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Aganoa Lodge

  • March - October
  • 8 Guests
  • $250+
  • 3 Star Rating
  • Airport: APW

Aganoa Lodge Samoa is located on a five-acre oceanfront parcel bordering the Tafua Rainforest Preserve, with exclusive access to a glorious white sand beach and crystal clear lagoon.

The beach is protected by a barrier reef making it ideal for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.

The Lodge is a full-service, all-inclusive Surf Lodge, featuring fully-guided surfing experiences for a maximum of eight guests, while also catering to non-surfers and their families who enjoy an active travel experience.

The common area is a huge open-plan space that features a bar, lounge area, and surf-observation areas.

The beautiful Aganoa Beach is flanked by manicured grounds including a common sundeck featuring umbrellas and sun lounges with a view of the break directly in front of the lodge.

The Lodge also features a bar, accessible from the main deck area.

Aganoa Lodge is a great option for surfers who love seclusion and the raw energy of the South Pacific.

 

 

Why

If you’re looking for a Samoa Surf Vacation, a visit to Aganoa Lodge Samoa offers surfers and non-surfers alike an unparalleled experience, while preserving the natural and cultural integrity of one of the last untrodden surf wonderlands on the planet.

Every aspect of the guest experience is designed to immerse you in Savai’i’s pristine natural environment.

More than a surf camp, Aganoa Lodge Samoa has incredible snorkeling, fishing, yoga and eco- tour options.

Their goal is to transport you to another time and place. A world of open air and open spaces, of falling asleep to the soft patter of rain on a tin roof, or waking to the kiss of a light trade-wind breeze sliding off of the ocean.

There are many resorts in Samoa, but Aganoa Lodge has a unique blend of incredible surf and tropical ambience that sees guests return year after year.

How

Flights from Fiji, Hawaii, New Zealand or Australia’s East Coast reach Faleolo International Airport on the Samoan Island of Apia

From Faleolo Airport  it’s a short transfer to the ferry and a 90 minute crossing from Apia to Savai’i. On arrival in Savai’i, you’re met by an Aganoa Lodge representative who drives you the short distance to our private slice of paradise.

Key Facts

  • Operates on a set 6 day schedule from Saturday to Friday
  • Almost all inclusive
  • Private dining, private patios
  • Mosquito nets, high speed fans, and en-suite bathrooms
  • Authentic accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere
  • Remote Island, feels like you’ve traveled back in time
  • Waves that work on any swell, tide or wind direction
  • Averages only 8 surfers per trip
  • Great food and great staff
  • Local voltage is 220 to 240 volts AC.
  • Guests need to arrive the day before the trip begins and leave after
  • Daily Housekeeping and laundry services available
  • Free Internet Access and Limited Phone Coverage available

The Resort

Accommodation

The rooms are simple. Eight stand-alone, open-air fales (bungalows) each surrounded by its own privacy screen, intended to give guests their own perfect carved-out piece of paradise.

Each fale is constructed almost entirely of reclaimed timber and lava rocks collected on-site, and each features a king or queen-sized four-post bed cooled by ceiling fans.

The en suite bathrooms feature an open-sky shower (with Molton Brown amenities), power outlets and private porch decks for relaxing or watching the surf .

Dining

With the exception of select beverages, meals are all-inclusive at Aganoa Lodge Samoa, and have an emphasis on fresh, healthy, nutrition.

All meals are served at their oceanfront restaurant. Though alfresco options can be arranged.

Locally sourced and sustainable ingredients anchor a menu of Samoan delicacies blended with Western cuisine.

The stars of the show are undoubtedly the fresh fish caught daily right offshore, and the organic fruits and veggies grown on-site.

What times are meals served?

For early-birds, there is cereal, fruit salad, and toasts available in the restaurant.

Breakfast – 6:30am – 10:30am

Please order with the bartender.

Lunch – 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Dinner – 7:30pm – 8:30 pm

What type of alcoholic beverages are available?

Beer is available for all of our guests, a variety of hard alcohol, wine, and mixed drinks will also be available for purchase when available.

Experiences

Do as much or as little as you like. You are visiting a true island Paradise and when you’re not surfing there are still plenty of other things to do to occupy your week!  Here is a short list of their most popular activities:

  • Surfing
  • Bocce Ball
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayak
  • SUP
  • Eco-Tours
  • Kite Boarding
  • Y0ga

Local Climate

The local climate is considered tropical, hot, and humid with a temperature range between 70 – 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Resort Rates

Please inquire

History

In 2003 veteran Pacific explorer, Keith Martin, and wife Lanuola, opened the “doors” (though there were none) to the Aganoa Beach Retreat. The operation was rustic and unassuming, but guests enjoyed a perfect beach and pristine lagoon as two world-class waves peeled just 100 meters away. For more then a decade, Aganoa remained frozen in time while the Martins raised their young family and hosted itinerant international surfers fortunate enough to have found their way to Savai’i.  In 2014 the operation was re-branded Aganoa Lodge Samoa through a partnership between the Martin’s and Pegasus Lodges. Highly-versatile San Francisco-based designer, Josef Medellin, was engaged to oversee a complete refurbishment of the facility with the goal of creating an atmosphere steeped in rustic luxury; highly designed and curated yet never for a moment forgetful of its humble roots and the beautiful simplicity of the natural environment

The Surf

Samoa surf is special. There are over 10 different surf breaks within an hour’s run of the lodge; the majority are accessible within 30 minutes.

Though perhaps not of Indonesia’s remarkable standard, the surf here is ultra-consistent, with lefts and rights that work in all tides. Best of all, the variety of surf offers many options for all levels of riders and equipment.

Over the past 30 years they’ve been in the region, they’ve had the privilege to “discover” many waves and surf a multitude of others.

The unique thing about most surf breaks on Savai’i is how accessible they are. While most breaks on neighboring Upolu require a boat ride to an outer reef, nearly all of Savai’i’s waves are a short paddle from the Lodge.

  • Waves Rating by Month

    • Ideal Size: 4′ – 10′
    • Tides: ALL
    • Swell Angles: SW / S
    • Wind Direction: NE / E
  • Average Wave Size (feet) and Period (seconds)

  • Average Water and Air Temperatures by Month (°F)

Waves Overview

  • Aganoa Right

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  • Aganoa Left

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  • K-Land

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  • Middle

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  • Pastor Point

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  • East Side Secret Spots

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