14-Day Honeymoon Itinerary for Niue
If you’re a couple that doesn’t follow the crowd and are seeking a tranquil and romantic environment to explore together, Niue is your saviour. Two weeks is the ideal time in Niue to try just about every romantic experience available and to enjoy time to relax along the way. This Niue honeymoon itinerary for 14 days will certainly see you making the very most of your time away together. For a more laidback itinerary, however, see How to Spend 14 Days on a Honeymoon in Niue.
Note that some activities on this Niue honeymoon 14-day itinerary are only available on certain days of the week. This itinerary is based on if you arrive in Niue on a Friday (local time), but be sure to move days around accordingly if you arrive on an alternative day.
Before we jump into this 14-day honeymoon itinerary for Niue, be sure to bookmark The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Niue for even more trip-planning advice.
How to Get Around Niue in 14 Days
To make the most of this 14-day honeymoon itinerary for Niue, we strongly recommend hiring a car. Not only will it give you the freedom to explore the island at your pace, but transport on the island is extremely limited. Get advice on hiring a car in The Guide to Car Hire in Niue. Note, you will need a Niue Driver’s License to drive in Niue, which you can get from the Police Station in Alofi.
Alternative transport in Niue includes airport transfers with your accommodation, bike hire and one taxi. Read more about your other transport options in the 8 Ways to Get to Niue (& Get Around Niue).
Day 1 – Your Honeymoon Begins
You’ve landed in paradise – not a bad place to start the rest of your lives together. Before your honeymoon can really kick into gear, you’ll need to go through the Hanan Airport arrival process, as explained in Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in Niue. Then, pick up your rental car by visiting the kiosk of your chosen rental company and hit the road to your dreamy honeymoon abode.
Honeymoon Accommodation in Niue
- Scenic Matavai Resort
- Lau’s Getaway
- Stone Villas
- Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villa
- Clifftop Fale
- Namukulu Cottages
- Petite Hatava
For more information on our top picks, see the 10 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Accommodation in Niue.
Self-catering and Dining in Niue
Tonight, and for the next couple of weeks, treat your loved one to a night out at one of Niue’s delightful restaurants or opt for self-catering in the privacy of your honeymoon accommodation. Pick up groceries from the Swanson Supermarket just outside of the airport or from the convenience stores in Alofi.
Day 2 – Do an Orientation Tour and Explore Alofi
Get all of the essential tips you need for exploring the island in the most effortless way possible with an orientation tour. Explore Niue and Niue Orientation Tours offer guidance on the snorkelling hotspots on the west coast, visiting a few on the way, as well as share cultural, historical and geological insights into the island that other visitors would never even be aware of without taking the tour. Compare the tours in The Guided Tours in Niue.
After your tour, be dropped off in Alofi, the capital of Niue, where you can deal with a few practicalities, such as picking up a Niue’s Driver’s License from the Police Station and booking any tours you might have left to book at the Tourist Information Centre. Then spend the rest of the day finding secluded snorkelling spots and beaches along the Alofi sea tracks, playing a round of mini golf at the Vaiolama Cafe and indulging in one of the fantastic Alofi restaurants. For more inspiration on things to do, see the 7 Romantic Activities in Alofi for Couples.
Day 3 – Have a Resort or Accommodation Day (Sunday Option)
With two weeks on the “Rock of the Pacific” you definitely have time to relax together and enjoy the soothingly warm tropical temperatures along with the facilities at your chosen accommodation. What’s more, if you’ve arrived on a Friday, today should be Sunday when most of the island is closed, so day three could be the perfect time to relax.
It could mean sipping cocktails and watching whales from the Scenic Matavai Resort, lazying in your balcony’s bathtub at Lau’s Getaway, swimming from your private sea track at the Clifftop Fale, swimming in the pool of the Namukulu Cottages… The list goes on!
Day 4 – Explore the Sea Tracks of the East Coast
If you haven’t hired a car already, now is the time to do so as, because today you will explore Niue’s rugged east coast together! This quiet side of Niue will feel like you have it all to yourselves as you discover hidden gems, dramatic chasms and secluded bays along the sea tracks. While there are lots to discover on the east coast, as outlined in the 7 Best Sea Tracks on the East Coast of Niue, here are just a few of the highlights…
Find your own freshwater swimming pool at the bottom of the majestic Anapala Chasm Sea Track in Hakupu. Wander on this 15-minute trail through the rainforest and down some steep steps into the depths of the chasm, which provides a refreshing dip at the bottom.
As you drive into the natural wonderland of the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area, you’ll stumble upon the Togo Chasm Sea Track. This 30-45-minute sea track winds through protected forest emerging at a breathtaking pinnacle-dappled coastline. But that’s not all, as the trail continues down a ladder into the Togo Chasm itself, a sandy-bottom oasis filled with coconut palms.
Motu Sea Track
A bush track turns off the main road, which you can either drive or walk down to the start of the Motu Sea Track. Scramble through the rainforest on a narrow rocky track that soon takes you along exposed clifftops with a ladder down to a picture-perfect bay and reef. Chances are, you’ll have the whole place to yourselves.
Uluvehi Sea Track
Finally, find a quiet and romantic picnic spot at the Uluvehi Sea Track with breathtaking views of the Niue coastline and the Pacific Ocean. You can also check out limestone caves storing fishermen’s vaka (canoes).
Day 5 – Buddy Up for Scuba Diving or Check Out the Avaiki and Palaha Caves
Whatever your honeymoon budget allows, today you could be scuba diving among the gorgeous sea life of Niue or enjoying a free visit to incredible limestone caves.
An incredible experience to have together is scuba diving in Niue’s vividly clear waters. Experienced divers can buddy up on a dive through underwater chasms, caves and more, while newbies can experience reef dives with an array of marine life. You could even learn a new skill together getting your dive qualification with one of the two PADI operators available on the island. See The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue for more details.
Avaiki and Palaha Caves
For a free alternative activity today, how about discovering some stunning limestone caves? Just before low tide, head down the Avaiki Cave Sea Track in Makefu to discover a huge cathedral cave. You can snorkel in the pool at the bottom of the cave, which has an underwater tunnel and coral to look at. A little further north on the west coast road is also the Palaha Cave, offering more magnificent viewings of grand limestone caves at any tide.
Day 6 – Explore the Coast by SUP or Kayak
A relaxing way to explore some of Niue’s coastline is by stand-up paddleboard (SUP). What’s more, it’s great for your body too! Hire SUP boards, paddles and lifejackets from Buccaneer Adventures in Tamakautoga and head to Avatele Bay at low tide. You’ll be able to drift over coral seen through the clear water and explore the rocky nooks and crannies of the bay.
If you’re new to SUP, lessons are also available at low tide. Alternatively, Buccaneer Adventures also rents out inflatable kayaks, which are best used from the boat ramps in Avatele Bay, Alofi and Namukulu. To top it off, it’s an affordable activity to add to your honeymoon itinerary.
[Update: Buccaneer Adventures is no longer operating. Kayak hire is available with Kayak Niue instead].
Before you wrap up the day and retreat to your honeymoon accommodation, we recommend hiring a bike so you can enjoy tomorrow’s activity. See Where to Rent Bikes in Niue to find out where to hire a bike and which accommodations offer them for free.
Day 7 – Hit the Bike Trails Together
If you arrived in Niue on a Monday, then today is Sunday and a day of rest in Niue. That means that most tours, restaurants and services are closed for the day. Now is a good time to explore Niue’s bike trails together.
Niue has four official bike trails, some of which are easy to access from the west coast and Alofi, while there is one in the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area on the east side. All of the bike trails have at least portions of them delving into tropical rainforest and away from the “crowds” (Ok, so there are no crowds in Niue, but you can find yourselves for the whole day on the bush trails without seeing anyone). The bike trails are a stunning environment to experience with your loved one. Choose your trail using The Best Bike Trails in Niue.
Day 8 – Impress Each Other on a Fishing Charter or Swim at the Limu Pools
Swap the Monday mornings of the 9-to-5 grind for something different in Niue: joining the local fishermen out on the water! If watching your new husband or wife reeling in the big ones isn’t romantic enough, then at least watching the sun rising over the Pacific Ocean from your fishing boat is.
Niue presents a wide range of fishing charters, where passionate locals and expats show you their fishing grounds. They’ll also share techniques to pull up huge fish species, from wahoo to mahimahi! Some fishing charters will give you some of the fish to cook up at your accommodation, while others will take your catch to local restaurants for you to try later. Learn more about fishing charters in The Guide to Fishing in Niue.
As fishing charters aren’t the cheapest honeymoon activity, a good affordable alternative is checking out the Limu Pools on the west coast. What’s more, today will be a quieter day at this popular swimming hole, as Monday is a plane day! Find the sea track to the Limu Pools near the village of Namukulu where the main pools are best enjoyed at half-to-full incoming tide. There is also a short track to a side pool and a coastal arch that is better for snorkelling at low tide.
Day 9 – Do a Whale or Dolphin Swimming Tour or Check Out the Talava Arches and Matapa Chasm
After swimming with majestic humpback whales or acrobatic spinner dolphins in Niue, you’ll be talking about the experience together for years to come. Make this your activity of the day. Alternatively, explore more of the west coast’s incredible scenery and swimming holes for a free thing to do.
Swimming with Whales and Dolphins
Humpback whales frequent Niue’s waters between July and September, where operators offer a unique experience to join these gentle giants in their element. Watching whales underwater is a deep and humbling experience that will give you a greater appreciation for the ocean.
If you miss the season for swimming with whales, then an excellent alternative is swimming with spinner dolphins. Because these playful dolphins like to swim along with the boat, you’ll get to hold onto a handle on the side of the boat while in the water to see the dolphins swimming along with you.
More information on these incredible experiences can be found in The Guide to Swimming with Whales in Niue and The Guide to Swimming with Dolphins in Niue.
Matapa Chasm and Talava Arches
Today’s free alternative is visiting the Matapa Chasm and the Talava Arches. The sea tracks to both of these attractions are located next to each other in the village of Hikutavake.
Delve through the forest on a seven-minute sea track to the Matapa Chasm, a wide chasm harbouring a safe swimming hole at all tides. See crabs scuttling on the rocks and snorkel with colourful fish in the sheltered cove.
The Talava Arches is a slightly longer excursion, around 30-minutes one way, to some limestone caves and a view of a magnificent coastal arch. It’s best to visit at low tide to walk across the reef and under the arch. There is good snorkelling in the channel that splits the reef.
Day 10 – Church and Avatele Beach
If you arrived in Niue on a Friday, then Day 10 will be a Sunday and a day of sabbath for Niueans. An interesting and free cultural experience on the island is going to one of the Sunday church services. The spiritual experience with amazing harmonious singing is uplifting even for those who are not religious. Check out church recommendations in the 5 Best Churches in Niue to Experience as a Visitor.
After church, head to Avatele Beach where the Washaway Cafe is open on Sundays only! Enjoy swimming from the beach at low or mid-tide on an outgoing tide (watch out for currents near the channel and boat ramp) and enjoy a drink and some food at the Washaway Cafe, which is a serve-yourself honesty bar! Learn more about it in The 10 Best Restaurants in Niue.
Day 11 – Do a Nature Tour
Ever wondered how you would fare in the wild together? There is an excellent selection of nature tours to be found in Niue to show you how it is done.
Join Ope from Taue Uga Tours to learn about the importance of the coconut crab to the Niuean people on an exciting and informative rainforest tour. Jack from the Ebony Rainforest Tour will take you to his ancestral forest with limestone caves and rare ebony wood which he carves to make unique art and jewellery. You might want to do Misa’s Nature Tour with a Niuean who grew up living in the bush. Misa will show you how to make fire, what coconuts to eat, as well as introduce you to flying foxes and uga. Finally, Tony can take you on a 4WD tour of the local rainforest and plantations to show you how Niueans sustain themselves with tropical food.
Compare all of the above tours further in The Guided Tours in Niue.
Day 12 – Find Yourselves a Secluded Beach
Sure, Niue might not be known for being a beach destination, but it does have a small selection of beautiful coral beaches that are a stunning place to be with your loved one.
A small and almost always secluded beach is Tamakautoga Beach, a cove with a small pool you can swim in. Enjoy a reef walk there at low tide or simply take a picnic (towels and pillows could be a good idea to make the coarse coral sand a little more comfortable).
Tala Hahi Beach in Pofitu is nearby Tamakautoga and is a slightly larger beach. It’s one of the least-visited in Niue – more because not many visitors know it is there!
For more beaches to scout out together, see The Best Beaches in Niue.
Day 13 – Spend the Day in Alofi
If you arrived in Niue on a Monday, then today is Wednesday where there is a lot happening in Alofi! First, check out the Niue Market, which runs from 6am to around 12pm. It’s a good opportunity to mingle with the locals and buy unique gifts for each other to commemorate this honeymoon.
Next, take a stroll to Makini Hall where the Niue Council of Women have their weekly weaving group. Watch the ladies at work making all sorts of amazing handicrafts.
For the rest of your day in Alofi, you might want to check out some of the sea tracks you missed, such as the Utuko Reef or the Vaila Cave. You could get even on the mini golf course and have lunch at one of the delightful cafes. Learn something new at the Niue Museum or check out some of the amazing artwork at the Tahiono Art Gallery. We have more ideas for you in The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Alofi.
Day 14 – Catch-up Day
This is the beauty of a two-week honeymoon, you get the time to do spontaneous activities, try the experiences you might have missed, or simply enjoy doing nothing at all…
It’s a good idea to have at least one free day in your honeymoon itinerary to do one of the bikes trails or sea tracks you might have missed, as there is just so much to do in Niue! Additionally, if your whale swim, dolphin swim or fishing charter wasn’t successful, which can happen when you’re dealing with nature, then use this extra day to try again.
And if you want to try something different, there are plenty more things to enjoy on the island, so take a look at our 10 Things to Do in Niue for more inspiration.
Day 15 – Departure Day
Your honeymoon in Niue finally comes to an end, but with the unusual departure process for flights in Niue, you’ll still have time to do a little something before checking in for your flight.
Check-in your bags in the morning at Hanan Airport, go for a wander in Alofi or the beach you discovered the other day, then come back for your flight. We explain the whole process in the guide to Leaving Niue: The Niue Airport Departure Process.
If you still have your rental car, park it up by the “Rental Cars Only” signs at the airport and leave the keys in the car. Then it’s onto Auckland and the rest of your lives together.
More Niue Honeymoon Itineraries and Trip Ideas
That’s it for the Niue honeymoon itinerary: 14 days. Get more trip-planning inspiration from our itinerary compilations: The Best Niue Itineraries for 2 Weeks, The Best Niue Itineraries for 1 Week, The Best Niue Itineraries for 5 Days and The Best Niue Itineraries for a Weekend.