A beach fale is a simple thatched hut in Samoa. Beach fales are also common in other parts of Polynesia. They have become popular in tourism as a low budget accommodation situated by the coast, built with a few posts, no walls and a thatched roof with a round or oval shape.
As the term denotes, beach fale are usually located around the coast in villages. In Samoa, renting out a beach fale to visitors is a common means for providing extra income for families.
beach fale on Manono Island
In comparison to beach fale, this is a large traditional Samoan house, fale tele which serves as a meeting house or guest house.
- Samoa Tourism Authority, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-12-27. Retrieved 2007-12-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) How Stuff Works, http://travel.howstuffworks.com/american-samoa-national-park-ga2.htm
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