Adult-Only Getaways to Alofi
Yup, the South Pacific is becoming more and more of a family destination, which can really spoil the mood if you’re seeking a romantic getaway or simply somewhere to relax in peace. However, Niue hardly has a problem with having “too many kids” as you can often count the number of tourist families you see on the island on one hand at one time… In fact, with the exception of the Limu Pools and the Talava Arches, most snorkelling spots and walks are secluded from people altogether, even in the high season! Nevertheless, if you want to ensure the mood is just right for an undisturbed getaway to Alofi then follow our tips in this adult-only guide to Alofi!
Adult-Only Activities in Alofi
- Tackle some of the South Pacific’s largest pelagic fish on a fishing charter
- Enjoy sundowners at one of the bars
- Discover the crystal clear underwater world on a scuba diving trip
- Hit the mountain biking trails
- Retreat to your adult-only accommodation
For more details on each activity, take a look at the 5 Adult-Only Activities in Alofi, or you can simply keep on reading…
How to Get to Alofi
For couples or solo travellers looking for an adult-only getaway, there’s no real special “adult-only” way to get to Niue – you’re going to have to take the plane like everybody else unless you have your own yacht (see The Guide to Sailing in Niue if you do). Luckily, once you arrive, you’ll have access to plenty of car rentals to enjoy the island independently.
Flights to Alofi
Flights from Auckland, New Zealand, arrive in Niue twice weekly. Niue’s international airport is Hanan Airport located approximately a five-minute drive from Alofi. Learn more about flights to Alofi in Which Airlines Fly Straight to Niue?
Car Rental in Alofi
Considering much of Niue’s attractions are scattered across the 64km (40 miles) of road that circles the island and the fact that there is no public transport, renting a car is highly recommended. Car rentals in Alofi offer airport drop-off to coincide with your arrival or you can rent from their depots located in town. Whatever you decide, renting a car is a sure-fire way to make your getaway a private and independent experience. Learn more about car rentals in The Guide to Car Hire in Niue.
If you’re not hiring a car straight away or prefer to not drive, then many accommodations offer airport transfers. This is an easy way to get between your accommodation in Alofi and Hanan Airport.
See the 7 Ways to Get to Alofi (& Ways to Get Around Alofi) for more transport options.
Alofi Adult-Only Activities
While the experiences in Alofi certainly don’t advertise as “adult-only”, there are a handful of activities that are suited to adults, thus naturally eliminating the risk of noisy children on your tour. Here are a few ideas…
Scuba Diving in Alofi
Be engrossed in the visibly clear and colourful underwater world through a scuba diving trip from Alofi. Enjoy the experienced undisturbed, not only because the environment eliminates normal sound but children need to be over at least 10 years old to join a scuba diving tour. Alofi’s closest scuba diving operator is Magical Niue Sea Adventures, offering dive tours to underwater chasms, caves, canyons, chimneys and lively hard coral reefs. They are PADI accredited, offering day and night tours, as well as PADI dive courses. Learn more in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue.
Fishing in Alofi
Even on a shared fishing charter, you’re hardly likely to share the small boats with families, but for extra precaution, enjoy fishing time your way with a private fishing charter. Niue’s waters are home to highly-sought game fish, from fast wahoo to monstrous mahimahi. Most of Niue’s fishing charters depart straight from Sir Robert’s Wharf in Alofi, so all you need to do is choose the right fit by comparing charters in the 10 Best Fishing Charters in Niue.
Cycling in Alofi
Hitting the road and exploring the island by bike is a fun way to explore the west coast of Niue from Alofi. Mountain bike rentals are available at Niue Rentals, where you can visit various sea tracks along the mainly quiet roads of Niue. If you’re feeling fit, you can even cross the island on one of the 4×4 bush tracks, such as the bike trail which begins in Alofi on Halamahaga Road. Learn more about the bike trails in The Best Bike Trails in Niue.
For more activity inspiration, check out the 5 Adult-Only Activities in Alofi.
Nightlife in Alofi
Despite being the capital, Alofi is not where you’ll find all of Niue’s best bars – see the 6 Best Bars in Niue for our top picks. Nevertheless, most of the restaurants in Alofi have licensed bars so you can enjoy a few sundowners along with the vivid west coast sunsets.
Bars in Alofi
With a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean, the Crazy Uga Cafe might be a coffee stop by day, but on Wednesday nights they open up for drinks and a spitroast dinner or burger nights. They have a bar with a selection of beers, wines and a few spirits.
Although the next two are family-friendly, they also make a good jaunt for a drink. The Vaiolama Cafe situated on a cliff with elevated ocean and island views. Catch them open for drinks Thursday nights with happy hour from 4pm to 6pm.
Finally, while the Kaiika Restaurant has a licensed bar, ask the owner, Avi, if Avi’s Ark is open yet?! The boat at the back of the restaurant is waiting for some nights of karaoke and drinks – watch this space!
More About Adult-Only Getaways to Alofi
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- 7 Romantic Activities in Alofi for Couples
- 10 Must-Dos in Alofi
That’s it for the adults-only travel guide to Alofi. Get more trip-planning advice in The Complete Travel Guide to Alofi or The Adults-Only Travel Guide to Niue.