Amalau Beach - Samoa, Eastern, Vatia


Amalau Beach is located in Vatia, American Samoa and boasts a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach that is approximately 0.5 miles long.


The beach is equipped with amenities such as bathroom access, and there are usually no lifeguards on duty. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the beach.


Visitors to this beach can enjoy a range of activities including swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, and picnicking.


There is no designated parking lot at Amalau Beach, but visitors can park their vehicles on the side of the road near the beach. Parking is free, but it can be limited, so visitors are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot.

Fun Fact

Fun fact about Amalau Beach, it is one of the best places in American Samoa to view sea turtles. These majestic creatures can often be seen swimming near the shore or sunbathing on the beach.


In addition to swimming and sunbathing, visitors to Amalau Beach can also explore the nearby Vatia Village or hike the Vatia Mountain Trail. The village is a traditional Samoan village and offers visitors a glimpse into Samoan culture and way of life. The Vatia Mountain Trail is a challenging but rewarding hike that offers stunning views of the ocean and surrounding mountains.


There are no restaurants on Amalau Beach, but visitors can find a variety of dining options in the nearby villages of Pago Pago and Fagatogo. These restaurants serve a range of cuisines including Samoan, Japanese, and American.


There are several hotels located within a short driving distance of Amalau Beach. Sadie's by the Sea is a popular beachfront hotel that offers stunning ocean views and a range of amenities. The Tradewinds Hotel is another popular option, located in the heart of Pago Pago and offering easy access to the beach and nearby attractions. Another hotel option is the Sadie Thompson Inn, which is located in the historic district of Pago Pago and offers a unique and authentic Samoan experience.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 81/100

Amalau Beach does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

No, Amalau Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Amalau Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Amalau Beach boasts excellent swimming conditions, attracting swimmers of all skill levels with its gentle waves and clear waters.

Amalau Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, Amalau Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Amalau Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

Amalau Beach is a good place to Snorkeling

Amalau Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Amalau Beach is not dog-friendly.

Amalau Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.