A thirty-minute boat ride separates the southeast tip of Tutuila from the island of Aunu'u. With a population of less than 500, the island has only one village and no automobiles. The islandâ€™s Red Lake is teeming with eels and may prove inhospitable for the unwary visitor. While there is an abundance of sandy beaches, the southern coast is lined with sea cliffs and thick brush.
The island is perhaps best known for its red quicksand located at Pala Lake. If properly developed and marketed, Aunuâ€™u Island may someday become a haven for adventure tourism.
The islands of Ofu, Olosega and Ta'u can be reached by daily flights from Tutuila, while Aunuâ€™u Island is accessible only by boat. A cargo ship travels between the islands twice a month. Local speedboats are often seen between Tutuila and Aunu'u Island. Outside Tutuila, all transportation is by private vehicles.
Source: American Samoa Office of Tourism