A spacious, modern 3 double bedroom and 2 bathroom home with additional sleeping space in the amply-sized mezzanine. The open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area is complimented by an outdoor dining area under a traditional thatch roof.
Guests are asked to respect others, the facilities and the natural environment. All indoor areas are smoke-free. Guests are responsible for their own safety, including that of any children. Any breakages or damage to Ifiele’ele property will be charged at replacement value.
Ifiele’ele Plantation is run and managed by Fogalepolo (Paul) Lepou and Joan Macfarlane. Born in New Zealand, Paul is of Samoan descent. Joan originally hails from Melbourne. Paul was in the New Zealand army for 20 years before venturing into overseas development work in Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific. Joan is a public health professional and also worked in the Pacific before coming to Samoa.
In 2009, Paul and Joan came to Samoa and embarked on the challenge of developing Paul’s family landholding of 15 acres, thereby fulfilling a life-long dream of Paul’s mother. Paul’s mother, Su’a Siaposuisui Faiga, is the family matai and one of the high-ranking chiefs in Fasitoo-Uta. The Su’a is sometimes in residence at Ifiele’ele Plantation.
After 5 years of hard work we have many amusing tales of adventure to tell, have built a stunning home and living complex and begun to develop the plantation. We have also acquired 2 adorable dogs, Bomba and Missy, and a family of 6 goats (at last count). We have 2 Muscovy ducks and are hoping to expand the flock. Crops at the Plantation include Tahitian Limes, Papaya, Banana, Pineapple and a variety of other citrus and fruit trees. We continue to cultivate more land as time goes by.