THE ISLAND OF NIUE is is one of the world’s smallest states, but the largest block of coral, and is commonly known as the “Rock of Polynesia.” Niue boasts amazing limestone caves both under the ground and the sea and the diving here is excellent. Lying on the direct route from French Polynesia to Vava’u in Tonga, Niue is a convenient stop for west or east bound superyachts.
The anchorage is off the island’s west coast, close to the main settlement at Alofi, where there is a break in the reef surrounding the island. Although the anchorage offers good protection from the prevailing SE winds, in westerly winds the island is a lee shore. Niue has a jet capable airport.