Samoa boasts some of the world's most stunning and unspoilt beaches, perfect for anyone seeking a tropical paradise to fulfil their castaway fantasies. From swimming, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking, or simply lounging beside the warm crystal-clear waters, Samoa's pristine white sandy, palm-fringed beaches offer endless possibilities all year round.
At the top of the list of Samoa's best beaches is the iconic Lalomanu Beach, renowned for its picturesque beauty and protected marine reserve status. Visitors can indulge in spectacular views of the lagoon's colourful sea life, and stay overnight in a beach fale to witness breathtaking sunsets and sunrises.
Restored to its former glory after total devastation during the 2009 tsunami, Lefaga Beach is another gem on Upolu's southwest coast. Its aquamarine waters swirl over giant clams and black stones on this pearly white sandy, lush palm-lined beach, with nearby Faimafili Village Resort offering a fantastic beachfront restaurant to enjoy views of the spectacular sunset and savour delicious Samoan fare.
On the secluded north coast of Savai'i Island, Manase Beach offers an oasis of tranquillity, 45 km from the ferry terminal. Visitors can relax on its lush palm-lined ivory sandy shores, swim in the azure waters, and stay in one of the six nearby Samoan beach resorts for a luxurious, extended getaway.
Other top beaches in Samoa include Manono and Tafatafa Beaches on Upolu and Legato and Aganoa Black Sand Beach on Savai'i.
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