• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

Home Stay Activities

Weavers of fine mats
Artisans weave Pandanus (laufala) tree leaves into mats. Add to your weaving knowledge by learning simple methods, like weaving fans from palm leaves.

Some artisans may dry and paint the bark of the Mulberry tree. Weavers use pandanas leaves to create fine mats, baskets and hats. Samoans tend plantations and gardens by clearing brush, planting taro and bananas, and tending mango, and papaya trees. Some villagers may climb coconut and breadfruit trees to gather food. You may even have a chance to fish, Samoan style. Samoans use poles and nets to fish, or walk along the reef to collect giant clams and spear octopus. At certain times of the year, villagers catch fish with palm leaves. These and other cultural experiences may be a memorable part of your visit to American Samoa.

Did You Know?

Diverse species of lobe corals in crystal clear Pacific waters

Coral reefs in American Samoa and Guam (with more than 250 coral species) have the greatest coral biodiversity of any United States national park site.