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To Sua Ocean Trench

Lotofaga, Lalomanu, Upolu, Samoa
+685 7745627
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Lalomanu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Inverloch, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens and picnic areas. Amazing swimming hole if you can stomach heights. A steep ladder takes you to a platform form where you can access the water. Worth the stop even if you don't swim in the trench. There are also some good blowholes on the ocean front. Bring a picnic as you can sit and eat in the... More

Sydney, Australia
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82 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We came here on a day when it was raining, had rough seas and were warned that it wont look like the pictures. Rain cleared up and we had a great few hours here. Yes it may have not looked like the photos you see, but was great fun jumping off the ladar and exploring the rest of the area.... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Amazing, and a great place to spend time. Even for those who couldn't brave the ladder. Was worried about the drive there as we were at the other end of the island but it was great seeing all the villages on the way. We did it on our last full day in Samoa and it really finished the trip off.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I am 63yrs old and profess to be afraid of heights, I wasn't sure whether I had the nouse or strength to go down the ladder, you know what! I walked to the beginning of the ladder down the easy concrete stairs and lowered myself onto the ladder rungs and never looked back, it was easy and nothing to be... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Loved visiting To Sua ocean trench, it was one of my must do things in Samoa. It's a beautiful spot especially on a blazing hot sunny day. The ladder down is a bit daunting but if you're careful and take your time going down it's fine. The swimming hole connects out to the sea so there are strong currents in... More

Auckland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

It is quite a climb down and up the ladder, jelly legs by the time I reached the top. Well worth the effort though, beautiful clear water which surges from side to side as the waves crash on the outside of the cliff, quite an unusual experience but lots of fun.

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was so picturesque when I went there. Clear water and a beautiful view back up into the clouds. There is a trade off going here, you can go early in the morning and not get full sunlight and clarity of water, or wait till midday for the crowds to arrive but have great views. Also at high tide you... More

Tauranga, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A unique experience climbing into this collapsed lava tube and swimming in the crystal clear waters with freaky currents moving you around. Apart from the To Sua swimming hole the area around here has a lot to offer, bring a packed lunch and spend half a day, there are free fales to lounge in, there is an amazing coast with... More

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The ocean trench itself is amazingly beautiful, refreshing, unique, and well worth the entry fee. You also get free range of the property once you pay, which includes lovely tide pools, a very well manicured garden, fales overlooking the coast, restrooms, and a rain catchment shower to rinse off with. Plan on spending at least an hour here. It's well... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Sua trench is well worth a visit and a lovely place to swim. It wasn't quite as blue and clear as in the pictures when we went there but it was a great place to stop. It is a bit of a climb down a vertical ladder so if you are not stead on your feet or hate heights... More

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