The Guide to Planning a One-Week Adults-Only Trip to Niue
Sure, Niue is an island like no other. Although it doesn’t have a single adults-only resort, it has a cap on the number of visitors per year. So, if you’re looking for an effortless “adults-only” vibe, how about experiencing the tranquillity that comes with being in one of the least-visited countries in the world? We’ll say no more. Here’s how to plan a one-week adults-only getaway to Niue.
Start planning your one-week trip using this guide which includes a proposed itinerary (or two), as well as where to stay, how to get around, what to do and where to eat.
One Week in Niue (A Relaxed Itinerary)
Below is a quick overview of a relaxed adults-only itinerary for Niue. Note that the itinerary is for staying in the same accommodation for the entire week. Plus, there is an extra day due to the irregular flight schedule to Niue.
- 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 – Ease those flight aches and pains with a massage
- Day 3 – Explore the less-visited east coast sights like Togo Chasm and Anapala Chasm
- Day 4 – Head out on a scuba diving trip
- Day 5 – Fish for some whoppers on a fishing charter
- Day 6 – Take on the secluded bike trails
- Day 7 – Trek to the Matapa Chasm and Talava Arches
- Departure Day – Get prepared for departure on an iconic Niue plane day
One Week in Niue (An Active Itinerary)
Want to pack more into your holiday than what is listed in the itinerary above? Check out our detailed itinerary below for a more active adults-only getaway.
See the full itinerary: Niue Adult-Only Itinerary: 7 Days
Where to Stay
Nope, Niue is not an island of large commercial adults-only resorts; that’s just not its style. While there are a couple of adults-only accommodations in Niue, those seeking their own space might prefer a holiday home. Some options include:
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.
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.
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 at 240km² (100mi²) but part of the island’s charm is exploring its hidden chasms and snorkelling spots – each around 10 minutes drive apart from each other. Therefore, making a plan on how you’re going to get around is recommended. Here are some of your transport options:
Car rental – Renting a car is the most popular way for visitors to get around, especially for a one-week stay. 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 – Cycling is a great way to get between Niue’s west coast attractions, explore the bike trails, as well as to cycle into Alofi if staying on the outskirts. 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.
Check out How to Get Around Niue for more information on Niue’s transport.
What to Do
Whatever you do in Niue, you’ll unlikely be disturbed by screaming children. Plus, with age restrictions on many adventure activities, Niue’s tours tend to have that tranquil vibe that you often find in adult-only resorts. Some of the best activities for adults include:
Scuba diving – Scuba diving in Niue is an unmissable experience with its underwater chasms, caves and coral reefs in impeccably clear waters. What’s more, the sport in Niue is exclusively for ages 10 and above. Learn more in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue.
Massage – Treat yourself to a relaxing massage 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 in Niue, as they are often fully booked in the high season. Nevertheless, Niue’s restaurants are cosy, charming and diverse in their offerings. Some recommendations include:
All Relativf – A trendy cocktail bar in Niue’s main shopping complex. Try all sorts of tasty drinks that are made with fresh ingredients. Plus, they’re 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.
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.
Find out more about these eateries and much more in The Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Niue.