• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

The Homestay Program

Visitors enjoying a meal with a Home Stay family.
Visitors enjoying a meal with a Homestay family.
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The Homestay program provides an opportunity for visitors to become acquainted with Samoan people and culture in a village setting. Residents of villages associated with the National Park offer accommodations and the opportunity to learn local customs, crafts and the South Pacific lifestyle.

 

Imagine staying in a village with the sights and sounds of the rainforest around you. Sleep in a Samoan house (fale), live with a Samoan family and start the day participating with village activities. Some may be familiar. Others, like cutting the Pandanus (laufala) tree leaves and drying them to weave mats, may not.

Did You Know?

The To’aga Archeological Site is adjacent to this portion of Ofu Beach

Within the park, near Ofu beach, the To’aga archeological site has evidence of more than 3,000 years of continuous human occupancy. Modern descendants still reside nearby at Ofu village.