14-Day Honeymoon and Couples Getaway 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 and romantic itinerary for 14 days will certainly see you making the very most of your time away together. For a more laidback alternative itinerary, however, scroll to the bottom of this article.
Note that some activities on this Niue honeymoon and romance 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. See flight schedules in Which Airlines Fly to Niue?
Overview: Niue Honeymoon and Romance 2-Week (14-Day) Itinerary
- Day 1 – Arrival in Niue
- Day 2 – Do an Orientation Tour and Explore Alofi
- Day 3 – Have a Resort or Accommodation Day (Sunday Option)
- Day 4 – Explore the Sea Tracks of the East Coast
- Day 5 – Buddy Up for Scuba Diving or Check Out the Avaiki and Palaha Caves
- Day 6 – Explore the Sea Tracks of the West Coast
- Day 7 – Hit the Bike Trails Together
- Day 8 – Impress Each Other on a Fishing Charter
- Day 9 – Do a Whale Watching or Snorkelling Tour
- Day 10 – Listen to Glorious Singing at Church and Experience Avatele Beach
- Day 11 – Do a Nature Tour
- Day 12 – Find Yourselves a Secluded Beach
- Day 13 – Spend the Day in Alofi
- Day 14 – Catch-Up Day
- Departure Day
How to Get Around Niue in 14 Days
This Niue couples’ itinerary for 14 days (two weeks) includes travel around a 261.5 km² (101 mi²) island. Here’s a quick rundown on how to get around Niue in two weeks.
To make the most of this 14-day honeymoon and romance 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 What You Need to Hire a Car in Niue. Note, you will need a Niue Driver’s License to drive in Niue, which you can get from the Police Station near the airport.
For couples with stamina and who are looking for a fun way to get around the flat and quiet roads of Niue, both bicycle and electric bike hire are available in Niue. Find out more about this transport method in The Guide to Cycling & Mountain Biking in Niue.
For alternative transport in Niue, including airport transfers and motorcycle rental, see the 11 Ways to Get to (& Around) Niue. Plus, compare the most popular methods in Should You Rent a Car or a Bicycle in Niue?
Day 1 – Arrival in Niue
Travel time: 5-10 minutes drive.
You’ve landed in paradise – not a bad place to start the rest of your lives together. Before your honeymoon/romantic getaway 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.
Note that you may want to make a stop at the Police Station to pick up a Niue Driver’s License and the Swanson Supermarket to pick up any supplies you may need, both of which are close to the airport, before leaving the area.
Couples Accommodations in Niue
- Lau’s Getaway
- Scenic Matavai Resort
- Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villa
- Namukulu Cottages
- Stone Villas
- NIC’s Bungalows
- Petite Hatava
- Tuaga Lodge
- Nanas Ocean View Chalet
- Anaiki Motel
- Taloa Heights
- Taoke Fales
- The Restoration Reef
For more information on our top picks, see the 10 Most Romantic Honeymoon Accommodations 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 accommodation. Pick up groceries from the Swanson Supermarket just outside of the airport or from the convenience stores in Alofi. See The Guide to Supermarkets & Food Shopping in Niue to learn more.
If you’re looking for dinner recommendations, head to Kaiika for their fresh sushi made by a Tokyo chef! Book ahead.
Day 2 – Do an Orientation Tour and Explore Alofi
Travel time: 5-15 minutes drive.
Get all of the essential tips you need for exploring the island in the most effortless way possible with an orientation tour. Explore Niue offers guidance on the snorkelling hotspots on the west coast, visits a few on the way, as well as shares cultural, historical and geological insights into the island that other visitors would never even be aware of without taking the tour. Learn more about the tour in The 6 Best 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 booking any tours you might have left to book or picking up a rental bike at the Tourist Information Centre. Then spend the rest of the day finding secluded snorkelling spots and beaches along the Alofi sea tracks, such as the fantastic Utuko Reef, and indulging in one of the fantastic Alofi restaurants. For more inspiration on things to do, see the 20 Best Things to Do in Alofi.
