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Saleaula Lava Fields, Savai'i

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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 loved the lava fields. During our visit we found out the women's committee they run the place. This means maintaining a massive area! Cleaning up rubbish cutting back and clearing the ever encroach...  more »
  • We really loved this. I had NO expectation of this and was pleasantly surprised. The lovely lady who showed us was really kind and told the info really well. The way the lava flowed through the church...  more »
  • Shouldn't miss this. It was interesting and worth about a 20-30 minute stop. It gets hot there, bring water with you. Also complain about how the village throws their garbage into the lava holes and v...  more »
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  • Check out the church that was engulfed with lava. Friendly locals show you the way.

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