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Niue Travel Guide


The Niue Sports Club, better known as the Top Club, at the golf course near the airport, is nominally private, but visitors are welcome and bar prices low. Village dances take place on Friday and Saturday nights.

Every Wednesday night, provided at least 10 people are interested, the Niue Tourism Office organizes a fia fia at Hakupu village including a village tour, island food, and entertainment. It's well worth going.


The Commercial Center, a small shopping mall in Alofi, houses the bank, telephone center, butcher shop, gift shop, stationery store, art gallery, and several handicraft shops.

Liquor is sold at the Bond Store next to the immigration office beside the Commercial Center. Consuming alcohol on the street is prohibited. Alcoholism is a problem here and drunks can suddenly turn aggressive, so be careful what you say in such situations.

There's a market twice a week. The largest supermarkets are in Alofi. Most shops open weekdays 0900-1600, Saturday 1600-1900.

The Niue Philatelic and Numismatic Bureau, next to the post office in the Commercial Center, sells beautiful stamps.

Hinapoto Handcrafts at the Commercial Center sells very fine, firmly woven baskets of pandanus, wound over a coconut-fiber core—among the sturdiest in Polynesia. Excellent pandanus hats are available. Avoid coral and rare shells that cannot be exported from Niue.