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If you are seeking an exciting, adventure-filled vacation in the South Pacific Ocean then book cheap flights to American Samoa to visit the unincorporated U.S. territory. This tropical paradise, located midway between New Zealand and Hawaii, has been inhabited for more than 3,000 years. Comprising of five islands (Tutuila, Ofu, Anu’u, Ta’u and Olosega) and two coral atolls (Rose and Swains Islands), American Samoa is ready to attract tourists with its lush rainforests, rugged mountains, pristine white-sand beaches, genuine hospitality, authentic taste of Polynesian culture and unparalleled natural beauty. Its no wonder that holiday in American Samoa is a magical experience.    

Top Places to Visit in American Samoa

Pago Pago: American Samoa’s territorial capital Pago Pago is located in Maoputasi County on the main island of Tutuila. It is strategically located and home to one of the South Pacific Ocean’s deepest natural deepwater harbors. Pago Pago is American Samoa’s main port and its only modern urban, industrial and commercial center. You will find many hotels and shops in Fagatogo, the downtown area.

Tafuna: The village of Tafuna is located on the east coast of Tutuila Island, one mile north of Pago Pago International Airport. A part of the Ottoville district, the tourists visiting here will be attracted to a rainforest reserve and a well-preserved ancient Polynesian mound at an archaeological park near the Catholic Church at Ottoville. The major attractions worth visiting here include Tia Seu Lupe Park, Lions Park and Tony Sola'ita Baseball Field.  

Leone: The village of Leone on Tutuila Island’s southwest coast was also the island’s ancient capital. It was in Leone that the first missionary John Williams arrived in Samoan Islands on 18th October 1832. American Samoa’s largest church was also the first to be built here. Leone is also home to two historical sites – Tataga-Matau Fortified Quarry Complex and Fagalele Boys School (which may be the oldest building on Tutuila Island) – listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Best Time to Visit American Samoa

Plan to get discounts on American Samoa best airfare in advance for a vacation in the driest and coolest months between June and October. This is the time when the weather is comfortable with the humidity and temperatures decreasing by a few degrees. The travel between November and April should be avoided as it is the wet season as well as tropical cyclone season throughout the South Pacific. American Samoa experiences sunshine year-round, so don’t forget to bring umbrellas for protecting against both the hot sun and rain.

Best Things to See and Do in American Samoa

The unincorporated U.S. territory of American Samoa is located in the South Pacific and renowned for its reefs, pristine beaches and beautiful natural surroundings. Make group flight reservations with a reputed online travel agency like FlyOfinder for an adventured-packed vacation in this wonderful destination. Whether you love history, nature, waters or outdoors, American Samoa caters to all tastes with plenty of things to do.

  • Explore the southernmost national park on U.S. territory the National Park of American Samoa extending across the islands of Tutuila, Ofu and Ta’u. You will come across volcanoes, rainforests and outstanding coral reefs in the park. Camping is though prohibited, but you can look forward to spending a night with a Samoan family arranged through the park’s unique homestay program for an unforgettable experience
  • Discover countless shellfish, sharks, tropical fish and other exotic sea creatures at the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which is the smallest and most remote of all national marine sanctuaries in U.S. territories. It is also the most popular and one of the safest snorkelling and scuba diving spots
  • Visit the impressive Leone Church established by John Williams, the first Christian missionary to set foot on American Samoa, in the village of Leone in 1832. The church’s stunning stained-glass windows, intricately carved wooden ceiling and beautiful seaside views are simply captivating. The church at Leone, former Tutuila’s Polynesian capital, attracts thousands of worshippers from around the world
  • Head to the stunning 2.5-mile-long Ofu Beach to seek seclusion and privacy offered by only few such beaches on Earth. It is one of the best spots for scuba divers and snorkelers to spot almost 300 types of tropical fish and up to 150 different coral species in the waters here
  • Get student flight discount to visit the Jean P Haydon Museum and learn about the important role played by American Samoa in the Apollo Moon Missions. The tiny American Samoa flag given to former president Richard Nixon by Apollo astronauts and three stones from the moon are prominently displayed at one of the largest museums in American Samoa
  • Visit the Tia Seu Lupe Park in Ottoville to see the ancient stone structures built by the chiefs for the sport of pigeon catching, which was commonly practiced in American Samoa until the arrival of Christian missionaries with guns. Now pigeon catching is not practiced but the stone structures at Tia Seu Lupe reflect the glorious past of the area

Interesting Facts about American Samoa

  • American Samoa’s tiny islands are among the last places on Earth to ring in the New Year. The location of American Samoa directly east of the International Date Line also makes it one of the last places to watch the sun rise and set every day
  • No other U.S. territory lies further south than the remote South Pacific American Samoa islands located roughly halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand
  • American Samoa is located about 1,600 miles from New Zealand and 2,300 miles southwest of Hawaii. It lies 14 degrees south of the equator and 172 meridians west. American Samoa is often called the heart of Polynesia due to its central location
  • There are few all-inclusive luxury resorts in American Samoa. However, tourists can easily find accommodations on any of the islands, except Olosega
  • The National Park of American Samoa prohibits camping. Tourists can look forward to getting arranged homestays with families living in traditional thatched beach huts called fales. They can also choose to stay in more modern western-style homes
  • Your American Samoa trip won’t be complete unless you don’t attend one traditional fia fia feast, in which succulent dish made of suckling pig is served on the dinner table
Frequently Asked Questions

All the flights from the United States and international destinations arrive at Pago Pago International Airport (PPG), also called Tafuna Airport. It is American Samoa’s only international airport, situated 7 miles southwest of the central business district of Pago Pago, in the village and plains of Tafuna on the island of Tutuila. The airport is served with direct twice-weekly flights by Hawainan Airlines from Honolulu.

If you buy tickets to American Samoa for travel from the United States then you have the option to only fly with Hawaiian Airlines, which is the only U.S. airline offering twice-weekly flights from Honolulu, Hawaii, which will take more than five hours to reach American Samoa.

Taxis and rental cars are the best mode of transportation for getting around in American Samoa, and are easily available in Tutulia, the only island in the territory with a significant road infrastructure. Exploring American Samoa’s largest island Tutulia on colorful aiga buses is also unique experience.

American Samoa experiences two distinct seasons. The dry season is long, lasting between April and September. The wet season is from December till March. The tropical temperatures remain stable throughout the year. The average daytime temperature is 83 F in dry season, while it only slightly increases to 86 F in the wet season. Night temperatures also rarely dip below 70 F throughout the year. Sun-seekers should buy airline tickets to American Samoa to enjoy year-round sunshine, even during the wet season.  

When taking nonstop American Samoa roundtrip flights from U.S. cities the duration will be of 28 hours 49 minutes on average to cover a distance of 5840 miles. The flight time on the most popular Los Angeles-Pago Pago route will be 13 hours 20 minutes on average.

U.S. citizens planning to fly to American Samoa will be provided entry after providing documents such as an American Samoa Certificate of Identity, or a U.S. passport and proof of residency in American Samoa, or a U.S. passport and proof of onward travel from American Samoa. Additional documents may also be required.

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