“Who says you have to do anything? You’re on holiday at Savaii Surfaris, remember? Why not order a cocktail from the bar and have it delivered while you sit on a lounge-bed and take in a spectacular Samoan sunset?”
It’s time to put your iDevice on ice, leave the big-smoke behind and book your stay at Samoa’s exclusive Savaii Surfaris – a five-acre oceanfront retreat Situated in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean (five-and-a-half hours from both Hawaii and Australia) and wedged between the Tafua Rain forest Preserve and basalt stone mountains of Savai’I Island. Hosting a maximum of eight guests at any one time, the all-inclusive Savaii Surfaris is the ultimate destination for core surfers, or those simply seeking to immerse themselves in pristine tropical surrounds.
Walk down the beach and survey the conditions; strap on your leggie and take a short paddle out through the crystal-clear lagoon and into world-class waves. Why not try one of the lodge’s revered Eco Tours and sample the island’s stunning ecological beauty; swim under pre-historic waterfalls, marvel at the Alofagga Blowholes, drink in the various moods of island’s raw coastline, tackle the Falealupo Canopy Walk, or disappear down the Aopo Lava Tubes.
Of course, deciding when and where to surf and what waterfall to swim under can be exhausting. That’s why we highly recommend in indulging in one of the lodge’s massages; realigning your adventurous spirit with a resident Yoga class, or simply recharging the batteries with a nutritious meal from the lodge’s oceanfront kitchen and restaurant. With the exception of select beverages, meals are all-inclusive and have an emphasis on fresh and healthy. Locally sourced and sustainable ingredients anchor a menu of Samoan delicacies blended with Western cuisine; fresh fish is caught daily right offshore and organic fruits and veggies grown on-site.
Pricing & Packages
Savaii Surfaris Specials
6 night/7 day couples package = AUD$1,000 per person (OR non-surfer goes free – LIMITED SPECIAL OFFER!)
6 night/7 day GROUP SPECIAL = AUD$1,400 per person (based on 8 people)
Children 12yrs or younger receive a 50% discount
Savaii Surfaris Inclusions
7 Day / 6 Night Package
– Breakfast, lunch, snacks & dinner daily
– Accommodation in 5 x Single Beach Fales
– Tea, coffee & unlimited drinking water
– Surf transfers & Activity transfers
– Return Transfers Savaii Surfaris
– Return Ferry Transfers
– Full use of house equipment
|2020/2021||$1,500 (Special 25% Off)||Enquire now|
** Please note children under 12 are $675 AUD
Constructed from reclaimed timber and lava rocks, Savaii Surfaris Surf Lodge boasts eight open-air fales (or bungalows) intended to give guests their own perfect piece of paradise. Fales come complete with full-service bar, King, or Queen four-posts beds, mosquito nets, high-speed mounted fans, en-suite bathrooms with open-sky shower and private decks for relaxing and watching the nearby beach and tidal lagoon. The lodge common area boasts a huge open-plan space which features a bar, lounge area and individual observation area perfect for taking in a spritzer and enjoying the manicured grounds which are in a constant state of tropical bloom. The lodge offers guests 24/7 Satellite Wi-Fi (local sim cards are available for the data hungry) and mobile global roaming connectivity.
Savaii Surfaris places a huge emphasis on employing and developing the best guides in the world who are responsible for ensuring guests are exposed to as many premium waves as possible. There are over 10 different breaks within an hour drive of the lodge. However, Aganoa Right and Aganoa Left are right on the doorstep of the lodge. If you’re still getting your sea legs, never fear because Little Left breaks at the edge of the lagoon at high-tide and is the perfect beginner’s wave.
Aganoa Right (right out front)
Aganoa Right is Savaii’s premiere wave and is extremely consistent, breaking much of the year and at all sizes from two-ten feet. The wave boasts multiple take-off spots which wedge on two-three different peaks; there’s a hollow tube on take-off which grows into an inside wall, before growing into another barrels which fades into the nearby channel.
Aganoa Left: (right out front)
Aganoa Left peels around the reef pass and into a channel on the western side of the beach, and depending on the swell direction, boasts a beautiful little barrel section.
K-Land (40 minutes from Aganoa)
The left-hand reef pass can hold swell from four-to-twelve feet and draws similarities to the Indonesia’s famed G-Land; the wave is a long, wrapping mix of both hollow barrelling sections and long, open walls. This wave is definitely only for surfers in the advanced-to-elite skill range.
Middles (just across the channel from K-Land)
Middles is a playful, split-peak which breaks into a wide channel and a favourite with guests; across the channel is a shorter, but fun right when you get frustrated by the crowd.
Pastor Point (30 minutes from Aganoa)
Pastor Point is an extremely long and fun right located in the northeast corner of an outer reef. The wave, which works best on September to April north swells, barrels and is a more mellow version of the famous Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast.
Coconut Grove (90 minutes away from Aganoa)
Coconut Grove is a series of left-hand set-ups that can be fun, or downright heart-attack materials depending on the mood of the ocean. It’s a beautiful reef location that delivers reliable swell and good conditions when the ‘Devil Wind” is destroying all other options.
East Side Secret Spots:
Savaii Surfaris owner and veteran Pacific explorer, Keith Martin, has uncovered a wealth of “secret” spots over the course of his time living on Savaii. However, he won’t hesitate to tell his guests where to find the east-side secret spots. Accessible only by boat and almost invisible from shore, perfect and empty reef pass line-ups are waiting for all guests willing to abide by Keith’s promise of secrecy.
Who says you have to do anything? You’re on holiday, remember? Why not order a cocktail from the bar and have it delivered while you sit on a lounge-bed and take in a spectacular Samoan sunset? Why not try swimming, or snorkelling in the incredible turquoise-coloured lagoon? Have a go at stand-up paddleboarding, kite-surfing, kayaking, cycling on a cruiser, or enjoy the region’s incredible sport fishing. Take the afternoon off from chasing perfect surf and entertain yourself with one of many games from bocce, to horseshoes, to table tennis and darts. Perhaps you’d like to explore the wild and virtually untouched local rainforest hikes and eco-friendly tours? Whatever your speed, Savaii Surfaris has one “stress free” gear.
Important Details about getting to Savaii Surfaris:
- Regular ferry service runs between the islands of Apia and Savaii from 6am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.
- Ferry times: APIA – SAVAII (8am, 12pm, 4pm) SAVAII – APIA (6am, 10am, 2pm).
- Malifanua Wharf is a 5 minute drive from Faleolo Airport in Apia. Our drivers will assist you with the journey.
- Passenger tickets for the ferry will already be purchased for you by our staff OR they will purchase them on your behalf at the wharf.
- The ferry takes appx 1hr 30mins pending weather conditions.
Samoa is only five hours away from Sydney and Melbourne and just over three-and-a-half hours flight time from Auckland, New Zealand. Samoa Airways (national airline of Samoa), Air New Zealand and Fiji Airways operate international flights from New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, Fiji and American Samoa into Samoa. You can fly into Apia on the island of Upolu, Samoa from many Pacific hubs such as L.A., Honolulu, Auckland, Nadi, Sydney and Brisbane; a designated surf guide from Savaii Surfaris will meet you at the airport with a van and transport you to the ferry terminal just 10 minutes away. From there, it’s an hour-long ferry ride from Upolu to Savaii, before undertaking another 10 minutes van ride to Savaii Surfaris. Tourists to Samoa are not required to obtain an entry permit for stays of less than 60 days. However, you must have a return or onward ticket and your passport must be valid for at least six months at the time of entry into the country.
Before you set off on your Samoan sojourn, visit: smarttraveller.gov.au