Afu Aau Falls

This spectacular waterfall in south-eastern Savaii plunges from the rainforest deep into a fresh-water swimming pool.

Description

The Afu Aau Waterfall also known as Olemoe Falls, is a spectacular waterfall in south-eastern Savaii that plunges from the rainforest deep into a fresh-water swimming pool.

Access is on a dirt road which is maintained by the village. Entrance fees are collected at the Samoan fale about 650m from the main road and visitors are encouraged to park their car here and enjoy a 10 minute walk to the pool and waterfall.

The pool is very deep but it gets very shallow towards the outer rim. The fall eventually flows into three other smaller separate falls offering a truly enchanting experience for visitors. There is strictly no alcohol allowed at the pool area and the site is closed on Sundays.

There is a toilet block about 80 meters away from the fall. Like most sites in Samoa, there are no lifeguards on duty and visitors are advised to take extra precaution when swimming. This is also an ideal spot for a stopover for visitors taking a tour of the island.