4-Day Honeymoon and Couples’ Itinerary for Niue
Escape the crowds and treat yourselves to a short but sweet honeymoon or romantic getaway to Niue. The shortest amount of time you can spend in Niue due to flights only being available twice a week, we strongly recommend spending more time in Niue to really experience the “Rock of the Pacific” to its fullest! But if four days are really all you have, this Niue honeymoon and romance itinerary for four days will see you making the very most of your trip despite such limited time. For a more laidback itinerary, however, check out our alternative couples’ four-day itinerary towards the end of this article.
Before we jump into this 3-day honeymoon itinerary for Niue, be sure to bookmark The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Niue for even more trip-planning advice.
Note that some activities on this Niue honeymoon and romance four-day itinerary are only available on certain days of the week. This itinerary is based on if you arrive in Niue on a Tuesday (local time), but move days around accordingly if you arrive on another day of the week. See flight schedules in Which Airlines Fly to Niue?
Overview: Niue Honeymoon and Romance 4-Day Itinerary
- Day 1 – Arrival in Niue
- Day 2 – Swim with Whales and Dolphins or Walk to the Talava Arches and Matapa Chasm
- Day 3 – Learn About the Land of Niue on a Nature Tour
- Day 4 – Departure Day.
How to Get Around Niue in 4 Days
This Niue couples’ itinerary for four days includes travel around a 261.5 km² (101 mi²) island. Here’s a quick rundown on how to get around Niue in four days.
To make the most of this four-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.
Welcome to Niue and the start of your short-but-sweet honeymoon/romantic escape! Before your 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 – Swim with Whales and Dolphins or Walk to the Talava Arches and Matapa Chasm
Travel time: 10-20 minutes drive.
After swimming with humpback whales or spinner dolphins in Niue, you’ll be reminiscing about the experience together for years to come. Make this your activity of the day or explore more of the west coast’s incredible scenery 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 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.
Talava Arches and Matapa Chasm
Today’s free experience is visiting the Talava Arches and the Matapa Chasm, of which the sea tracks to both are located next to each other in the village of Hikutavake.
The Talava Arches is a 30-minute one-way walk 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.
Next, walk through the forest on a seven-minute sea track to the Matapa Chasm, a wide chasm harbouring a safe swimming hole at all tides.
Start your day off with aromatic coffee and an indulgent locally-sourced brunch at Fana Cafe (Swanson Complex).
For dinner, try some authentic Niuean dishes, from sweet takihi to lupe (pigeon) risotto at the Manuiz 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 3 – Learn About the Land of Niue on a Nature Tour
Travel time: 10-50 minutes drive.
Ever wondered how you would fare marooned on a remote island together? Well, the nature tours of Niue will certainly give you a few useful tips. Local guides will show you how their people have survived on this remote tropical island for centuries. For instance, 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 uga hunting tour. Alternatively, 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 rainforest and plantations to show you how Niueans sustain themselves with tropical food.
Compare all of the above tours and more in The 6 Guided Tours in Niue.
For lunch, stop by the rustic cliff-top eatery of the Crazy Uga Cafe (Alofi) or get a grab-and-go brunch from the hole-in-the-wall eatery of Little Rock (Alofi).
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 4 – Departure Day
Travel time: 5-10 minutes drive.
This is the point when you realise that just four days in Niue wasn’t nearly enough time to make the most of your romantic getaway! But thanks to the unusual departure process for flights in Niue where it’s recommended to check in your bags in the morning much before your flight, you’ll still have time to do a little something before departure. The airport process is explained in the guide to Leaving Niue: The Niue Airport Departure Process.
Spend a couple of hours before your flight finding secluded snorkelling spots and beaches along the Alofi sea tracks or indulging in one of the fantastic Alofi cafes. We also list more ideas in the 20 Best Things to Do in Alofi.
Once you’re done, head back to Hanan Airport where you’ll need to park your rental car (if you have one) in the car park and leave the keys in the ignition. Then it’s onto the rest of your lives together…
Alternative Itinerary: Niue Relaxing Honeymoon and Romance 4-Day Itinerary
Below is a quick overview of a more relaxed honeymoon and romance itinerary for Niue. During this itinerary, you will be staying in the same accommodation.
- 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
- Day 4 – Check-in your bags for your flight then relax at Hio Beach and the Hio Cafe before departing Niue.
Alternative Niue 4-Day Itineraries
Is this four-day honeymoon and romance itinerary for Niue not quite speaking to you? How about checking out our alternative itineraries for four days:
- Niue Luxury Itinerary: 4 Days
- Niue Child-Free Itinerary: 4 Days
- Niue Budget & Backpacking Itinerary: 4 Days
- Niue Food Itinerary: 4 Days
- Niue Family Itinerary: 4 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.