To Sua Ocean Trench

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To Sua Ocean Trench
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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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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Bryleigh W
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Visited 13th of August. Beeeeeautiful. I didn’t swim because there was no one else there (safety) AND the ladder looked very sketchy. Furthest i went down was the bottom of the stairs, but the best view is from the very top. Even the view of the ocean was beautiful. They have done a good job of maintaining the property (despite what i read on another review), i only wish they would invest in making it safer to go down and maybe having someone near the water. Would have loved to swim here
Written August 13, 2022
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John D
Atlanta, GA353 contributions
Great experience and one of the best things to do in Samoa. There is a entrance fee but it’s a simple ‘pay and do what you want.’

The trench is on a large property with beautiful landscaping where you can walk around and enjoy the grounds.

The trench is near the ocean along a cliff-face which allows other great photo opportunities.
Written April 7, 2022
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Melissa T
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Couples
What a beautiful well kept place to visit. We hired a taxi for half the day. Normally we hire our own car but due to the torrential rain we were not sure of road conditions. Took approximately an hr from Apia. Was 20 tala entry even if non swimmer. Clean bathrooms and immaculate gardens. Beautiful beach view. The trench was amazing. Water was so clear. The access down the long ladder was steep and long. Also a little slippery. We went at low tide. My husband could stand at the point under the ladder. He then made his way through the trench to the other hole. There are ropes inside to pull yourself along if needed.
Written January 23, 2020
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Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for visiting To Sua
Written February 25, 2020
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Riley Fleming
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions
Family
This place was incredible and was one of the highlights of our two week trip. We had been seeing lots of reviews and posts about this when you search up Samoa on google or Trip Advisor and decided this is where we needed to go. We arrived to a very nicely kept garden and entry and paid to go in. The price was pretty good and worth the money. We changed and went down the very steep ladder (make sure you use two hands as it is quite slippery). We got there and it was like heaven. Turquoise waters with little fish swimming around and the odd crab. We loved it here! Although there were no changing rooms so either get changed before you come or you might be using a towel! One last thing was it was quite pulley from the surge going through the underwater hole in the wall which freaked me out a bit. But there are ropes to hold onto all over the show. Over all, very relaxing and calming place!
Written June 13, 2020
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SYMEK
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Couples
I've been to To Sua several times, it's picturesque. Unfortunately the last visit I was very disappointed to see captive turtles in an enclosure. These are baby turtles that the ?manager advised he got from elsewhere. Originally had 4 now down to 2. He advised he is planning to release when they are bigger but I don't see why they are there. It appears to be a tourist grab as there is a sign that allows tourists to swim. There is no way that this is in the turtles best interests. There is lots of wild turtles, go see them where they belong. Not stuck in some small enclosure.
Written January 12, 2020
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Sarah D
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Family
Great place to visit and experience swimming in a lava tube. I found the ladder climb a bit scary but the rest of my family scampered down so maybe it’s just me! Spent an hour floating around in the cool water being gently pulled and pushed by the tides. Nice gardens, toilets, shower and change facilities. Definitely would recommend a visit.
Written January 4, 2020
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Lee
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To Sua Ocean Trench is an absolute must-do when you are in Samoa! The ladder had only just been replaced, and the platform was yet to be finished. It was a slow and careful climb down, but well worth the effort. The current in the trench was quite strong, hence the ropes across it. So glad we got to call in there on our tour with Tai's Native Experience. :-)
Written February 24, 2020
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Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for visiting To Sua
Written February 25, 2020
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Shendelle
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Family
Sometimes the photos look better than the actual location... I also expected it to be very busy.
Not here.. the trench is A-MA-ZING. There were a few groups swimming at the same time as us. But it was not as busy as I expected. For one of the top destinations in Samoa, this is great.
More laid back and still as beautiful as the photos
Written January 15, 2020
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Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for visiting To Sua
Written February 25, 2020
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Elle C
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Couples
We were very much looking forward to experiencing the wonder of the trench when we visited Upolo. It was practically no.1 on the list, after the sea turtles of course!
After we paid our money (the most expensive of all the attractions at $15tala each) we walked with eager anticipation down to the hole only to find that the current was so strong and the water so muddy it was impossible to swim. the rope that drifts in the middle was sucking in and out at such speed we knew that it was not a smart idea to get in as you couldnt see anything through the murky ness.
i immediately went and spoke to the man on the gate to ask if we could either get a refund or come another day to experience snorkelling in the hole as it was clearly not safe to swim.
His response was no. No refund and no additional trip.
He became very rude and arrogant at this stage and waved us away.
rather than a highlight this became the part of the trip that i enjoyed the least. there was no Samoan hospitality shown and it came across as very tala driven.
i would recommend when you visit you check the water conditions first to see if it is safe to swim before you hand over any money! that way you can always go back another day if it doesn't suit.
Written September 19, 2014
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dennis m
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions
Couples
it is lovely, however I would not do it again..why?
going down was ok, but I was last up and the ladder and the runs were wet and slippery with sharp edges, my soft feet hurt and 10 feet from the top I had a panic attack when my legs went into cramp , my wife was beside herself as I didn't know what to do . I couldn't go down nor up . My heart rate went through the ceiling as I tried to control my concern. I managed to get my breathing under control and make it to the top where they grabbed me. it was a close thing . My quads hurt for 4 days. I'll look from the top next time. BE CAREFUL take shoes down and a towel to dry your feet. thongs are NOT good enough. there is no hand rail.
Written March 2, 2017
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