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To Sua Ocean Trench

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Address: Lotofaga, Lalomanu, Upolu, Samoa
Phone Number: +685 7745627
Description: Tosua literally means a Giant Swimming Hole. 30 meters deep and is...
Tosua literally means a Giant Swimming Hole. 30 meters deep and is accessible via a long ladder to the pool.Overlooking the ocean is a beach called Fagaoneone meaning white sand whereas opposite is a lava field with blow hole, tide pools and walking paths along the rocks near the ocean’s edge.
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This place is great! The photos don't do it justice. It will cost you $20 but as has been said, it's worth it. The ladder down is very sturdy but quite slippery. If you are like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Brilliant site - very special. Bit of a drive from the town of Apia but well worth it. Descending the ladder might prove tricky for some people - be very careful. Water was warm to swim in and we had the place to ourselves so we were very lucky!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This place is great! The photos don't do it justice. It will cost you $20 but as has been said, it's worth it. The ladder down is very sturdy but quite slippery. If you are like me and scared of heights, make sure you keep your feet on the sanded sections of ladder on the outer edges. The trench itself... More 

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Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place about an hour 30 mins drive from Apia is absolute beauty. The swimming hole is down a ladder clinging to the side of the cliff. Getting down to the water took lots of courage and trembling knees... but was well worth it. Beautiful surroundings and a small cove. Nature on show at every turn.

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Hemsedal, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I rented a car and drove around the island so for me To Sua was a must and pretty easy to find! You pay a small fee to get in to the park but it is totally worth it and there are more to see then just the trench. There are bathroom and shower facilities which you can use after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Beautiful ground, gardens, ocean view and the exciting decent of the ladder into the trench! Very picturesque and a must do thing. I managed to overcome my fear! of that ladder after 20 mins. awesome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The trench is beautiful, we had fun swimming through the cave to the ocean. if you're scared of heights you will not like the ladder to get down though

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is an absolutely beautiful location which shouldn't be missed on a visit to Samoa. The land is privately owned and the family charge a small fee for access to the trench. There are toilets accessible. It is a bit of a walk from the car park to the trench, which could be challenging for people with mobility issues. Likewise,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was expensive but amazing. Not only was it fun to swim in the trench, don't miss the million dollar views past the trench. Both to the right and the left. On the left is a lot of lava rocks with spectacular scenery and you can climb on them. Take water shoes. This was a great day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Getting into the trench was a little nerve wrecking - I understand that the locals need money but in context felt the WST20 per adult charge was steep and that there wasn't really that many facilities WST10 probably would have been better. Once you got in there it was very nice and unique but given hassle to get in and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A natural sea fed rock pool , you have to climb down this long ladder to the platform and then swim in the tidal pool. There is a cost but it was really worth it and it was great fun.

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