The Guide to Planning a 5-Day Adults-Only Trip to Niue
Have only five days to enjoy an adult-only escape, perhaps as a romantic getaway or to simply escape your own little devils? The island of Niue might not have an adults-only resort, but you’ll find that, well, it doesn’t really need one. The island isolated South Pacific island has a cap on the number of visitors per year, making effortless tranquillity for travellers. You’re right, we’ll say no more. Here’s how to plan a 5-day adults-only getaway to Niue.
Start planning your 5-day trip using this guide which includes a proposed itinerary (or two), where to stay, how to get around, what to do and where to eat.
Note that due to Niue’s reduced flight schedule, this itinerary may no longer be compatible with current flights – check the flight schedule in Which Airlines Fly to Niue?
5 Days in Niue (A Relaxed Itinerary)
Below is a quick overview of a relaxing adults-only itinerary for Niue. This itinerary takes into account that you will be staying in the same accommodation for five days, as we recommend for convenience.
- Day 1 – Arrive in Niue, check-in at your accommodation, and celebrate your first night with a tipple at one of the island’s bars
- Day 2 – Explore the less-visited east coast sights like Togo Chasm and Anapala Chasm
- Day 3 – Head out on a scuba diving trip
- Day 4 – Take on the secluded biking trails
- Day 5 – Indulge in a morning massage before preparing for departure on an iconic Niue plane day
5 Days in Niue (An Active Itinerary)
Want to experience a more active holiday than what is listed in the itinerary above? Check out our detailed itinerary below.
See the full itinerary: Niue Adult-Only Itinerary: 5 Days
Where to Stay
Don’t expect large commercial adults-only resorts; it’s just not Niue’s style. While there are a couple of adults-only accommodations, those seeking their own space might prefer a holiday home. Some options include:
Lau’s Getaway – Two-storey villas elevated on a clifftop with a full kitchen, a dining area, a balcony with a freestanding bathtub and more. A bottle of wine and a breakfast hamper are included. Guests must be 18+ years old.
Petite Hatava – Compact self-catered apartments with a bottle of wine and breakfast starter kit included. They have a fully-equipped kitchen, a location near Niue’s largest supermarket and a sunset-facing verandah. Guests must be 12+ years old.
Clifftop Fale – A one-bedroom cottage nestled in tropical gardens on a clifftop. The accommodation has a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, a wraparound deck and a private access track to a snorkelling spot.
Matapa Guest House – Located close to top snorkelling spots like the Talava Arches and the Matapa Chasm, this holiday home with a front deck features a modern open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. The hosts offer cultural tours and activities.
How to Get Around
Niue might be a relatively small island (240km²/100mi²) but part of its charm is exploring hidden chasms and snorkelling spots – each around 10 minutes drive apart. Therefore, making a plan on getting around is highly recommended. Here are some of your best transport options:
Car rental – Renting a car is the most popular way for visitors to get around. Car rental companies offer pick-up/drop-off anywhere on the island, usually free of charge. Find out more in The Guide to Car Hire in Niue.
Bike rental – For the more active and eco-friendly holiday, cycling is a great way to get between Niue’s west coast attractions, Alofi and its out-of-town accommodations, as well as the bike trails. Bear in mind, however, that cycling around the entire island takes 4 to 5 hours. See if cycling is right for you using The Guide to Mountain Biking in Niue.
The Taxi – Niue has no public transport system. The closest thing you’ll find to public transport is the island’s one-and-only taxi, affectionately called “The Taxi”. Learn more in The Guide to Taxis in Niue.
For more details on the above transport and more, check out How to Get Around Niue.
What to Do
Worrying that a tour has “too many kids” is never really a thought that comes to mind in Niue, especially as many adventure activities have age restrictions. Some of the best activities for adults include:
Scuba diving – Scuba diving in Niue is an unmissable experience with its underwater chasms, caves, coral reefs and more – all in impeccably clear waters. What’s more, dive trips in Niue have an age restriction of 10 years old. Learn more in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue.
Massage – Treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment with options to be pampered in the privacy of your accommodation or at a clifftop studio with Maulu Spa. See The Best Spas in Niue for more information.
Cycling – You rarely run into anyone else on the remote bike trails of Niue. Delve deep into the bush and the heart of the island on the mountain biking bush trails.
Fishing – Head out with who you choose on a private fishing charter. Tackle South Pacific whoppers, like mahimahi, wahoo, yellowfin tuna and more. Find out more in the 10 Best Fishing Charters in Niue.
Start browsing the 7 Adult-Only Activities in Niue to explore more adult-friendly options.
Where to Eat and Drink
We can’t promise that restaurants or even bars will be adult-only when you visit, often being fully booked in the high season. Nevertheless, Niue’s restaurants are cosy, charming and diverse in their offerings. Some recommendations include:
Hio Cafe & Bar – A rustic red container on the clifftops of Tuapa, the cafe has a pleasingly varied drinks menu. They have a limited but good food menu and offer Niuean umu nights on Thursdays.
All Relativf – A trendy cocktail bar in Niue’s main shopping complex. Try all sorts of tasty drinks that are made with fresh ingredients and aesthetics worthy of a social media post.
Washaway Cafe – Only open on Sundays at Avatele Beach, this casual cafe/bar operates as an honesty bar where patrons write down their own order for the kitchen and serve their own drinks. It’s open until, well, everyone goes home!
Kaiika Restaurant – Fresh sushi prepared by a Tokyo chef, New York-style pizzas, Morrocan rotisserie chicken and premium ice creams are all on the diverse menu of this popular restaurant.
Find out more about these eateries and much more in The Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Niue.