedroom fales with two completely separate bedrooms, one with a king size bed, the other with two twin beds. The unique open-air bathrooms feature local lava-rock walls, and have a sunken shower nestled under a private ‘waterfall’ shower.
The three Coco suites are ideal for a couple seeking extra space and amenities, or for two couples or a family traveling together. This fully air-conditioned, two room suite is comprised of a full-size bedroom with a king size bed, and a large sitting room that can be arranged as a second private bedroom. Large, folding louver doors separate the two rooms, and may be opened to create a spacious, airy feel. Both the separate bedroom and the sitting room have individual ensuite open air bathrooms (two full bathrooms), featuring Coconuts original, famous sunken tub with lava rock waterfall shower. Each suite has its own, individual covered terrace with comfortable outdoor furniture, and amazing views of the gardens, beach, and ocean.
If it is luxury you are after, than the Royal Beach villas at Coconuts are sure to deliver. All three villas are architecturally unique with exterior walls of the living room and bedrooms constructed entirely of large timber poles and glass.The two flanking villas each total over 600 square feet of spacious island living. A large bedroom with walk-in closet features a king size bed, and opens to a comfortable sitting room and a writing alcove. The large open-air style bathroom comes complete with Coconuts’ famous lava rock ‘waterfall’ shower. The central villa is more than twice as spacious and includes all of the same features as the other villas as well as a private, second-story observatory and balcony, which is accessed via an interior circular staircase. This second story is a wonderful spot to take in the amazing views, relax with a cocktail, and may even be set up as a separate bedroom.
There are several great breaks within paddling distance of the hotel and even more a short boat ride away. Directly in front of the hotel, about 300 meters out, is a very nice right aptly named "coconuts". Further west along the edge of the turquoise lagoon are two or three other breaks. One, named "catapult" after one of the favorite (and most potent) of Mika's tropical cocktails, is a thick and mean right; another, called tafitoala, is a popular left. Heading east down the beach from Coconuts are at least two more breaks, including a left called siumu, lying offshore from the village of the same name. This is a good paddle from the beach, out a reef cut with a strong, outgoing current.
A short boat ride further east down the coast, off of the Aganoa black sand beach, are two more great breaks, a left and a right. Both of these are an easy paddle from the beach if you choose to approach by car.
The left, called boulders, is one of the most popular in Samoa. Of course, in Samoa, that sort of popularity only means that you might see someone else out there once every odd Saturday. Aganoa beach is also a great, sandy bottomed swimming beach, with beautiful snorkeling reefs on each side of it's small bay and virtually no currents.
Naturally, elsewhere on the island, there are dozens of other known breaks, and probably just as many undiscovered or "secret" ones. Most of these are accessible by car and besides being great rides, are set in spectacular surroundings. Check out Tiavea, a tiny village on the northeast corner of the island, a half hour drive from the main road down a rough dirt track, in a beautiful little bay.
Every year Samoa gets it's fair share of "big name" visitors from the world of professional surfing, and a number of them have stayed at Coconuts. In the past years Coconuts' list of notable surfing guests includes names like Chris Lassen, Sonny Garcia, Aaron Loyo, Brian Jennings, Serena Brooke, and Jon Rose. In addition, Coconuts have hosted Perry Farrell and Roger Leonard from "Porno for Pyros", their sound man Russel Toi, famous surfing photographer Aaron Chang, and other such notables as Peter Destephano, Matt Archibold, James Brisick, Strider Wasilewski and Shawn Briley.
Coconuts is located on the southern sunshine coast of Upolu, the main island of Samoa. The island of Upolu, while smaller than Savaii, is the most inhabited and is home to the bustling town of Apia, and the Faleolo International Airport.
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Many travel guides and magazines have recognized Mika's Restaurant as the finest dining experience in Samoa, if not the entire South Pacific, and the raves from their guests are non-stop. As well as providing the freshest of local ingredients, combined with culinary expertise, Mika’s Restaurant boasts one of the finest locations and views of any restaurant in the world.
The Coconuts meal deal is available for an additional 89 USD per person per day. Your Coconuts meal deal will include:
Coconuts VIP excursions allow you to visit various locations on their island. They will provide a vehicle, personal driver and English speaking guide, and recommended excursions that can vary from a few hours to a full day.
Suggested tours and excursions:
The Coco Beach Spa is a large and private peaceful sanctuary, with a grand entrance and soaring lava rock walls. There is a mini-gecko spa pool where guests are invited to relax. The spa treatment rooms are spacious and were built with privacy and relaxation in mind. Here you will experience soothing and effective treatments, using natural ingredients derived from the land and the sea. Whether its sipping citrus-infused water, receiving a thorough hand and feet treatments, indulging in a hot stone massage, relaxing with a full body massage, or experiencing the ultimate Lazy Day treatment, you will surely depart with a sense of bliss and calm, and feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
Please book your flight to arrive at Faleolo International Airport (APW). Transfer from and to the airport is included if you're staying for five nights or more. Coconuts Beach Club Resorts & Spa will pick you up from the airport.
Transfer to and from Faleolo International Airport (APW) is available upon request. The transfer fee is 20 USD (plus tax) per person each way. Children under 12 are free.