American Samoa Holidays & Tourism

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You have searched the world for a vacation spot that is undiscovered and off the beaten track and you will find it in American Samoa. For here is a holiday destination like no other in the Pacific.

American Samoa is made up of five volcanic islands – Tutuila, Anu’u, Ofu, Olosega and Ta’ū – with rugged mountainous peaks and two coral atolls – Rose and Swains Islands with a total land area of 76 square miles. The Territory’s tallest peak is Mount Lata on Ta’ū Island 3170 feet, while the highest peak on the main island of Tutuila is Mount Matafao standing at 2142 feet. Pago Pago Harbor on Tutuila Island is regarded as the best natural deep harbor in the South Pacific, surrounded and sheltered by sheer mountain walls and the peaks of Mount Alava, Mount Matafao and Rainmaker Mountain on three sides.

 

American Samoa is a tropical paradise with 90% of our islands covered in untouched tropical rainforest and unique flora and fauna. Located in the Pacific Ocean, we are half way between Hawaii and New Zealand and five hours flying time direct from Honolulu, Hawaii and 35 minutes by air from Apia, Samoa.
The Samoan Islands (American Samoa and Independent Samoa) were first discovered by European explorers in the 18th Century but its islands have been inhabited for over 3000 years.
During international rivalries in the latter half of the 19th Century over the Samoa Islands, Germany and the United States divided the Samoan archipelago by the signing of the 1899 Berlin Treaty, with the US formally taking over the eastern islands of Samoa.
On April 17, 1900 the high chiefs of the eastern islands of Samoa and the US signed the ‘Deed of Cession’ where American Samoa became a Territory of the United States.

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