Deep in the South Pacific, a 6-hour flight from Honolulu, lies a small American territory called American Samoa. A quiet and remote paradise, the National Park of American Samoa protects natural resources and island culture alike.
Getting to the island is the tricky part: only two flights per week land in Pago Pago, the largest island in American Samoa. But once you arrive, the hospitality, the beaches, and the giant fruit bats are sure to lure you in.
- Where your planning begins: NPS Website
- Our article, 10 Unique Homestay Experiences in American Samoa
- Our Video Highlights
- Our Facebook Photo Gallery
- Take advantage of the homestay program to stay with a local family
- Take a hike through the jungle to Mount Alava for views of the entire island
- Snorkel the protected waters surrounding the island
- Hike to a secret swimming hole off the Archaelogical Trail
- Try to sneak a peek at the giant fruit bats, the only native mammals to the island
Pin it for Later:
In August 2015 we left our jobs and our home to go on a tour of all 59 National Parks across the US during the NPS Centennial year. We spent a year immersing ourselves for about 5 days in each park as we tent camped, hiked, biked, backpacked, kayaked, and climbed our way through the challenge and adventure of our lifetime.
We are Cole and Elizabeth, twenty-something Missourians turned National Parks explorers - constantly seeking to find new adventure and ourselves. Follow our journey for pictures, videos, park tips, and stories - because after all, the Parks are for sharing.