Samoa is the land of waterfalls. Wherever you go on the islands of Samoa, you can be sure that an impressive waterfall is waiting for you just around the corner. These are the best 5 waterfalls in Samoa, in particular on the island of Upolu.
As you travel across the island you will see a sign pointing to Papapapai-Uta Waterfall. This Samoan waterfall is only a few steps from the car park and is guaranteed to impress. From a distance, you can view the massive waterfall tumbling over the edge into a pond, that has a smaller waterfall flowing out from it. You can’t get to the base to swim in Papapapai-Uta Waterfall, but the view from the top is incredible.
This waterfall in Samoa is made for swimming. Two smaller waterfalls flow into a large deep pond, with plenty of space to swim around and underneath the waterfall. The warm inviting waters make it hard for you to leave. Around Togitogaga waterfall there is a large grassed picnic area so pack your lunch and stay for half the day. Togitogaga waterfall is a short 5-minute walk from the car park.
Togitogaga waterfall is located near the Coastal Walking Track, making it the perfect place to cool down after your hike.
This was my 1 waterfall in Samoa. The huge tumbling waterfall flows over the dense jungle edge creating a majestic scene. You could spend hours at the Sopoaga viewpoint, admiring the waterfall and the surrounding setting. Sopoaga Falls is just a few steps from the car park, costing visitors $10WST.
In my opinion, Sopoaga Falls is the best waterfall in Samoa and should be at the top of your bucket list.
Yet another stunning waterfall in the highlands of Samoa. The Fuipisia Waterfall viewpoint takes you to the very top of the waterfall allowing you to view the falls from very close. You can even swim in a rock pool at the top of the waterfall if you wish.
This waterfall is a 5-minute walk from the car park and costs $20WST per adult to visit. This seems overpriced if you ask me, but if you are in the area you might as well check it out. If you are on a budget, skip it and visit the Sopoaga viewpoint instead.
Papase’ea Sliding Rocks
The sliding rocks are found nearby to Apia, and as the name may imply, they are great to use as natural water slides.
The scenery at the sliding rocks isn’t what is most impressive, it is the fact that the sliding rocks are a natural playground, loved by all adventure seekers. If water levels are low, ask a local for advice on the best rocks to slide down, and always take care when doing so.
The cost of visiting the sliding rocks is $5WST per adult.
These are the 5 best waterfalls in Samoa. All these Samoan waterfalls are on the island of Upolu, there are many more magnificent waterfalls on the island of Savaii.
Other things to know when visiting waterfalls in Samoa
- As I have mentioned throughout this article, many of the waterfalls cost a small fee to visit. Therefore it is important to carry cash with you when you travel around Samoa in search of waterfalls.
- Don’t forget your swimmers, towel and natural sunscreen.
- Always consider your safety when swimming, jumping and sliding down waterfalls in Samoa.
- In addition to visiting the waterfalls in Samoa, make sure you check out To Sua Ocean Trench.
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