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Communications

Communications office, Fagatogo, open 24 hours, seven days a week has facilities for international direct dialling, telex, fax and telegrams.

Phone cards can be purchased from almost any market, even small family markets, some gas stations, and at certain restaurants or café’s. The TOA phone card is highly recommended for land line long distance calls (not for cell phones). This card can also be used in all 50 states of the USA. Other phone cards for both land line and cell phone use are Blue Sky and ASTCA. Make sure you clarify which kind of card you need, whether for your cell phone or for long distance use on land.

Internet access is available at the Feleti Barstow public library in town (Utulei village) from 9am-5pm, Monday –Friday (email, word processing & research only). More than 20 terminals. You can buy a CD to save any work. The library is also open Saturday from 10am-2pm for book borrowing only, the computer lab is not open on Saturdays.

WiFi is available at the 'Don’t Drink the Water Café' (also known as DDW) in Pago Plaza. Hours of operation are 7am-3pm, Mon-Fri & 7am-1pm on Saturdays, closed on Sundays. Also at McDonalds.

Other internet cafes are available throughout the island, outside of town area.

There is good WiFi coverage over the harbour.

The Post Office will hold mail for about a month if you miss your arrival date.

Blue Sky
the Laufou Shopping Center, Nu’uuli
Internet from BlueSky (good coverage in the harbour) is $20 per week now (Sep 2010). Unlimited data, usually pretty fast. Computer equipment, cell phones & ipods.
Main Post Office
Lumana'i Building, Fagatogo,
Opening hours: open 0800-1530 Monday to Friday, 0830-1200 Saturday.
American Samoa is tied into the US postal system. Zip code 96799.
Pago Pago Seafarer's Center
PO Box 7248, Pago Pago , 96799 American Samoa
Tel:(684) 633-1130 Fax:(684) 633-1133
Opening hours: 1300-2100 (Mon-Fri), 1500-2100(Sat), closed Sundays.
Baptist-run centre for all seafarers (such as foreign crew). They welcome all cruisers with the following services: use their address to receive mail, phone (free local calls) & fax, computer for internet access ($5/hr), book exchange, pool tables, ping pong, television & dvd player, meeting room and more. Just ask.
SouthPac Cartage
3250 Airport Road , Pago Pago Int'l Airport , American Samoa 96799
Tel:(684) 699-0141 - Cell: (684) 731-3377
Contact: Ziggy J. Vollrath. Shipping services from Australia, New Zealand & USA to Pago Pago. Both Air freight & Ocean Freight services. Recommended by cruisers.

Banks

There are 2 banks with ATM machines in the town; Bank of Hawaii and ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank. The branches of both banks are located in the industrial town of Tafuna.

There are also ATMs located at the Laufou Shopping Center in Nuuli, at the Cost-u-less store in Tafuna, Pava’ia’i next to Halecks’s Island Motors and in the Pago Plaza Bldg.

Be aware that due to a high level of credit card fraud here, your card may be blocked if you use one and require a call to your bank.

Laundry

The Laundromat behind the marina is closed.

There is a laundrette about 1km from the dinghy dock (turn right at the road) and which can be reached by any bus running along the road heading west. It is next to a small grocery store. It is open 24/7.

Provisions

Innumerable small supermarkets and some medium size supermarket with larger selection. Costco-style store in Tafuna. Some stores will deliver larger quantities to the customs dock.

There is a fresh produce market open all week but the best selection is offered Fridays after 9pm till dawn on Saturday at the bus station, near the port. Beer and spirits at US prices.

Duty-free sales are no longer available.

The Fagatogo Marketplace is a local favorite shopping spot for fresh fruit, flowers, fish and vegetables for your Sunday tona’i. 12 Midnight Saturday evening is the best time to shop.

Cost U Less
Ottoville, Tutuila, Am.Samoa
Tel:(684) 699 5975 Fax:(684) 699 5977
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm / Sat 8am-7pm / Sun 10am-6pm
Wide variety of provisions and other goods including computer supplies. Conveniently located on the Tafuna bus route.
K.S. Mart
Tafanu, Iliili road, Tutuila, Am.Samoa
Tel:(684) 699 5241 Fax:(684) 699-9540
Opening hours: 06:30 - 22:00 (Mon-Sat), 06:30-08:00 (Sun)
Supermarket with fresh produce, meat, clothing, restaurant.
Located on the Tafuna bus route. Free delivery to Pago Pago harbor (advance notice preferable).

Transport & Travel

Local colourful "buses" go regularly to and from Fagatogo (walking distance from anchorage), from early morning till 6pm. No buses on Sunday. Fares varies from 50c to over a dollar depending the distance. Some of them have very entertaining videos to keep passengers amused.

Take care on the roads when walking or bicycling as there have been many accidents.

The bus station is just beyond the fuel station, approx. 250 meters away from the Malaloa Marina.

Taxis are available 24/7.

There are flights to Honolulu, Auckland, Sydney and Papeete

Samoa Shipping Corporation
Runs a twice weekly ferry to Apia.

Computer/Photo/Video

Fast Wifi available

Blue Sky
the Laufou Shopping Center, Nu’uuli
Internet from BlueSky (good coverage in the harbour) is $20 per week now (Sep 2010). Unlimited data, usually pretty fast. Computer equipment, cell phones & ipods.
Cost U Less
Ottoville, Tutuila, Am.Samoa
Tel:(684) 699 5975 Fax:(684) 699 5977
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm / Sat 8am-7pm / Sun 10am-6pm
Wide variety of provisions and other goods including computer supplies. Conveniently located on the Tafuna bus route.
Datec American Samoa
The Blue Sky store , Laufou Shopping Center , Nu’uuli
Computer hardware repairs & IT/network consultancy.
IT Solutions
Opposite Cost-U-Less store , Ottoville
Computer equipment.
Photogeni
Laufou Shopping Center , Nu’uuli
Digital & 35mm film processing.
Samoa Photo Express
Western Union office , Tedi of Samoa shopping center , Fagatogo
Develops digital and 35mm film. Digital processing can take from 2 hours to 24 hours, 35mm developing takes 3 to 6 days.
Service Pack
Tel:(684) 254-1612
Offers 'mobile' PC & Printer Repair and simple networking solutions.

