5-Day Luxury Itinerary for Niue
Five days in Niue is just enough time to do some of Niue’s must-dos, have some R&R time, but unfortunately not to see all of the stunning coastal highlights. Nevertheless, if five days is all you have, then this Niue luxury itinerary for 5 days will certainly show you how to make the most of it.
While this itinerary is for the luxury traveller who wants to see and do as much as possible, see a more relaxing itinerary in How to Spend 5 Days on a Luxury Niue Vacation.
Before we get into our 5-day luxury itinerary for Niue, be sure to bookmark The Luxury Travel Guide to Niue for 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 5 Days
While most visitors to Niue prefer to hire a car the ultimate freedom and ease, as public transport is limited, this 5-day luxury itinerary for Niue doesn’t require you to have a car, as tour operators and accommodations offer their own transport. Plus, one taxi is also available on the island. But if you want to be able to get where you want when you want, you might want to read up on The Guide to Car Hire in Niue for advice.
To explore more of your transport options, see the 8 Ways to Get to Niue (& Get Around Niue).
Day 1 – Arrive in Niue and Check-in at Your Resort or Villa
Fakaalofa lahi atu and welcome to paradise!
Before you find yourself sipping on cocktails, you’ll need to go through the airport customs and biosecurity process at Hanan International Airport, as explained in Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in Niue. Then, your car rental or accommodation transfer will be waiting outside of the airport for you, so you can check-in at your chosen accommodation. Here are a few suggestions if you haven’t booked your stay yet…
Luxury Accommodation in Niue
- Lau’s Getaway
- Namukulu Cottages
- Scenic Matavai Resort
- Scenic Matavai Apartments & Villa
- Stone Villas
- Lalopine Rockhouse
- Taloa Heights
- The Restoration Reef
See the 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Niue, for more details on each.
Dining in Niue
Tonight, and every night for that matter, treat yourself to the delectable dining of Niue’s restaurants. From sushi prepared by a Tokyo chef at Kaiika to beautifully presented plates at the Matavai Resort, your tastebuds will travel the world. See The 10 Best Restaurants in Niue for more recommendations.
Day 2 – Take an Orientation Tour and Spend the Day in Alofi
Get a cultural, historical and locals insight into Niue’s top attractions and hidden gems on an orientation tour. It’s a fantastic way to kickstart your holiday, joining either Explore Niue or Niue Orientation Tours for a guided tour of the west coast. Not only will you get to visit some of the coastal highlights but you’ll also get tips for making the most of your getaway in Niue. Compare the tours further in The Guided Tours in Niue.
Once you’ve become an expert of Niue, we recommend spending the rest of the day getting to know the capital, Alofi. Pick up your Niue Driver’s License if you’re renting a car, get more inspiration for your stay at the Visitor Information Centre, and, of course, dine somewhere fabulous for lunch – see the 6 Best Cafes in Niue for suggestions.
But if you need more ideas of what to see and do in Alofi, see The Luxury Guide to Alofi.
Day 3 – Go on a Scuba Diving Excursion and Relax with an Island Massage
You can hardly be surrounded by some of the world’s clearest waters and not go scuba diving! Niue has two PADI-accredited dive operators who will gear you up and take you out to some awe-inspiring dive sites.
Scuba Diving in Niue
As Niue is made up of porous limestone with no lakes or rivers, rainwater filters through the island carving out amazing underwater caves, chasms and cathedrals. This also allows the visibility to reach as far as 80m, with 50m being the usual. That makes for all the more vivid encounters with sea snakes, barracuda, turtles, painted crayfish, and countless arrays of tropical fish.
Swimming with humpback whales is also available with Niue’s dive operators between July and September. See The Guide to Scuba Diving in Niue to help plan your dive in paradise.
Spa Treatments in Niue
After putting your body through its paces with scuba diving, be sure to treat it to a soothing massage after your dive. Maulu Spa offers relaxing massages with coconut oil (or something else if you prefer) either at their clifftop massage bungalow or in the privacy of your accommodation. Yoga sessions are also available to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. Alternatively, Tui Na Health Clinic offers relaxing evening massages.
Day 4 – Wake up to an Exciting Fishing Charter
While the rest of Niue sleeps, join in on the early morning fishing action! Reel in the big ones, such as marlin, mahimahi, wahoo, sailfish, giant trevally and much more, as the sun rises across the Pacific Ocean.
Niue has a wide range of passionate and experienced fishing guides running reliable charters. Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced angler, they’ll show you the ropes with the latest in fishing gear and the ideal bait for landing some of the Pacific’s most highly-sought game fish. Start planning your morning getaway with The Guide to Fishing in Niue.
As for the rest of the day, it can be spent indulging in the perks of your accommodation, whether it’s sipping cocktails by the pool at the Scenic Matavai Resort or drinking your complimentary bottle of wine from your balcony bathtub at Lau’s Getaway… Ahh…
Day 5 – Departure Day
This is when you realise that five days in Niue wasn’t nearly enough time to spend on this island paradise. Nevertheless, you’ll still have time to enjoy a coffee or a fresh-fruit smoothie at one of Alofi’s cafes before checking in for your flight.
We recommend checking in your baggage in the morning, then coming back to the airport later when departure check-in opens. All is explained in Leaving Niue: The Niue Airport Departure Process, so you know what to expect.
If you have a rental car, return it at the airport by parking it up by the “Rental Cars Only” signs and leaving the keys in the car.
Then, relax in the departure lounge with one last drink in Niue at the Runway Bar, before taking your flight to Auckland.
More on Niue Luxury Itineraries and Trip Ideas
That’s it for the Niue luxury itinerary: 5 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.