7-Day Adults-Only Itinerary for Niue
Seeking a week’s getaway of tranquillity? Perhaps, something away from the hoards of families occupying the South Pacific’s resorts? Don’t worry, with so few visitors in Niue at a time, you hardly need to worry about anyone disturbing your tropical getaway. Nevertheless, if you want to make the most of some time away with the right tone, then this Niue adults-only itinerary for 7 days will certainly get you to make the most of it.
For a more relaxing adults’ getaway itinerary, see How to Spend 7 Days on an Adult-Only Niue Vacation. Plus, note that with a limited flight schedule, you may have to stay eight days in Niue, rather than seven… We’re sure that’s not the worst news, though.
How to Get Around Niue in 7 Days
If you want to enjoy Niue with full independence and privacy on theme with an adult-only getaway, then renting a car is a no-brainer. What’s more, it’s essential in order to make the most of this 7-day adult-only itinerary for Niue, as there is very limited transport on the island. Find out more about renting a car in Niue, as well as how to get a Niue Driver’s License, in The Guide to Car Hire in Niue.
For alternative transport options in Niue, see the 8 Ways to Get to Niue (& Get Around Niue).
Day 1 – Arrive in Niue and Check-In at Your Adults-Only Accommodation or Holiday Home
Fakaalofa lahi atu and welcome to Niue where your adults-only getaway will get into full swing 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. Then, pick up your rental car outside of the airport at the appropriate kiosk and make your way to your chosen accommodation…
Adults-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.
Self-catering and Dining in Niue
Tonight, treat yourself at one of the fabulous restaurants on the island or, for something more private, opt for some self-catering in your accommodation’s kitchen. Groceries can be picked up from the Swanson Supermarket just outside of the airport, as well as at the convenience stores in Alofi. Explore more of your options in The 10 Best Restaurants in Niue and Where to Buy Food in Niue.
Day 2 – Head Out on a Scuba Diving Excursion
You don’t need to worry about being stuck with families on a scuba diving trip in Niue, which, thankfully, has age limits. Furthermore, you’ll certainly feel like you’re in a world of your own when you see the stunning coral and marine life vividly displayed in Niue’s crystal clear waters – some of the clearest in the world thanks to the porous limestone makeup of the island.
Both of Niue’s PADI dive operators have the gear, safety standards and local know-how 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 much more. Just see The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue to get the full picture.
Day 3 – Hit the Bike Trails
Niue has four official bike trails taking on a mix of coastal roads and bush trails deep into the forest where very few tourists go. You’ll find bike trails easily accessible from hotspots, like Alofi, all the way in the remote east coast of the island. See some of our recommended bike trails in The Best Bike Trails in Niue.
Bikes can be hired on the island, as outlined in Where to Rent Bikes in Niue, where some accommodation offer guests free use of bikes, while rentals are available with certain vehicle rental companies.
Day 4 – Catch Some Big Ones on a Private Fishing Charter
What better way to start your day than watching the sunrise as you cast a line? In Niue, fishing is part of everyday life, where the ocean sustains the people while the people sustain it with strict fishing regulations. This means that one of the only ways you can get in on the fishing action is with a licensed fishing charter.
Join passionate guides that are eager to take you out on the water and share with you top fishing techniques for tropical waters with top-of-the-line fishing gear. 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. 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 5 – Indulge in a Massage and Relax at Your Adult-Only Accommodation
After an action-packed week in Niue, spend your last full day getting some much-deserved R&R time. What’s more, you can enhance your rejuvenation with a spa treatment at the Maulu Spa. They offer indulgent massages and body wraps either in their stunning clifftop massage parlour nestled in forest or at your accommodation – your choice. Learn more about spa treatments in Niue with The Best Spas in Niue.
After your massage, keep in theme for the rest of the day by making the most of your tranquil adult-only accommodation, 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 or The Restoration Reef.
If you are staying 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. Whatever you decide, it’s sure to be another spectacular day in Niue.
Day 6 – Do Some Bar-Hopping
What’s an adult-only holiday without a cocktail or two? Or three?! Spend the day relaxing and hire a bike so you can enjoy the various watering holes around the island.
On your bar-hopping itinerary should be All Relativf, a cocktail bar serving up only the freshest and most photo-worthy cocktails. Find the bar 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 Pacific Way Bar (Thursdays/Fridays) 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 recommendations, in the 6 Best Bars in Niue.
Day 7 – Take a Road Trip on the East Coast
A must-do for any traveller heading to Niue is to explore the coral atoll’s rugged coastline of magnificent arches, caves and chasms. For an adult-only holiday, we suggest exploring the east coast of the island, which is less-travelled than the west but no less awe-inspiring. Hire yourself a car and enjoy an independent road trip discovering some of the following highlights, starting from south to north…
Tucked away behind the village of Hakupu, the Anapala Chasm Sea Track is a 15-minute stroll through the rainforest to a deep narrow chasm. Make your way down some steep steps into the depths of the chasm with a freshwater pool at the bottom.
Arguably the biggest highlight on the east coast (and Niue, for that matter) the Togo Chasm can be accessed on a 30 to 40-minute sea track in the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area. See awesome limestone pinnacles dotting the coastline and make your way down a ladder into a chasm of sand and coconut palms.
Uluvehi Sea Track
A perfect little picnic spot, Uluvehi Sea Track has a picnic table with an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean, beside the picnic area is a short sealed road down to some limestone caves storing fishermen’s vaka (canoes).
While these sea tracks will keep you busy for half a day, there are more nooks and crannies to discover in the 7 Best Sea Tracks on the East Coast of Niue.
On the way back from the east coast, making your way down the west coast, stop by the Hio Cafe & Bar for a few spritzers, cocktails, wine and beers (providing you have a designated driver, of course). Check out more fabulous bars in the 6 Best Bars in Niue.
Day 8 – Departure Day
Your time in paradise might be coming to an end, but after checking in your bags at Hanan Airport in the morning, you’ll still have time for a hearty breakfast in Alofi or to explore some of the west coast sea tracks before returning your car (simple park it up at the airport and leave the keys in the car) and catching your flight.
See the departure process for Niue with our guide to Leaving Niue: The Niue Airport Departure Process.
Just to end your adult-only getaway the right way, be sure to get a drink at the Runway Bar in the departure lounge, serving the cheapest beers on the island!
More on Niue Adult-Only Itineraries and Trip Ideas
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That’s it for the Niue adults-only itinerary: 7 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.