Known as the “Rock of Polynesia”?, the island of Niue is small in size, but big on pristine natural beauty. Located 2,400 kilometres north-east of New Zealand in a triangle between Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands, the island is only three-and-a-half hours’ flight from Auckland, making it a convenient island destination for couples seeking a tranquil, laid-back holiday experience.
Close to home, yet a world away….
An eco-tourist’s paradise, Niue is blessed with a wonderful year-round climate and a plethora of natural attractions to create a diverse holiday itinerary. The rugged coastline is framed by tropical rainforest that boasts a spectacular array of flora and fauna, including butterflies and bird life and an abundance of bougainvillaea, frangipani, hibiscus and orchids, providing the perfect backdrop for leisurely activities like fishing, biking and bush walking.
As one of the largest raised coral atolls in the world, spectacular opportunities abound in the waters around Niue. A series of reefs, canyons and caverns sculpted beneath the surface teem with the brilliant colour and diversity of fish life, and provide an exhilarating and memorable experience for novice or pro divers. The island’s clear, shallow water is also perfect for simple snorkelling trips. And although there are none of the classical sandy beaches typical of other Polynesian islands, you can easily find some tiny, intimate little stretches and swimming coves where you might find you’re the only people there all day.
With a population of only 1,800, Niue has an island charm that is maintained by friendly, welcoming locals. Even the transport options are relaxed – although there is no public transport, a handful of taxis service the island and hire cars are reasonably priced, however most visitors prefer to get around on a hire bike or scooter. There is a limited choice of accommodation but most price ranges are covered, from budget-priced self-catering apartments to the Matavai Resort, Niue’s premier accommodation venue which boasts breathtaking sea views – in season, guests can sit at their dining table and watch whales frolic in the ocean!
A holiday in Niue allows for quality bonding time together away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life, and the island is a popular honeymoon destination for couples seeking tranquil, relaxing surrounds. Marriage ceremonies can best be co-ordinated through the Niue Tourism Office in Alofi – give them time to ensure your needs can be catered for and you will be rewarded with a unique and romantic island experience
You’ll have everything you need to be more than comfortable, but you’ll rediscover what’s been lost in this modern world. With accommodation options ranging from individual intimate bures to an international style resort, we’re proud that our home is one of the safest countries on Earth. Crime, graffiti, drugs and pollution are almost unheard of. We don’t need traffic lights so we don’t have any.
Swim with whales and dolphins. Walk through flocks of butterflies in virgin rainforest. Dive within spectacular underwater cathedrals. Drift beneath avenues of perfumed frangipani. Discover tiny swimming coves teeming with coloured fish. Explore the most breathtaking caves and virgin forests in the South Pacific with ease. Gaze upon breaching whales 80 metres from your breakfast table. Snorkel over bright corals in warm tropical water acclaimed as being amongst the clearest in the world.
An eco-tourist’s paradise, Niue is blessed with a wonderful climate and a plethora of natural attractions to create a diverse holiday itinerary. The rugged coastline is framed by tropical rainforest that boasts a spectacular array of flora and fauna, including butterflies and bird life and an abundance of bougainvillaea, frangipani, hibiscus and orchids, providing the perfect backdrop for leisurely activities like fishing, biking and bush walking.
Swim with whales and dolphins. Dive within spectacular underwater cathedrals. Drift beneath avenues of perfumed frangipani. Discover tiny swimming coves & rock pools teeming with coloured fish. Explore the most breathtaking caves in the South Pacific with ease. Gaze upon breaching whales 80 metres from your breakfast table. Snorkel over bright corals in warm tropical water acclaimed as being amongst the clearest in the world.
Accommodation options range from individual intimate bures to an international style resort.
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Scenic Matavai Resort Niue
Located on a clifftop, Scenic Matavai Resort Niue enjoys breathtaking 180 degree views of the agnificent Pacific Ocean where you will often see dolphins swimming past or perhaps whales (during the season from July to September). The Resort deck is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset.
The Resort offers two swimming pools, Dolphin Bar and Restaurant featuring European and Niuean-influenced cuisine, Cliffhanger Pool Bar, a gift shop and Matavai Conference Centre (opening
July 2017), catering for groups from 10 to 250 people. All just 10 minutes’ drive from Alofi and all major facilities and services on Niue. The 44 rooms are air-conditioned and feature tea and coffee making facilities, TV, ipod docking station, wireless internet, hairdryer and iron and ironing board.
Scenic Matavai Studio Apartments
Located 1.7km north of Scenic Matavai Resort Niue, guests staying at Scenic Matavai Studio Apartments are welcome to use the facilities of Scenic Matavai Resort during their stay with a charge-back system.
Scenic Matavai Studio Apartment offers 10 self-contained standard studio rooms that can interconnect. The property is set amongst tropical gardens and palm trees and has been carefully situated to offer
prime ocean views.
Scenic 3-Bedroom Villa
Set surrounded by the tropical Niuean forest and less than 50 metres from the waters edge, the Scenic 3-Bedroom Villa offers self-contained holiday home style accommodation with 3 bedrooms, full kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities.
Perfect for families, corporates or groups of up to 6 people.The villa is located right next door to the Scenic Matavai Studio Apartments and villa guests are welcome to use the Scenic Matavai Studio Apartments and Scenic Matavai Resort Niue facilities.
Nestled amongst lush tropical gardens and with breathtaking Ocean views that will make you feel as if you’re
standing on the edge of the world, Lau’s Getaway is truly a slice of heaven. Located in the quiet village of Avatele,these luxury oceanfront villas are perfect for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the real world. Two villas each occupy their own two-story building, private for your stay. The living room and kitchen are located on the bottom floor, and the top floor houses the bedroom and bathroom. Adults only.
Centrally located in Alofi behind the town centre,Kololi’s Motel offers one and two bedroom self contained 4 x units and a main guesthouse with five bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, large lounge, dining room and laundry facilities.
This property suits the budget conscious traveler.
Located in Alofi, Taloa Heights is within walking distance of the town centre,restaurants, wharf and Visitors Centre. Opened in July 2014, the units are
self-contained with spectacular views.
With eight units, guests can choose from 2 x treetop studios (max 2 people), 5 x bungalows (max 2 people) or the 1 x villa (max 6 people).
Stone Villas is a comfortable,elegant indoor and outdoor living experience home away from home located only minutes from the Pacific
Ocean, main town, airport,bank, cafe, restaurants and most amenities and public services.
The two villas feature a separate bedroom with private patio, fully equipped kitchen, private laundry and lounge. Each villa comes with a private car for use during your stay.
Situated in idyllic gardens with magnificent sea views,Namukulu Cottages offers a choice of 2 x self contained Studios, 4 x 1 or 2 bedroom cottages. Enjoy a drink while watching the spectacular
sunsets, pamper yourself at the Day Spa, enjoy the view from the lookout point or just lounge by the swimming pool.
Just 10 minutes drive to Alofi with popular snorkelling spots located close by. Namukulu Cottages & Spa welcomes guests aged 12 years and over
Anaiki Motels offer idyllic accommodation with an amazing waterfront location.
The motel has direct access to the sea track that leads to the historical Avaiki Caves and spectacular reefs at your doorstep for swimming, snorkelling or reef walking.
Other sea tracks are in walking distance or a short drive. Anaiki Motels provide a
relaxing atmosphere in natural surroundings on more than 6000m² grounds surrounded
by coconut trees, hibiscus and native vegetation, tucked away from the road and about 30m from the cliff edge.