The island of Niue is a large upraised coral atoll – one of the largest in the world – in the Pacific Ocean right between the islands of Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands. Niue is largely covered in forest, with 14 small villages scattered across it. It has steep rocky shores, and the fact that it has no lakes or rivers makes for some incredible underwater adventures: the water visibility is crystal clear, as much as 80 metres. Being a tropical island, the waters are warm year-round, and the days can reach 30 degrees C (take a light jumper for the evenings). As well as unspoilt waters, Niue has unspoilt night skies: in 2020 Niue became the world’s first country to become a Dark Sky Nation. Totally bring your camera!!
The locals are genuinely friendly, respectful and hospitable people, and speak both Niuean and English. With Christianity playing a large part in society, Sunday is a quiet and respected day here (do try and attend a church service if you can, and hear the beautiful singing).
While many businesses have EFTPOS and accept New Zealand debit cards, Mastercard and Visa, cash (the New Zealand dollar) is widely used. There are no ATMs on the island, so bring your own cash and if you run short you can withdraw extra from Kiwibank in Alofi. Some businesses will also offer cash-out via EFTPOS for New Zealand bank cardholders.
There is no public transport, so you’re best to book a rental car or E-Bike before you go to get around the island. Food can be purchased from restaurants or supermarkets, but also bring in your own food especially if you have special dietary requirements. Niue does offer some seasonal local fruits and produce, and also boasts a large hydroponic operation for fresh salads and vegetables.
Niue Blue is the most experienced watersports specialist in Niue, located in the village of Tamakautoga on the southwest of the island. Only a short 10-minute drive from the main town of Alofi and directly next door to the only resort in Niue, Scenic Matavai Resort.
We strongly recommend pre-booking before your arrival into Niue to avoid disappointment
Phone: +683 4311
Operating hours (Monday to Saturday)
7:30am – 5:00pm