Nestled between the sparkling Pacific Ocean and the lush green mountain backdrop of Upolu's south coast, Aga Reef Resort is a small and intimate resort, offering an ideal environment for total relaxation... So much so, the judges of the Boutique Hotel Awards have named us the top relaxation retreat in Australasia for three years in a row!
Whether reading a good book on one of our many sun loungers, or exploring the surrounding area by bicycle, find out more about what Aga Reef resort has to offer below
To Help You Unwind...
Tualupetu Restaurant and Bar
With a wide range of cocktails to choose from as well as a selection of local beer and international wine - Grab a cool drink from the bar and relax on the deck by the pool. It's also a great place to watch the sunset every evening and take advantage of our happy hour, daily from 5-7pm.
The Aga Reef Resort Spa
Enjoy a therapeutic Samoan 'Fofo' - A traditional form of massage performed by our masseuse using lightly scented coconut oil. Bookings are essential and can be made at reception.
We have two swimming pools to cool down in: The infinity pool located on the main deck by the restaurant and the salt water pool located at the end of Meti's Island. The third and possibly most popular swimming spot is the sheltered Rock Pool also accessible near the end of Meti's Island
To Get You Moving...
We have a number of kayaks and life jackets available for use by our in house guests. It's a great way to explore the lagoon and nearby coast line and you might just get to see our two resident turtles
From the sheltered tropical aquarium that is Lupe's Lagoon, to the deeper waters of the wider reef - Our guests always rave about the snorkeling we have right at our door step. Parrot fish, Puffer fish, Lion fish, Octopus, Angel fish, Clams and of course Turtles are just a few of the commonly seen species on our reef. Various types of colorful coral provide an ideal habitat for the small reef fish which inhabit the lagoon and it is not uncommon to see larger Snappers, Trevally and even small reef Sharks.
Did you know that we are only 3km's from the picture perfect Lalomanu beach? Why not hire a bike for the day and take a picnic lunch down to the beach. Don't worry if biking is not your thing - We also have complimentary shuttle transfers to and from the beach.
For the more adventurous who want to get further of the beaten track, we also have a number of mountain bikes available for hire. These can be arranged with reception.
To Get You Involved...
FiaFia Nights/Cultural Demonstrations
Become part of the Aga Reef family by joining us for an evening of song and dance and enjoy a huge buffet dinner where you will get a chance to try Samoan food cooked in an ‘umu’ – A pit of hot rocks where the food is placed and covered with banana leaves to bake. If you are staying at the resort during the day, you will also have an opportunity to watch the umu being prepared. FiaFia night is generally on a Friday or Saturday evening depending on the season.
We also offer cultural demonstrations, free to our in house guests every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday where you will learn about weaving baskets, how to open a coconut, natural medicine, Samoan myths and legends, plus much more.
Booking is essential and can be made at reception.
Local School Visits
Many of our amazing guest love to get involved in the local community and we like to play our part by arranging visits and free transfers for those who wish to bring school supplies and give a little bit of thier time to the schools in the area which are in need.
Coral Reef Restoration Project
In 2009 Samoa was hit by a powerful tsunami which devistated the southern coast of Upolu. Many of the reefs were badly affected by this event and the global rise in sea temperatures has put a handbrake on the natural recovery of the reef. Fortunatly, the coral in Lupe's Lagoon has been thriving and with a little extra help from our team along with our guest, we are working to accelerate the recovery of the wider reef. Helping out with this project is a great way to learn more about the reef and potentially help Samoa for generations to come.
For more information, please just ask our friendly reception.