We stayed here for two weeks in August. It is located at the South of the Island, about 45 minutes from the Airport.
The resort is set in a beautiful idyllic location on a palm fringed beach. We were given an upgrade to an Ocean View room which was clean and tidy with a large patio overlooking the ocean - great for sundowners!
The resort offers free use of kayaks and snorkeling and has a swimming pool. There were always plenty of sun loungers available both by the pool and on the beach, however, they were not the most comfortable and having some nice padded cushions would have been appreciated.
The spa is beautiful and it was blissful having massages overlooking the ocean, although my husband did have a massage with one of the therapists that he did not really enjoy. Tiana who appeared to be in charge was lovely and helped us with our bookings and selecting our therapists.
In comparison to other resorts we have stayed at we found the food to be a bit hit and miss. There was a fairly limited menu and there were a few times when they got our order wrong. Although we did eat at the resort for the majority of our stay we did also try the restaurant at Cocos the resort a 10 min walk along the beach. We found their menu to be slightly better with a lot more choice. There were also a couple of beachfront cafes in between the two hotels that also provided another cheaper option for food.
The staff at the hotel were all lovely and friendly (special mention to Dominque, Jerome and Michael), however at times we were left feeling a little frustrated in dealing with the reception staff when trying to organise trips.
Overall we enjoyed our two week stay but could have enjoyed it a little but more with improved reception service and and wider selection of food choices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An untouched beach front paradise, where the irresistible beauty of nature surrounds you. Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa offers a range of 29 villa hideaways with garden, ocean view or beach side settings, and stunning abundant tropical surrounds. An absolute utopia for couples and honeymooners accepting guests over 12 years of age only. *WIFI & Internet access is available at the Resort at an additional charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sinalei Reef Hotel Apia
- Sinalei Reef Apia
- Sinalei Reef Resort