• 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?

Pola Islands are a dominant feature of Tutuila Island’s rugged north coastline

American Samoa, the only U.S. territory south of the Equator, consists of 10 rugged, highly eroded volcanic islands (five inhabited) and two coral atolls (one inhabited). The land area of the territory is 76 square miles.