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Savai’i Island is the largest of the Samoan Islands. It is also home to the highest Samoan peak, the dormant volcano of Mt Silisili. The island is a tropical smorgasbord of gorgeous beaches, tumbling waterfalls, lava caves, dramatic blowholes, and lush rainforests teeming with exotic birds. The coral reefs and beaches also bring you some of the best surfing, snorkeling and diving opportunities on the planet. Hike to the volcanic crater of Mt Matavanu or to the spectacular lava fields and lava tubes dotting the island. The energetic ocean geysers of the Alofaaga Blowholes and the scenic setting of the Afu Aau Waterfalls, pouring down into a swimming hole, make for delightful visits. Surfers of all shades have a great time at the lovely Aganoa Beach, while history buffs find the archeological site of the Pulemelei Mound fascinating. Nature lovers have plenty to explore among the islands many rainforests and trails in nature reserves, like the Falealupo Canopy Walk. Soak in the immense natural beauty of this island, letting the traditional Samoan way of life get under your skin for good!

Themes

  • Adventure
  • Beaches
  • Landscape

Highlights

  • Beach
  • Inland waterholes
  • Lalomanu Beach

Activities in Savaii Island

Tour of North Coast in Savai'i Island

Discover the natural and cultural history of Savai’i Island on this exhilarating tour of the island’s northern coastline. Admire the gorgeous coastal landscape and spot the island’s precious wildlife, exotic birds and wildflowers. Take this unique opportunity to go swimming with the endangered sea turtles that inhabit these waters. As you travel down the beautiful coast, learn about the arrival of Christianity and western culture to Samoa. Make a pit stop for a packed picnic lunch by the wayside, with sandwiches and fresh fruits. Don’t forget to post these stunning pictures of your island travels on Insta!

Explore Savai'i Island on Your Own

Savai’i is the largest and highest of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. It has a spectacular assortment of beaches, rainforests, sea-battered cliffs, unspoiled waterfalls, and rugged volcanic cones. Start your exploration from Salelologa, the island’s main town. Visit the turtle sanctuary at the village of Sato’alepai, where they rescue sick or wounded turtles and nurse them back to health. Next, stop at the Letui Pe’ape’a Cave, home to white-rumped Polynesian swiftlets and their nests within a small lava tube. Then visit the Alofaaga Blowholes, where the ocean swell meets basalt cliffs. Water enters through the underwater lava tubes and then shoots up in the air like giant water cannons, creating an amazing spectacle. Proceed to Afu Aau Falls for a relaxing dip in the natural pools with the sounds of water gently trickling from the moss-covered rocks. End with a browse through Salelologa’s main market, where arts, crafts, souvenirs, trinkets, and fresh produce are sold.

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