Traveling to American Samoa

Conference Venue

The 25th Annual APIPA Conference will be held at the Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium. The Gov. Rex Lee Auditorium is located in the village of Utulei, downtown area overlooking the Pago Pago Harbor. The Auditorium is located right across the Sadie’s By the Sea Hotel and takes about five minutes’ walk. Please visit the hotel website www.sadieshotels.com for reservations.

Flight Information

Hawaiian Airline serves the American Samoa islands. There are only two flights a week from Honolulu, Hawaii to American Samoa is on Monday and Friday nights. If you are planning to attend the APIPA, the best time to book your flight is Friday night. For flight schedules and online reservations visit the Hawaiian Airlines website.

Hotel Accommodations

When making hotel reservations, please ask for the local or government rate and be sure to bring your government ID when you check into the hotel. It is also best to visit their online website for special promotions or discounts.

HOTEL NAME LOCATION TEL. WEBSITE & EMAIL Government/Local Rate
Sadies by the Sea Utulei (684)633-5900 www.sadieshotels.com $139
Sadies Thompson Inn Fagatogo (684)633-5981 www.sadieshotels.com $98
Pago Airport Inn Petesa (684)699-6333 pagoairportinn@samoatelco.com $75 single; $95 double
Tradewinds Hotel Ottoville (684)699-1000 gm@tradewinds.as $149
(Note: Pago Airport Inn and Tradewinds Hotel are located near the airport; estimated time of travel to venue is 30–45 minutes, depending on traffic).

Car Rental Listings

RENTAL COMPANY TELEPHONE EMAIL RATES
Dollar Car Rental (684)699-1176 akapepe@gmail.com $120 SUV; $85 Small SUV
Lupelele Rental (684)699-5898 lupelelerentals@hotmail.com $85 SUV; $70 Small SUV
Sir Amos Car Rental (684)699-4554 siramosrental@yahoo.com $100 Deposit; $15 Insurance; $80 daily SUVv
Tautai Rentals (684)699-5294 tautaicarrentals@yahoo.com $95 SUV; $85 Small SUV
TOA Samoa (684)633-4908 toasamoa_rental@yahoo.com $100 Deposit; $85 SUV; $65 Small SUV


Additional Resources

Please visit the American Samoa Visitor's Bureau website for more information about our island: www.americansamoa.travel.

If necessary, please contact the Territorial Audit Office for assistance on hotel and car rental reservations: email:liua.fatuesi@tao.as.gov; phone 684-633-5191/5192.

Immigration

The American Samoa Immigration requires that travelers have a valid passport and a return ticket. Travelers requires to have an entry permit (fee $50 us) with exception to US citizens/nationals and NZ passport holders.

Note: The TAO is working on waiving the entry permit fee for APIPA participants…so, it is important to register early.