Dubbed the "Islands of Sacred Earth," it's not a stretch of the imagination to see why. This park is one of the most unique parks in the United States — probably because it's located nowhere near the United States.
American Samoa is a territory in the South Pacific, and the national park is nothing short of an iconic tropical paradise. More than 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii, this is the most remote national park in the country, so bear in mind that means usual U.S. Parks services should not be expected. Instead, visitors will find an authenticity unparalleled anywhere else, from remote villages to coral sand beaches, and rare flora and fauna.
The park is on three islands, Tutuila, Ta'u, and Ofu, all of which are wrapped with tropical rainforest. Another 4,000 acres of the national park is underwater. Currently the only way to reach American Samoa is via Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu, or from flights via Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.