the manu'a islands . . .

. . .where time began

Welcome to our island home!

Vaoto Lodge is located on the beautiful, unspoiled island of Ofu in the Manu'a Islands group in American Samoa.


American Samoa is 2,600 miles south-southwest of Honolulu and 4,800 miles southwest of California. It's the southernmost possession of the United States at 14-degrees south latitude and just east of the International Dateline.

Ofu lies 60 miles east of the main island of Tutuila.

The currency in the Territory is the U.S. dollar. Samoan and English are spoken everywhere.

The Lodge is owned and operated by the Malae family and has seven clean, comfortable rooms. Three meals a day are served in the dining room which also features a library, DVDs, TV, a pool table, board games & puzzles, and a telephone. Internet access is also available. Outside, there is a large patio area, barbeque pit, front yard, and just across the road is Vaoto's beach.

Current temperature on Ofu:

Each of our seven rooms has one full-size bed (rollaways are available), hot and cold running water, fan, and private restroom with shower. Water on Ofu is safe to drink and there are no dangerous animals or insects on the island.

In the Manu'a Islands the day and night temperatures linger in the eighties and there's usually a cool breeze off the sea to keep things nice and comfortable. The reef's water temperature is usually within three degrees F of the air temperature and the visibility is typically better than 50 feet, so bring your snorkel!


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