The Guide to Planning a Two-Week Trip to Niue for Couples
A honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’re already on the right track, choosing one of the South Pacific’s most unique island getaways. Now, you just need to make the most of your time in Niue. Luckily, this guide on how to plan a two-week honeymoon in Niue covers everything, including an easygoing itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, what to do and where to eat. If you’re looking for a more active honeymoon, however, head to the Niue Honeymoon Itinerary: 14 Days.
Two Weeks in Niue (A Relaxed Itinerary)
Below is a quick overview of a relaxed honeymoon itinerary for Niue. During this itinerary, you will be staying in the same accommodation. Note, there is an extra 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 – Swim at the Limu Pools
- Day 5 – Trek to the Matapa Chasm and Talava Arches
- Day 6 – Join a scuba diving trip
- Day 7 – Enjoy a resort/accommodation day
- Day 8 – Join a culture/nature tour
- Day 9 – Explore the east coast sights, like Togo Chasm and Anapala Chasm
- Day 10 – Experience a Niuean church service then enjoy a resort/accommodation day
- Day 11 – Join another scuba dive or swim with whales
- Day 12 – Rent a bike and hit the cycle trails
- Day 13 – Explore Avaiki and Palaha Caves
- Day 14 – Relax at Hio Beach and the Hio Cafe
- Departure day – Get prepared for departure on an iconic Niue plane day
Two Weeks 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: 14 Days
Where to Stay
With everything being a short drive away in Niue, you can access sights, activities and restaurants from the same base throughout your holiday. With that in mind, we recommend booking just one accommodation for your two-week honeymoon. 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.
Find out more about these accommodations and more in the 10 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Accommodation in Niue.
How to Get Around
Niue might be a small island but it’s still 240km² (100mi²), so you’re going to want to rely on more than just your feet to get around. Admittedly, there are limited transport options in Niue, but here are the key ways travellers rely on to travel the island:
Car rental – With Niue having 123km (76 miles) of paved roads, renting a car is the most popular way of getting around. 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 – Getting around the entire island by bike is a challenge. Nevertheless, bicycle rental is worth considering for making shorter trips, 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:
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.
Nature/culture tour – Niue offers several unique tours where passionate locals share their traditions and knowledge of the local forest, plantations, ocean and more. Choose the tour that speaks to you in The Best Guided Tours 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
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.
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.