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Flights to American Samoa
Located out of the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Samoa, American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States. The territory is made up of five main islands, along with two coral atolls. Among the main locations within the territory include Tutulia, the largest and most populous island, along with the Manuʻa Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island. In addition, to be understood within American Samoa, languages like Samoan and English are ideal.
What to see & do
Within American Samoa there are various things to do, and to see. Among the top activities for visitors include sightseeing, shopping, dining out, along with stopping by historical landmarks and settings.
Sightseeing can be done by driving around the area, or via tours that are provided by a number of tour operators within the location. There are various guided tours where visitors can learn more on the territory’s culture through its guides and staff.
The territory also features a wide range of shopping centres with retail outlets that caters to various needs. Among the top shopping destinations are Fagatogo Square and the Laufou Center. Most shops are open Mondays to Fridays, and Saturdays, while closed on Sundays.
For a Samoan gastronomical experience, the territory features traditional Samoan food on top of the various Chinese, and diner-type restaurants, and places that have home-cooked meals. Authentic Samoan feasts are offered by a couple establishments once a week on Fiafia Night, with a buffet and additional entertainment, through the night.
Other notable spots within American Samoa include the Maugaoalii Government House, National Park of American Samoa, Larsen’s Bay, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, Tia Seu Lupe Park, Jean P. Haydon Museum, Feleti Barstow Public Library, and Fagatogo Marketplace.
How to get around within American Samoa
American Samoa can be explored through its local buses, taxis, ferries, and cruise ships. The main transportation within the country is the local ‘aiga’ or family buses. Taxis on the other hand are also an option for short travel or for travelling to close destinations, while ferries provide inter-island transportation.
Local buses provide the transportation all throughout Tutulia, American Samoa’s main island. There are bus stops scattered all over, but passengers are able to catch the bus from anywhere by the side of the road. For a fare, the local buses travel to and from the village names that are written on them.
Another option for getting around American Samoa is via taxis. Among the taxi operators within the country include Airport Cab, Airport Taxi Association, Airport Taxi Service, Island Taxi, Lagoon Taxi, Pago Cab Service, PM Taxi Service, Roses Taxi Stand, Samoa Cab Service, and Stars Taxi. The fare has been regulated by The Commerce Commission, for a price, passengers are able to travel one way starting from the marketplace within the town area, to any point of the country.
For inter-island transportation, the top options include the American Samoa ferry service. Once a week, the ferry service travels between Aleiapata and Pago Pago via MV Lady Naomi.
How to get there
American Samoa is served by three airports, namely Fitiuta Airport, Ofu Airport, and Pago Pago International Airport, also known as Tafuna Airport, American Samoa can be reached through Fitiuta, Ta‘u, Ofu, and Pago Pago Tutuila, respectively. Fitiuta Airport has flights to and from Pago Pago via Inter Island Airways, while Ofu Airport has flights to and from Pago Pago and Tau, also via Inter Island Airways, while Pago Pago International Airport has flights to and from Honolulu and Apia-Fagali'i, via Hawaiian Airlines, and Polynesian Airlines. In addition, the country also features a private-use airport, the Tau Airport.
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