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Niue Adult-Only Itinerary: 14 Days

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14-Day Adults-Only Itinerary for Niue

Seeking a two-week getaway of tranquillity and perhaps romance? Something away from the hoards of families occupying the South Pacific’s resorts? Don’t worry, with so few visitors to Niue, you hardly need to worry about being overrun by kids. Regardless, if you’re looking for the right tone or want to make the most of some time away from your own little ones, then this Niue adults-only itinerary for 14 days will certainly get you to make the most of it!

Note that some activities on this Niue adults-only 14-day itinerary are only available on certain days of the week. This itinerary is based on if you arrive in Niue on a Friday (local time), but be sure to move days around accordingly if you arrive on another day of the week. See current flight schedules in Which Airlines Fly to Niue?

Overview: Niue Adults-Only Two-Week (14-Day) Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Arrival in Niue
  • Day 2 – East Coast Road Trip
  • Day 3 – Relax at Your Adults-Only Accommodation
  • Day 4 – Head Out on a Scuba Diving Excursion
  • Day 5 – Hit the Mountain Bike Trails
  • Day 6 – Play a Round of Golf
  • Day 7 – Wake Up to a Private Fishing Charter
  • Day 8 – Explore the West Coast Sea Tracks
  • Day 9 – Relax and Indulge in a Massage
  • Day 10 – Explore Niue’s Secluded Beaches
  • Day 11 – Do Some Bar-Hopping
  • Day 12 – Swim with Whales and Dolphins
  • Days 13 & 14 – Catch-up Days
  • Departure Day

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How to Get Around Niue in Two Weeks

This Niue adults-only itinerary for 14 days (two weeks) includes travel around a 261.5 km² (101 mi²) island. Here’s a quick rundown on how to get around Niue in two weeks.

Car Rental

If you want to enjoy Niue with full independence and privacy, then hiring a car is a no-brainer. What’s more, it’s about the only way to make the most of this 14-day adults-only itinerary for Niue, as there are very limited transport services on the island. Find out more about renting a car in What You Need to Hire a Car in Niue. Note, you will need a Niue Driver’s License from the Police Station.

Bicycle/E-Bike Rental

Those looking for adventure (plus, have a bit of fitness) will find the flat and quiet roads of Niue a joy to cycle around. Both bicycle and electric bike hire are available in Niue, providing a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly way to explore the island. Find out more about this transport method in The Guide to Cycling & Mountain Biking in Niue.

Motorcycle Rental

Finally, those on an adults-only getaway (and with a motorcycle license) might just dig riding around the island on a motorcycle. Find out more in our guide to Motorcycle Hire in Niue: Where to Rent, Cost & More.

For alternative transport in Niue, see the 11 Ways to Get to (& Around) Niue. Plus, compare the most popular methods in Should You Rent a Car or a Bicycle in Niue?

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Day 1 – Arrival in Niue

Travel time: 5-10 minutes drive.

Fakaalofa lahi atu! Your adults-only getaway to Niue doesn’t quite begin until you have gone through the Hanan Airport process on arrival. See Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in Niue so you know what to expect. Then, your car rental will be waiting outside of the airport for you.

Check-in at your chosen accommodation, whether it’s at one of the exclusive adult-only accommodations or one of the private holiday homes.

Adults-Only Accommodations in Niue

Find out more about these stays in Are There Adults-Only (Child-Free) Accommodations in Niue?

Holiday Homes in Niue

  • The Restoration Reef
  • Nanas Ocean View Chalet
  • Lalopine Rockhouse
  • Yolos Accommodation
  • Luta Aliutu
  • Mahofi Cottage
  • Aliutu Guesthouse
  • Kaliki Lodge
  • Joema Place
  • Lolani’s Retreat

See more details on each holiday home in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Niue.

Self-Catering and Dining in Niue

Tonight, and for the next couple of weeks, treat yourself at one of the fabulous restaurants on the island, or opt for some self-catering for a private meal in. If you prefer to eat out (it is your first night, after all), book a table at Kaiika (Alofi) for fresh Japanese cuisine.

Groceries can be picked up from the Swanson Supermarket just outside of the airport, as well as at the convenience stores in Alofi. See The Guide to Supermarkets & Food Shopping in Niue to explore your options.

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Day 2 – East Coast Road Trip

Travel time: 1 hour drive.

