• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

Homestay - Details

Vatia village
Vatia village, at the foot of Pola Ridge and surrounded by the national park, offers Homestay opportunities.
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There is the chance that you may experience disappointments. These may be due to living arrangements, unmet expectations, language difficulties, cultural differences, or to unpredictable changes in the weather. The national park is not responsible for conflicts, accidents, sickness, or the weather, and cannot be associated with any payments for accommodations and services. The national park does request suggestions from visitors that participate in this program so that we can continue to improve it.

If you have questions, please email us about this new and exciting association between Samoan villages, the national park, and park visitors.

Homestay Information Letter

Homestay Program Contacts

Did You Know?

Underwater close up of a green sea turtle swimming

In Samoan folklore, sea turtles were believed to have the power to save fishermen lost at sea by bringing them safely to shore. The Samoan word for sea turtle, “I'a sa,” translates literally to “sacred fish,” presumably because of this ability. Sadly, sea turtles here are now endangered.