How to Pick the Right Luxury Accommodation in Niue for You©
How to Pick the Right Luxury Accommodation in Niue for You

How to Pick the Best Luxury Accommodation in Niue


Advice on Choosing Luxury Accommodation in Niue

Niue is a pretty special destination in the South Pacific that deserves a special place to stay. Whether you’re visiting for an occasion or simply want to treat yourself, Niue has a small number of more upscale villas, cottages, apartments, holiday homes and a resort to choose from. Find the best fit for you following our advice in this guide to choosing luxury accommodation in Niue.

And to see some examples of Niue’s most luxurious stays, take a look at the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Niue. Plus, get more trip-planning advice from The Luxury Travel Guide to Niue.

5 Things You Need to Know About Luxury Accommodation in Niue

  1. Niue does not have five-star accommodations, spa resorts, adult-only resorts, etc., so don’t set your expectations THAT high
  2. As per the law for entering Niue, you need to have your accommodation booked before you arrive – see The Best Way to Book Accommodation in Niue for advice
  3. Look out for accommodation that has either airport transfers, car rental or bike hire included – this is important for getting around
  4. Some of Niue’s accommodations have stunning clifftop locations, so make sure you compare the location to get the best scenery for a luxurious stay
  5. Look out for luxurious services and facilities that appeal to you, like clifftop decks, swimming pools, wine on arrival and other little touches to make the stay extra special.
How to Pick the Right Luxury Accommodation in Niue for You(c) Jonathan Irish - Niue Tourism

Types of Luxury Accommodation in Niue

Out of the 30 accommodations in Niue, which are the most upscale? Niue’s most luxurious accommodations come in the form of a resort, villas, cottages and apartments, as well as holiday homes.

Four-Star Resort

Niue has one resort, which is the four-star Scenic Matavai Resort. The main resort complex has around 55 spacious guest rooms, some with ocean views, while all have ensuites and a patio/balcony. There are a swimming pool, pool bar and a restaurant on-site, each on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. See the 20 Best Resorts & Hotels in Niue for the accommodations that are most like a resort.

Villas / Cottages / Apartments

Much of Niue’s other luxurious accommodations are either self-contained villas or complexes of cottages and apartments. Good examples of Niue’s luxury villas include Lau’s Getaway and Stone Villas. Cottage complexes include Namukulu Cottages and Breeze, while apartment complexes include Taloa Heights and the Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villa. See some of these listed in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in Niue and 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Niue.

Holiday Homes

Some of Niue’s holiday homes are stylishly decorated and include a few added extras to add a hint of luxury to your private space in Niue. Luxurious holiday homes include The Restoration Reef for its location, Anakule and the Lalopine Rockhouse for their contemporary decor. See more holiday homes in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Niue.

How to Pick the Best Luxury Accommodation in Niue©

Location, How to Get There and What is Nearby?

When planning a luxury getaway to Niue, you don’t need to worry about being too far away from anywhere as it is recommended that you hire a car for the length of your stay. Driving times are no longer than 30 minutes to pretty much anywhere on the island. With that in mind, you might just want to consider staying in an accommodation with a location that enhances the experience, such as ocean views, somewhere remote or even somewhere conveniently close to town if you prefer.

Where are Niue’s Luxury Accommodations Located?

Niue’s luxury accommodations are either located in the capital, Alofi, or one of the quiet villages, such as Namukulu, Tamakautoga or Avatele. The benefit of being in Alofi is that you are close to the island’s restaurants, tours and shops. In the other villages, you tend to get a more tranquil experience (except for the chickens which are just a part of island life), yet could be close to beaches, snorkelling spots and sea tracks to explore. Check out the villages, where they are located and what there is to do nearby in A Guide to the Villages in Niue. Plus, check out Where to Stay in Niue for tips on location.

What Does the Accommodation Offer to Get There and Around?

Most of Niue’s luxury accommodations offer airport transfers to get your holiday off to an easy start. Some even offer complimentary car hire, can organise car hire for you, or have bikes to rent sometimes included in the price. See the following articles for accommodations offering this luxury service:

What’s Nearby?

Another thing to consider when choosing somewhere luxurious to stay is what is nearby. Having something to do when you have some downtime on the island is an important aspect of a Niue holiday, so consider accommodation with sea tracks and beaches nearby, perhaps something with amazing ocean views where you can spot whales and dolphins.

How to Pick the Right Luxury Accommodation in Niue for You(c) Jonathan Irish - Niue Tourism

Luxurious Inclusions

It’s the little extras that turn a good holiday into an exceptional holiday. Niue’s luxury accommodations often have added touches to make your getaway just a little more special.

Self-Catering Facilities

With the exception of the Scenic Matavai Resort, all of Niue’s luxury accommodations have self-catering facilities. Cooking facilities include at least a stovetop, microwave, fridge, cooking utensils and crockery, a toaster and a kettle. Only some accommodations have ovens and additional kitchen appliances like a rice cooker, grill, barbecue, pizza oven, espresso machine etc.

Typically Included Facilities

These are the facilities that are almost always included in your luxury accommodation in Niue:

  • Car parking
  • Hot water (usually solar-heated)
  • Fans and/or air conditioning
  • Insect screens
  • Gardens
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • TV
  • Outside deck, verandah or balcony
  • Tea and coffee
  • Toiletries.

Additional Services and Facilities

Some, but not all, of Niue’s luxury accommodations have added services and facilities. Take a look at the services and facilities below and pick the ones you require to keep in mind when comparing properties.

  • Swimming pool
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Outside bathtub
  • Whale watching deck
  • Walk-in wardrobes
  • Car rental
  • Bike rental
  • Airport transfers
  • Telephone
  • WiFi
  • Washing machine/laundry service
  • Iron
  • Portacot
  • In-room safes
  • Fresh seasonal fruit
  • Breakfast starter pack
  • Bottle of wine
  • Binoculars for whale watching
  • In-house tours or cultural activities for guests.

More About Luxury Accommodations in Niue

That’s it for how to pick the right luxury accommodation in Niue. More tips for experiencing a fun and smooth getaway to the island can be found in the guides below:

Finally, check out The 30 Best Accommodations in Niue so you can compare places to stay.


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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