Lau’s Getaway
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Lau’s Getaway

View from Balcony | Lau's Getaway | Alofi, Niue
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5.0
#1 of 2 villas in Alofi
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Nestled amongst lush tropical gardens and with breathtaking ocean views that will make you feel as if you’re standing on the edge of the world, Lau’s Getaway is truly a slice of heaven. Located in the quiet village of Avatele, these luxury oceanfront villas are perfect for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of the real world.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Beach
Airport transportation
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Sun terrace
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Companion49469674437 wrote a review Aug 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unable to fault this property. Perfect location, friendly helpful hosts, and thoughtfully presented accomodation.

As soon as we walked in the unspoilt view of the ocean greeted us and we saw our first pod of dolphins within 5 minutes of arriving. This was clearly a sign of things to come and we were visited by dolphins and whales every day.

We were also treated to brightly coloured fish and sea snakes whenever we were dining on the bottom deck.

Such a quiet peaceful spot it was hard to tear ourselves away to visit all the amazing snorkelling sights Niue has to offer.

The accomodation is in a
perfect location, lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves, and in the morning just sit up in bed to see the sea life as soon as you open your eyes.

I loved the attention to detail such as the chilled fresh coconuts on arrival, bathrobes, and a grocery arrival pack that kept us going most of the week. We also loved the provision of the binoculars, and the day bed on the top floor which we spent many a night star gazing from.

Avi was so helpful and nothing was too much effort, and Lau keeps the place spotless.

We only have positive things to say about Lau’s, and Niue and we can’t wait to go back.

Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Definitely rent a car, well worth the $50 a day we paid so we could visit all the snorkelling...
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Deena C wrote a review Aug 2022
New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely hands down the best accommodation in Niue. From the nespresso machine, to the little make up remover wipes, no detail was too much to be provided. Stunning views with whales swimming past and a luxurious private bath on the deck with a huge daybed. The shower is built for 2+++ and has railhead as well. Immaculately clean, av equipment, telescope, binoculars, rental car included, treats in the fridge, I truly cannot fault this stunning place. The second photo was a whale I snapped on the deck, one of dozens.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Susan Cook wrote a review Mar 2023
Dunedin, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lau’s Getaway was absolutely perfect. It has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay.
The first two days we were in Niue it rained almost non-stop so we spent quite a bit of time in the villa but there is so much space that the rain didn’t matter at all.
The kind size bed is one of the comfiest I’ve slept in. There was an extra blanket if required which was nice because coming from Dunedin I’m used to having lots of weight on me from blankets when I sleep.
The kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare meals. Avi provides an incredible breakfast basket with the necessities which is so helpful. We brought bacon to Niue with us and had bacon and eggs for breakfast several times using the eggs and bread provided by Avi.
The view from the two balconies is out of this world. It was where we spent the majority of our time when we were at the villa watching the ocean and the dolphins that swim past almost every day during the day and watching the stars at night.
The Scenic Circle resort is about 900 metres down the road which was handy for happy hour, takeaway pizza or a meal out.
Town is about a 10-15 minute drive, with the airport only a five minute drive. We hired a car from Avi and this was such a must. We loved that everyone waved as we drove past and the layer back speed limits really got us into holiday mode.
Finally my partner lost his phone early in the trip however by word of mouth Avi managed to find this for us (sadly just after we left) and has posted this back. Thank you so much Avi for making this an incredible holiday we will never forget.
We loved our time in Niue and staying at Lau’s Getaway. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If travelling in the rainy season take a rain poncho (even a crap disposal one) or similar and an...
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Elliekarl wrote a review Nov 2022
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It has to be one of the highlights of our South Pacific Islands tour.
Lau's Getaway was the perfect place to enjoy this pristine island.
Excellent viewing decks both on the ground floor and 1st floor to marvel at the dolphins splashing away and bluer than blue waters crashing over the reef. The villa was spotless and had everything to make a comfortable stay. Avi, the owner organised a vehicle for the week which is essential if you want to explore this small but beautiful island.
Niue is a small country, so you will not get fast food joints, high rise hotels, and hoards of travellers. Long may that continue.
We certainly will not forget our wonderful week...
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Islands hospitality venues are slow to open up after the "you know what" but we still managed...
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Reg and Catheri... D wrote a review Apr 2024
Dunedin, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lau's Getaway was an amazing spot in the most beautiful of places. Their website accurately described the accommodation. Your hosts Avi and Lau also live on site and will look after you, plus are more than willing to help with any questions or suggestions for who to contact for tours or just stuff. The accommodation is set up with 2 floors and both have verandas with full sliding doors, which create a lovely breeze. The bed (upstairs) and chairs (downstairs) are very comfortable to use and with air conditioning in the bedroom sleep was no issue. The kitchen had everything we needed, and all appliances are in working order. This is a tropical location and therefore as expected we saw a few lizards but hey that's part of the fun! We rented the car when we booked accommodation was a great little Kia Sportage which got us around the island with no problems at all, you need a car in Niue. Overall great accommodation, great location, wonderful hosts and no problems at all.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do take some food over with you (like packaged meat and cheese for snacks).
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charmingcreek wrote a review Aug 2023
Cust, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such an amazing place to stay! We stayed as a couple for 7 nights in the Superior View Villa which is closest to the sea. We saw whales daily without leaving the villa. Fascinating watching the fish on the reef below. The facilities in the kitchen were excellent but with local cafes & restaurants serving fresh local fish we didn't need to cook much. Try Kaiika restaurant for Japanese food & fresh pizzas. Having a bath on the deck watching the whales was very special. Sometimes the boat arrives late with supplies for the supermarket so don't expect what you have at home, but isn't that why we visit places like Niue where there is less stress than our normal lives. It felt like the safest place in the world! The locals are friendly & wave to you when driving. Hiring a rental car is a great way to experience the island. Thank you Lau & Avi for providing a perfect place to stay. Would definitely recommend this accommodation.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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StephRTaw wrote a review Nov 2022
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply magic!! We loved every moment at Lau's Getaway. The views, sunsets, brilliant colours of the ocean were breathtaking. We enjoyed coffee every morning watching the whales, and dolphins play. All our needs were met, in this beautiful piece of paradise. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brooke M wrote a review Jan 2016
Brisbane, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Affectionately named after his wife, Lau, Avi’s oceanfront villas are as bright and captivating as the man himself. Pebbled paths lead you past gardens full of native plants, papaya trees and pineapples (all of which are lovingly tended to by Lau) and on to your front door. Both villas sit on the edge of the rocky shore and look out onto the pristine reef below, also capturing uninterrupted views up and down the entire coastline. You can soak up these views (maybe even spotting some whales) from two generous balconies, the top one offering a free-standing bathtub and daybed for two!

