Niue is a great location if you want to be close to most of the activities at the resort. It is the smallest longhouse and is the only 2 story longhouse. The Great Ceremonial House is right next to it and there is a pool on each side. Since they contructed the Volcano pool in 2001 the path no longer runs right next to the building so it is a little more private than before. Now a stream runs just next to the longhouse.
Pros: It is not a large building and it is in a great location being right next to the Great Ceremonial House with the Volcano pool on one side and the quiet pool on the other. There are Handicap Accessible rooms located in this building that give close access to many things.
Cons: There are no balconies on the second floor and this is the only building without an elevator. For access to the second floor you can use the Rarotonga elevator and walk across the upper deck connecting the Rarotonga to Niue. There may be quite a bit of traffic along the path between the building and the pool and the Island Guide golf carts travel next to this building alot.
Facts about the real island of Niue
Niue is famous for the chasms, caves and crevices for divers, spelunkers and explorers. Two of Niue's highlights are: Matapa Chasm where Niue royalty used to bathe and Arches of Tavala where colorful formations take one's breath away.
Facts about Niue the longhouse
Niue is forgotten a lot of the time. Even sometimes I forget what a great location it has. It is in as good a location as Samoa with not as good a view of the pool and lagoon but still a nice view of the stream or East pool. With it being only two stories and not having balconies on the upper floor some people get turned off from wanting to request it but it really is a great location if you don’t want to walk much or have someone who can’t walk far. Also you will hear that there is no elevator in this longhouse but the elevator in Rarotonga is just inside the door across the attached walkway on the second floor so it is not far from the Niue rooms at all.