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#16 kils

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 12:16 PM

Thank you so much for your help Donna!!

If I come up with anything else on my research travels (still trying to decide on accommodation for Savaii) I'll def ask you!!

Hey actually, we're probably going to spend the first night in Apia cos our flight get's in at almost midnight, and are going across to Savaii first up.

Would you recommend a hotel in Apia fro a first ngiht stay?? Doesn't have to be fancy, we're just after somewhere clean to crash after that flight!
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Posted 26 September 2005 - 04:33 PM

I thought Aggie Greys was nice, but that might be expensive for just one night. The other hotel we stayed in in Apia was Hotel Kitano Tusitala (I Think). It was ok. I would say maybe a 2 or 3 star, if its lucky. Was pretty basic, and pretty old too. The only thing here, we found alot of our rooms had bugs in them, and the bathrooms didnt look very nice (ours was dirty. I wore my shoes in the shower cause I didnt want to catch anything). That was the standard room through, the next one up was heaps nicer, clean and comfy. I would say a definite 3 star. The rooms were clean too, and the bathrooms were nice. Could definetley go bare foot tongue.gif . Anyway, my point is, that hotel is ok for one night, but I would recommend any room other than the standard room, unless they have been cleaned up since I have been there.

Hope I didnt make it sound bad, honestly, it is only the standard rooms that were a bit dodgy, the rest of the resort was nice. Nice pool, nice food, and if you have one of the nicer rooms, you shouldnt even see the yucky part of the resort i stayed in.
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Posted 26 September 2005 - 07:16 PM

Hey Kils, we stayed at Coconuts for our honeymoon in an overwater bungalow - it was SO gorgeous!! I never been so relaxed - the setting is so romantic and the restaurant/bar was stunning and the food was just the best...

I am still craving some of the dishes we had!

I would totally recommend it - also another couple got married while we were there and it was definetely different and special!

The fact that it only has 20ish rooms makes it really quiet and intimate - much better then the big resorts in my opinion.

Hehe Donna - we were constantly jumping off our balcony into the water (shallow!!) cause we couldnt be bothered to walk down to the beach! so technically it doesnt have a way into the water but you can make it happen tongue.gif

By the way - the overwater bungalows have a glass section in the floor so you can sit on your lounge and watch the fish swim past!

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Posted 27 September 2005 - 12:11 PM

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Hehe Donna - we were constantly jumping off our balcony into the water (shallow!!) cause we couldnt be bothered to walk down to the beach! so technically it doesnt have a way into the water but you can make it happen 


hey Penny. That is so funny. When we were having a look at the rooms, we were Posing on the balcony rails, and we were laughing cause we thought what would happen if we fall off. Lucky to know we would have been safe. he he he.

The food there was fantastic, I forgot about that. Yummo!!!!!!!!! You know the only prob. When we were there, I was craving potato chips, and nobody had them. Anywhere in the resort. he he he.

Anyway, good to hear you had such a good time. It is a gorgeous resort. One of my favs. biggrin.gif
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Posted 27 September 2005 - 04:25 PM

Hi guys,

I went to Samoa at the beginning of the year. My fiance is samoan and we stayed at Aggie Greys. Yes, it is untouched by tourism and thats what I loved about it!
Aggie Greys is an excellent resort, you get free water bottles each day when the housekeepers come around and you have to go there on a WEDNESDAY night to see the FIA FIA night. Its world class! You will love it! You dont have to be staying there to experience it, and you get an amazing buffet after the show.

Savaii is very beautiful with amazing waterfalls. We stayed at Vacations Beach Resort whilst over there and had a beach fale. It was so beautiful listening to the waves crashing on the shore. Its very romantic....

Have fun on your honeymoon guys and let us know what you think when you get back. BTW - The samoan people are just gorgeous!!! Trust me - Im marrying one! hehehehe

ps - i have some pics in my sig if you want to look!

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 10:49 AM

Thanks for the help girls!! biggrin.gif

We've booked it!!

So exciting..... 10 nights in an Over the Water bungalow at Coconuts. And I've booked the seats through Frequent Flyer points too!!

So now we just need to organise the first night accommodation in Apia and two nights in Savaii somewhere. I think we might even just take it as it comes in Savaii with accommodation.

And our booking for the accommodation had me as a Mrs with my married name!! First thing with the married name on it!

Nickers great photos!! It looks like you hired a car over there? Did you do that before you left or when you got there?
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Posted 28 September 2005 - 01:12 PM

Hi Kils,

I would reccommend Aggie's for your first night in Apia, very good and you can get a bus from the airport to the hotel. And "Vacations" in Savaii is EXCELLENT, if you can make sure you go on Sunday, they have a huge feast....My H2B's brother in law says it the best in Savaii!!!!

We had two hire cars, the first was through the internet before we left via Apia rentals and it was ok (a suzuki vitara) and the last one (the white one) was excellent and we organised it while we were there (cant remember the name of the place sorry!)....i definatley reccommend you hire a car though- then you can explore the whole island at your leisure....

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Posted 29 September 2005 - 01:49 PM

I would def agree with Nickers. A car would be FANTASTIC.

One thing I found with Samoa, is everything is pretty spread out, so a car would be really good to go and explore the island.

You will have a ball. biggrin.gif
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 11:28 AM

We hired a little jeep from Coconuts - it was quite reasonably priced and it was nice and handy to just pick it up and drop it off to reception.


Its so fun driving around!! Although all the dogs and pigs make it a bit of an obstacle course but you never go very fast!

You also have to drive on the right side of the road which makes you concentrate!

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 02:07 PM

Yeah, i think hiring a car is a must!!

Thanks girls, i'm getting so excited about going!!

In the wedding photos of our paper this week one of the couple honeymooned in Samoa, I was pointing going, look that's where we're going!!
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Posted 27 October 2005 - 02:10 PM

What star rating is Coconuts?

And if you don't mind me asking, how much was a ten night stay? I think $300 US a night is quite reasonable. That is for the room isn't it, not per person?




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