No doubt you are looking to escape the crowds on your adults-only holiday. While Niue isn’t exactly a place for “crowds”, you can explore Niue’s slightly quieter east coast to start with while most other travellers are hitting the hotspots on the west coast. Hire yourself a car and enjoy an independent road trip discovering some of the following highlights…

Anapala Chasm

Starting from the south of the island, head to the village of Hakupu and the Anapala Chasm Sea Track. This 15-minute trail takes you through the rainforest and down some steep steps into the depths of an awesome chasm with a freshwater pool at the bottom.

Togo Chasm

Next, drive into the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area where you’ll stumble upon the signage for the Togo Chasm Sea Track. This is a 30-45-minute walk through a protected forest to the top of some limestone pinnacle-dappled coastline. Follow the trail to a ladder into an attractive sandy-bottom chasm dotted with coconut palms – a perfect photo-op!

Hikulagi Sculpture Park

Browse interesting creations at this outdoor sculpture park, where pieces have been made from rubbish that has washed up onto Niue’s shores. Learn more in the 5 Best Museums & Art Galleries in Niue.

Motu Sea Track

A bush track turns off the main road to the start of the Motu Sea Track. Scramble through the rainforest on a narrow rocky track until you emerge on exposed clifftops with ladders down to a sweeping bay with a reef.

Uluvehi Sea Track

A perfect little picnic spot, Uluvehi Sea Track has a picnic table with an amazing view, as well as a short sealed road down to some limestone caves storing fishermen’s vaka (canoes).

While these sea tracks will keep you busy for the day, there are more nooks and crannies to discover in the 8 Best Sea Tracks on the East Coast of Niue.

Dining and Drink Recommendations

Head into town and enjoy some of the best pizzas in town at the cosy Katuali Coffee House (Alofi). If you arrived on a Friday, today is Saturday where you can find some lively drinking holes at the Niue Golf & Sports Club (opposite the airport) and the Alofi Rugby Club a.k.a. Club House (next to the school). Learn more in The Ultimate Guide to Niue Nightlife.

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Day 3 – Relax at Your Adults-Only Accommodation

If you arrived in Niue on a Friday, today is Sunday in Niue where most shops, services and tours are closed for the day. This is a good time to make the most of your tranquil adults-only accommodation in Niue, whether it’s indulging in a soak in the bathtub of your private balcony at Lau’s Getaway or enjoying a drink from your verandah at Petite Hatava.

In one of the holiday homes, you could be taking in the glorious views from your clifftop patio at The Restoration Reef or your hosts at Lolani’s Retreat can give you a private cave tour, for instance.

Dining and Drink Recommendations

Sunday is the only day of the week that the honesty bar and kitchen of the Washaway Cafe (Avatele) is open, so head on down and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere for lunch and/or dinner.

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Day 4 – Head Out on a Scuba Diving Excursion

Travel time: 10-20 minutes drive.

You need not worry about being disturbed by overenthusiastic children on a scuba diving trip in Niue, which has age limits. What’s more, you’ll certainly feel like you’re in your own world when you see the stunning coral and marine life in the vividly clear waters of Niue.

There are PADI dive operators available on the island with all the gear, safety standards and expertise to take you on a trip to remember. Discover some of Niue’s underwater caves, chasms and pinnacles, dive over colourful coral reefs and see a mesmerising array of healthy corals, fish and more.

Get wised up on the amazing scuba diving available with The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue.

Dining and Drink Recommendations

Start your day off with aromatic coffee and an indulgent locally-sourced brunch at Fana Cafe (Swanson Complex). For dinner, give the Dolphin Restaurant (Scenic Matavai Resort) a try, with its a la carte menu accompanied by the soothing tunes of an island band.

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Day 5 – Hit the Mountain Bike Trails

Travel time: See cycling times in The Cycling Times & Distances in Niue.

Niue is home to five official bike trails, which take you deep into the Niuean bush where very few tourists go. Bikes can be hired on the island, as outlined in Where to Rent Bikes in Niue, and you can loop through the forest trails of Niue and back along the coastal roads, should you want to stop at a couple of places for a refreshing swim – see the 10 Most Beautiful Swimming Holes in Niue. Just be mindful of the tide, as explained in Tide Times in Niue: Essential for Your Trip!

See some of our recommended bike trails in The 5 Best Bike Trails in Niue.

Dining and Drink Recommendations

You’ll have likely worked up an appetite from your bike ride, so refuel on fish and chips either from Cafe Tavana (Alofi Commercial Centre) for lunch or the Crow’s Nest (Alofi Commercial Centre) for dinner.

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Day 6 – Play a Round of Golf

Travel time: 5-15 minutes drive.

