Whether it’s golden beaches, a romantic city break or ultimate relaxation you’re after, we round up the best babymoon destinations for you.
You may have noticed, despite Spring supposedly being on the horizon, we’re in the throes of a bleak midwinter here in the UK. The recent subzero temperatures and torrential downpours have us dreaming of escaping to distant realms in search of some winter sun. So what better time to seek out the best babymoon destinations, both near and far.
What is a Babymoon?
Although the term suggests you’ll have a baby in tow, a babymoon is actually the last trip away you take before you give birth. Most often it’s a final, relaxing jaunt away with your partner before the baby’s arrival. However, you could jet off on a babymoon with friends, family or even escape on a solo retreat.
When is the Best Time to go on a Babymoon?
There’s a lot of discussion about the best time to head off on your babymoon. Speaking broadly, the best time to travel is during your second trimester. Once any morning sickness has subsided, and before the final few weeks of your pregnancy when doctors advise against traveling.
However, if you’re sticking local or at least in the same country, you have more flexibility over the dates of your babymoon.
Luxury Babymoon Ideas
If you imagine an island paradise, Lux Le Morne ticks every box. Set on a white beach surrounding a turquoise lagoon, together you can enjoy snorkeling, hiking and yoga, or if you’re really just looking to chill, lounge in the spa, by one of the resort’s five pools or grab a beanbag for a sunset movie screening on the beach. And with restaurants boasting everything from Creole to Thai cuisine, there’s no need to set foot outside the resort. The icing on the cake, however, has to be the local dolphins, which swim into the lagoon to play and feed – now that’s an experience you can’t put a price on.
Nestled in the glorious Emerald Bay on the beautiful island of Great Exuma, Grand Isle Resort & Spa sits on a mile-long stretch pristine beach. With a vast menu of spa treatments and luxury facilities to unwind after a hard days work swanning between the beach and the private pool, you’ll reach ultimate relaxation levels during your stay. With spacious two-bedroom villas available, it’s the perfect set up to lock yourself away for some last minute alone time with your partner before baby comes. There’s also a whole host of trips and excursions on offer, including a day of exploring the many secret islands of the Bahamas and swimming with the famous Bahamian pigs. The resort is family-friendly, so we have a feeling you’ll be booking a return visit once the little one arrives.
Immerse yourselves in nature at the Madikwe Private Game Reserve, and retreat in pure luxury at Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge. There’s no risk of Malaria at this game reserve, so pregnant guests can dine al fresco under starry skies, looking out for the reserve’s free-roaming animals worry free. Couples can retire to their tranquil rooms featuring four-poster beds and exotic Persian carpets fit for royalty – the perfect romantic escape. For more trips to South Africa, check out VIVID Travel.
Santorini is loved by many holiday-makers for its breathtaking views, stunning beaches and fabulous local cuisine. Located a short trip from the equally beautiful Mykonos, the island is a haven for those looking to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing and calming break.
City Break Babymoon Destinations
If you’re planning one last ‘baby-free’ break, you can’t go far wrong with a weekend in Paris. Undoubtedly one of the most romantic city’s in the world, the French capital boasts a number of boutique and boujee hotels, all dripping in luxury. Found on the famously opulent Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, Hotel Le Bristol offers a first-class Parisian experience.
Hilton Hotels, UK
With Royal Baby fever running rife across the UK, what better time for mums-to-be to take the opportunity for a bit of R&R? As we (im)patiently wait for the new arrival, Hilton Resorts & Hotels is launching the ‘babymoon experience’, offering up the royal treatment to eight expectant couples. This includes a relaxing hotel stay for one night for up to two people, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, 24-hour room service and two complimentary spa treatments.
To be in with the chance of winning Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ ‘Babymoon’ experience on Friday 29th March or Saturday 30th March, first-time parents-to-be who are due to give birth in the month of April 2019 can apply by sending an email with their full name, location and due date to Babymoon@grayling.com.
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