Top things to do

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 American in Tutuila

DDW Beach Cafe

This bright waterfront cafe is a local favourite. Its huge breakfasts are legendary; lunches are equally gargantuan and span everything from well-cooked burgers to salads to seafood curries. It's also a top spot for…
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…
International in Tutuila

Goat Island Cafe

This popular restaurant has an incredibly extensive menu, offering everything from pizza and American-style sandwiches (its Philly 'steak bomb' is to die for) to the local version of haute cuisine. The outside dinin…
Mexican in Tutuila

Evalani's Cantina

Attached to the flamboyant Evalani's Motel, this Mexican restaurant is no less gaudy, with over-the-top furnishings and flashing neon lights. The food is wonderfully cheesy too: the big burritos, enchiladas and nach…
Asian in Tutuila

Sook’s Sushi Restaurant

Little has changed at this tiny seaside nook in the almost-20 years it's been running: that's a good thing. Fresh Japanese and Korean dishes (its beef kalbi and tuna sashimi are locally famous) are prepared in an op…
Samoan in Tutuila

Mom’s Place

Mom’s rich, diner-style cooking won’t help keep your waistline under control, but to hell with it. Try your luck at getting through a plate of panikeke (the round doughnuts that Samoans call pancakes), or go island-…
Tattoos in Tutuila

Off Da Rock Tattoos

The award-winning artists here specialise in clean, beautiful Polynesian designs; they take it easy on tourists with a modern, electric needle.