Le Lagoto Resort & Spa is located on the ‘big island’ of Savai’i, Samoa on a secluded white sand beach, fringed by coconut palms and crystal clear water.
A boutique resort — with just 10 Samoan style bungalows and two family rooms — Le Lagoto Resort & Spa offers the modern conveniences of a large resort in an intimate, idyllic setting.
With a restaurant renowned for some of the finest and freshest fare on the island, and Hans Bar offering daily happy hour specials, Le Lagoto Resort & Spa is the perfect spot to relax and watch a spectacular Savai’i sunset.
Le Lagoto Resort & Spa is an easy 45-minute drive from Salelologa, the main centre and port town of Savai’i.
Owners, Sara and Kuki Retzlaff, are committed to ensuring all visitors a warm welcome at Le Lagoto Resort & Spa in Fagamalo, Savai’i.
The staff at Le Lagoto Resort & Spa come from Fagamalo and the surrounding villages and are focussed on making every guest’s stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. Resort staff are also happy to share the Fa’a Samoa or Samoan way of life and culture with everyone who visits.
This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination, hence their site displays a Caring for the Destination rating.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination
Assisting local communities through purchasing of goods/services, employment opportunities and awareness of the environment / culture.
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
Le Lagoto Resort & Spa is committed to supporting the local community by buying and promoting locally made products and produce. All fresh fruit, vegetables and fish are sourced from local suppliers, as are the handicrafts and much of the furnishings used in and around the resort.
The local Sunday school benefits from this community focus as well through the provision of computer access, email and copying services, monetary donations, and the use of the resort van for outings and activities.
Le Lagoto Resort & Spa is also committed to educating guests on the local culture and runs a tours and a fiafia night showcasing Samoan song and dance.
The majority of Le Lagoto Resort & Spa’s employees are local and enjoy supportive working conditions, including wages rates well above the minimum standard, regular payments to their NPF funds and an allowance of two weeks annual leave, per year. The majority of management positions, including the directorships, are also local.
Wherever possible, Le Lagoto Resort & Spa has taken steps to minimise the resort’s environmental impact and water wastage. Toilets all have low flush options and grounds and maintenance staffs actively maintain and repair any leaking taps or showerheads in order to reduce waste.