The Top Luxury Tours and Activities in Niue
Celebrating a special occasion, have a “go big or go home” mantra, or simply prefer to travel in style? Niue offers a range of premium experiences for luxury travellers. From adventure to utter relaxation, your Niue time can be spent in a number of ways to suit your unique style. Get inspiration for the most luxurious experiences in Niue in this list!
Plus, while you’re here, treat yourself to more island wisdom in The Luxury Travel Guide to Niue.
1. Indulge in a Tropical Massage or Facial
Transition into “island time” with a soothing massage in Niue. Either have a massage in the privacy of your own accommodation or set the scene in a clifftop studio nestled in forest with Maulu Spa. Indulge in a range of healing massages using natural coconut oil (or something else if you prefer) or be treated with a body scrub. Vilina in Alofi is another undeniably lush option for facials, manicures and pedicures. Learn more about these experiences in The Best Spas in Niue.
Location: Maulu Spa – Main road between Tamakautoga and Ana’ana Point, southwest coast of Niue. Vilina – Between the Visitor Information Centre and Niue Market, Alofi, central west coast of Niue.
2. Try Your Luck on a Fishing Charter
Fishing is an integral part of village life in Niue, but instead of heading out on a traditional vaka (canoe) and using a fishing net, you’ll be kitted out with the latest gear on a purpose-built fishing boat. Start your morning with a half-day fishing charter or head out for the whole day to try your luck in catching exciting game fish like mahimahi, yellowfin tuna, skipjack, wahoo, marlin, sailfish, giant trevally and more! There’s a wide range of charters to choose from, so browse your options in the 10 Best Fishing Charters in Niue.
Location: Fishing charters depart from Alofi Wharf, Alofi town centre on the west side of Niue.
3. Dive in the Clearest Waters
See what it’s like to scuba dive in up to 80 m (260 ft) visibility through dramatic underwater chasms and caves and see astonishing marine life on one of the scuba diving tours in Niue. While Niue is a fantastic place to learn how to dive thanks to the island’s PADI-affiliated operators, certified divers are in for a treat. Niue’s underwater world is a labyrinth of caves, chimneys, chasms, tunnels, drop-offs and an array of marine life lining it all! Dive into more details in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue.
Location: See dive operator locations in The Best Dive Shops & Operators in Niue.
4. Get Acquainted with the Island on an Orientation Tour
A smart way to start your trip in Niue is by being shown the top snorkelling spots, walks, historic sites, places to eat and more on an island orientation tour. Explore Niue is an informative tour with a local guide, taking you to some of the island’s hidden gems, as well as treating tour-goers to Niuean refreshments. Be sure to find out more in The Best Guided Tours in Niue.
Location: Tours include accommodation and Alofi transfers.
5. Treat Yourself to Niue’s Delectable Seafood
Niue might be a remote rock in the South Pacific, but it still manages to offer surprising and refreshing cuisine, especially when it comes to seafood. While there is no fine dining on the island, opting for a more casual experience, the plates are certainly photo-worthy at the likes of Kaiika Restaurant with its premium sushi platters and the Dolphin Restaurant at the Scenic Matavai Resort which offers something for everyone on its a la carte menu. Check out more eateries in The 20 Best Restaurants in Niue.
Location: All over Niue! See the link above for restaurant locations.
6. Experience Secluded Beaches and Snorkelling Spots
Admittedly, this is something that anyone in Niue can enjoy. Regardless, having secluded beaches, towering archway attractions, majestic limestone caves, bike trails through the bush and much more, all to oneself, is certainly considered a luxury elsewhere in the world. In Niue, most visits to attractions feel like an exclusive experience with not another soul in sight. This is almost always the case at 10 “Secret” Places in Niue: The Island’s Hidden Gems.
Location: All over Niue! See the link above for recommended locations.
7. Have a Close Encounter with Whales
Niue is one of the rare places in the world where you can swim with humpback whales. Combine this with unbelievable water visibility and you have, arguably, some of the best whale-swimming opportunities in the world! We recommend booking at least a couple of tours with whale swimming operators to increase your chances of a good encounter. Note that whales are only in Niue between July and September. Learn more in The Guide to the Whale Season in Niue.
Location: See whale tour operators and their locations in The Best Whale Tours in Niue.
8. Shop for Unique Art and Souvenirs
Niue might not have any shopping malls or designer clothing, but what you will find are unique souvenirs that have been individually handcrafted. Head down to the Niue Market on any of the days listed in the 5 Best Markets in Niue to browse an array of woven handicrafts and jewellery. Admire gorgeous oil canvas paintings at the Tahiono Art Gallery and beautifully woven bags and hats, traditional clothing, island-inspired sculptures, and more at Kauhi Krafts.
Location: All over Niue! See 10 Best Shops to Buy Souvenirs in Niue for recommended locations.
9. Play Golf on Niue’s Very Own Golf Course
Golf in paradise on Niue’s very one nine-hole golf course. Located near the Hanan Airport, the Niue Golf and Sports Club is a Par 34 course covering 1,027 m (2,206 yards) of coconut palm-scattered fairways. Visitors are welcome to play at any time with quality golf clubs hired from the Visitor Information Centre, while a weekly tournament is held on a Saturday afternoon should you want to get competitive.
Location: Tapeu-Porritt Road opposite the airport, Alofi on the west side of Niue.
10. Sip Cocktails by the Pool or at the Bar
Finally, what South Pacific getaway wouldn’t be complete without a refreshing cocktail?! A few places to enjoy your sundowners include the Pool Bar at the Scenic Matavai Resort with an extensive cocktail menu. All Relativf in the Swanson Complex is a speciality cocktail bar using fresh ingredients to make photo-worthy (and strong) creations! Hio Cafe & Bar also offer some refreshing cocktails on its menu.
Location: All over Niue! See the 11 Best Bars in Niue for recommended locations.
More Luxurious Experiences in Niue
Now that you know some of the most luxurious experiences in Niue, how are you going to put them all together? Our luxury itineraries can help:
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Finally, anything we might have missed can be found in The Complete Luxury Guide to Niue.