3-Day Adults-Only Itinerary for Niue
Only have three days to escape the noise and enjoy an adults-only getaway in paradise? First things first, with flights in Niue only operating on Monday and Friday*, you have no choice but to stay four days instead of three, which we’re betting isn’t the worst news you’ve heard. Second, Niue hardly suffers from “too many kids” so you can still enjoy any of Niue’s must-dos without harming the tranquillity of an adults-only holiday.
Nevertheless, if you want to make the most of some time away with the right tone, then this Niue adult-only itinerary for 3 days will certainly get you to make the most of it. Alternatively, see a more relaxing adults’ getaway itinerary in How to Spend 3 Days on an Adult-Only Niue Vacation.
* 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?
How to Get Around Niue in 3 Days
If you want to enjoy Niue with full independence and privacy on theme with an adult-only getaway, then renting a car is recommended. Find out more in The Guide to Car Hire in Niue. However, it’s also possible with this itinerary to rely on airport transfers, transport provided by tour operators, and the island’s one taxi.
Learn more about all of your options in the 8 Ways to Get to Niue (& Get Around Niue).
Day 1 – Arrive in Niue and Relax at Your Adult-Only Accommodation or Holiday Home
Fakaalofa lahi atu! Your adults-only getaway begins right after you have gone through the arrival process at the Hanan International Airport – see Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in Niue for details. Pick up your rental car outside of the airport at the appropriate kiosk or catch your airport transfer provided by your accommodation and make your way to your chosen adult-only accommodation or holiday home…
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
- Lolani’s Retreat
See 10 Best Holiday Homes in Niue for more details on each holiday home.
For the rest of the day, make the most of your tranquil adult-only accommodation and its facilities. It could be indulging in a soak in the bathtub of your private balcony at Lau’s Getaway or enjoying a drink from your private deck at Petite Hatava or The Restoration Reef. As for the holiday homes, you could be swimming from your private sea track at the Clifftop Fale or your hosts at the Matapa Guest House may be able to give you a private uga hunting tour, for instance.
Self-catering and Dining in Niue
Tonight, either treat yourself at one of the fabulous restaurants on the island or opt for some self-catering if you want something more private. Recommendations for the former can be found in The 10 Best Restaurants in Niue. Groceries can be picked up from the Swanson Supermarket just outside of the airport, as well as at the convenience stores in Alofi. Get more tips on the subject in Where to Buy Food in Niue.
Day 2 – Head Out on a Scuba Diving Excursion or Indulge in a Massage
If you have the budget and a sense of adventure, today you might want to treat yourself to scuba diving in some of the world’s clearest waters! Alternatively, if you prefer to relax and choose an experience that’s slightly more affordable, a spa treatment will do the trick.
Scuba Diving in Niue
Be in a world of your own diving among stunning coral, caves, chasms and marine life vividly displayed in Niue’s crystal clear waters. There are two PADI-accredited dive operators are available, with all the gear, safety standards and local know-how to take you on a trip to remember. What’s more, you don’t need to worry about being stuck with families on a scuba diving trip in Niue, which, thankfully, has age limits. Check out The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue for more information.
Spa Treatments in Niue
If scuba diving isn’t your thing, or you’re looking for more things to do after your dive, the Maulu Spa is an excellent choice to give you a soothing island massage. Try one of their indulgent massages or body wraps, either in their stunning clifftop parlour nestled in forest or in the privacy of your accommodation – your choice. Learn more about spa treatments in Niue with The Best Spas in Niue.
Day 3 – Head on a Private Fishing Charter and/or Hit the Bike Trails
Start your day watching the sunrise as you cast a line… Doesn’t sound too bad, does it? In Niue, fishing is part of everyday life, where you can get in on the action with a fishing charter. Alternatively, hitting the bike trails is a fun, independent and much more affordable experience – plus, it will be one of the only activities available if this day happens to fall on a Sunday.
Fishing in Niue
Join passionate and knowledgeable guides that are eager to take you beyond the reef to fish the whoppers of the blue, from wahoo to mahimahi. 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 in The Guide to Fishing in Niue.
Bike Trails in Niue
An alternative way to escape the crowds, but at a much cheaper price, is by riding one of Niue’s four official bike trails. Ride through a mix of coastal roads and bush trails deep into the forest where very few tourists go. See some of our recommended bike trails in The Best Bike Trails in Niue and see Where to Rent Bikes in Niue.
Leaving already?! By this point, you’ve probably realised that three days in Niue wasn’t nearly enough time, as you’ve missed out on some of the island’s amazing attractions, bars and other adult-only activities.
Check-in your bags at the Hanan Airport in the morning, then you’ll still have time for a hearty breakfast in Alofi or to explore some of the west coast sea tracks before returning your rental car (simple park it up at the airport and leave the keys in the car) and catch your flight.
See the departure process for Niue with our guide to Leaving Niue: The Niue Airport Departure Process.
More on Niue Adult-Only Itineraries and Trip Ideas
- Niue Adult-Only Itinerary: 14 Days
- Niue Adult-Only Itinerary: 7 Days
- Niue Adult-Only Itinerary: 5 Days
That’s it for the Niue adults-only itinerary: 3 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.