Medical/Health

To obtain any medical or dental treatment, a non-resident card must first be obtained from the Medical Records office.

All services available at LBJ Tropical Medicine Centre, which is past the yacht club and up the hill.

There is only one pharmacy on the island and it’s located at the medical centre.

Dental Services
Opening hours: 08:00-16:00 (Mon-Fri)
Obtain a 'Non-Resident' card first before going to the Dental Clinic. After hours, go to the Emergency Room.
Family Public Health Clinic
(behind the McDonalds fast food restaurant) , Tafuna
Tel:684-699-6380
This option is available if you are not in a hurry for medical or dental care. Medical and dental care are available on different days.
LBJ Tropical Medical Center
Faga’alu Village , (west of Pago Pago)
Opening hours: 24hr service
Routine medical services can be quite expensive and may not be up to the standard of continental USA.

Accommodation

Sadie Thompson Inn – located in Pago Pago village.

Sadie’s by the Sea – located in Utulei village across the street from the newly renovated Lee Auditorium, just west of Sadie Thompson Inn.

Clarion Tradewinds Hotel – located in Ottoville between Tafuna village and Ili’Ili village.

Activities

For guided hikes and tours contact the Tourism Office on 684-699-9411

There is a bowling alley and a theatre.

Polynesian dinner, with a floor show at the Equator Restaurant.

Feleti Barstow Public Library
PO Box 997687, Pago Pago , American Samoa 96799
Tel:(684) 633-5816 Fax:(684) 633-5823
Opening hours: Mon-Wed-Fri 9am-5pm / Tue-Thu 9am-7pm / Sat 10am-2pm
Library cards (25$ deposit for non-residents) let you borrow books, multimedia materials and access the computer room for internet access and other programs including word processing. The Pacific Collection contains research materials on Pacific Islands, rare books and Samoan history. Large selection of fiction materials for adults, young adults, and in large type format. Also very active volunteer program.
North Shore Tours
PO Box 3527, 96799 Pago Pago, Am.Samoa
Tel:Mob: (684) 258 3527
Guided tours and cabin rental.

Shopping

Normal shopping hours are Mon-Fri 0830 to 1700 and Saturday until 1200.

True Value: Buses to Leone or Tafuna stop there. For chandlery and hardware products.

The Tool Shop: Right behind Malaloa Marina (dingy dock).

ACE Hardware
On the bus route to Leone
Offers a good selection of not-just-hardware products, has a bit of everything. Whatever is in the nation-wide catalog, can be specially ordered (may take a while). Nadine and Rich, upstairs in the special orders dept. are very friendly and helpful in ordering Marine Goop, and Castrol Super Clean, for the same cost as in the US.
Cost U Less
Ottoville, Tutuila, Am.Samoa
Tel:(684) 699 5975 Fax:(684) 699 5977
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm / Sat 8am-7pm / Sun 10am-6pm
Wide variety of provisions and other goods including computer supplies. Conveniently located on the Tafuna bus route.
K.S. Mart
Tafanu, Iliili road, Tutuila, Am.Samoa
Tel:(684) 699 5241 Fax:(684) 699-9540
Opening hours: 06:30 - 22:00 (Mon-Sat), 06:30-08:00 (Sun)
Supermarket with fresh produce, meat, clothing, restaurant.
Located on the Tafuna bus route. Free delivery to Pago Pago harbor (advance notice preferable).

Attractions

Visit the National Park of American Samoa. Office and visitor center located in the Pago Plaza building at the head of the bay.

You can hike all the way to the top of the mountain. New trails under construction.

Museum of American Samoa, in Fagatogo.

American Samoa Observatory (by appointment only).

Feleti Barstow Library has a unique display of Apollo 13 landing. Open 9:00am to 4:00pm.

The National Park Visitor Center
Pago Plaza, Pago Pago
Tel:684-633-7082
Tourist Office
Utulei , (next to the Yacht Club)
Tel:684-699-9411 Fax:684 699-9414

Restaurants & Bars

Don't Drink the Water (DDW) Cafe
Pago Pago
Opening hours: Breakfast & lunch
Hong Kong House
Nuuli
Opening hours: dinner
Sadie Thompson Inn
Fagatogo
Tel:633-5981
Opening hours: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Excellent value all-you-can-eat buffet Thursday nights.
Sooks Sushi
(located between the anchorage and the public market.) , Fagatogo
Tel:633-5524
Opening hours: Lunch & dinner
Good Japanese food in a very clean, pleasant, uncrowded restaurant.
Tisa's Barefoot Beach & Bar
Alega
Tel:622-7447
Holds a beach umu (Polynesian underground oven) every Wednesday. Don’t miss it! Call for a reservation.
oechel
oechel says:
Aug 11, 2017 11:27 PM

MYD Samoa no longer exists. It is now operated by the government. The email"mydyach@yahoo.com" is not answered. Try: shipyardservicesauthority@gmail.com. The phone number 684 644 4123 is still good. Web site is https://www.americansamoa.gov/shipyard for the new American Samoa Shipyard authority.

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