Aganoa Beach Retreat offers traditional Samoan-style falé accommodation in a perfect beach side location – ideal for couples, families or small groups of surfers who want to experience a real Samoan style holiday rather than a generic resort.
The cultural experience of Samoan life, and the friendliness of the staff make Aganoa Beach Retreatvery popular with visitors of all ages.
For surfers, two of Samoa’s most consistent breaks, Aganoa Right and Aganoa Left, are within paddling distance of the beach. there are two breaks within paddling distance, and more can be reached with Savaii Surfaris, our in-house surf operation – see Savaii Surfing.
Accommodation at Aganoa Beach Retreat is in traditional palm-thatched beach falés. All falés feature comfortable beds, mosquito nets, electricity and convenient access to a central amenities block with hot showers. The beachside restaurant and bar overlooks the lagoon with views of the surf and coast – a great place for a tropical breakfast or a sunset drink.
Breakfast includes cereal, toast and tropical fruits, while dinners feature fresh seafood, regular BBQ nights and traditional Samoan roast.
The snorkelling here is excellent, with coral gardens and abundant tropical fish. Other activities include island tours to see the spectacular blowholes. You can also visit the local ‘tapa’ makers, who produce an unusual paper-like cloth from tree bark – a perfect souvenir of your Samoa holiday. Fishing trips are available for an extra charge
Aganoa is very secluded, right on the beach, on the edge of the rainforest and conservation reserve. Savaii’s scenic attractions, like the Tafua Crater and Olemoe Waterfall, are a short distance away, as is Salelologa, the main town and ferry terminal.
An Aganoa Beach Retreat tour package includes airport transfers; arrival and/or departure night accommodation on the main island of Upolu; ferry transfers to/from Savaii; and accommodation with breakfast and dinner at Aganoa Beach Retreat.
Arrival at Faleolo International Airport, on Upolu island, is usually late at night. A representative from Aganoa Beach Retreat meets arriving guests and transfers them to the accommodation booked for the night. Most guests stay at the Airport Lodge, which is close to the wharf. Alternatively, you can stay at the legendary Aggie Grey’s Hotel in Apia, 45 minutes away.
In the morning, guests are picked up from their accommodation for the trip to Mulifanua Wharf and an 80-minute ferry ride to Savaii island. On Savaii, you’ll be met by our staff, and our van will take you for the 15-minute drive to Aganoa Beach Retreat.
When conditions are favourable, surf transfers to other breaks around the island are available at an extra charge.
On the final day of their holiday, guests take the afternoon ferry back to the main island of Upolu where our representative will again arrange for transfers to accommodation in Apia or at the Airport Lodge, and assist with transfers to the airport for check-in.
You’ll leave with memories of a fascinating island and its people; of pleasant company , new friends, cold Vailima beers, fish steaks and perfect sunsets.