What do you get when you mix visually-stunning Polynesian landscapes with modern American infrastructure? American Samoa! For all travellers looking to step off the beaten trail, away from mad crowds of selfie-sticks and hawkers – take a dive into these islands.
Very remote (it takes a day and half of flying to reach these islands from Sydney), American Samoa is a spectacle of volcanic mountains towering against a backdrop of electric-blue seas and lush tropical forests. A protected territory of the United States, American Samoa consists of five volcanic islands and two beautiful atolls. The largest island of Tutuila hosts the capital of Pago Pago and one of the world’s most exquisite naturally-formed harbours. From the upper reaches of Mount Matafao; the view of the island, harbour and the vast Pacific Ocean is unforgettable. The island infrastructure is well-developed but finding a long stretch of beach to oneself or a left break to surf is as easy as falling asleep on a hammock. Reason: these islands are yet to become touristy. Snorkelling, diving, hiking, adventure sports, cultural tours – American Samoa offers a huge number of activities for international travellers and is a pristine eco-tourism haven.
Said to be the very heart of Polynesian culture, these islands have the largest number of full-blooded Polynesians on the planet. Visiting villages to experience the uncluttered, easy-going Samoan life is a must-do experience and our South Pacific Specialists need but a word to organise the perfect all-inclusive holiday for you. Check out our Hot Deals for the season’s latest offers or fill out the Enquiry Form if you have the travel dates handy. At any point of time, if you need to talk to our Specialists, just pick up the phone and call 1300 991 751 directly!
American Samoa is a U.S. territory covering 7 South Pacific islands and atolls. Tutuila, the largest island, is home to the capital Pago Pago, whose natural harbor is framed by volcanic peaks including 1,716-ft.-high Rainmaker Mountain. Divided between the islands Tutuila, Ofu and Ta‘ū, the National Park of American Samoa highlights the territory’s tropical scenery with rainforests, beaches and reefs.