Things To Do
Around Ifiele’ele Plantation
Stunning Tropical Beaches
Ifiele’ele is within 20 to 45 minutes drive of many of the best beaches on the south coast of Upolu. These include Savaia, Return to Paradise, Matareva, Salamumu, Sataoa and Virgin Cove. Swimming, snorkelling and surfing are all popular activities at these beaches.
Dive and Snorkel in Samoa
Samoa offers some great diving and snorkelling at many different sites around Upolu and Savaii. There are 3 dive operators on Upolu. See our Dive & Snorkel in Samoa page for more information.
For advanced and intermediate level surfing enthusiasts, Samoa has some world class waves. There are 3 surf tour guides on Upolu who can help you get the best waves. See our Surf Samoa page for more information.
Just a 20-minute drive from Ifiele’ele on the south coast of Upolu is Lefaga Bay. The village has created a marine reserve and is rehabilitating the ocean habitat and sea-life. You can snorkel over the giant clams which quiver and change colour as you approach.
Located at Mulifanua, Outdoor Samoa specializes in guided outdoor adventure experiences. Mountain bike and kayak tours are available or you can hire the gear and explore on your own.
Lalotalie River Walks
Also at Lefaga Bay, is Lalotalie River Retreat offering guided walks – an exhilarating hike taking in river beds and numerous waterfalls or something more leisurely. A great way to get right into the pristine natural environment.
Masua, one of Samoa’s foremost tattoo artists is available on an on-call basis. He uses modern equipment and can create a design based on your ideas. You can have your tattoo done in the beautiful surrounds of Ifiele’ele Plantation.
Friends at Faleasiu (10 minutes from Ifiele’ele) offer guided rides in traditional outrigger canoes. Experience this traditional form of sea transport and get to meet some of the locals at the same time.
Giant Turtles and Art Gallery
Located at Malua Theological College, 15-minutes drive from Ifiele’ele. A magnificent art gallery displaying many paintings and sculptures. Malua also has a pond, which is home to giant turtles that gather to be fed at any time of day.
Earthspa specializes in massage and revitalizing body scrubs using all natural body care products mixed on site using fresh ingredients from the spring, soil and sea. The ginger and honey scrub is a real treat!
Samoa is an undiscovered angler’s paradise. Samoa’s deep blue waters are blessed with a diverse range of fish year-round, a premium sport and game fisherman’s paradise that’s been called the world’s best-kept fishing secret. See our Fish Samoa page for more information.
Fiafia nights are a Samoan spectacle and cultural celebration not to be missed. There are number of Fiafia nights in close proximity to Ifiele’ele including those at Le Vasa, Sheraton Aggie Grey’s Lagoon Beach Resort and Spa, Samoana.
There are two 18 hole golf courses in Samoa. The original course is at Fagali’i on the outskirts of Apia, offering challenging terrain and fantastic views. A second course is located at the Faleata Sports Complex which is less than a 30-minute drive from Ifiele’ele. Golf in Samoa is very cheap – WST45 for 18 holes with buggy at Faleata.
Also at Sheraton Aggie Grey’s Lagoon Beach Resort and Spa. In a tropical garden setting, the Spa offers an extensive range of massage and beauty treatments in individual fales. A modern, air-conditioned gymnasium is also available.
Ferry to Savaii
Ifiele’ele is a convenient 15-minute drive from Mulifanua Wharf, making it an easy launch pad for day or longer trips to the island of Savaii. See the schedule.