Supermarkets and stores are located in Alofi and stock a full range of groceries, frozen goods and hardware. Most shops are open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday and Saturdays 4pm-7.00pm. There are generally one or two stores in some villages around the island that open during early mornings or evenings. Some smaller shops are open on weekends for groceries, and residents in the village will happily direct to you to the nearest shop.
The ‘makete’ or ‘market’ runs twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays in the village of Alofi from 6am. Fresh produce such as fruit, vegetables, live uga (coconut crabs) and fresh fish along with food that has been traditionally prepared and cooked in a ground oven or ‘umu’. Handicrafts are also for sale so get there early for the best bargains. The market has also introduced it's Friday Night Food Markets which are held on a fortnightly basis. Check with your accommodation as to whether this is on the week you happen to be in Niue.
Do enquire at the Visitor’s Information Centre or email firstname.lastname@example.org for annual village show days and alternative market days.
Swanson Supermarket stocks an extensive range of groceries, covering all the basics as well as plenty of treats.
The freezers are filled with a great selection of meat, chicken, seafood and ready meals; as well as plenty of icecream and iceblocks to cool you down.
We fly and ship in fresh produce and dairy products regularly, as well as selling local produce on behalf of local growers – whatever is in season; we aim to have in store.
Swanson Supermarket has an excellent range of soft drinks, dry and canned goods, and there is plenty to choose from for vegetarians. Our range is constantly growing, and many visitors are pleasantly surprised by the extensive range on offer.
There is also an excellent range of hair and skin products, as well as essential pain relief, mozzie spray and sunscreen. Our pharmaceutical range is constantly expanding with suggestions from residents and visitors.
If you have any particular requests, or want our team to put groceries together for you for your arrival, please don’t hesitate to email email@example.com.
If you are visiting Niue by yacht, we are happy to collect you from the wharf and drop you back with your shopping.
Swanson Supermarket is open 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday, and 1-6pm on Saturdays.
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Please note that like many businesses on Niue, Swanson only accepts NZ currency and NZ EFTPOS cards (sorry, no credit cards).
Fresh Meat at reasonable Prices, Fruits and Vegies available, Cold Drinks, Dry Goods, Have specials running Every Tuesday and Friday
Opening Hours – 7:30am – 7:30pm Monday-Saturday