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- If ever you visit this Trust territory, this National sanctuary for many birds is very beautiful. No it's not a walk in the park. Be equipped with walking shoes, stick and fit to climb. It's beautiful but not for the weaker knee and unfit. But it's a eautiful habitat which is almost similar to the island itself. Make sure you visit the NP Office for instructions. And if it's rainy forgo till is a nice sunny dry day. You will need a car to get around in. The island is small but stretched out. It's warm and muggy at time, but it sure beats a cold dreary winter😁Written 17 January 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It is a part of the essence of Tutuila Unlike hotel beaches that charge high prices,this one is nice clean and cheap beachWritten 25 November 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It's quite tall so a trip up to the top will give you a great view of the harbor. You also get to enjoy the island jungle landscape.Written 2 May 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is a very nice place to visit especially if you plan to drive up into the park. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and will answer most questions you have about the park and what there is to see. There are multiple displays and a short film that will give you a nice introduction of the park and what to see and do.Written 29 December 2019
- My favorite hike in the park. Be sure to hike down to the tide pools. They were so pretty. More info on my TA Trips page.Written 17 December 2019
- This is a very, very small exhibition place. The entrance is not the obvious one, but, once inside, there is a little information on the local marine life. Frankly, what I most vividly remember about the place is the spotless bathroom!Written 4 November 2019
- The house of the Naval Commissary during World War II
It is now a museum with an excellent collection of Samoan artifacts and handicraftWritten 25 November 2019
- An amazing location with significantly more history than expected. The hike was slippery but manageable. It’s a must do for the island.Written 31 October 2021
- This is a beautiful historic old church that stands out like a beacon in the middle of town. We found it open and inviting to go in a have a few moments of calm and silence and a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of this small town.Written 29 December 2019
- Fagatele Bay is the same thing as the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. The locals will know it as Fagatele Bay.
There are some nice hikes to be had, and if you make it down to the small beach, you can snorkel there with very nice coral. It is not per se a great swimming area as the water around the coral is quite shallow.
A few notes for first-timers. To find the bay, you will turn left off of the main road (heading west) where there is a NOAA sign for the sanctuary. This small road quickly turns rough and unpaved. Keep going. You will drive through the island's dump, on both sides of the road. Keep going. You will come up to a house in the middle of the road with two dirt driving paths leading in either direction. Here, take the one on the right of the house. It is one lane only, and looks like someone's driveway, but it is the right way to go. This dirt road eventually turns into grass, but it is the right way to go. At the bottom of the hill, you will come to a gate. Park there. There is a house on the right, and the family there will let you into the sanctuary. There is a $5 per person fee. Unless you have quite a rugged 4x4, you should leave your car at the gate and hike in. The road after the gate is in very bad shape--it climbs a steep hill and has deep ruts. The walk is pretty quick.
From there, you will find trails to an overlook spot, trails around the outside of the two bays nearby, and the trail down to the beach. There are very good signs around, actually. The trail down to the beach is steep, and the ground is often wet due to the rainforest, but anyone in decent shape can easily handle it.
Very good place to visit! Note there are no facilities.Written 9 March 2015
- This listing is meaningless. I just spent a lot of time on Tutuila and as far as I know this does not refer to any real hike. The location is just a pin in the middle of the National Park. The park has named hikes and this is not one of them.
Also the photo for this hike makes zero sense, it's not even a picture of Samoa (I'm fairly certain it's NYC).
Do go hiking here, it's a cool place. I'm really just rating this listing, which either needs to be updated with real information or deleted. I'm honestly surprised that this is up on the website and this makes me wary of using Trip Advisor.Written 1 February 2016
- Not our favorite hike in American Samoa - lots of garbage. Some views. Didn't take long from Laundry Mat to cannon and back. We passed the laundry mat the first time - I think the better hint to finding it is park across the street from the sanitary plant (stinky) in the public street parking adjacent to the ocean.Written 31 May 2018
- Samoa feels remote beyond imagination. We visited in February with 100 per cent humidity - avoid this time if possible, it is enervating for Europeans. Tropical vegetation and sea life, of course but the people make this place special. It is not really American Samoa, it is Samoa! Endlessly friendly, wonderful show of local dancing ashore - a gentler form of Maori 'Haka' - their smiles and genuine enjoyment will stay in the memory. We sailed to Pago Pago and Apia - both have wonderful people.Written 2 May 2016
- In a rainforest and strategically placed. The scene gave you an understanding of WW2. Beautiful surroundings.Written 26 February 2017
- We arrived in American Samoa on a cruise ship on a Saturday, only to discover that the Park office in Pago Pago is not open on weekends (fortunately I wasn't looking for a Parks Passport stamp!). We hired a driver to take us up and over the mountain into the Park, allowing us to view the Park scenery and our claim to being there. She gave us an excellent drive and narration up a very narrow and windy, though well-paved road, down to the town on the far side of the ridge line (actually outside the Park) to the coast & beach. Fabulous views all the way! It took about 2 hours out and back.Written 26 February 2017
Frequently Asked Questions about Tutuila
- The most popular things to do in Tutuila with children according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- National Park of American Samoa
- National Park of American Samoa Visitor Center
- Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center (National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa)