The Guide to Planning a Weekend Trip to Niue for Couples
A weekend escape to Niue is a worthy choice for couples, even for a honeymoon! The uncrowded island with swaying palms and tropical sun paints an endearing picture, but a unique one, swapping out beaches for dramatic chasms and coral-formed pools. If that sounds like a three-day stay to remember, then start planning with this guide to a weekend honeymoon in Niue.
In this guide to planning a weekend honeymoon in Niue, you’ll find a proposed itinerary (or two), where to stay, how to get around, what to do and where to eat.
A Weekend 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. Plus, there is a fourth day added to this itinerary due to the irregular flight schedule.
- Day 1 – Arrive in Niue, check-in at your accommodation and indulge in the cuisine of Niue’s restaurants
- Day 2 – Swim at the Limu Pools and trek to the Matapa Chasm and Talava Arches
- Day 3 – Join a culture/nature tour
- Departure day – Check-in your bags for your flight then relax at Hio Beach and the Hio Cafe before departing Niue.
A Weekend 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 weekend honeymoon in Niue.
See the full itinerary: Niue Honeymoon Itinerary: 3 Days
Where to Stay
Stay at whatever accommodation speaks to you in Niue. After all, everything is just a short drive away on the island. Some recommendations 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.
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 is small enough to drive across the island in 30 minutes but large enough to be a bit of a mission to walk. With that in mind, you’re going to want to rely on more than just your feet to get around. The main ways travellers rely on to travel the island include:
Car rental – Renting a car is the most popular way of getting around and especially for couples who want to fit as many attractions in as possible during their three-day stay. 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 and e-bike rental are worth considering for couples who only want to explore the west coast or make their way into Alofi if staying on the outskirts. Let’s be honest, with three days, that’s all you will have time to do anyway. 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? For a weekend trip, snorkelling in Niue’s crystal clear waters and seeing the island’s dramatic coastal arches and chasms make for an unforgettable three-day stay.
Snorkelling – Thanks to limited runoff from the island, the snorkelling in Niue is super clear. 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.
Sightseeing – A road trip up the east coast of the island offers grandiose sights every 10 minutes or so. See the magnificent Talava Arches, the dramatic swimming hole of the Matapa Chasm, and the vividly blue pools of Limu Pools. Check out more natural attractions in the 10 Most Iconic Sights in Niue.
Stargazing – 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
Another reason to stay in Niue longer is to get through the selection of eateries this small island surprisingly offers. Nevertheless, here are our top picks for a honeymoon weekend:
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.
All Relativf – And for an extra tipple, this bar offers an array of attractive cocktails using fresh ingredients – and you can really taste the difference!
Check out more recommendations on where to wine and dine in The Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Niue.