All travelers to American Samoa require a valid passport, proof of ongoing or return..Travel Health
Most visits to American Samoa are trouble-free, but there are a number of health..Local Currency
The official currency of American Samoa is the US dollar ($US), which is available in..Weather
Located in the South Pacific Ocean, American Samoa enjoys a typically very warm, tropical..Local Customs
With the tourism industry being relatively new in American Samoa, visitors can delight in..Languages
American Samoa is a unique blend of traditional Samoan and contemporary western culture...Transport Options
Visitors to American Samoa fly into Tafuna International Airport which is located about..Local Food
The staples that make up American Samoan cuisine include taro, breadfruit, bananas..Local Timezones
Standard time zone is 11 hours behind GMT. American Samoa does not presently implement..Dutyfree Limits
Visitors are permitted to bring the following items into American Samoa without incurring..
The staples that make up American Samoan cuisine include taro, breadfruit, bananas, mangoes, coconuts, papayas, some chicken, pork, canned beef and of course seafood; although shops generally stock most foods found in western supermarkets. At a Samoan Fia, visitors can experience a feast of national specialties and traditional dancing. These specialties include: pig, chicken or fish, palusami (a special treat of coconut cream wrapped in taro leaves and cooked in a pit oven), breadfruit, coconut, bananas, lime and mango. The national drink is called Kava and it is often drunk as a part of sacred ceremonies. If you have the privilege of attending a kava ceremony, there are a few basic rules you should be aware of: before taking a sip, you must tip a little of the drink onto the ground in front of you and say "manuia" (mah-noo-ee-ah) which means good luck; and just before finishing, tip the remaining amount out before you return the cup to your server. You may also find that Kava is an acquired taste! Restaurants in American Samoa provide a variety of cuisines including Polynesian, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and American.