Enjoy the 9-hole park-style golf course in Niue. The Niue Golf & Sports Club offers a well-maintained golf course scattered with coconut palms with challenging fairways for all abilities. Pay your green fees and hire golf clubs from the Visitor Information Centre. Learn more in The Complete Guide to Golf in Niue.

Dining and Drink Recommendations

Try some authentic Niuean dishes, from sweet takihi to lupe (pigeon) risotto at the Manuiz island buffet. The bar serves well-priced drinks and your meal is enjoyed to the tunes of a local string band. Bookings are essential.

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Day 7 – Wake Up to a Private Fishing Charter

Travel time: 10-20 minutes drive.

Start your morning with something different like watching the sunrise as you cast a line. Niue has no lack of fishing charters available, where passionate guides are eager to take you out on the water and share top fishing techniques for tropical waters. What’s more, your private fishing charter will just be with the people you choose…

Tackle highly-sought game fish, from the likes of mahimahi to wahoo, using top-of-the-line fishing gear to optimise your chances. Some fishing charters will give you some of the fish to cook up at your accommodation, while others will take your catch to local restaurants for you to try later.

Learn more about fishing in paradise in The Guide to Fishing in Niue.

Dining and Drink Recommendations

If you arrived on a Friday, today is Thursday and happy hour at the Vaiolama Cafe (Alofi South) starts at 5 pm with DJ entertainment and irresistible grill-style cuisine. After you’ve wrapped up your meal, head across the road to Avi’s Ark (behind Kaiika) for craft beer, karaoke and dancing into the wee hours.

Again, timings change all the time in Niue, so be sure to pick up an entertainment schedule from the Visitor Information Centre when you arrive.

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Day 8 – Explore the West Coast Sea Tracks

Travel time: 10-30 minutes drive.

If you arrived on a Friday, then Day 8 is Plane Day and this is when you will find Niue’s most popular attractions at their quietest. This is the perfect time to visit the caves, snorkelling hotspots and chasms of the west coast.

Be aware that the attractions for snorkelling are tide-dependent, so change the order you visit the below snorkelling sports according to the tide.

Avaiki and Palaha Caves

Just before low tide, head down the Avaiki Cave Sea Track in Makefu to a huge cathedral cave with a gorgeous pool for snorkelling. A little further north on the road is also the Palaha Cave, offering more magnificent viewings of grand limestone caves at any tide.

Limu Pools

A calm turquoise oasis for swimming and snorkelling, the Limu Pools can be found near the village of Namukulu. Follow the short sea track down to the main pools, which are best enjoyed at half-to-full incoming tide. There is also a short track to a side pool and a coastal arch that is better for snorkelling at low tide.

Matapa Chasm

The Matapa Chasm is suitable for snorkelling at all tides. After a short walk from Hikutavake, enjoy the views of this wide chasm harbouring an array of colourful tropical fish.

Hikutavake Pools

Some of the best snorkelling among coral can be found here, either in the deep pools cut off from the ocean at low tide or south along the reef. Find it signposted just before reaching the Matapa Chasm and Talava Arches trailheads.

Talava Arches

Next to the Matapa Chasm Sea Track, the Talava Arches Sea Track is a slightly longer excursion to some limestone caves and a view of a magnificent arch. It’s best to visit at low tide to walk across the reef and under the arch. There’s also a coral-lined channel, ideal for snorkelling.

Dining and Drink Recommendations

Happy hour at the Hio Cafe & Bar (Tuapa) starts at 5 pm (but things change all the time in Niue, so see Opening Hours in Niue: Odd Hours, Tide Times & Things to Know for advice), so head down after your swim and enjoy some sundowners, as well as Niuean tasting platters, wood-fired pizzas and more at this highly recommended eatery.

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Day 9 – Relax and Indulge in a Massage

Travel time: 10-20 minutes drive.

Don’t forget to get some R&R time too, while you’re in one of the most relaxed places on earth. Enhance your rejuvenation with a spa treatment. Maulu Spa (Tamakautoga) offers indulgent massages and body wraps, either in their stunning clifftop massage parlour nestled in forest or at your accommodation.

Alternatively, Vilina (Alofi) offers sumptuous facials that will leave you feeling radiant. Learn more about spa treatments in Niue with The Best Spas in Niue.

Dining and Drink Recommendations

Don’t miss lunch at the Crazy Uga Cafe (Alofi) during your trip. The clifftop restaurant overlooking the gorgeous Utuko Reef offers a rustic setting for paninis, fish and chips, salads and more. For dinner, you may be tempted to try some of the Indian cuisine at the Vanilla Cafe (Alofi Commercial Centre).

