Savaii island Samoa,the largest but sparsely populated Samoan island

Savaii island Travel Blog

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Fagamalo Savaii Samoa,the beach in front of the Lagoto,is it my best Pacific pic?:)))

After a crossing of 90 minutes(20 km),we arrived in Savaii at Salelologa wharf where I hired a taxi to the Lagoto resort.

Savaii is the highest and largest of the Samoan islands with a population of 40 000,most of Savaii is uninhabited.

It is a massive basaltic shield volcano, where 2 eruptions occured in the 20th century on the North coast,producing flows of lava

10 m to 150 m thick,15 km wide,jumping into the sea,destroying several villages and creating a moonscape,seen on the road

to our hotel.

Arrived in our resort in Fagamalo,we were welcome by a tall,pleasant,slender(lots of Samoans are obese) guy wearing make-up on his

beautiful eyes and led to our large and comfortable Beach fale which can accomodate 4 people.We stayed there 4 nights before

coming back to Apia.

Turtle in front of Lagoto resort Savaii

The reception gave us a warning:don't walk on the main road in front of the resort between 6 and 7 pm,because

all the villagers go to the church at that time...

 

There the food was very bad and expensive,but we had no choice,the village providing only one restaurant!

Fortunately,the beach was gorgeous(there is a small  overcrowded pool) and I had some good snorkelling with a

wild turtle (in the village of Satoalepai in Savaii,there is a turtle enclosure where turtles are incarcerated and some people take

pleasure in swimming with these poor turtles).

As I know that on Sundays all is closed in Samoa and that people doesn't work,I managed to find a driver,on Sunday!

to do a day-tour of the "deserted "island.

On this rainy Sunday,we did some quiet but interesting visits in 6 hours all around the island.

As all the restaurants were shut,fortunetely,we found on the main coastal road,a mini-store open and we had a nice lunch with

some crakers and famous American crisps.

Alofaaga Blowholes

The highlights of the trip were:

-the Alofaaga Blowholes

West of the wharf,lava flows have formed tubes connecting with the ocean below.

As the water crash into the shore,water at high pressure is sent up through the tubes and create fountains

like geysers.

Best seen at high tide,cheap entree fee.

WARNING: Don't go too close to the edge of the blow holes surrounded by slippery rocks!

 

-the Falealupo ruins and the Rock House:

 Two cyclones struck the island in 1990 and 1991,destroying the village of Faleolupo and leaving only ruins,like

 the ruins of the Catholic Church.

Three hundred meters of the Church is the Rock House:its consists of 2 lava tubes.

 

 

 

 

-Lavafields in Northeastern Savaii

Between 1905 and 1911,the eruptions of the Mount Matavanu created a moonscape in this part of the island with a

flow of hot lava 10m to 150 m thick.

 

 

-the Cape Mulinu'u,the most western point of land in the world

 

 

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Fagamalo Savaii Samoa,the beach i…
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Alofaaga Blowholes
Alofaaga Blowholes
Fagamalo beach Savaii Samoa,in fro…
Fagamalo beach Savaii Samoa,in fr…
in Savaii
In Savai'i
In Savai'i
In front of Lagoto Savaii Fagamalo
in front of Lagoto Fagamalo
in front of Lagoto Fagamalo
Savaii in the background
Savaii in the background
Arriving in Savaii
Arriving in Savaii
coming from Savaii with matts Sale…
coming from Savaii with matts Sal…
Salelologa wharf
Salelologa wharf
Salelologa wharf
Salelologa wharf
Salelologa wharf
Salelologa wharf
Salelologa wharf
Salelologa wharf
Coming back the Internet Cafe
Coming back the Internet Cafe
In front of Lagoto at low tide
In front of Lagoto at low tide
Lagoto resort Fagamalo
Lagoto resort Fagamalo
Lagoto resort Fagamalo
Lagoto resort Fagamalo
The small often overcrowded of Lag…
The small often overcrowded of La…
Lagotos rainbow
Lagoto's rainbow
Going to the church,the road is no…
Going to the church,the road is n…
Coming back church
Coming back church
Elegant ladies in front of a church
Elegant ladies in front of a church
Ruins of Falealupos Cathedral,des…
Ruins of Falealupo's Cathedral,de…
in Falealupo
in Falealupo
Flowers in Falealupo
Flowers in Falealupo
Ruins in Falealupo after cyclones …
Ruins in Falealupo after cyclones…
entry of The Rockhouse Falealupo
entry of "The Rockhouse" Falealupo
the Rockhouse in falealupo
the Rockhouse in falealupo
Way out in Falealupos Rockhouse
Way out in Falealupo's Rockhouse
near Rockhouse in Falealupo savaii
near Rockhouse in Falealupo savaii
Me near Cape Mulinuu,the most wes…
Me near Cape Mulinu'u,the most we…
masterpieces on the most western p…
masterpieces on the most western …
near the entry of Rockhouse Faleal…
near the entry of Rockhouse Falea…
Alofaaga Blowholes in Southern Sav…
Alofaaga Blowholes in Southern Sa…
Alofaaga Blowholes
Alofaaga Blowholes
Alofaaga Blowholes
Alofaaga Blowholes
Alofaaga Blowholes
Alofaaga Blowholes
Alofaaga blowholes in Southern Sav…
Alofaaga blowholes in Southern Sa…
Lavafields after the eruptions of …
Lavafields after the eruptions of…
Lavafields in Northern Savaii
Lavafields in Northern Savaii
lavafields near Mauga,on the main …
lavafields near Mauga,on the main…
Lavafields near Mauga
Lavafields near Mauga
Savaii island
photo by: bernard69