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To Sua Ocean Trench

Lotofaga, Lalomanu, Upolu, Samoa
+685 7745627
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Lalomanu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Owner description: Tosua literally means a Giant Swimming Hole. 30 meters deep and is accessible via a long ladder to...
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

You must go here. This was one of the most peaceful and breathtaking places we visited. Need some level of fitness to climb up and down the ladder - but it is worth it! We went in the rain and I actually think it made it better. The swimming in the ocean trench hole is lovely, the water clarity was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

So beautiful! We visited in the wet season, shame the only access is so steep that we chose not to use the ladder for fear of slipping. There are rumours that a more usable access method may be forthcoming, the sooner the better so everyone can enjoy this truly wonderful place! I'm sure we were ripped of by the kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Scenery takes your breath away with the beach in the background, advise to take flippers (for young ones) as the undercurrent can be quite strong if your not a good swimmer..go-pro camera is the way to take pics esp if your jumping in from the top of the ladder

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

One of the coolest places. Ladder is a little slippery getting down but other than that--felt like it was out of a movie!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The gardens above are very nice. Climb down the ladder and you are in one of the most amazing swimming holes. The tide pulls and pushes swimmers back and forth and adds to the experience (so did the caretaker/money collector who looked rather stoned on a hot Saturday afternoon). Some fish came in through the trench. The tide was low,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

How stupid can one get!I forgot my bathing suit and had to watch all these people climbing down and hittin the water.I made do with the magnificent views of the sea,the blow hole and the beatiful gardesn,as well as the grave a Chief's wife.Wasted opportunity!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great spot, Perfect for a swim and a picnic with the surrounding gardens. Different tides gives a different experience. Low tide - Swim through the trench to the other side (bring flippers) High Tide - Jump off the cliff next to the latter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I'm sure most people say the same but yes, it's an awesome spot. One thing to mention is that there's not much signage for the blow holes and the walk on the lava which were equally as good! Check that out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I absolutely loved it here.. The view is spectacular, the water is amazing and I really enjoyed the water... The climb down was an experience but I'm glad to say I did it! The views...oh! I would pay 20 tala for the views it self!! I don't know if they host weddings but I absolutely would get married up here!!!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a stunning natural attraction. Just visiting and enjoying the gardens is special but to go swimming in this deep water hole is a wonderful experience. It is a long way down and you have have to climb down a very steep ladder so not suitable for little ones or those with mobility issues but if you are a... More 

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