Niue is a raised coral atoll 1,500 miles northeast of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean. Home to approximately 1,400 people, tiny Niue is one of the world's largest coral islands. Alofi, the capital, lies on the west coast and contains nearly all of the businesses on the island and many of its residents. Most hotels in Niue are in Alofi.
Cheap hotel deals in Niue are the norm. The tourism development ministry plans to increase the number of reasonably priced rooms and cheap Niue hotel deal offers to tourists. Many Niue hotel deals also include transfers from the airport. Travelers who do not have hotel reservations can find locals available for rides.
Flights to Niue occur every Friday, with an additional flight every two weeks during peak season. Niue hotels offer a range of rates and options to suit most budgets. Many special self-catering fale cottages and guesthouses are available as well as discount backpacker options at low prices.
The rocky coast of Niue provides some of the top diving spots in the Pacific. Visitors explore underwater tunnels and caverns, and the coral reef shelf provides snorkeling and swimming. Anglers catch game fish in the deep waters off the reef. Tiny, secluded and often deserted beaches exist for lucky travelers.
Niue is one of the only places on the globe where visitors can swim up close with the whales, and watch them nurse their calves off shore from June through October. From April to December, visitors swim and snorkel with the pods of spinner dolphins that inhabit the warm waters year round.
Tourism pioneers have put together several Niue hotel packages. A popular one includes dives and a whale-interaction trip. Another includes ten dives and all the action a diver could want.
Restaurants offer Polynesian and European food emphasizing the fresh and local seafood on Niue. The best traditional food offerings occur at the Showday in each Niue village. These display the village's unique culture, performances, crafts, and cooking. Visitors should try to book their visit to coincide with a Showday to experience life on Niue.