Nu'uuli is a village on the central east coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa. It is located on a peninsula several miles up from Pago Pago International Airport. Nu’uui is located between Pago Pago International Airport and Coconut Point. It is a shopping district which is home to stores such as South Pacific Traders, Nu’uuli Shopping Center, Aiga Supermarket and many more shops.[1]

It is the fifth-largest village in land area in American Samoa and the second-largest on Tutuila Island. It straddles the line between the Eastern District and the Western District. This makes it the only village in American Samoa that occupies two districts. It has a total land area of 7.87 km², with 6.23 km² being in the Eastern District and 1.64 km² being in the Western District. Its total population as of the 2000 census was 5,154, with the Eastern District portion containing 2,844 persons and the Western District portion 2,310 persons.

First Lady Lady Bird Johnson dedicated Manulele Tausala Elementary School in Nu'uuli on October 10, 1966. The school is named after the first lady.[2]

Nu’uuli has one of the highest crime rates in American Samoa. The first neighborhood watch type program in the territory was established here by the Department of Public Safety in 2014.[3]

Nu’uuli Falls

Nu’uuli Falls is a 65-feet secluded cascade with a swimming hole beneath. To get here, turn left at Nu’uuli Family Mart when coming from the west. Follow this road veering left at the pig farm. Enter the trailhead and follow the hiking trail for about 15 minutes. Veer left at the first trail juncture, and follow until the trail reaches the stream.[4]

Notable people


  1. ^ Swaney, Deanna (1994). Samoa: Western & American Samoa: a Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit. Lonely Planet Publications. Page 179. ISBN 9780864422255.
  2. ^ Shaffer, Robert J. (2000). American Samoa: 100 Years Under the United States Flag. Island Heritage. Page 192. ISBN 9780896103399.
  3. ^ http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/audio/2587818/neighbourhood-watch-type-program-to-begin-in-american-samoa
  4. ^ http://www.lonelyplanet.com/american-samoa/tutuila/attractions/nuuuli-falls/a/poi-sig/1456064/362248