NIUE

This is the most unspoiled island in the Pacific. There are no big hotels, resorts or shopping centres and not many visitors.

The name comes from NIU (coconut) and E (behold). 

This single atoll of 258 square kilometres is elevated on 2 levels, something like a hat! Chasms and caves have been created on the shoreline by the pounding waves that have broken through the reefs.

Niueans are Polynesians, the population is dropping as the self-governed people move to New Zealand with which they share a free association.

Niue