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Samoa Invites You To Return to Paradise

Samoa Invites You To Return to Paradise With a Special Nostalgic Screening of Iconic Hollywood Movie

LEFAGA, SAMOA is home to the island nation’s newest resort. The luxurious Return to Paradise Resort was opened in August 2014 and is already collecting international accolades, having recently been named one of Booking.com’s “Places to Be” on New Year’s Eve.

Return to Paradise Resort is hosting a special nostalgia weekend in May to celebrate its opening. The weekend kicks off with a red carpet screening of Hollywood movie Return to Paradise on the 15th of May, followed by a charity gala dinner and ball on the 16th of May. The proceeds of the auction will go to Marist Trust, which provides assistance for people with severe spinal injuries.

Return to Paradise was filmed in Lefaga in 1953 on the very beach where the resort has been built, and starred Hollywood legend Gary Cooper along with his love interest Roberta Haynes. Several local Samoans were also cast in the film, a huge step forward in human rights at the time. This was the first major Hollywood film to use indigenous actors for major speaking parts at a time when most native movie roles were played by white Hollywood actors.

The resort will be showing a special re-digitalised screening of the movie at a Samoan-style red carpet event on the 15th of May. The event’s sponsor, Fiji Airways will be flying Roberta Haynes business class to attend the movie screening and gala ball as the guest of honour. The six surviving cast members who had speaking roles in the movie will join her for the premiere.

Return to Paradise Resort is proudly 100% Samoan owned and operated. The four star resort offers world-class food, service and facilities in an authentic Samoan setting. The resort is ideal for conferences, events and weddings.

Tickets to the movie premiere and gala ball are on sale now, and special accommodation packages are also available. For more information contact the resort at gm@returntoparadiseresort.com or phone (+685) 35055 (Samoa).
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