Washaway Cafe: The Pacific Honesty BarAvatele Beach, Niue

Possibly the last remaining honesty bar on the planet, the Washaway is a Niue institution. Open only on Sundays, this open-air watering hole has an anything-goes dress policy and a laid-back, help-yourself attitude. Locals, expats and visitors who have crossed the 2,400 kilometres of ocean between New Zealand and this coral atoll congregate around the circular bar, decorated with hanging buoys and other trinkets washed up on the beach. Beer and wine lubricate the conversation, as the sun sinks into the Pacific. Help yourself to the fridge, write down what you take on the bar’s notebook and fix up owner Willie before you go.

Don’t worry, we trust you to pay your bill honestly.

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