Return to Paradise At a Glance
3 different swimming pools
20min drive from the international airport
Full Service Resort
Return to Paradise
Stunning beach, great rooms, good food and fabulous people. These are just a few of the things that make Return To Paradise Resort so special. The name says it all!
Just 18 months young this resort has a dream-like setting by a famous beach and coral lagoon – a location chosen many years ago for a romantic film starring the legendary Gary Cooper. The resort was planned to blend into the area’s natural beauty and provide top standards of accommodation and service. Rooms feature hand-carved poles and mouldings, hand-smoothed marble tiles and luxurious silks. Each has a private balcony, deck or verandah, angled to catch every one of those stunning South Seas sunsets.
For foodies, the main restaurant, Paradise Kitchen, has international chefs and two of the three bars also serve food.
There’s massage facilities and a range of leisure activities to keep you as busy or relaxed as you want plus there is an 18-hole golf course just 30 minutes away along with picturesque villages and caves to explore.
The area around Return to Paradise Resort is home to some of Samoa’s most ancient banyan trees; you’ll see them towering above the rainforest canopy. There are mineral pools, beautiful gardens and a lagoon teeming with colourful reef fish. The sands are silvery, the water is warm, and the service is superb: yes, this resort wants its guests to experience true tropical heaven. And the name of that romantic old Gary Cooper film? ‘Return to Paradise’, of course.Back to Top
Return To paradise is located on the South coast of Upolu on a secluded beach near the village of Lefana. Apia is 40 minutes away and the resort offers a free daily shuttle service to and from the capital, while the airport is just 20 minutes drive and transfers are free for guests staying a minimum of five nights.Back to Top
Of course this is a holiday and a mandatory activity is always some relaxation, so stop into the Bliss Massage Centre offering a menu of massages based on ancient massage (fofo) techniques and traditional blends of healing oils and plant extracts.Back to Top
Return to Paradise Resort takes food and wine very seriously!
Paradise Kitchen - Our signature restaurant where our international team of chefs design world class dishes sourcing the best and freshest local ingredients to create consistently great food. The weekly Fia Fia show is not to be missed, choreographed and performed by the local villagers.
Cabana Café - Open daily in the high season offering great snack food including tapas and woodfire pizzas.
Rock Pool Bar - An amazing location to enjoy beer, wine and our hugely popular range of signature cocktails. We can’t tell you the recipes, but you will definitely want another one. Situated in a traditional Samoan Falé which sits near a natural rock pool inside the reef with expansive timber decks on the ocean side this special places allows you to enjoy the beautiful sunsets Paradise Beach has to offer.
Don’t forget to bring your camera at sunset!Back to Top
Return to Paradise Resort is the hub of some amazing authentic only-in-Samoa activities that are based around the natural resources of the surrounding villages. All these activities are focused on enjoying the environment while protecting it, and providing income for the local landowners. These include:
Giant Clam reserve – kayak over or snorkel up close through this amazing site, giant clams, some as big as an armchair growing in their natural habitat. The village has set up a protected reserve to protect these amazing creatures.
Paopao (traditional Samoan kayak) experience - our guides will teach you how to navigate these traditional craft, and then take you on a guided tour through mangrove swamps out in to the lagoon and across to a beautiful secluded beach only accessible from the sea for lunch.
Swimming with turtles - our guides will take you to a secret location where turtles cavort in their natural habitat. You can swim around these amazing gentle creatures – you will especially enjoy this with an underwater camera.
Spear fishing – our guides will show you how you too can live off the sea as their families have done for over a thousand years by traditional spear fishing. Cook your fish over a fire, or take your catch back to the resort and our chefs will serve it up for your dinner.
Cultural secrets - an excellent introduction to Samoan culture in a traditional village setting where you will be hosted by our Talking Chief. You get to participate in the daily tasks of a typical Samoan family, like making the umu, learn how a kava ceremony is conducted and how to survive on the medicinal plants of Samoa's forest.Back to Top
We offer a choice of room types at Return To Paradise:
OCEAN BREEZE - One bedroom with a private en-suite and verandah located at ground level with beautiful gardens and glimpses of the beach. Rooms are in blocks of three adjacent rooms.
Bedding is one queen bed and a day bed.
TREETOPS ROOMS (first floor) - One bedroom with private en-suite and balcony located at tree top level on the first floor above the Ocean Brozze rooms, overlooking the beach through palm trees. Rooms are in blocks of three adjacent rooms - some interconnecting and accessible via verandah if desired. Bedding is one queen bed and a day bed
BEACHFRONT ROOMS - One bedroom with private en-suite and verandah overlooking the beach and great bathrooms with double vanities, walk-in shower and volcanic rock walls. These rooms are in blocks of two with inter-connecting rooms. Open your front door and step out onto white sand
beach only metres from the ocean. Bedding is one king bed and a daybed
HONEYMOON SUITE - A luxury bedroom with stunning private en-suite, separate lounge and deck and private plunge pool . This suite has a private verandah and is an absolute beachfront room. Bedding is 1 king bed
TWO OR THREE BEDROOM BEACHFRONT VILLAS – two or three bedrooms, all with en-suites, Bedding is one king size bed in each room which can be split into two king singles. Rollaway beds are available on request. Each villas features a kitchen, dining room. Sky TV, and all rooms can be locked independently.
There is a large outdoor living room and private front garden, some have private spasBack to Top
Return To Paradise welcomes children of all ages, however we are a family friendly rather than a family focussed resort. Up to two children under 12 years of age stay free when sharing with adults using existing bedding.
1 cot per room is available free of charge to guests. Baby sitting is available on requestBack to Top
For honeymooners, we provide a bottle of bubbles in your room and a free room upgrade to the next category, subject to availability.Back to Top
Return to Paradise is a perfect location for weddings. Once you have chosen that special person, you need somewhere exceptional to make your wedding day all that it can be. A place that leaves you with amazing memories and stunning photos that will show that your special day was just that, really special.
Return to Paradise Resort is that place, somewhere even Samoans call special. With over a kilometre of ocean front including private beaches,and several platforms and venues, we can assist you to design memories that will last a lifetime.
Our dedicated wedding planner has organized intimate weddings with 4 guests, all the way up to 450 guests. And yes, we can organize everything you need.
We tailor make your wedding to suit any requirements or we have a choice of wedding packages to choose from.Back to Top