Saleaula Lava Fields, Savai'i
Categories: Outdoor Activities
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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Interesting place to visit. Tt may only seem like a lava flow site until you start wandering around and see where the virgin's grave is and the lava through the church. Really interesting stop
At 5 tala/person, this is a worthwhile stop to see the church destroyed by lava flowing in the front door. The lady guiding us took her time and also lead us to the virgins grave. It's no frills, but ... read more »
After over 100 years since Mt Matavanu erupted, it was amazing to see the resulting molten rock formations, the remnants of the LMS Church, the virgin's grave and to be standing on the expanse of the ... read more »
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