Things to Do in Niue for Adults
While the “adult-only getaway” is a top travel trend of the South Pacific, Niue is an island, that, well, doesn’t exactly need to take part… With so few visitors and a small population, the island hardly ever feels “crowded”, let alone swarming with children. It’s a place where finding yourself alone at a snorkelling hotspot, a beach or a cave pool is an everyday occurrence. Nevertheless, if you want to ensure the right tone is set for your getaway, or perhaps you’ve discovered the island’s kids’ club with Niue Blue and want to make the most of your time alone, then here are a few adult-only activities in Niue worth trying!
1. Sip Cocktails at Niue’s Bars
Niue might not be a place of hardcore partying, but one aspect of nightlife it does extremely well is sundowners! Bars are strategically placed on west coast clifftops to make the most of the sun dipping behind the Pacific Ocean while you sip on fresh fruit cocktails, wines, beers, spirits and whatever else you are into. Niue’s collection of bars might be small, but with a cocktail bar, a pool bar and even an honesty bar, you can’t deny that the bars provided varied experiences! Check out the 6 Best Bars in Niue for some recommendations.
2. Head Out on an Amazing Scuba Diving Excursion
Exclusively for ages 10 years and above, scuba diving is mostly an adult-only experience where you can enjoy the underwater world of Niue without disturbance. Dive through dramatic chasms, underwater caves, coral reefs and more in impeccably clear waters. PADI-accredited dives and courses are available on the island, which you can learn more about in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue.
3. Hit the Mountain Bike Trails
We call this “adult-only” mainly because you rarely run into anyone else on the remote and captivating bike trails of Niue. Delve deep into the bush and the heart of the island on one of the mountain biking bush trails. You can also make a loop, returning on one of the quiet coastal roads, stopping by various swimming holes along the way. Get planning your cycling excursion with The Guide to Mountain Biking in Niue.
4. Unwind with a Heavenly Massage
It’s just you and your senses when you treat yourself to a relaxing massage in Niue. There are options to be pampered in the privacy of your accommodation or at a clifftop studio with Maulu Spa. They offer a range of indulgent massages with natural coconut oil (or something else if you prefer), as well as body scrubs and rejuvenating yoga sessions. See The Best Spas in Niue for more information.
5. Play a Round of Island-Style Golf
Leave the island’s mini-golf course to the families, as you can enjoy a peaceful golfing session at Niue’s very own Golf and Sports Club. The nine-hole golf course winds its way through park-style fairways dotted with coconut palms. The golf course is open to visitors and works on an honesty box system except for during its Saturday tournaments from 1pm. Learn more in Where to Golf in Niue.
6. Tackle Game Species on a Fishing Charter
Head out with who you choose on a private fishing charter in Niue. Tackle highly-sought game fish, like mahimahi, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, skipjack, giant trevally and more with the latest equipment and the knowledge of expert guides. Whether you prefer trolling, popping or jigging, there’s a charter for beginners to experienced anglers in Niue! Compare your options in the 10 Best Fishing Charters in Niue.
7. Retreat to Your Adult-Only Accommodation
As we’ve already established, Niue isn’t a destination of adult-only resorts. However, there are still some stunning accommodation properties in Niue that are exclusively for adults. Lau’s Getaway is one of the most luxurious options on the island, boasting unmatched ocean views enjoyed from your balcony’s freestanding bathtub. Alternatively, Petite Hatava is two quaint units with private verandahs backed with forest. Learn more about organising an adult-only getaway in The Adult-Only Guide to Niue.