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Sua Ocean Trench – Magical Swimming Pool in the World
Sua Ocean Trench is one of the most mesmerizing natural swimming pools almost 100 feet down, on a volcanic Samoan island, offering tourists the ultimate experience of relaxation. The “big hole” hidden in a grotto on a volcanic island actually To Sua Ocean Trench, which literally translates to “big hole”’ is located in Lotofaga village, on the south coast of Upolu island in Samoa.
When the volcanoes erupted on the island, much of the ground fell away, and this 98-foot-deep hole was the result. Tourists can relish crystal-clear waters populated with tropical fish and a sandy bed, and its natural beauty increases further by a steep ladder that leads down to the water, with travelers using it to dive into the pool or use it as an impromptu diving board providing the water levels are high enough.
Moreover, for those who’re not brave enough, a tumble-in from aboard a matter of inches above the water may be the safer option. The magical green landscape is matched by crystal clear waters, plenty of tropical fish, and a sandy bed. A series of canals leading from the pool to the South Pacific Ocean ensure the hole is never dried out. The majestic natural beauty of the Samoan spot has not been lost on most who have visited it already.
In order to protect the serene spot, as well as preserve the safety of the tourist routes into the water, there is a charge you have to pay for a swim. It will cost adults £10 ($15), and children, £3.85 ($6.00), but is free to those under the age of seven. Those who’ve traveled to the spot had a great experience, and say; The Sua is one of the most unique, relaxing places that ever have been to.
When they went there was no rush, and it was a very peaceful place. A visitor says this is truly a magical experience, swimming at the bottom of the grotto. However, if you’re an expert swimmer, you can even swim underneath the rock tunnel and out to the ocean. He further added that we visited the trench in May and unquestionably loved it, the spot is so striking and the water is warm and clear.
We’re highly recommended, you must be visiting a place to see the paradise on earth. Therefore, tourists to the trench are carefully warned to take care when walking down the ladder, as expectedly, it can become slippery. Well, climbing down looks bad, but if you take your time and wear sandals it’s ok. There is a review on the website that has scored The Sua Ocean Trench a four-and-a-half rating out of five based on visitors’ reviews.
Of the 401 people to have commented on the tourist attraction, 319 have rated it as ‘excellent.’ Furthermore, other spectacular natural swimming pool around the world includes Iceland’s famed Blue Lagoon geothermal spa and the travertine pools and terraces in Pamukkale, Turkey.