7 Adult-Only Activities in Niue(c) Mike Bhana - Niue Tourism
7 Adult-Only Activities in Niue

10 Child-Free Activities in Niue

(c) Mike Bhana – Niue Tourism

Things to Do in Niue for Adults

While the “adults-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, then here are a few adults-only (child-free) activities in Niue worth trying!

And don’t forget to check out The Child-Free (Adults-Only) Travel Guide to Niue to plan a complete getaway without kids.

1. Enjoy a Niue Night Out!

Niue has a surprising range of bars, many with a happy hour to have discounted cocktails, wine and beer. You’ll also find that some bars are only open one night a week, so you can always find a new watering hole with a different experience, whether it’s karaoke or partying into the wee hours. See When is Happy Hour in Niue? for more drinking details, as well as The Ultimate Guide to Niue Nightlife for places to party.

Location: All over Niue! See the 11 Best Bars in Niue for recommendations.

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2. Head Out on an Amazing Scuba Diving Excursion

Exclusively for ages 10 years and above, scuba diving is mostly an adults-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.

Location: See The Best Dive Shops & Operators in Niue for locations.

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3. Hit the Mountain Bike Trails

We call this “adults-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 Cycling & Mountain Biking in Niue.

Location: See the links above for recommended bike trail locations.

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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.

Location: Main road between Tamakautoga and Ana’ana Point, southwest coast of Niue.

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5. Indulge in a Facial

A beauty salon in the heart of Alofi, Vilina‘s facials are an irresistible addition to your island getaway. After a short consultation, your skilled therapist, Jo, combines talented hands with all-natural and local products to revive and rejuvenate. Choose organic coconut embryo to massage the skin, and bask in the scents of Niue honey, vanilla and/or passionfruit. Manicures and pedicures, waxing and hairdressing services are also available. Learn more about the experience in 5 Best Places to Get a Massage in Niue.

Location: Between the Visitor Information Centre and Niue Market, Alofi, central west coast of Niue.

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6. Play a Round of Island-Style Golf

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. Pick up your golf clubs and pay your green fees at the Visitor Information Centre. Note that the golf course is at its busiest on a Saturday afternoon for a weekly tournament. Find out more about playing golf on the island in The Complete Guide to Golf in Niue.

Location: Tapeu-Porritt Road opposite the airport, Alofi, west side of Niue.

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7. 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 tuna, 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.

Location: Fishing charters depart from Alofi Wharf, Alofi town centre on the west side of Niue.

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8. Swim with Humpback Whales

Just like scuba diving, there is an age limit for whale watching and swimming tours in Niue so be reassured that you won’t be sharing this life-changing experience with anyone under the age of 10. Jump on a whale watching (with the opportunity to swim if possible) with Niue Blue or charter a whale swimming tour for your group exclusively with Whale Swim Niue. Find out more about both operators in The Best Whale Tours in Niue.

Location: See the link above for whale tour operators’ locations.

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9. Explore the Sights on a Self-Drive Tour

You don’t have to worry about large tour buses in Niue. You can see the island’s breathtaking sights, including magnificent caves and chasms, towering archways and sublime swimming holes, on your own self-guided tour. Check out A Self-Guided Tour of Niue’s West Coast, or better yet, the quieter Self-Guided Tour of Niue’s East Coast for self-drive itineraries around the island.

Location: Learn about hiring a car for a self-drive tour in What You Need to Hire a Car in Niue.

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10. Retreat to Your Adults-Only Accommodation

As we’ve already established, Niue isn’t a destination for adults-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 these stays in Is There Adults-Only (Child-Free) Accommodations in Niue?

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More Adults-Only Activities in Niue

That’s it for our list of the top adults-only and child-free activities in Niue but it is by no means the end of our Niue advice! Check out the following guides for more trip-planning tips:

Finally, plan the ultimate child-free holiday with our Niue Child-Free Itinerary: 7 Days and Niue Child-Free Itinerary: 14 Days.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. He is also consulting regularly with Niue Tourism to ensure content accuracy. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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