American Samoa is a hidden gem in the South Pacific Ocean and a territory of the US. It comprises seven islands and atolls which are landscaped by verdant mountains and sandy beaches, making the country perfect for ecotourism.
Tutuila Island is the largest and houses the capital Pago Pago. The Pago Pago harbour, one of the world’s largest natural harbours and the Jean P. Haydon Museum, which narrates Samoan history and culture are the highlights of the capital. The Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Tutuila’s southwest corner is home to a rich marine life including hundreds of tropical fish species, sharks and octopus and occasional sightings of dolphins and rare sea turtles. During the period of June to September, the bay is home to the migrating humpback whales from the Antarctic Ocean.
The National Park of American Samoa is distributed across three islands (Tutuila, Ofu, and Ta‘u) and their surrounding waters, covering a vast area of 13,500 acres. The park allows you to explore its rich coral systems, tropical rainforests and native Samoan culture. Among the three islands, Tutuila island is the most visited one as it is easily accessible. It is dotted with numerous hiking trails and the corals around the islands are perfect for snorkelling.
Ofu Beach in the twin islands of Ofu & Olosega is a picturesque destination with long stretches of fine sand and offers solitude. If you wish to explore the traditional Samoan life, visit the Ta’u island. This island also houses the highest point in the country – Lata Mountain.
The South Pacific region is full of surprises, and American Samoa is no exception. Book a trip today and discover this offbeat destination and its pristine natural wealth.
The Pago Pago harbour is known to be one of the world’s largest natural harbours.