Attractions

Top Choice Geyser in South Coast

Alofaaga Blowholes

These powerful blowholes are among the most spectacular on Earth, and well worth going out of your way for. Strong waves are pushed through a series of lava tubes, causing rip-roaring, geyser-like explosions that sh…
Archaeological Site in South Coast

Pulemelei Mound

Polynesia’s largest ancient structure is the intriguing, pyramidal Pulemelei Mound (sometimes called Tia Seu Ancient Mound). Constructed sometime between AD 1100 and 1400, it measures 65m by 60m at its base and rise…
Volcano in Central North Coast

Mt Matavanu Crater

If you've got a 4WD and a sturdy pair of boots, a visit to the volcano responsible for the devastation visited upon northeastern Savai’i a century ago is worth a few hours of your time. In addition to the fun of the…
Cave in Savai'i

Dwarf’s Cave

This intriguing subterranean lava tube leads downwards as if to the centre of the earth. The cave is named after a legendary group of dwarves, who apparently still live in its depths, and leave the occasional footpr…
Viewpoint in Northwestern Savai'i

Cape Mulinu’u

The country's most western point is not only gorgeously scenic (until Samoa hopped the dateline, it was the last place in the world the sun set each day), but home to many fascinating cultural and archaeological sit…
Historic Site in Central North Coast

Sale’aula Lava Fields

This striking spot offers a fascinating glimpse at the destruction wrought by the 1905 eruption of Mt Matavanu. Most photogenic is the ruined LMS Church: 2m of lava flowed through its door and was eerily imprinted b…
Nature Reserve in Northwestern Savai'i

Falealupo Canopy Walk

This wobbly walk takes you across a 24m jerry-built bridge strung between two large trees almost 10m above the rainforest floor. After you cross the walkway to the second tree, climb via a slightly sturdier wooden l…
Waterfall in South Coast

Afu-A-Au Falls

Gorgeous Afu-A-Au Falls, also known as Olemoe Falls, are a dream come true on a steamy Samoan day (which is, truthfully, almost every day). Cascading down to a blessedly cool 3m-deep waterhole in a secluded jungle, …
Archaeological Site in Northwestern Savai'i

House of Rock

Legend says this site – a partially collapsed lava tube – is the result of a house-building competition between Falealupo’s men and women, a contest the women won; it's a symbol of motivation for Samoan women to thi…
Nature Reserve in Central North Coast

Mauga Village Crater

The modern, iron-roofed fale of Mauga village encircle a shallow, almost perfectly circular crater populated by banana palms. The access road is guarded by an enormous Catholic church. Approach a villager if you’d l…