Niijima is generally a sleepy island perfect for a relaxing holiday, but during summer holidays it does atract large crowds. Still, even when busy, there are generally enough secluded beaches to find a quiet spot. Beyond simply relaxing on the beach, Niijima is most known for its surfing. The geography is such that a fairly good wave can generally be easy to find, and it is often possible to have a beach nearly, if not totally, to one's self. In addition to surfing, there are many free outdoor hot springs that are a popular way to relax.