The Top Child-Friendly Accommodations in Niue
Where should you stay in Niue with children? The “Rock of the Pacific” presents a number of family-friendly accommodations to suit a range of styles. Stay in a polished resort with a pool, restaurant and the works or find your own quiet piece of paradise in one of the many holiday homes. That’s not to mention the motels with private access to natural swimming holes and budget self-contained units! We go through some of your best options in this list of family accommodations in Niue!
How to Book Accommodation in Niue
With only a rare few accommodations in Niue having websites, it might not be entirely obvious how to book a place to stay in Niue. We include booking links where available, but to learn more about booking accommodations over the phone or via Facebook Messenger, check out our complete guide on How to Book Accommodation in Niue.
1. Scenic Matavai Resort
The one and only resort in Niue is an obvious go-to for families. From the welcome drinks to daily cultural entertainment, your family will be well looked after. There’s also something to do at the Scenic Matavai Resort, which features two outdoor swimming pools, a pool bar, a restaurant and elevated decks to watch whales and dolphins (binoculars are available). As for the rooms, families will find ample space in the interconnecting rooms with a choice of coastal bush, ocean and clifftop views. Rooms have all your standard international-style hotel amenities, as well as a private deck or patio.
Check Scenic Matavai Resort out:
- Scenic Matavai Resort on Booking.com
- Scenic Matavai Resort on Expedia
- Scenic Matavai Resort on Trip.com
2. Namukulu Cottages
With something for families of three to tribes of six, you’re bound to find a cottage to suit at Namakulu Cottages. Located nearby child-friendly swimming spots like the Limu Pools, Namakulu Cottages offers modern and airy one and two-bedroom bungalows, as well as a sleepout for larger groups. Enjoy family time in the spacious open-plan layout with kitchen facilities and a deck with a barbecue, as well as by the outdoor swimming pool. Guests also have access to bike hire, flatscreen TV, and free use of beach towels.
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3. Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villas
A confusion for many visitors, the Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villas are, in fact, 1.5 km (1 mi) away from the Scenic Matavai Resort. Nevertheless, guests can still use all of the facilities of the resort, as well as the facilities provided at this oceanfront apartment complex. The timber-lined apartments can be connected to make two-bedroom apartments, ideal for families, while a three-bedroom villa sleeps up to six guests. An outdoor swimming pool is also available at this accommodation. Plus, all apartments have self-catering facilities. See more like this in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Niue.
Check Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villas out:
Note that the villa can only be booked directly.
- Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villas on Booking.com
- Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villas on Expedia
- Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villas on Trip.com
4. Lolani’s Retreat
Stay in a recently-built family home in the village of Makefu. The two-bedroom and two-bathroom Lolani’s Retreat has all the space most families need, with rooms featuring an open-plan kitchen and breakfast bar, a modern shower room, lounge furniture, a bedroom with a king-sized bed and a bedroom with a double and a single bed. Enjoy relaxing on your private wraparound deck, as well as nearby access to west coast swimming spots and sea tracks. On the property is also a private-access cave which your hosts will take you to to check out the uga (coconut crabs). See more private holiday houses like this in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Niue.
5. Damiana’s Holiday Motel
An affordable holiday accommodation in Avatele, close to attractions like the Washaway Cafe and Avatele Beach, Damiana’s Holiday Motel offers a small collection of motel units suitable for families. Each unit has one bedroom with a double bed, as well as an open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area with two single beds. Guests have access to WiFi, laundry facilities and a peaceful location with lawns for the kids to roam and a small playground just outside the grounds. See more options like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Niue.
6. Kaliki Lodge
For two families travelling together or large tribes, Kaliki Lodge provides more than enough space. The three-bedroom holiday home in Namukulu village sleeps up to nine guests across one bunk bed, two double beds, one queen bed and one trundler bed. The attractive timber lodge has a spacious lounge, dining area and full kitchen, as well as an outside deck with a barbecue. A special feature is a clifftop viewing area on the property with outdoor furniture to relax and watch the whales (July-September/October) and dolphins. See more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Lodges in Niue.
7. Tuaga Lodge
Tuaga Lodge is a contemporary boutique lodge with three attached units: two self-contained studios and a two-bedroom unit in between ideal for families. The contemporary accommodation in the heart of Alofi boasts well-equipped open-plan kitchens, ensuite bathrooms and tasteful Niuean-inspired decor. There’s a communal laundry room, as well as barbecues and a wraparound deck to enjoy the evening sun and some family time. Guests are treated to complimentary snorkelling gear, as well as irresistible activity packages with your hosts who also operate fishing charters, snorkelling and whale swimming tours. This one also ranks in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in Niue.
8. Lialagi Dorm and Units
One of the very few accommodations on the east coast of the island, Lialagi Dorm and Units was once an abandoned school, lovingly restored to now contain ultra-affordable dorm rooms downstairs and two private accommodation units upstairs, especially for large families and groups! Both of the upstairs units have a queen-sized bed and a single bed with a fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities and a private bathroom, while downstairs has communal kitchen facilities, a bathroom block and a spacious lounge. Additional mattresses and bedding can be supplied to fill up the floor of the communal hall, so there’s no group size too big! Find this accommodation in the village of Lakepa.
9. Anaiki Motel
Stay in one of the one-bedroom units of the Anaiki Motel where you’ll have direct access to the Avaiki Caves as your unique accommodation swimming pool! The modern and tidy units sleep up to four guests and feature a small kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, mini-oven and stovetop. Guests can make use of the outdoor pool, gather for barbecues and the occasional umu night, while amazing views of the Pacific Ocean can be enjoyed from the clifftop deck. Find this motel located in Makefu. If a swimming pool is a must, also check out the 5 Accommodations in Niue with a Swimming Pool.
10. Taloa Heights
Stay in a modern self-catering apartment at Taloa Heights in Alofi. The accommodation has seven studios, one of which is a two-bedroom apartment ideal for families. The well-appointed apartments have all the essentials for a family stay, from kitchen facilities to gorgeous decks for watching the sunset. There’s a lagoon-style swimming pool onsite, as well as a flatscreen TV in all apartments so kids will have no way of getting bored. Find more accommodation in Alofi in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Alofi.
More Family Accommodations in Niue
That’s it for the best family accommodations in Niue. There are a lot more stays suitable for families, so check out the following lists for more ideas.
Finally, see how these stays compare to The 30 Best Accommodations in Niue.