The Guide to Planning a 5-Day Trip to Niue for Couples
Five days is just enough time to experience the highlights of Niue together: its dramatic chasms, crystal clear snorkelling spots and coastal arches. Make every moment of your honeymoon count with this guide on how to plan a 5-day honeymoon in Niue.
In this 5-day honeymoon guide, we include a proposed itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, what to do and where to eat. Planning your trip with your loved one just got a whole lot easier.
Note that due to Niue’s reduced flight schedule, this itinerary may no longer be compatible with current flights – check the flight schedule in Which Airlines Fly to Niue?
5 Days in Niue (A Relaxed Itinerary)
Below is a quick overview of a relaxed 5-day honeymoon itinerary for Niue. During this itinerary, you will be staying in the same accommodation.
- Day 1 – Arrive in Niue and check-in at your accommodation
- Day 2 – Do an orientation tour of the island
- Day 3 – Swim at the Limu Pools and trek to the Matapa Chasm and Talava Arches
- Day 4 – Join a scuba diving trip or swim with whales
- Day 5 – Get prepared for departure on an iconic Niue plane day
5 Days in Niue (An Active Itinerary)
Is there not enough going on for you in the itinerary above? Check out our more action-packed honeymoon itinerary.
See the full itinerary: Niue Honeymoon Itinerary: 5 Days
Where to Stay
With everything being a short driving distance away in Niue, we recommend staying in the same accommodation for the entire five days. Some of the top accommodations in Niue for couples include:
Scenic Matavai Resort – Spacious guest rooms with all the amenities expected from an international-style resort, as well as access to a resort restaurant and a pool bar.
Lau’s Getaway – Two-storey villas elevated on a clifftop with a full kitchen, an open-plan lounge, a dining area and a balcony with a freestanding bathtub.
Clifftop Fale – A down-to-earth one-bedroom cottage with a full kitchen, wraparound deck and private walkway to a snorkelling and swimming spot at the bottom of the cliff.
Stone Villas – Niuean limestone villas in Alofi with airport transfers, car rental, WiFi, a phone, a full kitchen and laundry facilities all included in your stay.
See the 10 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Accommodation in Niue for more information and recommendations.
How to Get Around
Niue might be a small island, but at 240km² (100mi²), but it’s still large enough to warrant some mode of transport. Admittedly, there are limited transport options in Niue, but here are the key ways travellers rely on to get around the island:
Car rental – Renting a car is the most popular way of getting around, as the island is well connected with 123km (76 miles) of paved roads. Car rental companies offer pick-up/drop-off anywhere on the island, usually free of charge. Find out more in The Guide to Car Hire in Niue.
The Taxi – Niue has no public transport system. The closest thing you’ll find to public transport in Niue is the island’s one-and-only taxi, affectionately called “The Taxi”. Learn more in The Guide to Taxis in Niue.
Bike rental – While we don’t recommend rely on a bike to get around the whole island (unless you’re very fit), bicycle rental is worth considering for making shorter trips, such as exploring the west coast or making your way into Alofi if you’re staying on the outskirts. See The Guide to Mountain Biking in Niue for more information.
For a more in-depth look at Niue’s transport options, check out How to Get Around Niue.
What to Do
What is there to do in Niue for couples on a honeymoon? You mean, besides the uncrowded bike trails, whale swimming, kayaking and fishing? Here are some of our top picks for couples:
Orientation tour – These half-day tours take place the day after plane arrival days so first-time visitors can not only see the sights but get “orientated” with the island. Check out The Best Guided Tours in Niue for more information.
Scuba diving – Niue is surrounded by some of the world’s clearest waters thanks to limited runoff from the island. There are two dive shops on the island, both offering trips for first-timers and experienced divers. Find out more in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue.
Snorkelling – For similar reasons mentioned above, the snorkelling in Niue is sensational. What’s more, there are many quiet snorkelling spots around the island that are accessible from shore. Learn more about this activity in The Guide to Snorkelling in Niue.
Stargaze – Did you know that Niue is an International Dark Sky Sanctuary? In fact, it’s the only place in the world where an entire country has been given this status. Simply kicking back and gazing up at the stars is a vivid and romantic activity for couples.
Start browsing the 10 Romantic Activities in Niue for Couples to explore more options.
Where to Eat
Even on a secluded island in the South Pacific, you’ll find a delightfully surprising array of international cuisine. What’s more, many eateries serve meals with unbeatable views, making for an effortlessly romantic evening.
Kaiika Restaurant – Fresh sushi prepared by a Tokyo chef, New York-style pizzas, Morrocan rotisserie chicken and premium ice creams are all on the diverse menu of this popular restaurant.
Dolphin Restaurant – Dine at the Scenic Matavai Resort‘s restaurant for impeccably presented plates on their a la carte menu or book in for one of their entertainment nights.
Hio Cafe & Bar – Their red container overlooking Hio Beach is the perfect place to have a drink with your loved one while watching the sun go down.
Crazy Uga Cafe – Enjoy rustic dining with commanding views of a tranquil bay while joining them for a cooked breakfast, light lunch or one of their special spitroast/burger nights.
Check out more recommendations on where to wine and dine in The Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Niue.