Advice on Choosing Accommodation in Niue for Your Wedding or Honeymoon
The wedding process, from choosing the bridesmaids to deciding where to stay on your honeymoon, can be a whole lot of stress that you don’t need. Luckily with this guide, we’ll give you some food for thought and make the path clearer for choosing the right wedding and honeymoon accommodation in Niue.
For examples of our top picks for honeymoon accommodation, see the 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations in Niue. Plus, be sure to bookmark The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Niue for even more trip-planning advice.
5 Tips for Choosing Niue Accommodation for Your Wedding or Honeymoon
- Although there are a few accommodations with luxurious touches, there are no five-star accommodations so it’s best to set your expectations straight
- As per the law for entering Niue, you need to have your accommodation booked before you arrive – see The Best Way to Book Accommodation in Niue for advice
- Niue is a quiet country (except for the chickens), so even if you stay near Alofi, don’t worry, it will still feel like you’re in a world of your own
- Almost all of Niue’s accommodation has self-catering facilities. There is only one resort with a restaurant
- Mention that it is your honeymoon when booking and you may receive a treat!
Types of Honeymoon and Wedding Accommodations in Niue
Choosing a type of accommodation to spend your wedding or honeymoon in Niue is a good place to start. Do you want a resort experience? Do you want access to a swimming pool or your own private hideaway? Do you want to be able to self-cater? Here’s a quick overview of the types of accommodation available in Niue that are suitable for honeymoons.
Niue has one resort, the four-star Scenic Matavai Resort. There is a range of resort rooms available, from deluxe ocean-view rooms to spacious superior rooms with either a balcony or a patio. Rooms have ensuites and tea/coffee-making facilities, while guests enjoy an included buffet breakfast, access to an outdoor swimming pool and a pool bar and restaurant on-site. See the accommodations most like a resort in the 20 Best Resorts & Hotels in Niue.
Resort Wedding Package
At present, the Scenic Matavai Resort is the only accommodation in Niue offering all-inclusive wedding packages; some with your room included. Learn more about wedding and honeymoon packages in our guide on How to Plan a Wedding in Niue.
Self-Contained Villas / Cottages / Apartments
Much of the rest of Niue’s accommodations that couples might want to consider are the complexes of self-contained units, villas, cottages or apartments. These complexes only consist of two to seven accommodations on one property, making all of your options certainly uncrowded. While accommodations like Namukulu Cottages and Taloa Heights offer guest facilities like a swimming pool, others provide something compact yet comfortable for a couple on a budget, like the Aleki Guesthouse or Petite Hatava. Check out some examples in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Niue.
Finally, for couples seeking their own space and a home-away-from-home experience, there are plenty of holiday homes available in Niue. See some examples in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Niue.
Location: What is Nearby and How to Get There?
If hiring a car, then you’ll be close to everywhere in Niue. However, making any aspect of a honeymoon easier is always welcome to help things run smoother, so choosing a convenient location or at least nearby some things to do is well worth considering when choosing a wedding or honeymoon accommodation.
Where is the Accommodation Located and What is Nearby?
There are plenty of suitable honeymoon accommodations in Niue that are close to the main shops, services and restaurants on the island, i.e. Alofi, yet are in still pretty relaxing locations, so consider staying close to the capital if you crave convenience and being able to walk back to your accommodation after sharing some wine at a restaurant. Alternatively, you might want to stay in one of the smaller villages where you may be close to sea tracks or snorkelling spots. Check out the villages, where they are located and what there is to do nearby in A Guide to the Villages in Niue. Plus, check out Where to Stay in Niue for tips on location.
How to Get There
Before organising a car rental, see if your chosen accommodation offers a rental car included in your stay. If you’re not renting a car for the whole time in Niue or just prefer to not have to drive everywhere, then choose an accommodation that offers airport transfers and/or bike rental. Learn more about getting around the island in our Niue Transport Guide: 11 Ways to Get Around Niue.
What is Included in Your Stay?
When comparing the value of honeymoon accommodation in Niue, consider the special touches, as well as make sure that the accommodation has everything you want (and need).
All accommodations but the resort rooms of the Scenic Matavai Resort provide self-catering facilities in Niue. You can at least expect basic cooking facilities, such as a stovetop, microwave, fridge, cooking utensils and crockery, a toaster and a kettle, but only some accommodations have ovens and additional kitchen appliances like a rice cooker, espresso machine, grill, pizza oven and/or a barbecue.
Typically Included Facilities
These are the facilities that are almost always included in your honeymoon accommodation in Niue:
- Car parking
- Hot water (usually solar-heated)
- Insect screens
- Kitchen or kitchenette
Additional Services and Facilities
Some, but not all, of Niue’s honeymoon stays include additional services. Take a look at the services and facilities below and pick the ones you require to keep in mind when comparing accommodations.
- Swimming pool
- Ocean views
- Oceanfront deck
- Washing machine
- Air conditioning
- Private deck, verandah or balcony
- Tea and coffee
- In-room safes
- Fresh seasonal fruit
- In-house tours or cultural activities for guests
- Breakfast pack
- Bottle of wine
- Bike hire
- Car rental
- Airport transfers.
More Tips for Choosing Wedding and Honeymoon Accommodation in Niue
That’s it for how to pick the right wedding and honeymoon accommodation in Niue. More tips for experiencing a fun and smooth getaway to the island can be found in the guides below:
- Niue Honeymoon Itinerary: 7 Days
- The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Niue
- 10 Romantic Things to Do in Niue
Finally, check out The 30 Best Accommodations in Niue so you can compare places to stay.