For lunch, make things simple with well-presented plates from the Dolphin Restaurant (Scenic Matavai Resort) or stop by the rustic cliff-top eatery of the Crazy Uga Cafe (Alofi). For dinner, head into town and enjoy some of the best pizzas on the island at the cosy Katuali Coffee House (Alofi).
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 in the pool of the Namukulu Cottages… The list goes on!
Sunday is the only day of the week that the honesty bar and kitchen of the Washaway Cafe (Avatele) is open, so head on down and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere for lunch and/or dinner.
The Dolphin Restaurant (Scenic Matavai Resort) usually has something special happening on a Sunday, such as a smoked barbecue night. Check out the entertainment schedule on arrival.
Day 4 – Explore the Sea Tracks of the East Coast
Travel time: 1 hour drive.
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 8 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).
For a full-day itinerary, also take a look at A Self-Guided Day Trip in Niue: East Coast Itinerary.
Start your day off with aromatic coffee and an indulgent locally-sourced brunch at Fana Cafe (Swanson Complex). For dinner, give the Dolphin Restaurant (Scenic Matavai Resort) a try, with its a la carte menu accompanied by the soothing tunes of an island band.
Day 5 – Buddy Up for Scuba Diving or Check Out the Avaiki and Palaha Caves
Travel time: 10-20 minutes drive.
Whatever your 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 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. Learn more about these attractions in the 10 Best Caves in Niue.
You’ll have likely worked up an appetite from scuba diving or caving, so pick on some fish and chips either from Cafe Tavana (Alofi Commercial Centre) for lunch or the Crow’s Nest (Alofi Commercial Centre) for dinner – deal for sharing!
Day 6 – Explore the Sea Tracks of the West Coast
Travel time: 10-30 minutes drive.
Explore more glorious swimming holes and dramatic limestone formations today as you explore the west coast of Niue! Remember to time your swim with the correct tide, as explained in Tide Times in Niue: Essential for Your Trip!
One of the island’s most breathtaking swimming spots, 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.
Matapa Chasm and Talava Arches
The sea tracks to both Matapa Chasm and the Talava Arches 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.
Before you wrap up the day and retreat to your romantic 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.
Try some authentic Niuean dishes, from sweet takihi to lupe (pigeon) risotto at the Manuiz (Alofi) island buffet. The bar serves well-priced drinks and your meal is enjoyed to the tunes of a local string band. Bookings are essential.
Day 7 – Hit the Bike Trails Together
Travel time: See cycling times in The Cycling Times & Distances in Niue.
Niue has five 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 rainforests 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 5 Best Bike Trails in Niue.
If you arrived on a Friday, today is Thursday and happy hour at the Vaiolama Cafe (Alofi South) starts at 5 pm with DJ entertainment and irresistible grill-style cuisine. After you’ve wrapped up your meal, head across the road to Avi’s Ark (behind Kaiika) to try the island’s homebrewed craft beer, as well as get onto the karaoke if that’s what you’re into.
Timings change all the time in Niue, so be sure to pick up an entertainment schedule from the Visitor Information Centre when you arrive, as explained in our guide, Opening Hours in Niue: Odd Hours, Tide Times & Things to Know.
Day 8 – Impress Each Other on a Fishing Charter
Travel time: 5-15 minutes drive.
At least the craft beers of Niue are known to not give too much of a hangover, because this morning, you’re heading out early on a Niue fishing charter! 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 will be.
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.
You may want to go to the restaurant recommended by your skipper should that be associated with where your catch is going to be cooked up. Otherwise, happy hour at the Hio Cafe & Bar (Tuapa) starts at 5 pm (but things change all the time in Niue, so see Opening Hours in Niue: Odd Hours, Tide Times & Things to Know for advice), so head down and enjoy some sundowners, as well as Niuean tasting platters, wood-fired pizzas and more at this highly recommended eatery. Book ahead.
Day 9 – Do a Whale Watching or Snorkelling Tour
Travel time: 10-20 minutes drive.
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.
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 snorkelling tours with the chance to swim 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.
