Welcome to American Samoa

This is the most informative website for visitors to American Samoa. On this site you will find a wealth of information on the islands; where to stay, where to eat, what to do, how to get here and much more.

The site is mobile friendly to allow you to enjoy viewing on any device, including computers, tablets and smartphones.  There are many internet “hotspots”, around the island, where you can use your mobile device to plan your day.  Most hotels also offer free internet.

There are many pictures on this site.  The vast majority are from John Newton’s library.  A few are from other sources as noted.  In the early stages of development, we might have grabbed a few pictures from internet sources … these will be obvious in their low quality … we are working to upgrade pictures.  Click on pictures to enlarge them.  

The Calendar tab takes you to an events calendar.  Clicking on any event will bring up more information on the event.  In the case of cruise ships; you will find links to display all cruise ship arrivals and to the website for the cruise ship itself.   

We suggest you use the Sightseeing Map tab to access the great Google Map.  We have added points of interest to the Google Map to help you plan your day.  The Google Map is so good; you can almost enjoy a virtual tour right from your hotel room.  But, it might take a little practice to master all the map features. 

Most of the tours we describe, under the Activities menu link, reference the Sightseeing Map.  Some of the local tour companies are preparing new tours and activities for this section. 

A wealth of additional information can be found on our sister site, PagoPago.com.  There you will find excellent interactive telephone directories where you can look up residential, business and government numbers.  There are some large photo galleries you won’t want to miss. 

PagoPago.com has two sub-domains: A history of the Educational Television (ETV) and all the schools that were built in the 1960s.  And, the official site produced for the 10th Festival of Pacific Arts held in Pago Pago in 2008.  Both sub-sites are interesting and quite beautiful.

All of these sites were built by myself; John Newton.  I presently live in Las Vegas but I spent nearly 50 years in Pago Pago.  I really hope you enjoy these sites and your visit to Pago Pago.