Return To Paradise Wins Samoa’s Top Tourism Award

Return to Paradise has won the supreme award for Overall National Tourism Excellence at the annual Samoan Tourism Awards. The award was presented at a glittering Awards Banquet on Friday night. The National Tourism Awards have been running for three years now and Return to Paradise has been in the top three for this award every year. But this is the first time they have taken out the Supreme Award.

This is a huge honour for us as there are some very nice international brand hotels and resorts in Samoa. For us to be recognized in this way is reinforcement that we are getting our product right,” says Resort Marketing Manager Melanie Toailoa.

Return to Paradise was also a top three finalist for three other awards this year – including Best Deluxe Accommodation. The resort has a range of accommodation options including luxury rooms and family villas as well as air-conditioned conference facilities, a wedding chapel and a seven treatment room SPAradise Beauty Spa.

The two cultural nights (Fia Fia and Fire dance, Wednesday and Maeva Band Saturday) have resulted in Return to Paradise also being a top three finalist for Best Cultural Entertainment. The fireknife dancers in the Fia Fia show already hold a host of awards from the National Fireknife dance championships including Best Junior Single, Best Pairs Routine and First and Third in the National Senior Singles.  The Wednesday Fia Fia show ends in a spectacular fireknife dance with at least 10 performers, which regularly bring guests to their feet.

The quirky and ever trendy Rock Pool Bar was also a top three finalist for Best Bar & Hangout. Rock Pool Bar is very popular with amazing stargazing, whale spotting, and turtles that swim right up to the bar. With a large array of unique cocktails and amazing sunsets, Rock Pool Bar is gaining recognition. “A specially designed cocktail in the Rock Pool Bar facing a spectacular sunset just has to be on your bucket list,” says Melanie.

As a unique Samoan-owned and operated family resort, we are very proud that we are being recognized as delivering the highest standards across all aspects of an international Resort,” says Resort General Manager and Matriarch of the extended family of staff Ramona Su’a Pale, “we are the only large Resort in Samoa that is owned and operated by Samoans. All the profits from our resort stay in Samoa creating meaningful jobs and opportunities for our people”. For more information about bookings at Return to Paradise contact reservations@returntoparadiseresort.  Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events at Return to Paradise, email or for weddings, and for more information on accommodation Samoa, holiday packages Samoa, wedding venues Samoa and Samoa honeymoon please go to .

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