Samoa Natural Wonders

Samoa in the South Pacific has been blessed with stunning natural wonders. Ringed by coral reefs, the blue water surrounding Samoa’s islands contrasts with palm-tree-rimmed white beaches which lead into lush green jungles across jagged volcanic mountains and waterfalls that cascade into deep freshwater pools. Deep volcanic caves in Samoa give way to spreading treetop canopies.

Travel to Samoa on vacation and you will spend many hours in the warm Samoan weather exploring the best of nature. There are two main inhabited islands in Samoa – Upolo Island and Savaii Island and a number of smaller islands.

On your must-see list in Upolo are the Fuipisia, Togitogiga and Papapapai-Uta Waterfalls and the Papase'ea Sliding Rocks near Apia which is a natural rock waterslide down a waterfall into a pool below.

Also visit the Lalomanu Crater – an extinct volcanic crater which is home to a colony of fruit bats and the Le Pupu-Pue National Park which includes Mt Fito and Mt Lepu-e.

Just off the island, visit the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, which provides some of the best diving and snorkelling sites in Samoa.

Savaii in Samoa is the larger island, on a map of Samoa. While in Savaii, visit the Alofaaga Blowholes where the sea rushes through lava tubes in the rocks creating fountains of spray at every wave.

The Falealupo Rainforest Preserve and Falealupo Lava Tubes are also worth a visit. In the rainforest reserve take the forest canopy walkway strung between two Banyan trees.

Samoan tourism travel also can take in the smaller islands for bird watching and turtle nesting.