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. Put Saleaula Lava Fields into our Savai'i tour itinerary planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Savai'i.
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  • The lava fields are an amazing part of Samoan history and hauntingly beautiful. We had a lovely guide who shared the rich history of this place, taking us to the church and the virgin grave. The lava ...  more »
  • I found this really interesting...only cost 5 tala and the girl told us lots about the stories of the lava field and the virgins grave. I thought it was a great attraction.  more »
  • Trip with the family on a quick tour, interesting place but unfortunately it suffers from broken bottles and rubbish everywhere. Real pity, would be a higher recommendation if there was no rubbish, no...  more »
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  • Must-see when on Savaii. Impressive and also: very friendly and informative locals :)
  • Definitely worth seeing. Five tala admission.
  • Must see on Sawaii. Were shown arround by friendly locals.
  • Check out the church that was engulfed with lava. Friendly locals show you the way.
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