How to Get the Best Internet in Niue
In Niue, free ultra-fast internet is just not a thing… So what are your options when it comes to the internet in Niue? What is the best way to get internet in Niue? Well, first, we need to determine what “best” means. If for you it means free WiFi, we have a list of places with free WiFi below. If it means reliable internet, then perhaps you want to opt for one of the 4G or ADSL options. Or if you seek something in between, Niue has a few options for WiFi hotspots. Check them all out in this guide to the best way to get internet in Niue.
For more talk on staying connected, see How to Get Internet in Niue.
10 Places You Can Get Free WiFi in Niue
While definitely not the best WiFi available on the island, these are just some places where you have access to free WiFi providing you are a guest or a customer of the business.
Internet Through the 4G Network
Niue has only one 4G network, which is with Telecom Niue. There is no roaming available in Niue. Visitors can access the 4G network by purchasing a Telecom Niue SIM card along with a data plan. SIM cards work with phones on Band 28 700Mhz and the Huawei Mini MIFI Router, which is available to rent from Telecom Niue.
4G Data Plans in Niue
Telecom Niue’s data plans are as follows:
- 1-Day Plan, 250Mb for around NZ$6
- 30-Day Plan, 3Gb for around NZ$32
- 30-Day Plan, 7Gb for around NZ$52
- 30-Day Plan, 11Gb for around NZ$78
Visitor MIFI rental is NZ$100 including an NZ$50 refundable bond paid on return of the MIFI device. Note that prices may change.
Internet Through the ADSL Network
Modems connecting to the ADSL network (basically the internet landline) of Niue can be rented from Telecom Niue along with ADSL prepaid plans. Telecom Niue is the sole fixed network operator in Niue. ADSL modems are worth considering if you are travelling on business, and of course, only if you have an ADSL ethernet outlet in your accommodation, such is the case for the rooms at the Scenic Matavai Resort.
ADSL Plans in Niue
ADSL plans for Niue include the following:
- 3Gb for around NZ$32
- 7Gb for around NZ$52
- 11Gb for around NZ$78
- 16Gb for around NZ$104
- 25Gb for around NZ$160
Note that all plans are valid for 60 days. Prices may change.
Internet Through WiFi Hotspots
Some Niuean business, such as accommodations, cafes and bars open up their WiFi hotspots for public access, either for free or a set price. Alternatively, Niue has its very own WiFi network operator, Kaniu, which has a few hotspots around the island.
Kaniu offers several WiFi hotspots around Niue, including in:
- Coral Gardens
- Alofi North
- Commercial Centre
- Alofi South
Kaniu offers visitor bundles of 5Gb valid for 15 days and costs around NZ$25. Vouchers can be purchased from either the Kaniu banner at Hanan Airport on plane days or from the Niue Vanilla shop in Alofi.
Accommodations with WiFi
Many of Niue’s accommodations offer WiFi for guests, whether it’s free WiFi or some sort of paid plan. Check out the list of accommodations offering WiFi in Where to Get WiFi in Niue.
Cafes and Bars with WiFi
All Relativf, a cocktail bar in the Swanson Shopping Complex, has free WiFi. The Crazy Uga Cafe & Bar also offers WiFi for a fee (around NZ$5 an hour). Learn more about these restaurants and more in The Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Niue.
More About Ways to Get Internet in Niue and Other Travel Tips
- 30 Tips for Travelling in Niue
- A Quick Guide to the Electricity in Niue
- 18 Must-Have Travel Gadgets for Niue