We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

To Sua Ocean Trench

Lotofaga, Lalomanu, Upolu, Samoa
+685 7745627
Improve this listing
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
Write a Review

259 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    216
    40
    2
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
hawkes bay
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Can't leave Samoa without at least one visit to the Trench. Wish we had had made another opportunity. Perfect spot, had all to ourselves for most of the time there

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toledo, PR
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Such a peaceful and beautiful place. If you go to Samoa, you must go to this place. The nature is just amazing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The boys and I enjoyed the rockpools and spent a long time swimming in them. Phil was more adventurous and climbed the ladder down to the trench. The gardens are immaculate. A great picnic spot if you take your own food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Australia
Top Contributor
240 reviews 240 reviews
122 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Excellent scenic spot to visit while in Apia. You can take a bus or taxi out to enjoy the swimming hole if you are fit enough to climb up and down the ladder. The water is crystal clear but tidal as the cave allows to swim through and come up in the ocean which is dangerous at high tide. There... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It was such a great thing to do, the ladder is quite easy to climb up and down on and the water is fantastic to swim in, can't wait to do it again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were scared to go, very scared. Mainly for our girls falling down those long steep ladder like steps. But something drew me in and after I made it down and jumped into the beautiful sea water it was very special indeed. The ladder is built extremely well, and coved with no slip paint. It is 100% rigid and nothing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Inverloch, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
434 reviews 434 reviews
82 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed To Sua Ocean Trench also viewed

 

Been to To Sua Ocean Trench? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage To Sua Ocean Trench, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing