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 your getaway being overrun by kids. Nevertheless, 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 adult-only itinerary for 14 days will certainly get you to make the most of it! However, for a more relaxing itinerary, see How to Spend 14 Days on an Adult-Only Niue Vacation.
Note that some activities on this Niue adult-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.
How to Get Around Niue in 14 Days
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 is very limited transport services on the island. Find out more about renting a car in The Guide to Car Hire in Niue. Note, you will need a Niue Driver’s License from the Police Station in Alofi.
For alternative transport in Niue, see the 8 Ways to Get to Niue (& Get Around Niue).
Day 1 – Welcome to Niue!
Fakaalofa lahi atu! Your adult’s 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.
Adult-Only Accommodation in Niue
- Lau’s Getaway (18 years+)
- Petite Hatava (12 years+)
- The Restoration Reef (not suitable for children)
Holiday Homes in Niue
- Matapa Guest House
- Clifftop Fale
- Lalopine Rockhouse
- Yolos Accommodation
- Aliutu Guesthouse
- Kaliki Lodge
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. 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 10 Best Restaurants in Niue and Where to Buy Food in Niue to explore more of your options.
Day 2 – Take a Road Trip of the East Coast
No doubt you are looking to escape the crowds on your adult-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…
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.
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 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.
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 7 Best Sea Tracks on the East Coast of Niue.
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 swimming from your private sea track at the Clifftop Fale or your hosts at the Matapa Guest House can give you a private uga hunting tour, for instance.
Day 4 – Head Out on a Scuba Diving Excursion
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 two 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.
Day 5 – Hit the Mountain Bike Trails
Niue is home to four 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, where 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 some of our recommended bike trails in The Best Bike Trails in Niue.
Day 6 – Explore the West Coast Sea Tracks
A few days after most other visitors have arrived and already explored Niue’s most popular attractions is when you will see these 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.
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.
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.
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.
Before making your way back to your accommodation, stop by the Hio Cafe & Bar for some cheeking spritzers, cocktails, wine and beers (providing you have a designated driver).
Day 7 – Relax and Indulge in a Massage
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 offers indulgent massages and body wraps, either in their stunning clifftop massage parlour nestled in forest or at your accommodation. Yoga sessions are also on offer at the Maulu Spa.
Alternatively, the Tui Na Health Clinic offers evening massages.
Learn more about spa treatments in Niue with The Best Spas in Niue.
Day 8 – Wake Up to a Private Fishing Charter
Monday mornings mean something different in Niue, and it could be 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.
Day 9 – Play a Round of Golf
Leave the mini golf on the island for the families. The adults can enjoy the 9-hole park-style golf course in Niue. The Niue Golf and Sports Club offer a well-maintained golf course scattered with coconut palms with challenging fairways for all abilities. The golf course runs on an honesty box system, except for on Saturdays around 1pm when the weekly tournament is in swing. Note that you will need to bring your own golf clubs.
Learn more in Where to Golf in Niue.
Day 10 – Explore Niue’s Secluded Beaches
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.
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 Best Beaches in Niue.
Day 11 – Do Some Bar-Hopping
What’s an adult-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, a cocktail bar serving up only the freshest and most photo-worthy cocktails. They are based in the Swanson Shopping Complex near the airport. Then, either ride into town to enjoy drinks at Vaiolama (on Thursdays), the Crazy Uga Cafe (on Wednesdays) or head back over the hill to the Pool Bar of the Scenic Matavai Resort.
Learn more about each bar on the island, as well as other suggestions, in the 6 Best Bars in Niue.
Day 12 – Swim with Whales and Dolphins
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 adult-only holiday.
Check out The Guide to Swimming with Whales in Niue so you know what to expect. For dolphin swimming, which is available all year round, see The Guide to Swimming with Dolphins in Niue.
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 Day 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 10 Things to Do in Niue for activities to suit all types of travellers.
Day 15 – Departure Day
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 by the “Rental Cars Only” signs at Hanan Airport and leaving the keys in the car, then go through security for your flight to Auckland. You’ll be greeted with the cheapest beers in Niue from the Runway Bar in the departure lounge.
More on Niue Adult-Only Trip Ideas and Itineraries
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That’s it for the Niue adults-only itinerary: 14 days. Get more trip-planning inspiration from our itinerary compilations: The Best Niue Itineraries for 2 Weeks, The Best Niue Itineraries for 1 Week, The Best Niue Itineraries for 5 Days and The Best Niue Itineraries for a Weekend.