Top Choice Market in Tutuila

Fagatogo Market

This is the town’s social centre on a Friday night. Locals come to gossip, ransack food stalls and pick over fresh coconuts, breadfruit and other produce; there's often live music and entertainment, too. When a crui…
Top Choice Island in Tutuila

Fatu ma Futi

Get your camera ready: you'll spot these iconic offshore rock formations on your drive into Pago Pago from the airport. Legend has it that a couple named Fatu and Futi had sailed from Savai'i (Samoa), looking for Tu…
Museum in Tutuila

Jean P Hayden Museum

Has a small but interesting display of Samoan artefacts, including va’a (bonito canoes), alia (war canoes), coconut-shell combs, pigs’ tusk armlets and native pharmacopoeia, plus information on traditional tattooing…
Historic Site in Tutuila

Turtle & Shark Site

The most famous of Tutuila’s legends is set at this dramatic cliff-top site. According to one version, an old lady and her granddaughter were turfed out of their village during a famine, and jumped into the sea. The…
Church in Tutuila

John Williams Church

The village of Leone welcomed the first missionary to Tutuila in 1832. John Williams subsequently erected the island’s first church, garnishing it with three towers, a stunning carved ceiling and stained glass.
Museum in Tutuila

Tauese PF Sunia Ocean Center

The visitor centre for the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa has informative exhibits relating to the region's reefs and ecosystems; if it's not playing when you arrive, ask to see its 'globe show', an int…
Beach in American Samoa

Ofu Beach

Ofu island's crown jewel is the beach along the south coast - 4km (2.5mi) of shining, palm-fringed white sand. The offshore waters are deep enough for some excellent viewing of coral and tropical fish. Almost 300 sp…
Waterfall in Tutuila

Nu’uuli Falls

Standing in stark relief to Nu’uuli’s scruffy strip of restaurants and convenience stores, this secluded waterfall with a deliciously cool swimming hole at its base is a magical place. The surrounding rainforest muf…
Archaeological Site in Tutuila

Tia Seu Lupe

The most accessible of American Samoa’s fascinating star mounds is secreted behind a statue of St Mary near the huge Catholic cathedral in Tafuna. Tia Seu Lupe has a viewing platform where you get a good look at the…
Church in Tutuila

Cathedral of the Holy Family

The exterior of Tafuna’s imposing, snow-white Catholic cathedral is striking, with a space-age bell tower and dissected dome, though a homier beauty lies in its Polynesian-meets-Western artworks including an 'ava-be…