The village is part of a conservation area which includes the village of Aopo. There is a primary school with a new assembly hall renovated by engineers from the United States, Australia and New Zealand under the US Navy's Pacific Partnership programme of the Pacific Fleet.
In 2008, an American company South Pacific Development Group (SPDG) obtained a 120-year lease for 600 acres (2.4 km2) of prime oceanfront customary land in Sasina, to build a luxury resort estimated to cost $450 – $500 million US dollars. The announcement raised concern among environmental group O Le Si'osi'omaga Society. The size of the acreage and duration of the lease is unprecedented in Samoa, where 80% of the land is customary, 6% freehold and the rest under the government.
- "Population and Housing Census Report 2006" (PDF). Samoa Bureau of Statistics. July 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2009.
-  Strategies for sustainable development: experiences from the Pacific by John Overton and Regina Scheyvens, p.195
-  Pacific Environment Information Network [PEIN] Digest, July 2008, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
-  Radio New Zealand International,15 May 2002. Retrieved October 25, 2009
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