Each villa consists of two levels, with a spacious kitchen and living area on the bottom and a large bedroom and bathroom upstairs. The bathrooms feature the most generous shower I’ve seen, complete with two shower heads and a bench seat by a small window that looks out over green treetops. The kitchens are open plan and come equipped with crockery, cooking equipment and even a Nespresso coffee machine! Beautiful wooden panels line the ceilings and floor, while the stairs leading to the second level are handcrafted especially for the villas – a lot of thought and love has gone into these breathtaking spaces.

From out on the water, the bright blue villas sit perched on the coastline, like two colourful beacons (we even spotted them from the plane as we flew home). They are the perfect escape to relax and unwind, giving you the chance to completely disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with a loved one in your own private paradise.
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Date of stay: October 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plan your trip during whale season (August is the best month) you'll be treated to whales and...
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KurtEsther wrote a review Sept 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful accommodation with amazing views!
We saw dolphins swimming by every day and even saw 4 times a whale.
It has everything you need from a fully equipped kitchen, large double bed to amazing views from the deck where you have a daybed and even an outdoor bath.
We were welcomed very well by Avi and Lau on our arrival, and you could contact them also anytime when needed.
Thanks again Avi for assisting us with sorting out our rental car issue!
They also have a restaurant in town with delicious dishes.
Highly recommended and we absolutely will stay again on our next visit to Niue!
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Kotanui wrote a review Jun 2019
Auckland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful location, very quiet with views across the reef and glorious sunsets.The house is very spacious,very well furnished and immaculate. Full kitchen so self-catering is a joy. The upper balcony features a day bed and a two person bath - great star gazing with a glass of wine. Spinner dolphins put on a display each day as they follow the tide along the reef edge.
You need a car. The supermarket near the airport is good for dry, canned and frozen foods - all from NZ, and The Bond is next door for your beer and wine. Not so great for fresh fruit and veg - but you CAN take pretty much anything in as long as you declare it and take your shopping receipts with you to show customs. The Niue immigration website i has full details. Driving is an interesting experience, particularly after heavy rain, as the roads can develop pot-holes. But it is worth it. Some of the best snorkelling in the Pacific, excellent coral and plenty of reef fish.
And make sure to visit Kaiiki- the sushi is superb!
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Date of stay: May 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We had the ' set back' house but either have wonderful views
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bigred0445 asked a question Jul 2018
Cheyenne, Wyoming
What are your prices during Oct and Nov
Answer from avi r
alofi26 contributions17 helpful votes
please go to our website to check prices and availability cheers avi
Answer from avi r
alofi26 contributions17 helpful votes
Hi we got some availability oct 9-nov 26 2018 and anytime in 2019 cheers
Michelle O asked a question Jan 2016
Brisbane, Australia40 contributions5 helpful votes
How can I find out prices for an 11 night stay in June- July?
Answer from Elta203
Christchurch, New Zealand26 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi, you can do this through their website, just type Lau's Getaway Niue in Google search box and their site will come up. Was going to give you a link, but apparently it is not allowed here...
Reg and Catheri... D wrote a tip Apr 2024
Dunedin, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do take some food over with you (like packaged meat and cheese for snacks). "
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FiF wrote a tip Jul 2023
Marlborough Region, New Zealand261 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hire a car from Avi . Bring food. Swansons is the supermarket but is reliant on the monthly freight arriving"
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Susan Cook wrote a tip Mar 2023
Dunedin, New Zealand46 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If travelling in the rainy season take a rain poncho (even a crap disposal one) or similar and an umbrella"
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barbaraebner wrote a tip Dec 2022
Leonding, Austria981 contributions247 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Breakfast is supplied including coffee capsules for Nespresso machine - WOW - didn't expect that! the local supermarket carries essentials"
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Elliekarl wrote a tip Nov 2022
Woodbridge, United Kingdom17 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Islands hospitality venues are slow to open up after the "you know what" but we still managed to find enough eating venues."
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Nearby attractions include All Relativf Cocktail Bar (5.5 km) and Taoga Niue Museum (6.7 km).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
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Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
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Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Kai Ika Restaurant, Crazy Uga, and Vaiolama.
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Yes, Lau’s Getaway offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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