The Guide to Planning a Two-Week Adults-Only Trip to Niue
Niue might not be renowned for adults-only resorts, but the real charm for those seeking a child-free getaway is it’s one of the least-visited countries in the world. That’s right, the island has a cap on the number of visitors per year, setting an idyllic tone for those seeking tranquillity in the tropical sun. With that in mind, it’s well worth taking a two-week adults-only getaway to Niue.
Start planning your two-week 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.
Two Weeks in Niue (A Relaxed Itinerary)
Below is a quick overview of a relaxed adults-only itinerary for Niue. Note that the itinerary is for those staying in the same accommodation for the entire two weeks. On an additional note, there is a fifteenth day added due to the irregular flight schedule to Niue.
- Day 1 – Arrive in Niue and check-in at your accommodation
- Day 2 – Ease those flight aches and pains with a massage
- Day 3 – Visit Avatele, its beach and the self-serve bar of the Washaway Cafe
- Day 4 – Head out on a scuba diving trip
- Day 5 – Play a round of island-style golf
- Day 6 – Explore the west coast sights like Avaiki Cave and the Talava Arches
- Day 7 – Fish for some whoppers on a fishing charter
- Day 8 – Relax at your accommodation
- Day 9 – Explore the east coast sights like Togo Chasm and Anapala Chasm
- Day 10 – Experience a Niuean church service then enjoy a relaxing accommodation day
- Day 11 – Enjoy another scuba dive or a whale swim
- Day 12 – Trek to the Matapa Chasm and Talava Arches
- Day 13 – Take on the secluded biking trails
- Day 14 – Relax with a tipple at one of the island’s bars
- Departure Day – Get prepared for departure on an iconic Niue plane day
Two Weeks in Niue (An Active Itinerary)
Want to do more 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: 14 Days
Where to Stay
Don’t expect huge commercial adults-only resorts in Niue – it’s just not the island’s style. While there are a couple of adults-only accommodations, those seeking their own space might also like to consider a holiday home. Some options include:
Lau’s Getaway – Two-storey villas elevated on a clifftop with a full kitchen, a dining area, a lounge and 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 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 their own cultural tours and activities.
Find out more about these accommodations in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Niue, 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Alofi as well as in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Niue.
How to Get Around
Niue might be a relatively small island at 240km² (100mi²) but with a whole two weeks, you’ll definitely want to explore every nook and cranny. Therefore, making a plan on how you’re going to get around is essential. Here are some of your best transport options:
Car rental – Renting a car is the most popular way for visitors to get around, especially for a two-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 or into Alofi if staying on the outskirts. However, 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 in Niue is the island’s one-and-only taxi, affectionately called “The Taxi”. Learn more in The Guide to Taxis in Niue.
For information on Niue’s transport, check out How to Get Around Niue.
What to Do
Whatever you do in Niue, you’ll unlikely be accompanied by noisy kids. Plus, with age restrictions on many of its adventure activities, tours tend to have that adult-only vibe. Some of the best activities for adults include:
Scuba diving – Exclusively for ages 10 years and above, scuba diving allows you to enjoy the underwater world of Niue without disturbance. Dive through dramatic chasms, underwater caves, coral reefs and more in impeccably clear waters. Learn more in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue.
Cycling – You rarely run into anyone else on the remote and captivating bike trails of Niue. Delve deep into the bush and the heart of the island on the mountain biking bush trails.
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.
Fishing – Head out with who you choose on a private fishing charter. Tackle highly-sought game fish, like mahimahi, wahoo, yellowfin tuna and more. Compare your options in the 10 Best Fishing Charters in Niue.
Start browsing the 7 Adult-Only Activities in Niue to explore more options.
Where to Eat and Drink
We can’t promise that restaurants or even bars will be adult-only in Niue, nor will they be “quiet”, as they are often fully booked in the high season. On the plus side, Niue’s restaurants are cosy, charming and diverse in their offerings. Some recommendations include:
All Relativf – A trendy cocktail in Niue’s main shopping complex. Try all sorts of tasty drinks that are made with fresh ingredients and worthy of a social media post.
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.
Washaway Cafe – Only open on Sundays at Avatele Beach, this casual cafe operates as an honesty bar where patrons write down their own order for the kitchen and serve their own drinks.
Hio Cafe & Bar – A rustic red container on the clifftops of Tuapa, the cafe has a pleasingly varied drinks menu including real-fruit smoothies, cocktails, spritzer, beer and cider. 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.