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  • Fiona
      New Zealand
    August 13, 2014

    Beautiful location Friendly staff Good food Clean tidy rooms

    Cold shower which partially flooded bathroom floor No one helped with carrying bags to rooms, even with my elderly travellers

    8.3

  • Anonymous
      Australia
    August 6, 2014

    We loved everything about this accommodation - the staff, location, food, activities. We were so sad to leave and in hindsight would have spent more time there rather than changing to different accommodation halfway through our trip.

    Absolutely nothing!

    10

  • Jani
      Australia
    August 6, 2014

    Awesome location right at Asau Bay, beautiful snorkeling at the nearby island, excellent fishing with Mahi Mahi and Tuna, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff

    Sometimes I felt like the waiters and waitresses were trying to please us too much while we we're having our dinner

    10

  • Laurie
      United States of America
    July 27, 2014

    Views, activities , food ,staff Kayaks quietness !

    Bugs !! But typical in Samoa !!

    7.5

  • Peter
      New Zealand
    July 1, 2014

    TRADITIONAL ENVIRONMENT WITH THE GREAT SERVICE

    WAS NOT LONG ENOUGH

    10

  • James
      United Kingdom
    June 26, 2014

    Loved everything, can not say a bad word about this place. I would go bad :)

    10

  • Anthea
      Australia
    June 24, 2014

    Staff were wonderful, very interested in you enjoying yourself. Good range of things avaliable to do through the resort- both free and additional costs

    10

  • Anonymous
      Australia
    May 26, 2014

    Best snorkelling we had in Samoa. Wild turtles visible from room. Kayaking with turtles. Dinner included. Daily activities and dinners make this a good place to stay several nights.

    Power seemed to fluctuate. No hot water, although this wasn't actually a problem but something to be aware of.

    9.2

  • Mitchell
      Australia
    May 25, 2014

    Our shower was leaking into our room. I had to ask for fresh towels everyday. Our room wasn't serviced. I asked about the shower water going into our room but nothing was done, I asked the staff to clean up the wet mess but nothing was done. Wifi wasn't working.

    5.4

  • Anonymous
      Samoa
    May 12, 2014

    Vaimoana is in a beautiful location. The food was really good, the staff were friendly, and the cottage was comfortable and clean. We also loved the free kayaks and the snorkeling.

    9.6

  • Anonymous
      Australia
    May 3, 2014

    Loved the location, ther service and the meals The singing of an evening was good fun Will definitely return.

    Our Fale was a bit run down and linen looked dirty. Perhaps that is due to the water but probaly need a washing machine rather than by hand. Perhaps coloured towls rather than white would be more appropriate.

    8.3

  • Michael
      New Zealand
    April 29, 2014

    Staff. Location. Meals and accommodation prices reasonable

    No hot water. Linen and towels blood and dirt stained. Very poor water pressure in shower. No laundry facilities

    5.8

  • Julianne
      Australia
    March 27, 2014

    The location and facilities. Friendliness of staff. Excellent meals.

    10

  • Anonymous
      Australia
    March 27, 2014

    friendly staff. graeat fishing charter

    a bit isolated

    8.3

  • Taofi
      Australia
    February 17, 2014

    We stayed for 3 days in beautiful Vaimoana. Sale, and his staff made us feel welcome from the minute we walked in. Tasty variety of Samoan and western foods were produced from the kitchen. Rooms are comfortable & clean. Excellent value for money with free breakfast & dinner included !

    9.2

  • Sven
      Germany
    February 10, 2014

    Welcome to paradise! Beautifull spot with a small beach - good for a swim - and they got some kayaks. Excellent staff, does really everything to make you feel welcome. Great meals - I love that cook - we were really stuffed every day. Feed the fish - it's great!

    9.6

  • Richard
      New Zealand
    December 26, 2013

    Everything. Very low key, not fancy or pretentious at all. Loved the staff and would definitely recommend the fishing there. Such a good price and caught heaps! On our last night there the staff organised tables right on the beach for us and cooked us an amazing dinner. Would go here again without a doubt.

    The food wasn't the best sometimes but there was definitely more than enough!

    10

  • Vanessa
      New Zealand
    December 9, 2013

    The staff were amazingly friendly, and welcoming. I felt at home instantly and we got an upgrade as the weather wasnt too flash for the fale we booked. Great location as its half way around the Island so if you want to make a full round trip, this is the perfect stay. Great live entertainment and beautiful beach and snorkelling spot.

    9.6

  • Alba
      United States of America
    October 31, 2013

    The service is super kind, the food is very good and have a nice beach just in front of the fales.

    9.2

  • Anonymous
      New Zealand
    October 29, 2013

    The staff were really friendly an could not do enough to help. Great place to kayak, swim and snorkel. Relaxed, laid-back atmosphere.

    The water supply wasn't constant. Beds could have been more comfortable.

    8.8

  • June
      New Zealand
    October 28, 2013

    magnificent setting superb staff value for money and price in general

    lack of communication from management about ease of transport to and from

    9.2

  • Susan
      New Zealand
    October 15, 2013

    the location was lovely great beach great facilities Excellent amount of food Fales over the water just what I expected Very Relaxing very Friendly staff. They went out of there way to make our sisters 50th that bit Special -absolutely perfect!!

    fales could be cleaned better

    8.3

  • Christian
      Germany
    September 29, 2013

    nice and very helpful and friendly staff, gave us for the first night an upgrade in an air con room, rooms are clean (stayed at a sunset fale), food is simple but OK

    no internet (booking.com's info is wrong!), next internet is in a different resort 10 min drive by car but we had none..., outdoor shower, no hot water, 2 hours drive from the harbour

    7.5

  • Joanne
      New Zealand
    September 17, 2013

    I loved the staff. Nothing was a problem and everyone was so friendly. Extra special thanks to Sesi who was always on hand to help with his happy smile. True asset to the lodge.We all especially enjoyed the making of flax baskets and coconut cream display, thank you :) The food was amazing The rooms were nice and tidy and modern The lodge was always tidy and kept Great views Great ferry transfer to and from lodge

    There wasn't much I didn't like but if I had to nit pick it would be the gap above and below the french doors in our room. I know that Samoa comes with many little bugs and lizards but having them in our room wasn't much fun. I thought I had booked a room that was more sealed Also fresh towels daily would be nice but wasn't a big issue as we took our own for swimming Not at all Vai Moanas issue, but it is quite far from town so be aware and make sure you book their transfer. It is worth the trip!! :) Drinks were a little expensive for us. We would have liked to buy more to put money into the lodge but found we couldn't justify the prices so were only buying one each per night with dinner and then retire to our room, when we would have liked to stay in the restaurant longer and enjoy the staffs entertainment

    9.6

  • Anonymous
      United States of America
    August 22, 2013

    Michelle, the front desk manager was very accommodating and friendly, as was the rest of the staff. This place strikes a good balance between affordability, pleasantness, and modesty. It is certainly not a fancy place, but it does not need to be. Some of the more fancy resorts do not seem to promote guest interaction by their very nature. At Viamoana, the atmosphere is open, congenial, and unpretentious. We easily met several other guests with whom we shared meals and drinks. The food was consistently well prepared and presented.. the chef knows what he's doing.

    A reservation mistake put us in a lessor room the first night. That problem was handled quickly and easily though. The restaurant wait staff needs much better training, as do the bartenders. Drinks were not consistent and often took a very long time to appear. Waiters should NOT be checking their cell phones while taking an order. The menu is basic.. and only about half of what is listed is available at any given time.

    7.5

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