The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Alofi
The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Alofi

The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Alofi


Weddings, Honeymoons and Romantic Getaways to Alofi, Niue

Swap the glitz and glam and the hustle and bustle of other Pacific Islands with a honeymoon in the peaceful paradise of Niue. For couples looking for an effortless romantic getaway or honeymoon, staying in the island’s capital, Alofi, is a fantastic option. Not only can you stay in gorgous studios-for-two nestled in natural surroundings, but you’re just a short walk away from unique Niuean tours (think whale swimming and nature tours!), secluded beaches and sea tracks, cycle trails, delectable restaurants and more. Start planning your honeymoon or plan the logistics of a Niuean wedding with this wedding and honeymoon guide to Alofi.

Romantic Things to Do in Alofi

  • Buddy up on an amazing scuba diving trip
  • Find secluded beaches and swimming holes
  • Treat your loved one to a romantic dinner
  • Cycle the coast and bush trails
  • Share a life-changing experience swimming with whales and dolphins
  • Challenge each other to a game of mini-golf
  • See how you would fare in the wild on Misa’s Nature Tour

For more ideas and details on each experience, see the 7 Romantic Activities in Alofi for Couples.

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How to Get to Alofi

With only two flights a week to Alofi, getting to Niue’s capital is made simple. While getting around Alofi is easy enough on foot, hiring a car is strongly recommended to explore the rest of the island. Check out all of your transport options in the 7 Ways to Get to Alofi (& Ways to Get Around Alofi).

Flights to Alofi

Air New Zealand operates two flights a week between Auckland, New Zealand and Niue’s international airport, Hanan Airport. The flight takes approximately three hours. Hanan Airport is a five-minute drive from Alofi. Learn more about the formalities of arriving at Hanan Airport in Everything You Need to Know About Arriving in Niue.

Car Rental in Alofi

With breathtaking natural attractions and island tours scattered around Niue’s 64km (40 miles) circular road, renting a car is essential to make the most of your visit to Niue. Alofi’s rental car companies offer rental car drop-off at the airport to coincide with your arrival. Alternatively, there are plenty of car rental depots in town, should you want to rent a car later in your trip. Compare car rental companies in The Best Car Rentals in Niue.

Airport Transfers

If you don’t want to hire a car straight away or even at all during your stay, then an alternative way to get to Alofi is via an airport transfer. Many accommodations in Alofi offer transfers between their place and the airport.

Bicycle Rental

While you won’t find any romantic tandem bikes in Niue, cycling together on the 4×4 bush trails or along the west coast from Alofi is still a fun activity to share while getting around the sights of the immediate Alofi area. Find out where to hire bicycles in Alofi here.

For more transport tips, see the 7 Ways to Get to Alofi (& Ways to Get Around Alofi).

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Honeymoon Activities in Alofi

You’ll find the perfect balance of life-changing encounters with nature and independent activities that you can enjoy just the two of you in Alofi. Check out the 7 Romantic Activities in Alofi for Couples, while here are some of the highlights…

Whale and Dolphin Swimming

On top of world-class scuba-diving, you and your loved one can share a once-in-a-lifetime experience together swimming with some of the largest mammals on our planet. Just a short drive north of Alofi town, Magical Niue Sea Adventures offers whale swimming encounters between July and September where you’ll get the opportunity to see these gentle giants through vividly clear waters. We recommend booking a couple of tours to maximise your chances of a good whale swim. Alternatively and available all year round, hold onto the side of the boat as you are gently pulled along with acrobatic spinner dolphins in their element! Learn more about whale and dolphin swimming in The Guide to Swimming with Whales in Niue and The Guide to Swimming with Dolphins in Niue.

Find Yourself a Secluded Beach or Swimming Hole

Even in Niue’s capital, the beaches, sea caves and inlets are often secluded. Walk hand-in-hand down one of the short Alofi sea tracks to, for instance, Utuko Reef where you’ll find a golden coral sand beach where reef walking and floating with a snorkel at low tide is a fabulous experience. Alternatively, climb down the ladder to a swimming cave on the Amanau Sea Track, best visited at low tide.

Treat Your Loved One to Dinner

Alofi has a surprising array of eateries that delight the senses. Share fresh sushi or a New York-style pizza at the Kaiika Restaurant, sharing a naughty rum and raisin ice cream for dessert. Enjoy sundowners with stunning views from the Vaiolama Cafe, open Thursdays for Happy Hour drink. See more recommendations in our Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Alofi.

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Getting Married in Alofi

Most of Niue’s wedding venues that appeal to couples seeking an “island-style” wedding can be found outside of Alofi at venues such as the Scenic Matavai Resort. Take a look at The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide in Niue for more information on these venues.

Alternatively, if you are part of one of the Christian denominations represented in Niue, such as Catholic, Apostolic, Latter-Day Saints, Seventh Day Adventist or Ekalesia Niue, then religious ceremonies in one of the Alofi churches can be arranged. Learn more about the churches in Niue here.

Wedding Formalities in Alofi

One aspect of your Niue wedding that will certainly bring you to Alofi is getting a Niue Marriage License, which can be obtained from the Niue Justice Department. A Notice of Intended Marriages Form must be completed and signed within a minimum of three working days’ notice before you intend to marry. The form requires a formal letter from the bride and groom stating that they have never been married before, a certified copy of your birth certificates and passports, and divorce documents if applicable.

For more information on planning a wedding in Niue, check out How to Organise Your Wedding in Niue.

More About Weddings and Honeymoons in Alofi

That’s it for the wedding and honeymoon guide to Alofi. Get more trip-planning advice in The Complete Travel Guide to Alofi or The Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to Niue.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Niue Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Niue. She knows the island inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Niue’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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