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Paia Dwarfs Cave

Paia Village, Manase, Savai'i, Samoa
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Spectacular cave with a a urban / mythical legend behind it

It is a bumpy ride up to the cave, so make sure you have an appropriate vehicle. You pay around... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Jungle-Kiwi
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New Zealand
Underrated attraction

Paid $30 tala for 3 adults and 2 kids. A local came with us to explain the story of how this cave... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Dom F
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Cranbourne
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Paia Village, Manase, Savai'i, Samoa
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

It is a bumpy ride up to the cave, so make sure you have an appropriate vehicle. You pay around $15 tala per person, and you get a guide for the trip. Once you get down to the cave, the guide tells you the urban...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Paid $30 tala for 3 adults and 2 kids. A local came with us to explain the story of how this cave came about and the story behind it. The cave is steep and dark so take a touch although the guide had one. We...More

1  Thank Dom F
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

If going by car would be useful to have a four wheel drive as it is a long bumpy drive to the cave about ten minutes. Our tour guid didn't speak much English but he was super nice. Really dark and I wish I wasn't...More

Thank Kristina C
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

almost missed this on the side of the road. Worth a stop. A really nice man is there to provide torches so you can take a wander into the lava tube that runs under the road. Swallows nest near the entrance...

Thank Andrea F
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Follow the signs and stop at the village to pay an elder the fee (variable but assume $10-20/e). They will send you further up the road with a guide (in your car). It's a tricky drive and on the extreme limit for our Impreza. The...More

1  Thank Kerry S
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I LOVED the adventure of going into this cave and the story behind it. For those who dont know, the short version of this story is: it is said that man in the local village one day went to look for his dog who disappeared...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

$15 for adults and $10 for children. We drove for 5 minutes with the guide. We got to the cave and he was clearly done for the day. We got into the cave and 10 metres in he said "see? We go back now, too...More

Thank Surfgirlindo
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a must see place if you're into diving into risky dealings. You need to be fairly fit to travel down into the caves so people with bad knees beware! Some interesting local legends surround this tourist site.

Thank Biz T
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

a very different experiance but worth doing when on savaii.. bring a tourch and a decent set of shoes.

Thank Modernanst
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Apparently no one has reached the end of this cave, so it would be interesting to go back to prove that there is an end to it..., provided that we have the time. It was difficult to actually find a guide for the caves, but...More

Thank Lani V
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