A marvellous 4km hiking trail (allow four hours return) leads from the scenic village of A’oloaufou down to A’asu on Massacre Bay. Its foreboding name was given after a deadly skirmish (1787) between French sailors and Samoan villagers.

The track begins near the community garden in A’oloaufou. It’s often overgrown, extremely muddy and difficult to navigate, particularly on the climb back up. Hikers should consider hiring a guide in A’oloaufou (between US$5 and US$10).