How to Pick the Right Foodie Accommodation in Niue for You
How to Pick the Right Foodie Accommodation in Niue for You

How to Pick the Right Foodie Accommodation in Niue for You

(c) Jonathan Irish – Niue Tourism

Advice on Choosing Foodie Accommodation in Niue

Where should you stay in Niue if you want a foodie experience? While in the rest of the Pacific, “foodie” accommodation might be for resorts with a range of restaurants, food-related activities and more, in Niue, you will have to get creative for a foodie getaway. First, there is only one resort on the island with a restaurant. However, you can stay in accommodation close to Niue’s fabulous eateries, as well as stay in self-catering accommodation to prepare your own meals using local produce. We give you some advice on choosing the right foodie accommodation in Niue for you in the guide below.

For examples of what we consider “foodie accommodation”, take a look at the 10 Best Accommodation in Niue for Foodies.

Quick Things You Need to Know About Staying in Accommodation for Foodies in Niue

  • An entry requirement for Niue is that you need to have your accommodation booked before you arrive on the island – see The Best Way to Book Accommodation in Niue for advice
  • Almost all of Niue’s accommodation has self-catering facilities, except for the Scenic Matavai Resort and Lialagi Units
  • Only the Scenic Matavai Resort has a restaurant on the accommodation complex
  • Most of Niue’s restaurants are located in Alofi, so consider staying nearby to make the most of the restaurants.

For more tips, see The Foodie Guide to Niue.

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Accommodation with a Restaurant

The Scenic Matavai Resort is Niue’s only accommodation with a restaurant on-site. The Dolphin Restaurant has an a la carte menu of beautifully presented plates of international favourites. They also host almost daily evening dinners, from an umu buffet to a Niuean barbecue.

As for the resort rooms, they are incredibly spacious and airy with a private patio/balcony and an ensuite bathroom. Some rooms have ocean views while others are nestled in tropical bush with views of the ocean between the ripening pawpaw and mango trees. There are interconnecting rooms available for groups or families.

Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a pool bar serving up refreshing cocktails, beers and wine.

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Accommodation Located Near Restaurants

Another way to ensure you have a foodie stay in Niue is to choose accommodation located near Niue’s restaurants. Most of Niue’s restaurants are located in Alofi town, so choosing accommodation within walking distance of the town is well worth considering if you’re a foodie. Alternatively, there is a restaurant in the village of Tuapa, while Avatele is home to the Washaway Cafe which is open on a Sunday.

Accommodations Near Restaurants in Alofi

Some of the accommodations located near restaurants in Alofi include:

Learn more about some of these accommodations in the 10 Best Guest Houses in Alofi and the 10 Best Accommodation in Alofi for Foodies.

Accommodations Near Restaurants in Avatele and Tuapa

Accommodation nearby the Hio Cafe & Bar in Tuapa include:

  • Namukulu Cottages
  • Kaliki Lodge
  • Clifftop Fale
  • Anaiki Motel
  • Turtle Lodge

Accommodation nearby the Washaway Cafe (open Sundays) include:

  • Lau’s Getaway
  • Aleki Guesthouse
  • Yolos Accommodation
  • Damiana’s Motel
  • Breeze
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Self-catering Accommodation in Niue

An alternative foodie experience you can enjoy in Niue is by staying in self-catering accommodation and sprucing up your own meals using local produce. Now, with almost all of the accommodation in Niue being self-catering accommodation, this won’t be too hard to accomplish. However, some kitchens and kitchenettes in Niue’s accommodations have more facilities than others, so be sure to compare the kitchen amenities provided if you’re hoping to cook up a storm.

Self-catering Facilities

Except for at the Scenic Matavai Resort (the main resort, not the apartments) and the Lialagi Units, you can at least expect basic cooking facilities, such as a stovetop, microwave, fridge, cooking utensils and crockery, a toaster and a kettle. Only some accommodations in Niue have ovens and additional kitchen appliances like a rice cooker, grill, barbecue, pizza oven, etc.

To see a list of accommodations with more complete kitchens, see the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodation in Niue.

More About Foodie Accommodation in Niue

That’s it for how to pick the right foodie accommodation in Niue. Now check out The 30 Best Accommodations in Niue so you can compare places to stay, as well as the 8 Unique Foods in Niue You Have to Try for local meal recommendations.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Niue. She knows the island inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Niue’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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