Neither the rain nor a delayed flight dampened the spirit of a grand celebration at Faleolo International Airport yesterday evening.
The joyous occasion was the homecoming ceremony for the owners of the luxurious and adults only, Seabreeze Resort, Chris and Wendy Booth, who have once again brought home the goods from the “Oscars of the tourism industry.”
This time, Seabreeze has again claimed the award for "Samoa's Leading Hotel" for the fourth consecutive year at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards™ held in Danang, Vietnam.
“The team at Seabreeze cannot believe we have won this prestigious award for the fourth time,” Wendy Booth said in a statement.
“We are extremely proud and it means so much to our dedicated and skilled staff. Our continuous success really is the result of their incredible efforts.
“They work hard everyday to create this oasis where guests can simply relax and enjoy the exquisite cuisine, personal service, and genuine Samoan hospitality.
“Ten years ago we had a dream to create a utopia for couples in an untouched Island paradise, our expectations are high and to be acknowledged at a worldwide level, for four years in a row, is just an amazing achievement.”
At the Airport yesterday, the staff celebrated with traditional dancing and singing. They had spent the week preparing their items. Seabreeze Resort’s Head Chef, Faulalo (Tasi) Papaletoa, who not only leads Seabreeze Resort’s impressive kitchen team, but also the Seabreeze Resort Cultural group, was over the moon.
“We are very proud here at Seabreeze to have won this award, it’s the fourth year, so the team are proud. For my team in the kitchen, it means a lot to us”.
The award winning 4.5 star Seabreeze Resort is the ultimate in boutique luxury, gently nestled into a private secluded bay on Samoa's famous south east coast of Upolu.
The first "Genuine Adults Only" resort in Samoa for guests 18 years and over, Seabreeze provides the ideal romantic getaway for honeymooners and couples or those seeking luxury and intimacy.
Since its re-opening in 2011, Seabreeze, has become one of the most sought after resorts for total exclusivity in Samoa, winning accolades around the world.
For the past four years (2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013) Seabreeze has won Leading Hotel in Samoa at the World Travel Awards and this year was also recognised as the number one hotel in Upolo and ranked 11 out of 25 for the Top 25 small hotels in the South Pacific in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ awards. Also this year and in 2014, Seabreeze was voted 9th in the Top 25 resorts in the South Pacific for Romance in the Travellers' Choice Awards. In 2014 and 2013 Seabreeze was Named as Tripadvisors "Travellers’ Choice® winner and was voted on Trip Advisor as one of the TOP 10 resorts in the South Pacific for "Romance & Value.
Seabreeze also has an outstanding reputation for its amazing food and service. A constant entrant in the prestigious New Zealand Restaurant Challenge, Seabreeze won the challenge in 2014 and 2012 and in 2015 won the “Best Atmosphere and Service. This year Seabreeze took out Best Service at the 2016 New Zealand Restaurant Challenge.
Seabreeze has 11 air-conditioned villas including the ultimate Honeymoon Point House with its private plunge pool. All villas have ocean, lagoon or reef views, designed to provide guests with a sense of relaxation and tranquillity. All villas receive a nightly turndown service and feature a complimentary mini bar that is re-stocked daily and features a selection of white or red wines, beer, soft drink and nibbles.
With quality, innovative cuisine and outstanding customer service paramount, Seabreeze Resort offers three dining options including the a la carte Waterfront Bar & Restaurant situated right on the water with unsurpassed lagoon and reef views, Cbreeza Pizzeria and Paulini’s Pool Bar.
From the time guests wake there is always something to experience at Seabreeze Resort. Relax by the infinity pool while enjoying cocktails, laze on the beach or take a dip within the protection of the pristine lagoon. Enjoy the use of complimentary glass bottom Kayaks and snorkelling equipment to view the beautiful coral and marine life or venture outside the resort for surfing, charter fishing, trekking, golf or visit a nearby beach, blow hole or cave pool.
Seabreeze Resort has a recipe for relaxation, “when hungry you eat, when thirsty you drink, when tired you sleep and be pampered at every opportunity”. With this motto in mind, guests can be treated to a range of totally indulgent and nurturing massages and facials. With the focus on natural, age old techniques handed down through generations, guests will experience treatments unique to Seabreeze.
Romance is intrinsic to the spirit of the resort, so there is no better place to celebrate a wedding, honeymoon or special anniversary than at Seabreeze. Offering wedding programs from the simplest to the most elaborate of occasions, an experienced wedding coordinator will tailor a ceremony that not only meets individual needs but surpasses their expectations.
The red-carpet event is considered the Oscars of the tourism industry and this accolade, voted by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, recognises the commitment to excellence which Seabreeze has demonstrated over the last twelve months.