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Very interesting cave

The dwarf cave is a very different experience but certainly interesting and worth doing when on... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Simon B
Gold Coast, Australia
Underrated attraction

Paid $30 tala for 3 adults and 2 kids. A local came with us to explain the story of how this cave... read more

Reviewed February 6, 2018
Dom F
via mobile
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

The dwarf cave is a very different experience but certainly interesting and worth doing when on Savaii. It is a very bumpy 10-15 minute drive to the cave from the village where you’ll be met by a local guide. Expect to pay around $10 tala...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Simon B
Reviewed April 25, 2018

It is a bumpy ride up to the cave, so make sure you have an appropriate vehicle. You pay around $15 tala per person, and you get a guide for the trip. Once you get down to the cave, the guide tells you the urban...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Kiwi-Samoa
Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Paid $30 tala for 3 adults and 2 kids. A local came with us to explain the story of how this cave came about and the story behind it. The cave is steep and dark so take a touch although the guide had one. We...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Dom F
Reviewed December 4, 2017

If going by car would be useful to have a four wheel drive as it is a long bumpy drive to the cave about ten minutes. Our tour guid didn't speak much English but he was super nice. Really dark and I wish I wasn't...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Kristina C
Reviewed October 21, 2017

almost missed this on the side of the road. Worth a stop. A really nice man is there to provide torches so you can take a wander into the lava tube that runs under the road. Swallows nest near the entrance...

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Andrea F
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Follow the signs and stop at the village to pay an elder the fee (variable but assume $10-20/e). They will send you further up the road with a guide (in your car). It's a tricky drive and on the extreme limit for our Impreza. The...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Kerry S
Reviewed September 12, 2017

I LOVED the adventure of going into this cave and the story behind it. For those who dont know, the short version of this story is: it is said that man in the local village one day went to look for his dog who disappeared...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank RSB0602
Reviewed June 30, 2017

$15 for adults and $10 for children. We drove for 5 minutes with the guide. We got to the cave and he was clearly done for the day. We got into the cave and 10 metres in he said "see? We go back now, too...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Surfgirlindo
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a must see place if you're into diving into risky dealings. You need to be fairly fit to travel down into the caves so people with bad knees beware! Some interesting local legends surround this tourist site.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank BizT7
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

a very different experiance but worth doing when on savaii.. bring a tourch and a decent set of shoes.

Date of experience: October 2016
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