Niue Adult-Only Itinerary: 7 Days(c)
Niue Adult-Only Itinerary: 7 Days

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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 help you to make the most of it.

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.

Overview: Niue Adults-Only 1-Week (7-Day) Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Arrival in Niue
  • Day 2 – Head Out on a Scuba Diving Excursion
  • Day 3 – Hit the Bike Trails
  • Day 4 – Catch Some Big Ones on a Private Fishing Charter
  • Day 5 – Indulge in a Massage and Relax at Your Adults-Only Accommodation
  • Day 6 – Do Some Bar-Hopping
  • Day 7 – East Coast Road Trip
  • Departure Day

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How to Get Around Niue in 1 Week

This Niue adults-only itinerary for 7 days (one week) includes travel around a 261.5 km² (101 mi²) island. Here’s a quick rundown on how to get around Niue in one week.

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 7-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 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 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), 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 enjoy some sundowners, as well as Niuean tasting platters, wood-fired pizzas and more at this highly recommended eatery.

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 – 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

Book a table at Kaiika (Alofi) for fresh Japanese cuisine and/or sourdough pizzas. 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 – Hit the 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

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 – Catch Some Big Ones on 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

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 – Indulge in a Massage and Relax at Your Adult-Only Accommodation

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.

After your massage, keep in theme for the rest of the day by making the most of your tranquil adults-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.

If you are staying 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

We won’t judge if you fancy treating yourself to some fresh 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 – 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.

Dining 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, 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 – 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 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

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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Departure Day

Travel time: 10-15 minutes drive.

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 adults-only getaway the right way, be sure to get a drink at Bo’s Bar by the Runway in the departure lounge.

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Alternative Itinerary: Niue Relaxing Adults-Only 1-Week (7-Day) Itinerary

Below is a quick overview of a more relaxed adults-only itinerary for Niue. Note that the itinerary is for staying in the same accommodation for the entire week. Plus, there is an extra day due to the irregular flight schedule to Niue.

Alternative Niue 1-Week Itineraries

Is this 7-day adults-only itinerary for Niue not quite speaking to you? How about checking out our alternative itineraries for 7 days/one week:

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.


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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