1. Laid-back, peaceful atmosphere, not overrun by tourists, vacationers - we felt behind the beyond.
2. Perfect safety - we saw that cars and homes are unlocked, heard that the anyway small prison is empty - as 15 times as many Niuean living in New Zealand as in Niue, crime-inclined people surely left to the target-rich destination
3. Seawater is pristine; beaches are well-kept - We went to Tamakautoga Beach, a cove, and we enjoyed a natural pool under a rock.
4. A great snorkeling destination - best experience: low tide snorkelling in Avaiki Cave.
5. A hard but rewarding trek to Togo Chasm, a sandy oasis - Niue has a two-terrace structure. The lower terrace is 28m above sea level and the upper, 69. That means you can swimm in secret spots — chasms, underwater caves (complete with stalactites), and in very photogenic, secluded coral sand coves
6. To see a big, spectacular coconut crab (uga) coming out from the rocks at night
7. Limu Pools — a giant natural aquarium
8. Swimming with spinner dolphins (,, slender torpedoes of the tropics")
9. deep blue unspoiled ocean.
10. To watch a so-called Village Show Day (a kind of artisan market with some show) and buy a souvenir, woven by a local
11. Since there are no large intersections with traffic lights or roundabouts on the island, driving on the left was not a big challenge.
12. Palaha Cave, from which you can look out over the sea.
13. See dolphins and humpback whales from the coast at the villages of Aviki and Avatele
14. Spend a beach time together with the locals at the popular bay, the Matapa Chasm
1. We were a bit worried about the venomous stone fishes
2. Painful swimming withour reef shoes
3. Most of the products are expensive due to the high transport costs
4. The small country is totally dependent on New Zealand and the money transfers of relatives working in NZ
5. In the beginning, it was hard to understand the English of the locals - a strange, strong accent
6. Not a big bite of discovery - we drove around the island within an hour.
7. Felt a bit uneasy about the dogs - they are not stray dogs, simply the locals let their dogs move around freely (no fences) - and some big ones approached us
8. Sorry Niue! You were a precious checkmark on our bucket list - we won't be regulars - you are too far