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Saleaula Lava Fields, Savai'i

(3.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
Created during the devastating eruption of Mount Matavanu in 1905, Saleaula Lava Fields are the remains of five villages buried under a wide lava flow. Dotted throughout the barren fields are half-submerged remains of churches and houses. Look for the Virgin's Grave, the resting place of a nun who was encircled by the lava flow, where brightly colored flowers grow today. Follow the lava flow to the ocean and explore rock pools teeming with fish. To visit Saleaula Lava Fields on your trip to Savai'i, use our Savai'i trip itinerary builder.
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  • The map shows a 900 metre walk the cliffs. Not far, we think. We think wrong. Walking over set lava meant we walked up and down, to negotiate the best path or at the very least the least treacherous. ...  more »
  • The visit is with a guide which wasn't really crazy about giving that tour, so the tour was really short. Yet I was able to see the fields and the ruins of the church. So while it's nothing supergreat...  more »
  • They stretch for miles and they look amazing , some houses are built on them and gardens are surrounded by the hardened Lava  more »