The Best Accommodations in Niue for Watching Whales
The whale season in Niue doesn’t mean you can only enjoy seeing Humpback Whales from dive and fishing boats. Whales come so close to shore that you can simply put your feet up and watch them from the deck or private lookout of your chosen accommodation. Between July and September, Niue’s waters become a sanctuary for migrating Humpback Whales who come to give birth and mate. Watching whale mothers and their calves playing at the ocean’s surface is always an exciting and rewarding sight. See which accommodation you can watch whales from in Niue in the list below.
For more whale talk, take a look at The Guide to the Whale Season in Niue.
1. Scenic Matavai Resort
Niue’s largest accommodation and the only resort on the island, the Scenic Matavai Resort has expansive decks overlooking the Pacific Ocean. From the restaurant deck, the pool deck or the pool bar deck, enjoy watching whales in the right season or Spinner Dolphins all year round. The staff at the resort will make sure you don’t miss a thing, as when a whale is spotted, the bell rings to let everyone know. What’s more, binoculars are provided to enhance the experience. Find out more about this accommodation in our 10 Best Hotels & Resorts in Niue.
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2. Lau’s Getaway
You have two balustrade balconies on your own private villa to choose from when it comes to whale watching from Lau’s Getaway. Hell, you can even watch the whales while soaking in one of the balcony’s bathtubs-for-two. These two luxury villas perched on the cliffs of Avatele have unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, ideal for watching the Humpback Whales while in season. Binoculars are included in your stay to make the most of the experience. See the 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Niue to learn more about this accommodation.
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3. Clifftop Fale
As the name suggests, the Clifftop Fale has an idyllic position on the clifftops to watch the whales. Located in one of Niue’s smallest villages, Namukulu, Clifftop Fale is a one-bedroom holiday home set in private gardens with a walkway to a clifftop lookout, as well as a personal sea track to the reef below. The self-contained accommodation has all the essentials, from a kitchen to even cleaning facilities (you’re expected to clean as you go).
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4. Namukulu Cottages
Another accommodation in Namukulu, Namukulu Cottages is a complex of five cottages surrounding a central outdoor swimming pool. The self-contained cottages are suitable for couples, groups and families who might want to make the most of the private access to a stunning lookout over the Pacific Ocean. Each cottage with its own deck also has panoramic views of the ocean, which you might want to keep an eye on to spot whales.
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5. Koliki Lodge
If you’re a large tribe or two families travelling together, Koliki Lodge needs to be a serious consideration for your stay in Niue. What’s more, it has an expansive garden with ocean views, meaning a strong possibility of whales! Sit and enjoy your breakfast on the outdoor furniture set up on the clifftop and try your luck spotting the Humpbacks emerging at the surface. The holiday home is located in the village of Tuapa. Learn more about Koliki Lodge and other holiday homes in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Niue.
WiFi included, airport transfers included, bike rental included and access to a purpose-built whale-watching deck: what’s not to love about the Breeze accommodation in Avatele?! The two colourful cottages on the oceanfront are set-up with couples or a couple of friends in mind, with a studio king or twin layout with a private kitchen, lounge, breakfast bar and tiled bathroom. Mornings and evenings are best spent on the whale-watching deck with your morning coffee or evening wine looking out for those magnificent creatures on the horizon.
7. Anaiki Motel
The Anaiki Motel in Makefu features a unique clifftop deck, ideal for watching Humpback Whales and Spinner Dolphins. The boutique motel has only four units in total, each with a separate bedroom and a sofa bed in the lounge to suit both couples and families. You’ll have your own self-catering facilities where you can take your meals onto the deck and enjoy watching the ocean and especially the sunset. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodation in Niue.
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8. The Restoration Reef
Finally, stay in the accommodation with the best ocean views in Alofi at The Restoration Reef. Constructed on the clifftops in Alofi South, The Restoration Reef is a studio-style apartment with large windows opposite the double bed so you can wake up to watching whales if you’re lucky. There is also a private clifftop boardwalk leading to a small deck where you can also enjoy the views of the Pacific Ocean and whatever activity it may bring. It’s one of the accommodations we recommend in the 5 Best Honeymoon Accommodation in Alofi.
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That’s it for the best accommodations you can watch whales from in Niue. Now check out The 30 Best Accommodations in Niue so you can see how these stays compare.