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Nu'ulopa is a small uninhabited island in the Apolima Strait between the islands of Upolu and Savai'i in Samoa. The island is part of Aiga-i-le-Tai district.

Nu'ulopa is about 50m high. It is also a small forested rocky outcrop with coconut palms (Cocos nucifera) and a conservation area for flying foxes. The surrounding sea is a conservation area for turtles.[1]

Nu'ulopa sits between another two islands Apolima and Manono. The islands lie on an underwater ridge connecting the two main islands of Upolu and Savai'i.

Nu'ulopa is generally used as a cemetery for the high chiefs (matai) of Manono.


Heading towards Nu'ulopa island in a boat. Apolima Tai village on Apolima island is to the right and Savai'i island in the distance.
Nearing the island by boat.
Visitor on a beach on the island.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Manono, Apolima and Nuulopa Cultural Landscape, Unesco. Retrieved 25 October 2009

Coordinates: 13°50′33″S 172°07′45″W / 13.8424°S 172.1293°W / -13.8424; -172.1293