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…
Nature Reserve in South Coast

Tafua Peninsula Rainforest Preserve

This preserve contains superb stands of rainforest and rugged stretches of lava coast studded with cliffs and sea arches. A highlight is the Tafua Savai’i crater: its sheer, deep walls are choked with vegetation, gi…
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, …
Ruins in Northwestern Savai'i

Falealupo Ruins

Cyclones Ofa and Val struck the peninsula in 1990 and 1991, completely destroying the village of Falealupo. The decision was made to rebuild the village further inland and the ruined village was left in tatters, tho…