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Sweet Escape Fales on Manono Island in Samoa, offers charming lockable bungalow accommodation located in the village of Faleu. The views from your affordable bungalows look out across the turquoise coloured lagoon and takes in the lush mountain ranges on Upolu Island.

Manono Island is a small island paradise with no cars and no dogs allowed. Immerse yourself in culture and visit us on Manono Island and we would be happy to share our culture and island with you.

If you enjoy the laid back life style, want to learn how life is lived in the true Samoan way, hike around the island and up to the Star Mound, then Manono Island is definitely the place to go. Sweet Escape Fales awaits you!

Sweet Escape, Manono Island

Camping/Back packing in an Open Fale is also available.

For the budget conscious traveler or Group Bookings, The Sweet Escape Fales can also offer you the experience of how the locals sleep in an open fale. This open fale can sleep up to 30 or more and if this is for you, your hosts will provide security for your belongings.

ACTIVITIES on offer include:

Day Trip to Nuulopa Island: This uninhabited island is located off the western side of Manono Island and is sometimes used by tour companies for day trips and picnics. There is great snorkeling off the beach or just sit back and relax and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Traditional Canoe Experience (Paopao): Paopao are used for fishing and food gathering around the edges of lagoons and estuaries, and for travelling short distances between coastal villages. Most are small in size and carry only one or two people. They are light and easy to carry to the water or stow away on shore. Some assistance is available if requested. This is a great experience to have in Samoa.

Snorkeling: Snorkeling is available however you may need to bring your own snorkel set.

Day Trip to Apolima: Apolima Island(5 km²) is located within the Apolima Strait between Upolu (8 km to the southeast) and Savai'i (9 km to the northwest), lying 1 km outside Upolu's fringing coral reef. The nearest island to Apolima is that of Manono - 2 km to the southeast. The island comprises a steep-sided, collapsed, volcanic tuff cone; a breach on the northern wall creates a small bay leading into the flat caldera floor where a small village is located. The outer slopes of the island are generally devoid of vegetation and are actively eroding into the sea. Boat access is tricky and there is no organized accommodation on island.

Fishing is also available

Experience how Samoan’s collect fish using a traditional fishing net or you may simply enjoy casting off the rocks.

Below Cultural Experience available for 5 or more people only

Experience the real Fa'a Samoa. Traditional FiaFia nights are one of the great cultural experiences of Samoa. These are performed by local dancers in traditional Samoan style costumes.

The dance recalls stories from the past, from farewells to loved ones, to great fishing expeditions and war campaigns. 

Ava Ceremony

An 'Ava ceremony is held to welcome and initiate guests to the ceremony. 'Ava, also known as Kava - Kava, is a traditional drink consumed at all ceremonial occasions across the South Pacific. Extracted from the roots of a Pepper tree family and mixed with water, this murky brown drink has an unusual taste and gives a tingling sensation to the tongue. Drunk in volume, 'Ava is mildly narcotic.

Preparing Coconut Cream & Process of preparing a tradition Samoan UMU.

Enjoy the experience of preparing the coconut cream Samoan Style from climbing the coconut tree right down to separating the coconut desiccated from cream.

We also can help you to experience the preparation of the traditional Umu, above ground rock ovens.

For these activities you are more than welcome to get involved and once the Umu is prepared a feast of the end result is followed.

There is a Laundromat service available at SAT11/load including washing powder.


  • Non-Smoking rooms/floors
  • Safe at reception


  • Vehicle Hire/Car Rental can be arranged


  • Boating
  • Bushwalking/Hiking/Trekking
  • Cultural Entertainment
  • Cultural Visits/Tours
  • Fishing/Crabbing/etc.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Samoan