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Faimafili Village Resort

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Traditional Double Room Single Use, Multiple Beds, Beach View, Beachfront | View from room
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Standard Villa, 2 Queen Beds, Garden View, Beachfront | Living area
Food and drink
Lobby sitting area

Overview of Faimafili Village Resort

Faimafili Village Resort

3.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Matautu with restaurant, beach bar
7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

15 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Internet access
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Matautu Lefaga, Matautu, 3380
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Beach bar
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Faleolo International Airport (APW) - 31 min drive
  • Apia (FGI-Fagali'i) - 58 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Faimafili Restaurant - 2 min walk

About this property

Faimafili Village Resort

Faimafili Village Resort offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 40 per person one-way. For a bite to eat, guests can visit The Beach Bar, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers a beachfront location. A beach bar and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. The comfortable beds and nice bathrooms get good marks from fellow travellers.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • WiFi in public areas*


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • BBQs
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Snorkelling

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Built in 2014
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


The Beach Bar – This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 20.00 (5-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 40 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 147.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds


There is no hot water on site.
This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Faimafili Village Resort Matautu
Faimafili Village Matautu
Faimafili Village
Faimafili Village Resort Hotel
Faimafili Village Resort Matautu
Faimafili Village Resort Hotel Matautu

Frequently asked questions

Does Faimafili Village Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Faimafili Village Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Faimafili Village Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Faimafili Village Resort?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Faimafili Village Resort.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Faimafili Village Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 40 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Faimafili Village Resort?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Faimafili Village Resort and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as snorkelling. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Faimafili Village Resort?
Yes, The Beach Bar offers beachfront dining and ocean views.
Does Faimafili Village Resort have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge and a microwave.
Does Faimafili Village Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Faimafili Village Resort like?
Faimafili Village Resort is located a short 13-minute walk from Return to Paradise Beach. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Incredible view
We stayed for a week in the over water bungalow. The bungalow is showing its age, however still really comfortable. This is five star location, with the balcony over looking the ocean. The air conditioning worked really well and the room is equipped with a fridge that stayed cold, coffee making facilities and towels. We will miss this place and would definitely return
Susan, 7-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good description not accurate description did not match actual accommodation but the manager (Fili) was most helpful
Peter, 3-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Not what I had expected.
After spending two weeks in Samoa staying at different fales, these were my least favorite. The structure didn't look authentic, and was wrapped with tarps with large pieces of boards weighing them down. There was a storm the night we stayed, so it was loud with the sound of the boards and tarps swinging around, and a bright light from outdoors shone into our sleeping space. We didn't get any sleep. Bathroom showers (both the male and female) had used sanitary products in them. However, the staff were very friendly and attentive & the food was amazing!! Quick service as well at the restaurant.
Lyndsey, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I was k lay there for a short stay but it was quite and relaxing
carl, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Basic, nice people, good spot
Very budget place, friendly people, nice to be amongst the real Samoan people, room was very basic, kettle wasn't working and it needed to be replaced, service was OK but needed to ask for things that ran out, evening meals were basic and nice - management could bring the resort more up to present with better training/support. We enjoyed it albeit.
Paul, 9-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Stunning location but still being developed - fales on beachfront are basic but fine - best value for sure. Villas are new and clean but still being developed - plumbing not finished in kitchen sink, no table and chairs. Double rooms tiny and no air con - overpriced for what you get. Menu is basic but disappointingly, half of what was on the menu was not available - and not signalled before ordering. Also pack of dogs roaming beach were intimidating and noisy
Sue, 3-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Disappointing experience and conditions
Although we chose villas for added comfort and the windows had mosquito netting there were large gaps in the front door and the back door. I don’t really understand the reason for the back door as this just led to the wild bush and a stagnant pond. This may explain why we were bitten by mosquitoes and midges every night. Also both villas were infested with ants. Staff seemed disinterested and didn’t recommend anywhere to go - we walked to the Return to Paradise resort which is about 1km away to get information. We also got charged $20 per hour for Wi-Fi when we asked to use to check family were ok back home. On the plus side the beach was lovely and (we saw blue star fish and other tropical fish) and the food was really nice.
DJ, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful beach and fun holiday
We were a family of 7 and had a wonderful Samoan experience. We had a rental van and did our own touring around which was great. We saw so much of Samoa and experienced the true Samoan culture at Faimafili Village Resort as well as all the touristy things like the Trench, Sliding Rock and swimming with the turtles. Robert Louis Stevenson's house is great and worth the wait to take the tour. To take a vehicle on the ferry to the island of Savaii you need to book at least 4-5 days in advance although there are plenty of taxis on arrival at Savaii.
Helen, 9-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The beach and was excellent, unfortunately that was the only high light, we had a knock at our door every morning at 8.15 that breakfast was ready, which consisted of eggs cooked in various ways but always cold. the only night we had dinner there the Entree's, main's and desert were delivered all at the same time an hour and a half after we ordered them and all stone cold, even the ice cream in the desert had melted. Our garden Villa was nice enough until you went into the bathroom that smelt like a long drop toilet, which as far as I could tell was coming from the shower drain. They cleaned the Villa once in the week we were there and the smell disappeared till the bathroom was used. My daughter went for a wander one day and found were all the rubbish and probably the sewerage outlet which was in the water way 20 meters behind our Villa. Altogether very disappointing experience and would not recommend.
7-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

8/10 Very good

We hope to be back.
Great location with friendly management and staff. Relaxed atmosphere to chill out in. Breakfast and dinner went down well. The bed in our villa was comfortable, and the tap water cool and fresh. Nothing seemed to be too much.
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review