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Avaiki Cave, Niue

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#2 of 6 in Nature in Niue
Explore the rocky walls of Avaiki Cave and swim in its natural pool. Sea water fills the karst cave's basin; according to a legend, the king of Niue was the only one allowed to bathe in it. Today visitors can take a dip in its cold but refreshing water, mingling with the small colorful fish. The uneven amount of sunlight in the cave creates different shades of blue and green. You might want to keep your shoes on as you swim due to the rocky floor. Use our Alofi day trip planning tool to visit Avaiki Cave on your trip to Alofi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Definitely a must do. Great place for snorkeling, even for beginners but go at low tide if you’re a beginner. Absolutely stunning place. Definitely need reef shoes to get to it. Kids can snorkel here ...  more »
  • We stayed right above this pool. The cave pool is fun, but also at this location are two reef pools and others further around the cliffface to the left which is trickier to get to. Must be low tides f...  more »
  • Take your time and make your way down the path which can be tricky at times with rope hand holds, wear good footwear and be sure you are fit enough to get back up! Pass through the caves to the amazin...  more »
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