Niue Accommodation Close to Snorkelling Spots
Forget about another South Pacific getaway where you sit around the pool all day. Niue has its own natural swimming pools to enjoy, complete with clear waters and tropical fish, many of which are just a short walk from the island’s accommodations. Check out the places to stay in Niue near snorkelling and swimming spots in the list below!
For snorkelling tips and advice, take a look at The Guide to Snorkelling in Niue. Plus, be aware of the tide times, as explained in What You Need to Know About the Tide Times in Niue.
1. Matapa Guest House
The Matapa Guest House has a prime position for Niue’s only swimming spot that is ideal for swimming at any tide. Located in the village of Hikutavake, the Matapa Guest House is a two-bedroom holiday home with all your home essentials and a few holiday extras, such as cultural activities offered by your host and a natural swimming pool just a 10-minute walk away. See more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Niue.
10 minutes walk from the Matapa Chasm
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2. Anaiki Motel
Literally perched on the cliffs above the famous Avaiki Cave, you couldn’t be closer to this stunning swimming spot! This four-unit motel offers an idyllic self-catering stay with amazing Pacific Ocean views from its clifftop deck. Just a short walk on a nearby sea track, you’ll reach the swimming pool inside Avaiki Cave which is only accessible at low tide.
2 minutes walk from the Avaiki Cave
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3. Turtle Lodge
Located in the village of Makefu, Turtle Lodge is a budget guest house providing access to much of Niue’s swimming highlights, the closest of which is Avaiki Cave just a 5-minute walk away. The lodge has a small selection of guest rooms ideal for solo travellers, couples and groups of three sharing a well-appointed kitchen, lounge and bathroom facilities. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Niue.
5 minutes walk from the Avaiki Cave
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4. Aleki Guesthouse
Choose from one- and two-bedroom units and a studio unit on the main accommodation complex or opt for the quaint “Red House” at the Aleki Guesthouse. The affordable accommodation not only provides proximity to Avatele Beach for swimming and snorkelling at low to mid-tide, but it also has a few useful practical inclusions, from basic self-catering facilities to a free car rental. See more accommodations like this in the 6 Accommodations in Niue with Car Rental.
3 minutes walk from Avatele Beach
5. Namukulu Cottages
Although this cottage complex in Namukulu village has its own on-site swimming pool, it’s one of the closest accommodations to the popular Limu Pools. The Limu Pools is ideal for swimming with children at low tide, while mid to high incoming tide is generally best for adults. As for Namukulu Cottages, stay in one of their five self-contained cottages with private decks and amazing sea views, suitable for couples to families. Learn more about the cottages in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Niue.
20 minutes walk from the Limu Pools
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6. Damiana’s Motel
This budget motel with two self-contained units in Avatele is just a short walk from the nearby beach which is suitable for swimming at low to mid-tide. To make it easier, you could even cycle there with the bike hire included in your stay. Damiana’s Motel offers two units with one bedroom and two single beds in the lounge, making for an affordable stay whether you’re a couple, family or a group of friends.
3 minutes walk from Avatele Beach
7. Yolos Accommodation Alofi
Yolos Accommodation in Alofi North is a short walk from a couple of Alofi’s top snorkelling spots, including Vaila Cave and the Togalupo Sea Track. Stay close enough to town for convenience, just a short cycle or drive away, while having the luxury of enjoying Alofi’s swimming spots (most of the time all to yourself). Yolos Accommodation is a two-bedroom cottage with a roomy kitchen and a lounge with a breakfast bar looking out into private gardens.
1 minute walk from the Togalupo Sea Track
5 minutes walk from Vaila Cave
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8. Joema Place
This guest house in central Alofi offers the ultimate convenience, not only for accessing Alofi’s shops and restaurants, but also providing access to nearby swimming spots. At low to mid-tide, you can pop across the road to Utuko Reef where you can find swimming pools that are safe depending on the swell. Alternatively, Alofi Wharf offers good swimming on the south side of the wharf for strong ocean swimmers wearing fins. Joema Place has guest rooms available to hire out individually or the whole house can be hired out for larger groups.
2 minutes walk from Utuko Reef
5 minutes walk from Alofi Wharf
9. Scenic Matavai Resort
While Niue’s only resort has its own swimming pool, just a 10-minute walk in either direction along the road will bring you to nearby beaches. At Tamakautoga Beach, there is a pool that you can swim at low tide, while Avatele Beach provides more swimming opportunities at low to mid-tide. The Scenic Matavai Resort provides a variety of well-appointed guest rooms with a restaurant and pool bar on-site.
10 minutes walk from Tamakautoga Beach
10 minutes walk from Avatele Beach
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10. Clifftop Fale
Finally, the Clifftop Fale is just a short walk from Hio Beach, the Namukulu Sea Track and even a little further to the Limu Pools. In fact, this one-bedroom cottage sleeping up to four people also has its own sea track on the property to access the reef below. Enjoy stunning ocean views from your private lookout too.
5 minutes from Hio Beach
10 minutes from the Namukulu Sea Track