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Self-drive Upolu and Savai'i

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Country
Samoa
Travel Departs
Faleolo Internatonal Airport
Travel Ends
Faleolo Internatonal Airport
Travel Periods
01 December 2021- 31 March 2023
Experience
Beach Holidays, Self-Drive
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Explore the best sites of Upolu and Savai'i's islands on this exciting 13 day self-drive holiday. With the comfort of your own car, you have the freedom to move around as you please!

Highlights

Fresh Flower Ula (Lei) meet and greet on arrival 

Ferry Tickets included from and to Savai'i

Explore Upolu and Savai'i by car

Stay in an Oceanview King Room at Taumeasina Islands Resort

Taumesina Island resort is situated on its own private island

Stay in a Superior Ocean Villa at Sinalei Reef Resort &Spa

15 Minute Complimentary Head & Shoulder Massage at Sinalei Reef 

Stay in a Beachfront Bungalow at Le Lagoto Resort

15 minute per person massage per stay at le Lagoto resort & Spa

Escape from your daily routine, soak up the Samoan culture while exploring two of the islands of the Samoan Archipelago: Upolu and Savai'i with this 13 Days Self-drive Holiday.

 

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Included

4 nights at Taumesina Island Resort - 4*
4 nights at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa - 4*
4 nights at Le Lagoto Resort - 4*
Fresh Flower Ula (Lei) meet and greet on arrival at Airport
Ferry tickets to and from Savaii
12 Days Car hire (Hyundai Creta or similar)
Daily Breakfast
Bottled chilled water on arrival
Room Upgrades
Hotel: Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa
Beachfront Villa

Beachfront Villa

Perfectly appointed on the glistening blue Samoan beachfront, these villas are designed specifically with couples in mind, featuring large decks over the water’s edge, and sun loungers looking out to the horizon. These eco-chic island abodes really are the most stylish and romantic villas Samoa has to offer, encouraging breakfast in bed with views over the turquoise waters. Our gorgeous Pacific beach holiday villas are the perfect romantic honeymoon destination fit for an island escape.

With a modern rustic-luxury aesthetic, boasting stunning dark timber floors accented by crisp white finishes and chic island style linens. In essence these beachfront beauties are designed to allow you to sense your surroundings, while enjoying touches of luxury and romance.

* Prices are dynamic based on travel dates. Please proceed to Book Now or contact us for details.
Day 1
Faleolo International Airport→ Apia

Arrive at Faleolo International Airport and a representative will welcome you and escort you to your private transfer to Taumeasina Islands Resort.

Overnight stay at Taumeasina Islands Resort in a Oceanview King Room.

Faleolo International Airport→ Apia
Taumesina Islands Resort | Image credit Samoa Tourism Authority
Day 2-4
Apia

Days at leisure, at approximately 10am of Day 2 your car rental will be delivered to Taumeasina Islands Resort. You can take advantage of the many complimentary activities the Taumeasina Island Resort has to offer or start to discover the beautiful island of Upolu and its capital Apia.

Please note that CDW insurance with excess of SAT400 (approx. AUD 210) is included. A compulsory deposit/bond of SAT500 is required upon delivery of the car. This is amount is refundable upon return of the car (conditions apply).

Overnight stay at Taumeasina Islands Resort in a Oceanview King Room.

Breakfast
Apia
Samoa island | Image credit Samoa Tourism Authority
Day 5-8
Apia → South Coast

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, drive to your next accommodation on the South Coast of Upolu Island: Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa.

Overnight at Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa in a Superior Ocean Villa.

Breakfast
Apia → South Coast
Beach in Samoa | Image credit Samoa Tourism Authority
Day 9- 12
South Coast → Savaii

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, drive to Mulifanua Wharf where you will then board a ferry across to Savaii Island. Once in Savaii, reach Le Lagoto resort where you will spend the next 4 nights.

Overnight stay at Le Lagoto Resort in a Beachfront Bungalow.

