Welcome to Ta’u
The main settlement on Ta’u consists of the villages of Ta’u, Luma and Si’ufaga in the island’s northwest. From Ta’u village there’s a good walk south to secluded Fagamalo Cove. It was in Luma that Margaret Mead researched her classic anthropological work, Coming of Age in Samoa, in 1925. Despite the book's impression of a permissive society, Ta’u is the most conservative part of American Samoa.
The island’s dense rainforests are home to flying foxes and numerous native birds. Ta’u is also the only habitat of the Pacific boa.