Vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful fish surround the islands. Jagged hills form a dark backdrop to the white sand beaches. Mountain ranges clad in tropical forests loom over plunging waterfalls.
Pago Pago, the capital, is group of villages strung along the coast. In the villages the traditional ways of life have been preserved, and customs that go back thousands of years are still observed. The port in Pago Pago is considered one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world.