7-Day Honeymoon and Couples Getaway Itinerary for Niue
Escape the crowds and treat yourselves to a honeymoon or romantic getaway to the tranquil and romantic island of Niue. A week in Niue is a good amount of time to try an array of unforgettable experiences for couples, as well as take the time to relax. This Niue honeymoon and romance itinerary for 7 days will see you making the very most of your time away together. But if you’re looking for a more laidback itinerary, be sure to check out our alternative itinerary towards the end of this article.
Note that some activities on this Niue honeymoon and romance 7-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. Plus, you will need to spend an extra day in Niue due to the limited flight schedule, which we also take into account in this itinerary. See flight schedules in Which Airlines Fly to Niue?
Overview: Niue Honeymoon and Romance 1-Week (7-Day) Itinerary
- Day 1 – Arrival in Niue
- Day 2 – Do an East Coast Road Trip
- Day 3 – Have a Resort or Accommodation Day (Sunday Option)
- Day 4 – Buddy Up for Scuba Diving or Explore the Avaiki and Palaha Caves
- Day 5 – Get Competitive on a Fishing Charter or Swim at the Limu Pools
- Day 6 – Swim with Whales and Dolphins or Walk to the Talava Arches and Matapa Chasm
- Day 7 – Learn About the Land of Niue on a Nature Tour
- Departure Day
How to Get Around Niue in 7 Days
This Niue couples’ itinerary for seven days (one week) includes travel around a 261.5 km² (101 mi²) island. Here’s a quick rundown on how to get around Niue in one week.
To make the most of this seven-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 East Coast Road Trip
Travel time: 1 hour drive.
If you haven’t hired a car already, now is the time to do so, as well as pick up a Niue Driver’s License from the Police Station. Today you will explore Niue’s beautifully rugged east coast. While the landscapes are wild, it’s actually the quieter side of Niue where it’s easy to feel like you’re alone in the world together.
What you have to look forward to on this side of the island are hidden gems, dramatic chasms and picturesque bays along the sea tracks. While you can check out all of the sea tracks 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.
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)
If you arrived in Niue on a Friday, today will be a Sunday and a day when many businesses are closed. With this in mind, today is the perfect day to relax together and enjoy the facilities of your accommodation.
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.
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 – Buddy Up for Scuba Diving or Explore 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.
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 – Get Competitive on a Fishing Charter or Swim at the Limu Pools
Travel time: 5-30 minutes drive.
Niue is home to some of the South Pacific’s most spectacular sports fishing, where there’s the opportunity to catch wahoo, mahimahi, giant trevally, yellowfin tuna and more! If you’re a competitive couple, see who can get the biggest catch on an early morning fishing charter. If the competition isn’t what drives you, then watching the sunrise together while casting a line just might…
Alternatively, a free activity to experience together is swimming in the gorgeous Limu Pools.
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 thing to do, a good affordable alternative is swimming and snorkelling at the Limu Pools on the west coast. The sea track to the Limu Pools is near the village of Namukulu where the main pools are best enjoyed at half-to-full incoming tide.
You’ll have likely worked up an appetite from scuba diving or caving, 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 6 – 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.
Indian cuisine for lunch? Why not? Vanilla Cafe (Alofi Commercial Centre) is open all day serving curries and rotis, as well as coffee made with vanilla-infused coffee beans.
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 7 – 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 a grab-and-go brunch, stop by the hole-in-the-wall eatery of Little Rock (Alofi) for their irresistible hot rolls, wraps and fish and chips.
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.
Travel time: 5-10 minutes drive.
Your time in paradise is almost over, but thanks to the unusual departure process for flights in Niue where it’s recommended to check in your bags in the morning well before departure, you’ll still have time to do a little something before taking your flight. The process is explained in the guide to Leaving Niue: The Niue Airport Departure Process.
Spend a couple of hours finding secluded snorkelling spots and beaches along the Alofi sea tracks or indulging in one of the fantastic Alofi cafes. For more ideas on things to do, see 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 in the car park and leave the keys in the ignition. Then go through security into the departure lounge and catch your flight to the rest of your lives together…
Alternative Itinerary: Niue Relaxing Honeymoon and Romance 1-Week (7-Day) Itinerary
Below is a quick overview of a relaxing honeymoon and romance itinerary for Niue. During this itinerary, you will be staying in the same accommodation – after all, there’s no need to travel from destination to destination on this small island. Also, note that there is an eighth 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 – Join a scuba diving trip or swim with whales
- Day 5 – Swim at the Limu Pools and trek to the Matapa Chasm and Talava Arches
- Day 6 – Join a culture/nature tour
- Day 7 – Explore the east coast sights, like Togo Chasm and Anapala Chasm
- Departure Day – Get prepared for departure on an iconic Niue plane day.
Alternative Niue One-Week Itineraries
Is this seven-day honeymoon and romance itinerary for Niue not quite speaking to you? How about checking out our alternative itineraries for seven days/one week:
- Niue Luxury Itinerary: 7 Days
- Niue Child-Free Itinerary: 7 Days
- Niue Budget & Backpacking Itinerary: 7 Days
- Niue Food Itinerary: 7 Days
- Niue Family Itinerary: 7 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.