Samoan Islands points of interestSights of Samoan Islands
As there is so much to see in Samoa, we recommend that you choose a number of attractions to see during the reservation and then we will contact you to design the best route to suit your schedule, your budgets and your spirit of adventures.
Tourist and sightseeing highlights
Houston is home to much of its day-to-day outdoor living, thanks to the year round moderate temperature. Let's take for example the meal. Here you will find James Beard prizewinners and international acclaimed cooks, who repeatedly cause a sensation in Bon Appetit, F&W and Saveur. With the Houston Cultural Tours, the classy restaurant scenery is just one part of Houston's iconic side, a fact that the town' savoury minds want to showcase.
In fact, Houston has its own Central Park with more than 600 ha of grass in the centre of the town.
Samoa is an American group of islands in the South Pacific, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand and about 100 km eastwards of the state of Samoa, which belongs to the same group. Samoa is an unregistered area of the United States of America.
Americans of Samoa are US and not US but they are free to move between Samoa and onshore. It is possible that the non-incorporated territorial nature of Samoa may have interesting regulatory implications. US Constitution is not necessarily the highest act of the country in Samoa, and Samoan culture standards - especially those related to the possession of wealth and popular representation of religions - actually outdo certain well-agreed US constitutions in Samoa.
They are often called Samoa, which is the name of a distinct islet, and an autonomous land formerly known as Western Samoa, about 100 km western of American Samoa. The entire archipelago, Samoa included, is often called the Samoan Islands. Already 1000 BC inhabited by Polish sailors, Samoa was discovered by Europeans in the 18. Centuries.
In the second half of the nineteenth half of the nineteenth centuries, the Samoan islands were governed by a Treaty of 1899 in which Germany (later Britain) and the USA shared the Samoan articel. In the following year, the USA took their share - a smaller group of islands to the east with the outstanding port of Pago Pago.
Samoa is hot, moist and windy all year round, but there is a long, damp and dry winter period (October-May) and a slightly colder and dryer one ( June-September). The yearly precipitation is 125 inch at Tafuna and more than 200 inch in the mountains. These rainstorms gave the name to the English author Somerset Maugham for his brief novel "Rain" in Pago Pago, which was later transformed into a theatre and film.
The Tutuila - The Isle. There' s an internacional Pago Pago Internatinal (IATA: PPG) in Tafuna. Two round-trip Hawaiian Airways operates Boeing 767 planes a week from Honolulu. The 3 carriers run 3 scheduled services a day between Pago Pago and Apia, Samoa. IIATA is the only carrier to offer day-to-day national services between Pago Pago and the Manu'a islands of Ofu/Olosega and Tau with a 10-seater Britten-Norman BN2B-26 Islander and 19-seater Dornier 228-212.
Flying between Pago Pago and the Manu'a Islands takes about 30-40 mins. Because of the brief 2,000 feet take-off and landing strip, air traffic to the Ofu/Olosega Islands may be occasional, due to the increasing north breezes from October to March each year, due to prevailing storms and meteorological events. It' not unusual that a plane to Ofu is redirected to Tau or back to Pago Pago due to the prevailing windy situation at Ofu International Station.
Tau in Fitiuta is able to cope with all flying situations with its 3,500 feet of illuminated runways. As a rule there are 3 weekly departures to Ofu plus departures to Tau every morning. As a rule, Inter Island Airways adds extra services, which sometimes reach 4-5 departures per days during the year.
INTERISLANVACATION interislanvacation offers reservation and booking on InterISLANDA AIRWAYS flight. There are several types of rent a vehicle at or near Tutuila International Park. In Tutuila there are taxi services at the airports and near the markets in Fagatogo. Tutuila has good means of transport (frequent but unscheduled) with "aiga" or "family" coaches.
You can cruise around Pago Pago harbour and to the more distant parts of the isle for 50 Cent per CD. The busses start and end at the Fagatogo square, the small town near Pago Pago. Small busses run along the streets that run along the shore of the isle.
Most Samoans wear a fourth or two in their ear, because the wrap-arounds do not have bags. A high, tiny little isle is situated about 300 metres from the sea, called a fatty ma futi or flowerpot. Its mother tongue is Samoan, a Polish mother tongue related to those of Hawaii and other Pacific islands.
The Fatamafuti or flowerpot, about 300 meters away in the sea is a high isle. There is much less diversity on the outlying islands. There is a wide range of cuisine available in American, China, Japan, Italy and Polynesia. All islands except Olosega have hotels. Samoa has few hazards to the normal human being.
Health services are scarce (there are none on the Manu'a Islands). Apart from perhaps a few thousand people - almost all residents of Samoa are Samoan tribes of Polish descent. The Samoans are more traditionally orientated than any other people in the USA or Polynesia and have followed Samoan traditions and hierarchy long before the first Europeans arrived.
The Samoan way - or fa'asamoa - is still deep rooted in the Samoa civilization. Its most obvious nature is the Samoan system of organisation and philosophies. Generally, each community consists of a group of large groups of people, with as many as possible related to each other. Every league is run by a chieftain or mate, who will represent the entire community in all affairs, even the local councils or mate.
It is made up of the matei of all the villages connected to the town. He is the highest chieftain of the Matai of all villages. He is the highest chieftain, or ali'i, and leads the Fons. Also every town has a pulenu'u (a little like a sheriff or mayor), and one or more speaking chieftains, toulafale.
If you are a visitor or just driving through a town, please take these habits into consideration as a token of awe. On the Samoan Way: If you enter a town during Sa, stop and calmly await the end of Sa.