8. To Sua Ocean Trench, Lotofaga Village, Upolu Island, Samoa
It is a large swimming hole located in Lotofaga village of Samoa. This ocean trench is at a depth of 30 meters. There is a ladder installed on this site to access the pool. The water of this natural pool is very clear and has brilliant blue coloration.
The To Sua Ocean trench is fed by an ocean. The visitors can safely swim in this pool as it is not so deep. There are huts at the top of this pool to relax, eat and drink. This site is also surrounded by beautiful gardens and a scenic beach is very near to it.
The first Prime Minister of Samoa, Fiame Mata’afa Faumuina Mulinu’u II, a paramount chief, entered politics at the 1957 general election from the Lotofaga Electoral Constituency. The high chief title Fiame is from Lotofaga. His wife was Laulu Fetauimalemau Mata’afa, who was bestowed the chief title of Laulu, also from Lotofaga. At her husband’s death in 1975, Laulu Featauimalemau Mata’afa entered politics, winning the Lotofaga seat in the same year and becoming only the second woman in Samoa to become a Member of Parliament. Their daughter, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, a high chief with the Fiame chief title once held by her father, has been the Member of Parliament for Lotofaga constituency for many years and is a senior member of Cabinet in the Legislative Assembly of Samoa.