Samoa’s Taumeasina Island Resort is Best Luxury Beach Hotel for Australia and Oceania Region


Taumeasina Island Resort is the winner of the Luxury Beach Resort Award for the Australia and Oceania region.

Issued by the World Luxury Hotel Awards established in 2006, the award recognises “sustained committment to excellence and outstanding achievement in the international luxury hospitality industry”.

General Manager of Taumeasina Island Resort Tuiataga Nathan Bucknall says they are excited about the award.

“We’re excited to be recognised by World Luxury Hotel Awards and we’re thrilled to take out the award for the Oceania and Australia region;

“We are thankful for all our staff and especially to our guests who have contributed to make this possible,” said Tuiataga.

Tuiataga, who hosts “Managers Drinks” for Taumeasina Island Resort guests every Monday afternoon says they try to create a “home away from home” atmosphere for their guests and apply the Samoan approach of hosting guests as family.

Taumeasina has become the destination wedding go-to venue and recently hosted the wedding of Toa Samoa and Manly Sea Eagles Martin “Kapow” Taupau.

General Manager Tuiataga is seen driving the newly weds himself around the resort after the ceremony for their photo shoot.

The resort had been at 90% capacity during the recent high season of visitors to Samoa and it is also popular with overseas guests and locals with the frequent live bands and entertainment brought in by Taumeasina throughout the year.

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