 

Breakfast
South Coast → Savaii
Palm Tree Beach | Image credit Samoa Tourism Authority
Day 13
Savaii→ Faleolo International Airport

Check out this morning and depart Le Lagoto Resort. Then, board the ferry from Salelologa with your vehicle and reach the airport for your departure flight. End of the service.

Breakfast
Savaii→ Faleolo International Airport
Wharf Salelologa | Image credit Samoa Tourism Authority

Additional information

Official language
Samoan
Local currency
Samoan Tala ST$

Hotel options

Taumeasina Islands Resort
Taumeasina Islands Resort

Upolu
Taumeasina Island Resort 
is the only island resort in Samoa connected to the mainland by causeway. Accommodation offers modern, luxurious rooms while showcases both the natural beauty of Samoa and the traditional values of the Samoan people. Travelling as a couple, or a group of friends and family; choose from our Oceanview Hotel Rooms, Deluxe Oceanview Hotel Rooms or our two and three-bedroom self contained Waterfront Villas. All accommodation options have picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean and the lush mountainside of Samoa.

Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa
Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa

Upolu
Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa is located on the Southern Coast of Upolu in the village of Maninoa. Set amongst 32 acres of lush tropical gardens over-looking the stunning turquoise lagoon, the Resort boasts both Samoan traditional architecture and contemporary luxury. Handmade wooden carvings, woven materials and other local art can be seen and admired throughout the Resort.
 

Le Lagoto Resort & Spa
Le Lagoto Resort & Spa

Savai'i
Located on the northern coast of Savai’i, on prime beachfront property you will find embracing its lush tropical surroundings the beautiful Le Lago-to Resort & Spa. Le Lagoto Resort & Spa has 10 spacious stand-alone bungalows. The 5 Ocean View Bungalows are behind the 5 Beachfront Bungalows, but each placed in-between the beachfronts to share stunning views of the ocean and amazing sunsets from their private decks. A number of resort facilities are available for guests to enjoy, including a day spa, an infinity pool, restaurant & poolside bar, laundry & ironing ser-vices.

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13 days
from AUD4,417
per person, twin share
Samoa
Faleolo Internatonal Airport
Faleolo Internatonal Airport
Beach Holidays, Self-Drive
Independent Holiday Packages
01 December 2021- 31 March 2023

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

Important notes

  • Supplier Booking Conditions Apply
    Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of this travel experience, under our Bookings Conditions this package classifies as “Booking Type 2 – Travel Experience where we act as agent only”. Your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions. We will advise you prior to confirming your booking the full details and Booking Conditions of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.
  • Car Hire: All international and overseas valid drivers’ licenses are accepted in Samoa with the exception of “Learner” and “Restricted” Driver’s Licenses. Holders of a “Learner” or “Restricted” Driver Licenses are unable to drive in Samoa, by Law. Driver's under the age of 25 require an additional fee. CDW insurance with excess reduction pto SAT 400 (approx. AUD 210) is included. All drivers must purchase a "Samoan Temporary License" at SAT 21.00 (payable in cash or by credit card) per license, which will be issued upon delivery of the rental car.

Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Entire Travel Group is celebrating 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family owned, award winning business, with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday package.

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Well, put simply - we’re famous for building things. We offer an exclusive range of pre-designed, purpose-built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences. The packages are delivered by our global network of handpicked suppliers, who also provide on ground travel support to our clients.

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

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Entire Travel Group was awarded “Best Specialty Wholesaler” at the 2019 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA), which are held annually by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

The awards recognise quality and excellence in the Australian travel industry. We were extremely honoured to receive this recognition and we will continue to deliver the best service and value to our customers.

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  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
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  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.
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  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
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At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

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Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
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On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
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We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Why do some packages not offer the ability to Book Now on the website?

If a package on our website does not include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, it will not be available to Book Now.

Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

For such product we may act as an agent only for the principal suppliers. Where we act as agent, your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions.

We will advise you prior to confirming your booking if we are acting as agent and we will confirm the details of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.

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