7-Day Honeymoon Itinerary for Niue
Escape the crowds and treat yourselves to a honeymoon on 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 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 How to Spend 7 Days on a Honeymoon in Niue.
Note that some activities on this Niue honeymoon 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 flight schedule being limited to Mondays and Fridays, which we also take into account in this itinerary.
Before we jump into this 7-day honeymoon itinerary for Niue, be sure to bookmark The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Niue for even more trip-planning advice.
How to Get Around Niue in 7 Days
Due to the limited transport options in Niue, we recommend hiring a car to really make the most of this 14-day Niue honeymoon itinerary. Get advice on hiring a car in The Guide to Car Hire in Niue. Note, you will need a Niue Driver’s License to drive in Niue, available from the Police Station in Alofi.
Alternative transport in Niue includes airport transfers, bike hire and one taxi. Learn more about these in the 8 Ways to Get to Niue (& Get Around Niue).
Day 1 – Arrive in Niue and Begin Your Honeymoon
Welcome to Niue and the start of the rest of your lives together. Before you whisk yourselves away to your chosen 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. Then, pick up your rental car outside of the airport arrivals area and hit the road to your dreamy honeymoon abode. Here are some recommendations…
Honeymoon Accommodation in Niue
- Scenic Matavai Resort
- Lau’s Getaway
- Stone Villas
- Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villa
- Clifftop Fale
- Namukulu Cottages
- Petite Hatava
For more information on our most recommended, see the 10 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Accommodation in Niue.
Self-catering and Dining in Niue
Tonight, and for the next few nights of the week, treat your loved one to a romantic dinner at one of Niue’s delightful restaurants. There are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy quiet nights’ in thanks to the self-catering facilities of most accommodations on the island. In this case, pick up groceries from the Swanson Supermarket, just outside of the airport, on the way to your accommodation.
Day 2 – Do an East Coast Road Trip
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 7 Best Sea Tracks on the East Coast of Niue, here are just a few of the highlights…
Starting from the south of the island, make your way to the village of Hakupu where the sea track for the Anapala Chasm is located. After a 15-minute walk and a descent down some steep steps, you’ll find your own freshwater swimming pool at the bottom of a majestic chasm.
Your next chasm adventure comes at the Togo Chasm Sea Track. This 30-45-minute sea track winds through the protected forest of the Huvalu Forest Conservation Area, emerging at a breathtaking pinnacle-dappled coastline. But that’s not all, as the trail continues down a ladder into a sandy-bottomed chasm filled with coconut palms.
Motu Sea Track
A bush track turns off the main road, which you can either drive or walk for 1km to the start of the Motu Sea Track. It’s a scramble through the rainforest on a narrow rocky track that soon emerges on exposed clifftops with a ladder down to a picture-perfect bay.
Uluvehi Sea Track
Finally, find a romantic picnic spot at the Uluvehi Sea Track which boasts breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. You can also check out limestone caves storing fishermen’s vaka (canoes).
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 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, and the list goes on!
If you somehow have itchy feet, then take a look at the 10 Things to Do in Niue on a Sunday for more things to do.
Day 4 – Buddy Up for Scuba Diving or Explore the Avaiki and Palaha Caves
Today, choose what your honeymoon budget allows: either scuba among the array of sea life of Niue or visit some incredible limestone caves for absolutely free!
An incredible activity to experience together, scuba diving in Niue takes you into vividly clear waters to explore underwater chasms, caves and more. Newbies can enjoy a reef dive with an array of marine life or even learn a new skill together in an open water course, as two PADI-accredited dive courses are available on the island and are recognised worldwide. See The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue for more details.
Avaiki and Palaha Caves
A fun free alternative to scuba diving is exploring some of Niue’s caves above ground, with an opportunity to snorkel with tropical fish. Located near the village of Makefu on the west coast, the Avaiki Cave Sea Track is a huge cathedral cave with an excellent pool for snorkelling at low tide. A little further north is also the Palaha Cave, offering a larger limestone cave, accessible at any tide.
Day 5 – Get Competitive on a Fishing Charter or Swim at the Limu Pools
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 offers a wide range of fishing charters, where passionate locals and expats show you their favourite fishing grounds and techniques to pull up the biggest fish. Some fishing charters will even give you some of the fish to cook up at your accommodation or will take your catch to local restaurants for you to try at a discounted price later. Find out more about the 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.
Day 6 – Swim with Whales and Dolphins or Walk to the Talava Arches and Matapa Chasm
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
The whale season in Niue is between July and September, where operators offer a unique experience to join these gentle giants in their natural environment. If you miss the season for swimming with whales, then an excellent alternative is swimming with spinner dolphins, famous for their acrobatics! More information on these activities 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
Today’s free experience is visiting the Talava Arches and the Matapa Chasm and, 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.
Day 7 – Learn About the Land of Niue on a Nature Tour
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 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, 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.
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 in The Guided Tours in Niue.
Day 8 – Departure Day
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, playing a round of mini golf at the Vaiolama Cafe or indulging in one of the fantastic Alofi cafes. For more ideas on things to do, see 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 by the “Rental Cars Only” signs and leave the keys in the car. Then go through security into the departure lounge and catch your flight to the rest of your lives together…
More on Honeymoon Itineraries for Niue
That’s it for the Niue honeymoon itinerary: 7 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.