• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa


Lodging is available on all islands except Olosega. Homestay lodging is the only type available on Ta'u.

Camping is prohibited within the park.

The Samoan people are hospitable and eager to share their culture with park visitors. For a cultural experience visitors should consider staying with local families in their fale or house. This unique opportunity will allow you to learn and experience the Samoan culture and lifestyle first-hand, as well as assisting the village economy. Homestays programs can be arranged on Tutuila, Ofu, and Ta'u. Contact the visitor center for more information.

American Samoa Visitors Bureau

Homestay Program

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.