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Best Snorkelling in Upolu

We weren't sure what to expect here as we'd heard it was next to the port in busy Apia, plus we'd... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic coral and variet of tropical fish, amazing blue starfish

Fantastic snorkelling spot, amazing coral reef. Tropical fish as soon as you enter the water. Do... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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Apia Harbour, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't sure what to expect here as we'd heard it was next to the port in busy Apia, plus we'd been snorkelling off some beautiful beaches in the South. However we were so glad we made the decision to visit. The coral is amazing...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been meaning to go here for a while now but hadn't gotten round to it. Now I wish I had! What a beautiful spot. Not only was there great snorkelling but the setting is amazing. We took a picnic lunch and were so...More

Thank Tracy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic snorkelling spot, amazing coral reef. Tropical fish as soon as you enter the water. Do recommend beach feet/wetsuit shoes to protect feet and save coral. Nice trees and shade provided from sun, swings for kids and shaded fale. Wonderful spot.

Thank 21happy21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great snorkelling once out deep. Not much to see on way there. They have gear to hire which is good, and a nice set up.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheap entry fee. Very good value with fales, picnic tables, change rooms, tree swings and of course the amazing snorkelling! Don't go during low tide. Also, it's more difficult for smaller kids since you have to swim out a bit to see the good stuff....More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We walked from town to the reserve which took about 20 minutes. 5 tala entry and 11 tala each for hire of a snorkel and mask. There is a lovely shaded area with benches, rocks and platforms for sitting, as well as some excellent swings...More

Thank emcg007
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My girls loved Palolo deep. It was well priced and the only thing I would say is better to bring your own mask and snorkel as hire ones are old. Still it’s great you can hire them there. Wonderful swings and facilities. Fabulous atmosphere and...More

Thank MiaBrig
Reviewed 8 August 2018

best place to swim close to town. easy and affordable. great shady spaces and table. good to do your own thing- bring something to eat etc. snorkel gear available to hire.

Thank Alexis C
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Just make sure you go nearer to high tide. We thought it was worth a visit if you are in town. There are better places else where on the island but this is cheap and easy to get too. They provide good shade and change...More

Thank vandra12
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I stayed at Sheraton Aggies in Apia and this site is just minutes away by walk from the hotel. This snorkeling site was looking dull at first until I got to deeper part and corals and fish were much more diverse than it first appeared...More

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Kilián N
3 August 2017|
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Response from EleanorU10 | Reviewed this property |
It is a reserve so no to fishing .
7 January 2017|
Response from 2015FamilyK |
Even sitting in waist deep water near the shore we could still see plenty of fish, so it would be fine for anyone who is able to put their head under water. Having said that, there is a strong current (we weren't told about... More
18 October 2016|
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Response from JKWG | Reviewed this property |
They just rent out snorkelling gear - take your own food and drinks - lovely spots to picnic under shade. I think entry was about 5 Samoan tala or maybe 10 but terrific value. Saw loads of fabulous fish. Suggest one hour... More