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To Sua Ocean Trench
Not so much ‘trenches’ as two sinkhole-like depressions with sheer rock walls decorated in greenery – a magical aquamarine pool swishes, linked to both, at the bottom. You can swim under a broad arch of rock from the larger pool, serenaded by droplets of water hitting the surface, to the second large opening to the sky.
Piula Cave Pool
Secreted beneath the campus of Piula Methodist Theological College, Piula Cave Pool consists of two blue-green, fish-filled freshwater grottoes side by side, only metres from the sea. The brave can swim between them via a creepy 3m underwater passage, although it’s difficult to find in the darkness at the rear of the caves.
Anita’S Beach Bungalows
One of the most basic budget options at Lalomanu, friendly Anita’s offers simple open fale with pull-down plastic sheets and a mattress on the floor. There’s a basic restaurant with meals from ST10 to ST20.
Namu’A Island Beach Fale
Namu’a is only a short boat ride from Mutiatele, but once you’re on this tiny private island you’ll feel like ‘Upolu is light years away (even though it’s clearly visible across the strait)...
Like the cocktail of the same name, you could easily become intoxicated by Seabreeze’s cool, tropical charms...