Flight connections are only available from Manchester Airport and the flight duration is almost a day long, depending on the airlines you are using.
There is only one international airport in American Samoa. The Pago Pago International Airport (PPG) (pronounced Pang-o Pang-o) serves the entire unincorporated territory of the United States. The airport served about 70,000 passengers in 2017 and has two heavy-duty runways. The facility is only 11 kilometres away from the city centre of Pago Pago.
The territory of American Samoa has a tropical climate. In the summer, which extends from November to March, there are rain showers. Not that the rains are bothersome, since the rain does breathes new life to the island’s flora and fauna, it just that a rainy American Samoa is not the picture perfect vacation most tourists desire. Due to the rainy season, there are fewer tourists coming to the island, which decreases the costs of the stay and travel expenses.
American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States. The British Passport holder does not require a visa for a 30 day visit. The airport authorities do require a return ticket and health certificates that prove that you have been immunized against certain diseases. Please check with the American High Commission for further information. An application to the Attorney General’s Office can provide you with a permit of a further 30 days of vacationing in American Samoa.
The best time to visit American Samoa is from June to September. The Island has a hot tropical climate, but during June to September, American Samoa goes through its winter season. The winds also pick up substantially that remove some of the humidity in the air. The humidity remains approximately between 70% and 80% during the entire year.
If you yearn to throw your mobile into the ocean water and be connected only to your inner self then American Samoa is the place be. American Samoa is a natural wonder away from the rest of the world and offers stunning beauty and soul-cleansing views.
The Islands of American Samoa are connected by aeroplanes and ferries. Apart from the Pago Pago International Airport, three other domestic airports provide quick and easy transport from one island to the other. Additionally, ferries transport goods and people from port to port. Boats are an easy and cheap way to go about American Samoa. For a fee, the boats can also take you to the reefs off the coast. The bus is also a good way to travel and for two to three dollars, the ‘family bus’ can be hired.
The islands of American Samoa have many places where great accommodations are provided to tourists. These hotels provide seclusion for the newlywed honeymooners as well as excursion activities for the bold and young.