Afu Aa'u Waterfalls, Savai'i
See Afu Aa'u Waterfalls with Stevenson's Resort
The south-east of Savaii, Samoa’s largest island, is home to the stunning Afu Aa’u Waterfalls (also known as Olemoe Falls.) Most visitors come to see the main waterfall, which plunges out of the rainforest into a deep freshwater swimming hole, but this main fall also eventually flows into three separate smaller falls, making Afu Aa’u a stunning and uniquely photogenic attraction.
Access to Afu Au’a is via a dirt road which is maintained by the neighboring village. Entrance fees of 10 tala per person are collected at a traditional Samoan fale about 1/3 of a mile from the main road, where visitors are encouraged to park their cars and walk the ten minutes to the pool and waterfalls.
Visitors to the waterfalls can admire the main Afu Aa’u waterfall while swimming in the spectacular blue freshwater pool below it. The water is shallow around the outer edges, but much deeper if you want to swim into the middle and try to get under the waterfall.
There are no lifeguards on duty at Afu Aa’u, so keep safety in mind by never swimming out of your depth, and always wear reef shoes to climb onto the surrounding rock foundations to avoid injuries to your feet or accidental falls. There is also strictly no alcohol allowed at the falls.
There is a toilet block located a short walk from the fall, and the falls are open from 8 am-6 pm every day except Sundays, year-round (although the falls are particularly spectacular during the wet season.) Plan to spend around two hours to make the most of your visit, although Afu Aa’u is also a popular short stopover for visitors taking a day tour of Savaii.
Stevenson’s resort provides car rentals that will send you on your way to this location and many more around the island. Book a room or get in touch with us to get more info.