Top 20 Things To Do While in American Samoa

1. Take a tour of Maugaoali’i Government House the official residence of the Governor and First Lady

2. Visit the National Park of American Samoa on Tutuila and the Manu’a Islands

3. Take a drive from Pago Pago Harbor over to the village of Vatia and enjoy the breathtaking view of the harbor below

4. Drive towards the west and visit the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa at Larsen’s and Fagatele Bays

5. Lunch at Utulei Beach and enjoy the spectacular view of Pago Pago Harbor and Rainmaker Mountain opposite


6. Experience some traditional Samoan food like palusami and taro found in some local eateries and at the new marketplace in Fagatogo

7. With a map in hand hop on a local bus and head east or west and take in the picturesque villages and explore

8. Visit a local church on a Sunday morning and enjoy the rousing sermons and melodic singing

9. Let’s go shopping for American and International goods at prices cheaper than anywhere else in the world and no sales tax to boot

10. American Samoa has an extensive US Naval History, so pick up a US Naval History and World War II Guide and explore and learn

11. Take a trip to the Manu’a Islands, half an hour flight east of Tutuila Island

12. Visit Ofu Beach in the Manu’a Islands voted one of the most beautiful undiscovered beaches in the world

13. Catch a local alia boat for the short trip to Aunu’u Island and hike to the quick sand lake

14. Visit the Tia Seu Lupe Park (Starmound) in Ottoville and view this ancient stone structure

15. The view of Pago Pago Harbor from the water is one of the most spectacular in the Pacific, and nothing could be more so when you are viewing it from an outrigger canoe

16. Traditional Samoan garments, for women the puletasi (two piece long fitted blouse and skirt) and for men, Samoan Island shirt are great gifts to take home

17. Take a drive up to the mountain village of Aoloau and take in the grand views of the Tafuna Plain below and the northern Pacific Ocean

18. Take a visit to the Jean P. Hudson Museum in Fagatogo and view the exhibit of American Samoa’s link to the Apollo Moon Missions complete with moon rocks

19. There is nothing like the hustle and bustle of local market and the new Fagatogo Marketplace is a local favorite shopping spot

20. The thrill of catching some big game fish like tuna, marlin and sailfish is only a half hour boat trip from shore


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