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Day 10 – Explore Niue’s Secluded Beaches

Travel time: 10-20 minutes drive.

It’s not on every adults-only holiday where you can find entire beaches to yourself. And while Niue might not be home to your soft sand beaches, there are a few picture-perfect coral beaches with reefs for spectacular reef-walking and pools for snorkelling.

If this day falls on a Sunday, just note that you should avoid going down sea tracks (like the Tamakautoga Sea Track) nearby a church while it is in session – see Sundays in Niue: What You Need to Know to learn more.

Hio Beach is a good spot for snorkelling, either 30 minutes before low tide or 30 minutes after, where snorkelling pools can be found on the right of the beach. Another good spot is Tamakautoga Beach, a stunning little cove that is best visited at low tide to reef walk and swim in the pool there.

For more beach suggestions see The 5 Best Beaches in Niue.

Dining and Drink Recommendations

The Dolphin Restaurant (Scenic Matavai Resort) usually has something special happening on a Sunday, such as a smoked barbecue night. Check out the entertainment schedule on arrival. Otherwise, the Crow’s Nest (Alofi Commercial Centre) serves up excellent fish and chips and extra cakes on a Sunday (note that schedules are subject to change).

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Day 11 – Do Some Bar-Hopping

Travel time: See cycling times in The Cycling Times & Distances in Niue.

What’s an adults-only holiday without a few drinks? Spend the day relaxing and hire a bike so you can enjoy the various watering holes of the island.

Make sure your itinerary includes All Relativf (Swanson Complex), a cocktail bar serving up only the freshest and most photo-worthy cocktails. Then, either ride into town to enjoy drinks at the Pacific Way Bar (Alofi South) to mingle with the locals or join one of their weekly events or head back over the hill to the Pool Bar (Scenic Matavai Resort) for sundowners.

Learn more about each bar on the island, as well as other suggestions, in the 11 Best Bars in Niue.

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Day 12 – Swim with Whales and Dolphins

Travel time: 10-20 minutes drive.

As your holiday starts to draw to a close, end it with something epic, like swimming with spinner dolphins or, better yet, humpback whales.

Between July and September, the whale season is in full swing in Niue where you are in one of the rare places in the world where you can swim with these gentle giants. Plus, with age restrictions on who can swim with the whales, you can be sure that whale and dolphin swimming is on theme with your adults-only holiday.

Check out The Guide to Whale Watching & Swimming in Niue so you know what to expect. For snorkelling tours with a chance to swim with dolphins, which is available all year round, see The Guide to Dolphin Watching & Swimming in Niue.

Dining and Drink Recommendations

For a hearty breakfast or brunch to keep you going on your whale swim, pick up a hot roll from Little Rock (Alofi) before they sell out. For dinner, try out the sourdough pizzas at Kaiika (Alofi) or, ya know, some more sushi!

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Day 13-14 – Catch-Up Days

This is the beauty of a two-week getaway, you get the time to do spontaneous activities, try the activities you might have missed, or simply enjoy doing nothing at all…

Use Days 13 and 14 of your getaway to enjoy your way. Whether it’s hitting one of the other bike trails, checking out the sea tracks you might have missed, doing another whale swim if yours wasn’t a success yesterday or something else. Of course, there are plenty of more things to enjoy on the island, so take a look at our 101 Things to Do in Niue for activities to suit all types of travellers.

Dining and Drink Recommendations

Book yourselves in for the buffet at Manuiz (Alofi) if you missed out last week. Otherwise, Crazy Uga Cafe (Alofi) usually has a themed dinner event every Wednesday evening that might just suit.

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Departure Day

Travel time: 10-15 minutes drive.

Your time in paradise might be coming to an end, but you still have time to enjoy a tipple at one of Alofi’s cafes before checking in for your flight! Check-in your bags in the morning at Hanan Airport then come back later for your flight, as explained in Leaving Niue: The Niue Airport Departure Process.

Return your rental car by parking it up at Hanan Airport and leaving the keys in the car, then go through security for your flight to Auckland. You’ll be greeted with drinks at Bo’s Bar by the Runway in the departure lounge.

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Alternative Itinerary: Niue Relaxing Adults-Only 2-Week (14-Day) Itinerary

Below is a quick overview of a much more 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.

Alternative Niue Two-Week Itineraries

Is this 14-day adults-only itinerary for Niue not quite speaking to you? How about checking out our alternative itineraries for 14 days/two weeks:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed from this Niue adults-only itinerary, you’re likely to find it in The Child-Free (Adults-Only) Travel Guide to Niue.

Author

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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