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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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fantastic swim

beautiful grounds. well worth the entry fee. swimming through the tunnel to the other cave was amazing with water droplets sparkling on the surface.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

beautiful grounds. well worth the entry fee. swimming through the tunnel to the other cave was amazing with water droplets sparkling on the surface.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Its clean with decent bathrooms. Thoroughly enjoyed swimming here until we realised we had to climb back up the steep ladder which was abit exhausting. The ladder is steep and the rails don't follow to the bottom and so I don't think it's kid friendly which is a bummer esp. for all the families with young children. Quite drive from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Truly stunning. We spent hours just swimming around and enjoying the pool. Would definitely spend the 20tala entrance fee again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Everything! The gardens, the caves, the trench...everything was perfect. Pack and picnic and stay for day. Great scenery for photo ops and lots of areas to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a retrospective review as I visited the trench in 2012, but having since travelled a lot since then, I still rate To Sua as one of the most beautiful places I have ever been...If you visit Samoa, you must visit To Sua!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Yeah it's quite beautiful place, but we didn't dare to swim, cause water is of a strange colour and the ladder looked dangerous. 20 tala entrance fee is a little bit high, but at least they’ve created beautiful surrounding and keep it clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visited here with the whole family including grandparents of course they didn't attempt to get in but the rest of us couldn't rave about it more. It was truly a unique opportunity and one we will remember for a long time to come. Getting down the ladder was a lot easier if you don't look down. A lot harder... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

The To SUA ocean trench was a lava tube that opened into the ocean. The ceiling of the lava tube collapsed ions ago leaving the open pit that has a tidal pool at the bottom. It only costs $5 to explore this wonder of the world. In order to swim in the pool, you must climb down about 100 ft... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Good swim and nice surrounding gardens. Long steep ladder to get into the trench pool and quite a strong current so no good if not strong. Rope in the water to hold on to to prevent the current pulling you away. Nice view over the coastline from the gardens as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

For someone who is afraid of heights like me, this wasn't that bad at all. I was able to make it down and up the slightly vertical ladder. It was a challenge, yes, but worth it. The steps can get very hot from the sun so I suggest use some tshirt or cloth and some jandals. Besides the laddered attraction,... More 

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