Niue

A tiny island in the South Pacific with only 1400 people, Niue distinguished itself in 2003 by becoming the world's first 'wi-fi' nation. It is in free association with New Zealand. There are few beaches but many caves on the rocky coast. There is a golf club, and cycling, fishing, diving and kayaking are all popular.

There are no mountains but hikes along the coastline are possible where the main (only) road around the island darts inwards. Niue is quite expensive. The capital, Alofi, is a few dozen houses next to the airport. The people of Niue are noted for their friendliness.

Country

Niue flag

Why you should go:

You work online.

Why you shouldn't:

There is only one flight out a week – you had better like the place.

Map of Niue