5-Day Honeymoon and Couples Getaway Itinerary for Niue
Although Niue makes an ideal destination for couples who don’t follow the crowd yet seek an utterly romantic retreat in the South Pacific, just five days doesn’t allow you to experience the island to its fullest. While Niue is a small island, don’t underestimate the number of things to do here. Nevertheless, if five days is all you have then this Niue honeymoon and romance itinerary for five days will certainly see you making the very most of your time.
For a more relaxing honeymoon with fewer activities, check out our alternative romance itinerary toward the end of this article.
Note that some activities on this Niue honeymoon and romance five-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 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 5-Day Itinerary
- Day 1 – Arrival in Niue
- Day 2 – Buddy Up for a Scuba Diving Excursion or Visit the Avaiki and Palaha Caves
- Day 3 – Explore the Sea Tracks of the East Coast
- Day 4 – Do a Nature Tour
- Day 5 – Departure Day.
How to Get Around Niue in 5 Days
This Niue couples’ itinerary for five days includes travel around a 261.5 km² (101 mi²) island. Here’s a quick rundown on how to get around Niue in five days.
To make the most of this five-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.
Fakaalofa lahi atu and welcome to Niue! 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 – Buddy Up for a Scuba Diving Excursion or Visit 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.
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 – 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.
If you arrived on Friday, today is Sunday and 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.
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 4 – Do 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.
Start your day off with aromatic coffee and an indulgent locally-sourced brunch at Fana Cafe (Swanson Complex). For dinner, pick up some fish and chips either from Cafe Tavana (Alofi Commercial Centre) for lunch or the Crow’s Nest (Alofi Commercial Centre) for dinner – ideal for sharing!
Day 5 – Departure Day
Travel time: 5-10 minutes drive.
This is when you realise that only five days for your honeymoon or romantic getaway to Niue was nowhere near enough time! Nevertheless, after you have dropped your bags off at the airport, due to Hanan Airport’s unusual departure procedure, you’ll still have time to do one last short activity before you leave. It could be checking out some of the sea tracks in Alofi, browsing the Niue Museum or something else listed in the 20 Best Things to Do in Alofi… About that airport procedure, we explain the entire 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 your flight to Auckland and the rest of your lives together…
Alternative Itinerary: Niue Relaxing Honeymoon and Romance 5-Day Itinerary
Below is a quick overview of a relaxed five-day honeymoon itinerary for Niue. During this itinerary, you will be staying in the same accommodation.
Alternative Niue 5-Day Itineraries
Is this five-day honeymoon and romance itinerary for Niue not quite speaking to you? How about checking out our alternative itineraries for five days:
- Niue Luxury Itinerary: 5 Days
- Niue Child-Free Itinerary: 5 Days
- Niue Budget & Backpacking Itinerary: 5 Days
- Niue Food Itinerary: 5 Days
- Niue Family Itinerary: 5 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.