How to Book a Place to Stay in Niue
It is a mandatory entry requirement for Niue to have your accommodation booked for the duration of your stay. But how do you book accommodation in Niue? You’ll see that we list around 30 accommodations in Niue on this website, but not all of them have websites, not all of them are sold by travel agents, and not all of them are found on booking platforms. So check out our Niue accommodation booking guide below to figure out how to book that accommodation you’ve seen mentioned with no website!
Need to figure out how to book activities as well? See How to Book Tours & Experiences in Niue.
3 Quick Tips for Booking Accommodation in Niue
Before we get into the details of how to book accommodation in Niue, here are just a few quick tips if you’re in a hurry:
- If booking a tour over the phone from overseas, make sure you check the Niue time zone to see if you are calling at a reasonable time
- We recommend booking accommodation in Niue as soon as you can, as there are very few options on the island and all the good ones book up quickly, especially during the high season
- There are still some accommodations in Niue that only accept cash on arrival – be sure to inquire about payment and bring the right amount of cash with you if necessary
Booking Accommodation Online
If you’re reading this online article then chances are you prefer to do things online. While many accommodations have their own websites with booking pages to make the process easy, there is the odd accommodation only listed on booking platforms like Booking.com, Expedia and Airbnb. Note that only a fraction of the accommodations available in Niue can be booked online.
Booking Direct on Accommodation Websites
For accommodations in Niue that have their own websites, like the Scenic Matavai Resort, Taloa Heights, Aleki Guesthouse, Tuaga Lodge, Lau’s Getaway, Breeze, Anaiki Motel, Yolos Accommodation, etc., bookings can be made via their online booking forms or by sending them an email via a contact form. We’ve noticed that some of the online booking forms for Niue’s accommodations are buggy, so if you come across this, send an email instead.
Booking Accommodation via Email
Sometimes, just a simple email is all it takes to book accommodation in Niue. If an email address is not displayed on an accommodation’s website, then you will be able to find the email address for some accommodations on the Niue Tourism website.
In your email, include as much information as possible when sending an email to book. For instance, remember to include the dates that you wish to stay (bearing in mind Niue is 24 hours ahead of New Zealand), state the type of accommodation, property name or type of room you wish to stay, and state any additional services you might need to request, such as airport transfers, a portacot, etc. You’ll also want to ask about payment methods.
Booking on Accommodation Booking Platforms
Very few of Niue’s accommodations are listed on booking platforms, such as Booking.com, Airbnb and Expedia, which has the advantage of being internationally recognised booking platforms that have safeguards in place for making online payments. They feature properties that are listed nowhere else, while also sometimes having more lenient cancellation policies than what you’ll find when booking direct.
Booking Accommodation via Facebook
That’s right, some of Niue’s accommodations only have a presence on Facebook. In this case, you can send them a private message following the same advice that we give for sending an email to book your accommodation (see above). Some Facebook Pages are also a good source for alternative contact details, like phone numbers and websites.
Booking Accommodation Over the Phone
Although no one wants the cost of calling overseas, it’s one of your only options for booking some of the accommodations in Niue. If you find accommodations not responding to emails or if there is simply no other option for booking, then get on the phone. You may find that spending around 6¢ per minute might just be worth getting your first choice of accommodation.
The dialling code for Niue is (+683), so put this before any Niue phone number you see if it isn’t already stated. For more on how to use the dialling code, check out What is the Niue Country Code?
Phone numbers for some of Niue’s accommodations can be found on the Niue Tourism website, on accommodation websites, as well as on accommodation Facebook pages.
If you need to book accommodation over the phone while in Niue, note that there isn’t any international roaming available. See How to Get a Tourist SIM Card in Niue for getting a local SIM card to make calls in Niue.
Booking Through a Travel Agent
Finally, if you don’t want the hassle of booking anything yourself then you can at least get a travel agent to book it for you. Travel agents only have access to the accommodations that they work with, which tend to be the most popular accommodations on the island.
Travel Agents in Niue
Peleni’s Travel – Located just east of the Latter-Day Saints Church on the main road of Alofi.
Explore Niue – Located at Tuaga Lodge in Halamahaga, Alofi (behind the old Falala Fa Cafe).
Travel Agents in New Zealand
Flight Centre, Hello World Travel, House of Travel, Mondo Travel, Our Pacific, Travel&co., World Travellers, YOU Travel and Peleni’s Travel.
Travel Agents in Australia
Dive Adventures, Allways Dive Expeditions, Hideaway Holidays, Adventure World, Spacifica Travel and Omniche Holidays.
A Quick Note About Payment for Accommodation
While online payments can be made for some accommodations, note that there are quite a few accommodations that don’t have flexible payment options: typically either cash, bank transfer, New Zealand debit, Visa and/or MasterCard on arrival – be sure to inquire and bring the right amount of cash with you if necessary.
For more information on making payments, see What is the Best Way to Pay in Niue?
More on How to Book Accommodation in Niue
That’s it for how to book accommodation in Niue. For more accommodation advice, take a look at the following guides:
Finally, check out The 30 Best Accommodations in Niue so you can compare places to stay.