And so we checked Lonely Planet for an insight to the larger island a short boat ride away from where we will be living.
Strung around the fringes of Port of Refuge, surely one of the world’s most photogenic harbours, Neiafu has a disheveled charm. Home to a slew of decent restaurants and bars along the waterfront, the town itself is ramshackle and rakish (a great place to drink rum and write a novel). Over winter (June to October), with visiting yachties and a steady flow of visitors winging in, the ol' town buzzes with accents and activity.
Sounds like the very best of both worlds to me!