Saletoga Sands Resorts in Samoa were honoured that former All Black and rugby great, Joe Stanley, chose Saletoga to celebrate his 60th birthday last week.
The occasion was attended by friends, family and guests including All Blacks greats for a blast from the past get together with Joe & Jules and their family.
The owners of the resort Gavin & Lou Brightwell said, “We are honoured to have hosted this celebration at Saletoga Sands Resorts. Joe & Julie, their family and friends have returned several times to Samoa and have bought with them over 40 guests this time, which is great for Saletoga Sands and the tourism industry in Samoa”
The occasion started with a prayer and blessing from the local chief Mata’utia Esila Puni and followed by a surprise performance by Joe’s children and grandchildren. The Buffet meal was laden with traditional Samoan cuisine infused with some western dishes and Joe’s favourite dessert – Samoan Pineapple Custard Pie. The award winning Saletoga Sands Cultural group provided the entertainment and the guests danced the night away to the sounds of the Silver Bullet Band.
Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa combines luxury and comfort with the natural splendour of the beautiful island of Upolu, Samoa. A golden, sandy beach and breath-taking, tranquil blue waters provide the perfect setting for this stunning boutique retreat surrounded by exotic tropical flowers and lush greenery. Nestled within a secluded sheltered bay just over one hour’s drive from Faleolo International Airport on the South East Coast of Upolu, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the beauty of Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa or explore some of Samoa’s best attractions, located nearby.