The Mangrove Garden

The Mangrove Garden, which opened in May 2011, provides a unique alternative to the traditional Samoan Beach Fale. Nestled under the shade of two enormous Pula trees and tucked in behind the mangroves, this enchanting garden provides a shady setting for a meal or a magical place to stay overnight. The Garden is located on the banks of a river where it drains into the lagoon at Saanapu-Tai on the south coast of Upolu.

The accommodation currently comprises three Fales nestled under shady trees along the river and one original treehouse. Four more Fales and a riverside deck and bar are soon to be constructed.

All room rates for the Fales include breakfast and dinner.

Inside Mangrove Fale

The Restaurant (available to guests and non-guests for lunch and dinner) offers a variety of international and national food at affordable prices (fresh seafood caught in adjacent lagoon, steaks from cattle raised in Samoa, chicken and pork)

Restaurant, Mangrove Garden

Our specialty is preparation of the Umu – a variety of Samoan foods (fish, pork, taro, breadfruit, palasami) prepared on an open oven. Polynesian Xplorer is pleased to offer its Samoan To’onai Xperience  – Sunday Samoan Lunch – here. For rates and departure times contact Polynesian Xplorer:

Umu Feast, Mangrove Gardens

Mangrove Gardens provides a perfect base from which to experience Samoan village life in this part of Upolu. Activities include walking tours in the mangroves. Swimming & snorkeling on nearby pristine beaches; paddling local outrigger-canoes (pao pao) or enjoying the dances performed by local community members.

Mangrove Xplorations in a Pao Pao

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Strategist, change agent, thinker, and as often as possible a heretic. My passion helping others "make sense of their world" then find ways of working collaboratively to make it a better place in which to flourish.

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