‘Almost everything in the spa is being renovated,’ says Coconuts Beach Resort owner Brian Rose. ‘About the only things being kept are the walls and the mini gecko pool. It is being enlarged, as well as rearranged. It will have a new look, and when finished we will have new furnishings, equipment, etc. We even plan to offer mud baths in custom stone tubs,’ he explains.
Rose says Samoa is somewhat ‘off the radar’ of the average international traveller, which ‘is nice’ because it means the island is usually not overrun with tourists. ‘The typical hard sell commercialism, which plagues many other destinations, can also be quite distasteful to visitors,’ he explains. ‘The off-season advantages (in Samoa), such as even fewer tourists and lower hotel room rates, means visitors can experience that real island getaway.'
‘Samoa is the island to visit, because of the natural disposition of the Samoan people and the strong ties that they maintain with their original ancient culture,’ Rose adds.
- Patrea Robson