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Rainmaker Mountain

A view across Pago Pago Harbor to Rainmaker Mountain from Sadies by the Sea.

US$100-150

In 2002, the Sadie Thompson Inn opened in Fagatogo above a restaurant of the same name. The seven standard rooms face inland while the five deluxe rooms overlook the harbor. Two self-catering luxury rooms have a spa tub.

Tutuila's biggest hotel is the government-owned Rainmaker Hotel, erected in 1959 by Pan American Airways. The oval neo-Samoan architecture echoes Rainmaker Mountain across the bay. The Rainmaker fell into hard times during the 1990s due to hurricane damage, poor management, and accumulated debts.

In 2004 only 10 of the 181 rooms were still being rented out, but a year later 46 rooms in the beach wing were leased to the owners of the Sadie Thompson Inn to become Sadies by the Sea. A Polynesian Revue is presented in the Goat Island Café here on Saturday nights.

The Tradewinds Hotel, at Ottoville three km from the airport, opened in 2003. There are 104 large rooms in this three-story plantation style hotel which caters mostly to business travelers. There's a swimming pool and a restaurant/bar with a fiafia buffet and show on Friday nights. Airport transfers are free.

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