10 Best Accommodation in Niue for Foodies
10 Best Accommodation in Niue for Foodies

10 Best Accommodation in Niue for Foodies

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Resorts with Restaurants and Self-catering Accommodation in Niue

We all have our preferences when it comes to food on holiday. Some of us take the opportunity to try something new each night at various restaurants, while some of us prefer to self-cater using fresh local produce. In Niue, you have one option for one resort with a restaurant, while the rest of the accommodation is self-catering. Most of the time, you are able to make the most of the local markets and grocery stores by using your accommodation’s kitchen facilities, but you’re also never too far away from a delightful restaurant. Check out some of the top accommodations in Niue for foodies in this list!

For more foodie advice, see The Foodie Guide to Niue, as well as meals to try in the 8 Unique Foods in Niue You Have to Try.

1. Scenic Matavai Resort

The only accommodation in Niue with a restaurant, the Scenic Matavai Resort is a go-to for foodies who would prefer to eat out each night. Their Dolphin Restaurant boasts a crowd-pleasing a la carte menu where food is attractively presented. They also put on various entertainment evenings, such as a “Taste of Niue BBQ” and a “Farewell Spitroast, Umu and Fire Dance Performance”. As for accommodation, there is a range of spacious and modern rooms with double/twin beds, an ensuite and a patio/balcony with either a forest or ocean view. Find the resort in Tamakautoga.

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10 Best Accommodation in Niue for Foodies(c) niuepocketguide.com

2. Turtle Lodge

Foodies on a budget looking for decent self-catering facilities and a tidy place to stay, set your sights on Turtle Lodge. Set in the quiet village of Makefu, this well-presented guest house offers a range of double and triple rooms with shared facilities. One of those facilities is a spacious modern kitchen complete with an oven. Other features include a lounge and a large garden. Although airport transfers are offered, it’s advised that you rent a car for your stay here.

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10 Best Accommodation in Niue for Foodies(c) Turtle Lodge

3. Namukulu Cottages

Five well-appointed self-contained cottages make up Namukulu Cottages, surrounding a central outdoor swimming pool. Prepare food for your loved ones in the airy open-plan kitchen with a lounge and dining area. There are studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom cottages available, so there are options for couples up to families. Each cottage has an ocean view and access to a lookout for whale and sunset watching. You can also enjoy panoramic views from your deck where you can also spruce up something on the hooded barbecue. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Niue.

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10 Best Accommodation in Niue for Foodies© Namukulu Cottages

4. Clifftop Fale

A budget/standard holiday home with a luxury location, the Clifftop Fale is perched on a cliff in Namukulu. Make use of the full kitchen facilities and dine on your cottage’s wraparound verandah. The cottage has one bedroom with a double bed, as well as two single beds in the living area, making it a good options for both couples and families. The Clifftop Fale also has its own private walkway down to a swimming and snorkelling spot at the bottom of the cliff.

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10 Best Accommodation in Niue for Foodies(c) Clifftop Fale

5. Matapa Guest House

Your home away from home in Matapa, near popular swimming spots like the Matapa Chasm and Talava Arches, is the Matapa Guest House. Not only do guests have their own large and modern kitchen with an oven, but they are offered the opportunity to take part in a few foodie activities with the hosts. Learn how to prepare an umu (underground oven) or learn how to hunt uga, the local coconut crab. As for the rest of your stay, you’ll have two double rooms, a deck, as well as a compact lounge and dining area.

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10 Best Accommodation in Niue for Foodies(c) Matapa Guest House

6. Kumar Enterprise / Guest House

This well-kept guesthouse between Alofi and the Swanson shopping complex makes self-catering all too easy with its ideal location for getting supplies combined with the self-catering facilities. Make use of the recently-renovated kitchen, where you can enjoy food in the dining area or outside in the gardens. There are affordable single and double rooms available with your choice of ensuite or shared bathroom facilities.

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10 Best Accommodation in Niue for Foodies(c) Kumar Enterprise Guest House

7. Lau’s Getaway

Not only do you get a foodie experience when you arrive greeted with a gourmet breakfast hamper and a bottle of wine, but you have your own spacious kitchen to enjoy at Lau’s Getaway. This luxury accommodation in Avatele consists of two villas perched on a cliff offering spectacular ocean views. There are two floors for couples to enjoy with attractive timber interiors and each with a balcony. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Luxury Activities on Niue.

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8. Stone Villas

Conveniently located in Alofi, getting supplies for self-catering will not be an issue. More convenience is added with the Stone Villas offering guest free airport transfers, free WiFi, free local calls, free car hire and more. The two attractive limestone-constructed villas feature an open-plan layout sleeping up to three guests. There’s a small kitchen at your disposal where you can enjoy meals on your elegant dining furniture or outside on your private verandah. Check out more self-catering accommodation nearby in the 10 Best Accommodation in Alofi for Foodies.

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10 Best Accommodation in Niue for Foodies(c) Niue Tourism

9. Heleni Jessop’s Fatahega

Backpackers, take a look at Heleni Jessop’s Fatahega, a locally-run guest house with lots of personality. The budget accommodation offers a small selection of double rooms and family rooms with shared bathroom facilities, as well as a double room with ensuite and sea views. The lounge and kitchen are social areas to meet other travellers and spruce up your own meals, where supplies can be picked up from Alofi town centre, just a short walk away. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Niue.

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10 Best Accommodation in Niue for Foodies(c) Heleni Jessop's Fatahega

10. Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villa

Despite being part of the Scenic Matavai Resort, the Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villa is, in fact, 1.5km (one mile) away from the main resort. Nevertheless, the accommodation complex provides a comfortable stay in self-contained studio apartments with the option to interconnect studios for families. You’ll have your own kitchenette facilities, as well as access to a guest barbecue.

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10 Best Accommodation in Niue for Foodies(c) Matavai Apartments & Villas

More Accommodation in Niue for Foodies

That’s it for the best accommodations in Niue for foodies. Now check out The 30 Best Accommodations in Niue so you can see how these stays compare.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Niue. She knows the island inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Niue’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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