Don’t miss lunch at the Crazy Uga Cafe (Alofi) during your trip. The clifftop restaurant overlooking the gorgeous Utuko Reef offers a rustic setting for paninis, fish and chips, salads and more. For dinner, you may be tempted to try some of the Indian cuisine at the Vanilla Cafe (Alofi Commercial Centre).
Day 10 – Listen to Glorious Singing at Church and Experience Avatele Beach
Travel time: 5-15 minutes drive.
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 activity 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 10 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 20 Best Restaurants in Niue.
As mentioned, the Washaway Cafe (Avatele) is always a reliable option on a Sunday. Alternatively, head to town to check out the hugely popular Fusion Flava (Alofi) food truck which has something new and interesting to try each week. Get there early (around 12 pm) before they sell out.
Day 11 – Do a Nature Tour
Travel time: 10-50 minutes drive.
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 the Mokalei family 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. Finally, Tony from A5 Plantation Tours can take you on a 4WD tour of the local plantations to show you how Niueans sustain themselves with tropical food.
Compare all of the above tours further in The 6 Best Guided Tours in Niue.
At some point during your honeymoon/romantic escape, call in at All Relativf (Swanson Complex) for its legendary cocktails! After your one cocktail each (because one is definitely all you’ll need), sober up with a hearty meal from the blackboard menu at Jenna’s Restaurant (Alofi).
Day 12 – Find Yourselves a Secluded Beach
Travel time: 5-15 minutes drive.
Sure, Niue might not be known for being a beach destination, but it does have a small selection of beautiful coral beaches that are stunning places 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).
Pofitu Beach 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 5 Best Beaches in Niue.
For a hearty breakfast or brunch to keep you going, pick up a hot roll from Little Rock (Alofi) before they sell out. For dinner, try out the sourdough pizzas at Kaiika (Alofi) or, ya know, some more sushi!
Day 13 – Spend the Day in Alofi
Travel time: 5-15 minutes drive.
If you arrived in Niue on Friday, then today is Wednesday when there is a lot happening in Alofi! First, check out the Niue Market, which runs from 8 am to around 12 pm. It’s a good opportunity to mingle with the locals and buy unique gifts for each other to commemorate your trip.
Next, take a stroll to Makini Hall or Aliutu Hall where the Niue Council of Women have their weekly weaving group. Watch the ladies at work making all sorts of amazing handicrafts; you can also join in and make your own souvenir – see 10 Best Cultural Activities in Niue for more information.
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. 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 20 Best Things to Do in Alofi.
Book yourselves in for the buffet at Manuiz (Alofi) if you missed out last week. Otherwise, Crazy Uga Cafe (Alofi) usually has a themed dinner event every Wednesday evening that might just suit. Alternatively, Wok on the Rock (Alofi) is open for Asian Western fusion cuisine for lunch and dinner.
Day 14 – Catch-Up Day
This is the beauty of a two-week getaway, 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 bike 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, or cancelled due to bad weather, 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 101 Things to Do in Niue and 10 Most Romantic Things to Do in Niue for more inspiration.
By now, you surely have your favourite!
Travel time: 5-10 minutes drive.
Your honeymoon/romantic getaway 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, and 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 at the airport and leave the keys in the ignition. Then it’s onto Auckland and the rest of your lives together!
Alternative Itinerary: Niue Relaxing Honeymoon and Romance 2-Week (14-Day) Itinerary
Below is a quick overview of a relaxed honeymoon and romance 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.
Alternative Niue Two-Week Itineraries
Is this 14-day honeymoon and romance itinerary for Niue not quite speaking to you? How about checking out our alternative itineraries for 14 days/two weeks:
- Niue Luxury Itinerary: 14 Days
- Niue Child-Free Itinerary: 14 Days
- Niue Budget & Backpacking Itinerary: 14 Days
- Niue Food Itinerary: 14 Days
- Niue Family Itinerary: 14 Days
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed from this Niue honeymoon and romance itinerary, you’re likely to find it in The Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to Niue.