3 Natural Wonders That You Shouldn’t Miss During Your Visit to Samoa

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Samoa is one of the most beautiful island countries that Polynesia has in store. It consists of two main islands—Savai’i and Upolu—and several smaller ones, each one unique in its own right. Samoa’s natural beauty knows no bounds, and here are some of the most show-stopping natural wonders you’ll stumble upon during your visit.

Alofaaga Blowholes

This natural site is located on the shores of Salelologa wharf on the island of Savai’i, and it’s one of Samoa’s biggest natural marvels. The blowholes were created by lava flows, and water at high pressure is sent through them every time waves crash into the tubes.

Piula Cave Pool

Located by the sea beneath the historic Methodist chapel at Piula, this natural freshwater pool is one of the most breathtaking spots on Upolu Island. It was formed by a natural spring flowing out of a cave and out to sea and it’s now a popular spot for swimming and picnicking.

Afu Aau Waterfalls

Samoa is home to quite a few breathtaking waterfalls, but if you only have enough time to visit one, let it be Afu Aau. It’s located on the southeastern coast of the Savai’I island, and it will win you over with its fresh-water pool, which makes it a perfect spot for swimming and diving.