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Saleaula Lava Fields, Savai'i

(4/5 based on 25+ 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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  • We picked a terrible day to come here as it was incredibly hot & right in the middle of the day. Our teenage guide was more interested in checking out her Facebook updates than showing us around & bar...  more »
  • We did two of the Saleaula Lava Field walks,which was created by the eruption in 1905 to 1911, the first to the Church and the second to the virgins grave,the third is a hike out over the fields to th...  more »
  • The lava flow is a must see place in Savai'i. The local guides are knowledgeable and give the human interest side of the story.