Virgin Cove Resort

Sa'anapu, Upolu, Samoa Western | 2 star resort
Prices starting from $72.00

Travel Blogs from Upolu

Day 6 – 23/5 Friday - Manono and Fire Eaters

A travel blog entry by wwpjstevenson


... beautiful lagoons. Kids are playing in the shallows are laughing at the hot tourist.

Apparently, most here are quite poor, even on the main island I believe $2 tala is minimum wage per hour (1 NZD).

The open sea is not far away.The tsunami legacy is here on the beach and a hull wreck lies ripped in half. Some islanders were killed.

I was guzzling heaps of water but felt the heat. It seemed odd that beach access was not offered for swimming to us ...

Day 5 22/5 Thursday Laying Low

A travel blog entry by wwpjstevenson


... one with a broken ankle (recently acquired) are also pool veterans. Marine sparkie from Picton and a wine manager from Taradale are new acquaintances. Our interesting neighbour for last few days is a pig hunter / possum trapper from Hawera - 28 years on his 400 acres without power and modern trimmings. (possum fur is $120 / kilo at the moment, hence cocktails aplenty!)

So all in all good makings of a plot, if something ...

Day 1 18/5 - Early Rising

A travel blog entry by wwpjstevenson


... is only about 15mins from the airport on north western tip of Upolu and we had a pool dip plus lunch ( I'm starving) before getting to the Fale #1, our home for next week!! – lagoon at our feet and a really nice outlook towards Manonu island. Two large rooms and bathroom, fans and airco, a few steps from pool and restaurant – good so far.

We demolished the fridge contents before a good fish meal, kindle-time and a well deserved ...

The day in Apia

A travel blog entry by andrewdavies


... tour, one gets the distinct impression that one is not the tourist, but the commodity to be harvested for its funds. We have tried to see if we can book a shore excursion for Pago Pago tomorrow, but these are all sold out. We'll try and get one on the wharf tomorrow. We have shore excursions booked in Honolulu. However, this doesn't acknowledge that our experiences in the towns/cities might be just as valid as those on excursion, and if we had ...

Sailing towards Apia, Samoa

A travel blog entry by andrewdavies


... country music night, so there was lots of denim and flannelette about. We did a stair climb (8 flights) and then went to the gym for a 30 minute weights work out, concluded by a 3 minute session of dry-reaching in the gutter. After a shower, we went to watch the Sound Wave perform in the Centrum, then onto the Shall We Dance ballroom to see The Music Makers provide the music while people got up on the dance floor to learn line ...

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsVirgin Cove Resort Upolu

    Reviewed by marcello83


    Reviewed May 3, 2012
    by (4 reviews) , Germany Flag of Germany

    This place is the real Paradise. We really enjoyed the lonelyness and paradise atmosphere.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by glennjamin

    Good Place

    Reviewed Sep 3, 2010
    by (3 reviews) , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    Really nice pleasent place to stay!
    The people working there are probably the nicest people in any country of hotel you will ever find!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Virgin Cove Resort Upolu

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good