• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

The Ta'u Unit

The sea cliffs of Lata Mountain on Ta'u are among the world's tallest.
The sea cliffs of Lata Mountain on Ta'u are among the world's tallest.
An NPS Photo by John Brooks.
 
On Ta’u, accessed by the airport at Fitiuta, the trail from Saua around Si’u Point leads to the dramatic southern coastline with views of a rocky coast and sea cliffs stairstep to the 3,000 foot summit of Lata Mountain.

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.