A cab driver recommended this beach an hour so away. It was great to drive out and find it on a map and just camp out for the day. Dozing in the shade of a fale, watching the waves far out on the reef. It’s a great way to spend a morning.
He also recommended this waterfall. You can’t hike to it, but you can pay the land owner $2 toview it from afar and imagine what it may be like to hike down to it.
Or there is this place, To Sua Ocean Trench. Rated a “Place to see in your lifetime” by someone who rates such things. It’s an old lava tube that’s roof caved in. The ocean fills it through an underground tube. The only way down is via the ladder. As swimming holes go, it is pretty idyllic.
You also stumble across some entertainment opportunities. While out looking for dinner the other night, I found the Second Annual Samoan Jazz Festival, right there on the street. There was a solo, electric ukelele act who was simply wailing out the hits. Later there was a Cuban Salsa band and the night finished up with a Samoan/NZ Luther Vandross cover band. It was amazing. And throughout the evening. This was the view. Just a superbly unexpected evening.
I guess this is long winded way to say, “Wish you were here!”