3-Day Honeymoon Itinerary for Niue
Escape the crowds and treat yourselves to a short but sweet honeymoon in Niue. Admittedly, you will have to spend 4 days in Niue due to flights only being available on Mondays and Fridays*. Even so, we strongly recommend spending more time on your honeymoon in Niue to really experience the “Rock of the Pacific” to its fullest.
But if 3/4 days is really all you have, this Niue honeymoon itinerary for 3 days will see you making the very most of your trip despite such limited time. For a more laidback itinerary, however, see How to Spend 3 Days on a Honeymoon in Niue.
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 due to Niue’s reduced flight schedule, this itinerary may no longer be compatible with current flights – check the flight schedule in Which Airlines Fly to Niue?
How to Get Around Niue in 3 Days
Due to the limited transport options in Niue, it’s recommended that you rent a car for your 3-day Niue honeymoon. Check out our advice on hiring a car in The Guide to Car Hire in Niue.
Alternative transport in Niue includes airport transfers, bike hire and one taxi, which you are able to make use of in just three days in Niue. Read more about these in the 8 Ways to Get to Niue (& Get Around Niue).
Day 1 – Land in Niue and Begin Your Honeymoon
Welcome to Niue and the start of your brief honeymoon in paradise. Before you whisk yourselves away to your romantic accommodation, you’ll need to go through the Hanan Airport arrival process – see Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in Niue for all the details.
Outside of the airport, you’ll pick up your rental car or catch your airport transfer to your dreamy honeymoon abode.
Honeymoon Accommodation in Niue
Choose accommodation in Niue where you can make the most of your time in paradise together. It could be 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, or relaxing in one of the following romantic accommodations:
- Scenic Matavai Resort
- Lau’s Getaway
- Stone Villas
- Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villa
- Clifftop Fale
- Namukulu Cottages
- Petite Hatava
See the 10 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Accommodation in Niue for more information on each property.
Self-catering and Dining in Niue
Tonight, and for the next two nights, treat your loved one to a romantic dinner at one of Niue’s amazing restaurants. There’s also the opportunity to enjoy nights’ in, just the two of you, thanks to the self-catering facilities available in most of the island’s accommodations. In the latter case, pick up groceries from the Swanson Supermarket, just outside of the airport, on the way to your accommodation.
Day 2 – Swim with Whales and Dolphins or Snorkel at the Talava Arches and Matapa Chasm
You’ll reminisce about that time you swam with humpback whales or spinner dolphins in Niue for a long time after you’ve had this life-changing experience. Make this wildlife encounter your activity of the day or explore more of the west coast’s incredible scenery for an alternative free thing to do. You could even do both if you’re feeling active!
Swimming with Whales and Dolphins
Humpback whales are found in Niue’s waters between July and September, where operators offer a unique experience to join these majestic creatures in their natural environment. If you miss the season for swimming with whales, there’s also the chance to swim with spinner dolphins, famous for their acrobatics! More information on these unforgettable experiences can be found in The Guide to Swimming with Whales in Niue and The Guide to Swimming with Dolphins in Niue.
Talava Arches and Matapa Chasm
If you don’t have the budget or the interest in whale swimming or you simply want to explore more of Niue this afternoon, then we recommend checking out the Talava Arches and the Matapa Chasm. 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. Visit at low tide to walk across the reef and under the arch. There is good snorkelling in the channel that splits the reef. Return the same way.
Next, the Matapa Chasm Sea Track is a seven-minute sea walk to a wide chasm harbouring a safe swimming hole, ideal for snorkelling at all tides.
Day 3 – Learn About the Land of Niue on a Nature Tour
Now that you’ve got your water fix, it’s time to discover more about the land of Niue. The nature tours of Niue are a fantastic way to go about this, where locals will show you how their people have survived on this remote tropical island for centuries.
Join Ope 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. Or 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 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 in The Guided Tours in Niue.
This is the point when you realise that just three/four days in Niue wasn’t nearly enough time to make the most of your honeymoon! 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, playing a round of mini golf at the Vaiolama Cafe or indulging in one of the fantastic Alofi cafes. We also list more ideas in the 7 Romantic Activities in Alofi for Couples.
Once you’re done, head back to Hanan Airport where you’ll need to park up your rental car (if you have one) by the “Rental Cars Only” signs and leave the keys in the car. Then it’s onto the rest of your lives together…
More on Niue Honeymoon Itineraries and Trip Ideas
That’s it for the Niue honeymoon itinerary: 3 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.