Landscapes in Australia and Pacific
These gorgeous waterfalls are considered to be the most beautiful on Savai'i. There severel smaller ones, which drops into different pools, but it's the highest one that will delight you. Water plunge straight from the jungle into a big clear pool below. It doesn't get more picturesque than this. You can jump in and swim around in the refreshingly cold water. Remember to visit the neighbouring Pulemelei Mound too (ask for directions).
The southern coastline of Savai'i Island is pretty spectacular with sea-smashed black volcanic cliffs and dense lush jungle and occasional coconut palms. But at the village Taga, it gets a little more spectacular with blowhole after blowhole. At high tide seawater is blasted through lava tunnels and send 10-15 metres into the air in big sprays. Stay behind the painted white line, as freak waves occasionally break over the rocks.
This smallish waterfall lies right next to the road. There are grounds which charge the usually small entrance fee, but the view is almost better from the bridge (which is free), because you can see the river flows into the sea further down.
A five minutes hike through a plantation brings you to these two dramatic waterfalls. If the look over the unfenced edge isn't thrilling enough for you, then follow the short trail through the jungle untill you reach the top of the falls (no elavation). One wrong step and you will fall into the river and go over the waterfall. The rocks are slippery, so be extra careful.
When Mt Matavanu erupted in the begning of the 20th century, a thick lava flow covered the northeast part of Savai'i. Even after all these years, there is still a black carpet of lava, though today it's dotted with green plants. The structure of the lava flow is still clearly visible to this day. The Lava Field continues to the next village Sale'aula, where the Ruined Churches are, so if planning to see them, you can just see the lava field there.
This tiny waterfall is located next to the road and drops right into the sea. From the road the waterfall looks like an "infinity pool".
A 100m waterfall that plunge into forested gorge. Though its name and nature sound spectacular, the waterfall is usually a quick stop, because it can only be viewed from the parkering lot right next to the road. The waterfall will be far away in the distance and the dense vegetation around the parking lot might even make it hard to see at all.
Right next to the main road lies this cave. It's a small lava tube, which is completely dark when you first venture in. A local family runs the cave and there is a small entrance fee. Best to bring your own tourch.
The views from the garden of this waterfall and the gorge below are just spectacular. Jungle covered mountainsides as far as the eye can see and then this powerfull 54m high watefall plunging from the top of the forest.
This sunken swimming hole has become a bit iconic for Samoa. The swimming hole is connected to the neighbouring sunken waterhole, as well with the sea, through an underwater passageway. The descend to the waterhole is down a 15m long wooden ladder, but then you will be rewarded with a shaded subground pool. Beware that there can be strong current in the pool. The manicured grounds are extensive with shady fales, rock pools and plenty of spectacular views down the wild and rocky coastline.