If you are looking for a laidback, friendly and beautiful escape from the modern world, the secluded island of Niue is definitely a place to consider.
Adventurous visitors enjoy the island’s rugged coastline, crystal clear waters and coral reefs, not despite its remote location, but because of it.
Located 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) northeast of New Zealand within the triangle formed by Tonga to the west, Samoa to the north, the Cook Islands to the east, and with only a handful of hotels, Niue offers a unique experience of having the whole island all to yourself.
Things to see and do in Niue
If you are an adrenaline junkie, you are in for a treat due to excellent diving, snorkeling and other water sports opportunities, while animal lovers won’t feel left out either as whale and bird watchers are also well catered for.
Parakeets, white-tailed terns and many other exotic birds, as well as butterflies, can be spotted flying their way across this beautiful island adorned with stunning hibiscus and orchids.
Since the island is “literally the tip of an undersea mountain”, snorkelers and divers can explore the hidden underwater maze of caves and encounter colorful sea creatures along the rugged gulfs.
Niue’s inland limestone caves, on the other hand, hide the intact fossils, secret passageways and ancient burial places, which will make you feel like you’ve entered one of you favorite RPG adventures.
Add the many alluring trails that will take you through some of the most vivid of tropical rainforests, and you have an offer you simply can’t refuse.