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Title: Aunu'u Island off Tutuila
Post by: ipacific on January 26, 2009, 07:29:53 AM
Aunu'u Island   
Off the southeast shore of Tutuila is the small island of Aunu’u. A thirty-minute boat ride  (US$2) from the village of Au’asi takes you out to this quiet little island where there are  no cars and no buses.  One of the most significant attractions on this island, other than its  beautiful clean beaches, are the quicksand lakes located at Pala Lake. 

While the island  offers clean sandy beaches, the southern coast of the island is lined with sea cliffs and  thick brush.  Visitors may also want to see Ma’ama’a Cove on the east side of the island  and the taro swamp which is located on the other side of the village. 

A guided three-hour  walk/hike around the island village may be arranged through Tisa Fa’amuli. Tours are  available most days of the week. On account of religious observances, tours are not  offered on Sundays