American Samoa Flag

American Samoa Travel Guide

Cape Taputapu

Cape Taputapu

There's beautiful scenery along the road west of Leone. Get off the bus just beyond Amanave where the road swings north to Poloa.

At low tide you can hike along the south coast from Amanave to Cape Taputapu in about 30 minutes, passing several lovely isolated beaches and rocky offshore islets. At high tide, look for the slippery, muddy trail that cuts behind several of the more difficult stretches.

There's a lovely white-sand beach at uninhabited Loa Cove halfway to the cape. The cape itself is magnificent, and it's exciting to stand on the rocky westernmost headland and watch the ocean rise and fall before you as it crashes into the shore.

Cape Taputapu is
Tutuila's westernmost point.

Continue to   The Northwest Coast   »