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Vaiula Beach Fale

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Lismore, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Loved my stay at Vaiula. The location is amazing and is run by a friendly man called Dave. It is rustic but comfortable, but that is what fales are about. Beach is stunning and quiet. Nug is an Aussie who runs an awesome little bar there with good beer and food and he is great for a chat. He runs...

Thank EdR607
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Samoa has a reputation for beauty, adventure, kind hearted people and cheap, cheerful accommodation. Our 4 nights spent at Dave's (Vaiula) fale's did not disappoint. The accommodation itself is exactly what you see online, little shacks sitting beach front with the most beautiful views you could imagine. What makes this little gem even more special are the people. Dave, who's...

Thank jholdom
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The kids, man And I find it no hardship to sleep on thin mattresses under nets looking out on cerulean blue lagoon, waiting for the 5.30am surf call from Nug, and plotting a lazy day in sun and sea. The food is cooked by Matai Daves folk, and you are fed in the communal kitchen three times a day, included...

1Thank Rosethorn1
Matakana, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Another trip to Vaiula, the staff are hilarious, the food is great, good homestyle Samoan cooking. Breakfast is great too. We always take our Vegemite to go on the soft white bread with an egg on top...yummmm. The fales are basic, mattress and sheets and a mozzie net- and my most favourite place in the world to sleep- the sound...

Thank Matakanafamily
Sunriver, Oregon
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Arrived late & tired & were given our Fale complete w/ mould smelling bedding. Were awakened many time by the dogs barking under our fale, literally in our ears. Two meals a day provided were near to uneatable, and Nuggs bar food at $7 Oz for canned tuna was insulting. We were to stay two weeks but fearing our health...

Thank gjp108
Ryan G, Samoa Surf Secrets Manager at Vaiula Beach Fale, responded to this review

Hi , Just some insight to the above. Two sides to every story. I was not present on two days due to my first baby being born 1hr away from camp. Guided surf trips via car are never offered via web or emails. Rental cars are suggested and free guidance & tips to best spots for the day suggested. Surfing...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Open beach fales with the sound of the surf to wake up to in the morning! Delicious dinner and a chance to unwind with Nugg at the bar - can't complain! A chance fo watch the stunning sunset from your fale or the bar, didn't want to leave after one night. Delicious dinner and breakfast included - truly local accommodation,...

Thank downunderbaby
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Having been here on surf trips a few times, staying at this place is defiantly the way to go. Close to all solid breaks and has an epic bar to keep hydrated at night. Very friendly team running the place and friendly team of dogs looking after the place!

Thank Skaxe
Apia, Samoa
Reviewed 26 January 2016

love this place...can take the whole family and enjoy a relaxing day at the beach...beach fales are located right on the beach a few steps from the ocean. Absolutely safe for children and good running water, clean bathrooms. Perfect for the family and very very cheap.

Thank Peka L
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I stayed here for 4 nights with some friends. It was a fantastic place to stay, just steps from the beach with a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The beach side bar is a highlight that you cannot miss. While the amenities are basic, they are clean and everything you could want, with the staff being friendly and welcoming.

Thank rlamont
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

This was our first beach fale we stayed in in Samoa, you can take the bus there from Apia and the bus driver dropped us off at the fales. We were the only guests there for 2 nights. There is a great bar right at the beach where you can have a cold beer or a lunch. Food is great,...

1Thank Annelien Z

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Additional Information about Vaiula Beach Fale

Address: Main South Road, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
Region: Samoa > Upolu > Apia
Also Known As:
Vaiula Beach Fale Samoa/Apia
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“First in first served, you wont be disappointed by any of the fale's though.”
  • View from our fale on the only windy day
  • The fale's (Most are only one level)
 of 5 bubbles jholdom, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“take earplugs if you cant stand crashing waves out on the reef!”
 of 5 bubbles Matakanafamily, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“The open fales on the beach side are best - even a two-storey fale - the only one in Samoa!”
 of 5 bubbles downunderbaby, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There is one cool 2 story fale”
 of 5 bubbles Skaxe, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the double-story bungalow (it's like living in a treehouse!)”
 of 5 bubbles Jac3131, 29 Dec 2012 | Read review
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