The Guide to Planning a Week Trip to Niue for Couples
By now, you probably know that Niue effortlessly sets a romantic tone. One of the world’s least-visited countries, Niue allows couples to often find themselves enjoying snorkelling spots, coastal chasms and sea tracks all to themselves. With Niue on the bucket list, the next step is to plan a one-week honeymoon in Niue.
This guide shows you how to plan one week in Niue for couples, including a proposed itinerary (or two), where to stay, how to get around, what to do and where to eat.
One Week in Niue (A Relaxed Itinerary)
Below is a quick overview of a relaxing honeymoon itinerary for Niue. During this itinerary, you will be staying in the same accommodation – after all, there’s no need to travel from destination to destination on this small island. Also, note that there is an eighth day added to this itinerary due to the irregular flight schedule.
- Day 1 – Arrive in Niue and check-in at your accommodation
- Day 2 – Do an orientation tour of the island
- Day 3 – Visit Avatele, its beach, the Washaway Cafe and Pofitu Sea Track
- Day 4 – Join a scuba diving trip or swim with whales
- Day 5 – Swim at the Limu Pools and trek to the Matapa Chasm and Talava Arches
- Day 6 – Join a culture/nature tour
- Day 7 – Explore the east coast sights, like Togo Chasm and Anapala Chasm
- Departure day – Get prepared for departure on an iconic Niue plane day
One Week in Niue (An Active Itinerary)
Is there not enough going on for you in the itinerary above? Check out our detailed itinerary for a more active honeymoon.
See the full itinerary: Niue Honeymoon Itinerary: 7 Days
Where to Stay
Everything is a short drive away in Niue. With that, you can access sights, activities and restaurants from the same accommodation throughout your honeymoon. Some of the top accommodations in Niue for couples include:
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.
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.
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.
Check out more recommendations in the 10 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Accommodation in Niue.
How to Get Around
Niue might be a small island but at 240km² (100mi²), you’ll still need to rely on more than just your feet in order to get around. As there are limited transport options in Niue, it’s worth planning how you’re going to travel around before arrival. Your options include:
Car rental – Renting a car is the most popular way of getting around, especially as there’s 123km (76 miles) of paved roads to explore. 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 – Bicycle rental is worth considering for making shorter trips in Niue, 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 a week-long honeymoon? Besides the uncrowded bike trails, whale swimming, kayaking and fishing, here are just a few of our top picks:
Snorkelling – Niue is surrounded by some of the world’s clearest waters thanks to limited runoff from the island. 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.
Scuba diving – For similar reasons mentioned above, the snorkelling in Niue is sensational. 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.
Orientation tour – These half-day tours take place the day after plane arrival days so first-time visitors can not only see the sights and learn about the nature and culture but get “orientated” with the island. Check out The Best Guided Tours in Niue for more information.
Stargazing – Did you know that Niue is an International Dark Sky Sanctuary? That means it’s one of the best places in the world to simply kick back and gaze up at the stars. Does it get any more romantic?
Start browsing the 10 Romantic Activities in Niue for Couples to explore more things to do.
Where to Eat and Drink
Despite its secluded location, Niue has some pleasant surprises when it comes to dining. 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.
All Relativf – This bar is the place for good cocktails, good music and good people. Choose from an array of attractive cocktails using fresh ingredients.
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 or meal with your loved one while watching the sun go down.
Check out more recommendations on where to wine and dine in The Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Niue.