A Beacon of Hope:
The year was 2004 when a category 5 cyclone called Heta, unleashed its unrelenting force on Niue Island and its residents. The natural beauty around the island was severely devastated from this event and completely transformed the landscape. Many vanilla plantations sustained significant damages. The process of recovering from Cyclone Heta for many local farmers were diminishing and the industry soon came to a stop. This loss of hope for the industry was contagious which had hindered farmers to reconsider vanilla farming in Niue. With a selective few that persevered with vanilla farming, a single local farmer approached the future founder of NIUE Vanilla International (NVI), to assist in buying vanilla pods. It is from this particular moment that encouraged the remaining vanilla farmers to follow suit. This is where NVI first began to take shape before the brand NIUE Vanilla Organic was established. This is where NVI took its first step to show the people of Niue that there is still potential for the industry.
In an effort to continue helping these local vanilla farmers and to provide their families with a sense of development for the local vanilla industry. NIUE Vanilla International will strive to work together in partnership with all stakeholders, encouraging all local vanilla farmers to progressively revive the Niue Vanilla Industry and generate a reliable flow of income to the country and its people.
A Pathway to Prosperity:
NIUE Vanilla International will strive to proactively promote premium vanilla in Niue and the country as a welcoming tourist destination in the South Pacific. NVI believes that this approach will lead the industry into prosperity and will contribute to the development of the tourism sector in Niue. As a tourism experience, NVI currently offers a vanilla tour for tourist’s who seek a good break from all the swimming that you will be doing in Niue’s waters. Find out more on our Vanilla Tours and book today!!
If you are a frequent or seasonal traveler, NVI welcomes all visitors who are interested to experience what “The Rock of Polynesia” has to offer. To touch up on a quick geography note. Niue Island is a raised coral atoll resulting in a nation made of rock and stone, hence the unique name. Niue does not have any beaches due to Cyclone Heta, however, there are many small pockets of mini beaches that can host wedding ceremonies. Come to Niue Island and see for yourself!!