House of Travel Niue

The New Zealand tour operator House of Travel is currently offering eight-night tours from Auckland to Niue beginning at NZ$899 per person double occupancy. This price is for accommodations at Kololi's Guest House and it's more expensive if you want to stay at the Coral Gardens Motel, Namukulu Motel, or the Matavai Resort. Ticket taxes and Niue airport transfers are included but lunch and dinner are not. The 8th edition of Moon Handbooks South Pacific has this to say (in part) about the Niue accommodations House of Travel is offering:
Kololi's Guest House, 150 meters inland from the Commercial Center in central Alofi, has three standard rooms in the main house and a two-bedroom, self-catering unit next door. Your hosts Neil and Rupina Morrisey provide convenient communal cooking and laundry facilities in this stylishly designed guesthouse. Neal is a qualified chef who cooks breakfast/lunch/dinner upon request.

The Coral Gardens Motel at Makapu Point, six km north of Alofi, has five wooden clifftop bungalows with cooking facilities and excellent views. A monthly rate is offered. Sails Bar is on the premises, and there's an excellent swimming hole at the foot of the cliff for the agile and adventurous. Managers Stafford and Salome Guest are very helpful and can make any arrangements you may require.

The Namukulu Cottages at Namukulu, nine km north of Alofi, is run by Robyn and Joe Wright. The three self-catering bungalows have a fridge and TV, and three of Niue's finest reef swimming spots are nearby.

The stylish Matavai Resort, perched on a precipice at the south end of Tamakautonga village, 10 km south of Alofi, was built in 1996 with New Zealand aid money. A collection of tapa and local crafts is displayed on the walls. There are 24 rooms with fridge, movie channel TV, and seaview balcony in two-story blocks. The six rooms with air conditioning are the only air conditioned accommodations on the island. The dramatic location has made the managers reluctant to accept children under 12, who might be endangered, and parents or guardians are asked to sign a liability release. The resort features a restaurant, bars, two cliffside swimming pools, and a huge terrace from which you may spot dolphins, turtles, or humpback whales. Several nights a week local cultural groups provide entertainment here, especially after the Saturday night barbecue. Bicycles, golf clubs, and tennis rackets are loaned free.

<< Home