Serving as the capital of American Samoa, Pago Pago is the perfect destination for those who love to explore.
It has one of the deepest natural harbors in the South Pacific Ocean, sheltered by rough seas, so swimming, diving, and snorkeling can happen all year long. That design makes for consistent fishing as well, allowing for an active holiday.
While staying in Pago Pago, you’ll want to enjoy the views that Fatu ma Futi offers. It is located about 275m into the ocean and is a notably tall islet. Numerous tropical birds call this small space their home and there are fruit bats that live there as well. For a more difficult excursion, try the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary for great views and wildlife encounters.
For those who love time at the beach, try To’aga Beach, which is on the southern side of Ofu. There is a fantastic coral reef that just fringes the shore, so snorkeling and diving are opportunities here as well. Follow up a day at the beach with one of the fine restaurants in the city, offering an international variety of cuisine options. Be sure to stop at a local restaurant to have their Oka, marinated in coconut milk, for a traditional taste of the island.
Pago Pago features several local businesses that offer traditional products for visitors to peruse. The handmade clothing and wooden weapons are the most unique options that you’ll find in the markets. Look for Polynesian dresses as well.
You’ll find a stay here can be relaxing, fun, and engaging. Bring some comfortable shoes and have an excellent adventure.