What to Bring and Wear
Plan to dress lightly. Casual summer clothing--sandals, shorts and short sleeved shirts are suggested. Rain gear is always appropriate, but remember the high humidity; you may get just as wet wearing your raincoat as not! If you plan to hike in the park's interior, wear sturdy boots. Since the islands are volcanic in nature, lava rubble is found everywhere; it can be rough on lesser quality boots and shoes. Bring your own snorkel equipment, especially when visiting Ofu island.
Lastly, if you'd like to be closer to the local culture, you may wish to try a "lava lava", a skirt-like garment worn by both men and women in various styles and lengths. They are available at many local stores.
NOTE: It is customary in Samoa to cover much of the body. It is expected that men and women cover their shoulders and knees. Even when swimming, be sure to wear modest clothing; no bikinis, please.
Did You Know?
During northern summers, three shorebirds--plover, turnstone, and tattler--nest in Alaska and northern Canada. After nesting, they fly non-stop over 3,000 miles of open ocean to Hawaii. After briefly resting there, they fly more thousands of miles to Samoa. The round-trip is 11,000 miles.