You’ve all heard of a honeymoon, but have you heard of a babymoon? This wonderful trend sees parents-to-be having a last escape before their bundle of joy arrives, and it’s become more and more popular in recent years. A babymoon gives couples time to relax, unwind and simply enjoy each other’s company before their lives change forever. Expecting soon and want to plan a gorgeous getaway with your partner? Take on board these handy tips and discover some of our very favourite hotels for pre-baby pampering…
When do you go on a babymoon?
Naturally, you need to get the timing right when you’re planning a getaway whilst pregnant. There are no strict rules, but most people tend to aim for the second trimester. This way, you will hopefully no longer be experiencing early pregnancy struggles such as morning sickness, and you won’t be feeling the discomfort that some people do during the third trimester when your due date draws closer. A holiday is a lovely way to break up your pregnancy and really embrace the feeling of growing your own little human!
What do you do on a babymoon?
Think about what you love to do most on your holiday – it’s likely you can still do a lot of it whilst pregnant! If you’re looking for a little babymoon inspiration though, some of the following activities are a great place to start…
- Unwind with a massage*
- Browse baby names by the pool
- Enjoy a la carte dining
- Visit a beautiful national park
- Get stuck into a good book
- Have lazy days on the beach
- Visit a local museum
There’s so much to do, but if you’re not sure where to start, be sure to speak to the staff at your hotel. They’ll be able to tell you about any suitable extras, activities and entertainment to make your stay special.
*Not all massages are suitable for people who are pregnant – it is advised to check which are suitable with your hotel’s spa.
Our favourite hotels for babymoons…
Some people like to stay closer to home for their babymoon, and some like to go all out with a week of uninterrupted luxury at a long haul destination. Whichever type of trip you’d prefer, we have some brilliant ideas to get you started. You’re guaranteed the time of your lives in these fabulous hotels perfect for parents-to-be…
This stylish adults-only hotel perched right on the beautiful beach of Costa Del Sol is the perfect spot for a babymoon. It’s been given a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and has a range of food and entertainment for you to enjoy. If you’re looking for a short haul holiday with sun, sea and sand, this heavenly hotel in Benalmadena is the one for you!
Fancy a slice of paradise in the Caribbean? The TUI Sensatori Cap Cana hotel is a brand-new hotel offering the perfect place to relax and indulge. There’s a gorgeous spa, an adults-only pool, a whole village of tasty restaurants and even the option of sophisticated swim-up suites. Those wanting tropical sunshine and a touch of luxury will absolutely love this place!
If you want to escape to palm-lined beaches, year-round sunshine and a sleek hotel overlooking the ocean, TUI BLUE Suite Princess in Gran Canaria will give you a trip to remember. It’s in a fabulous location, and when you’re not wandering down to the local town, you can enjoy a dip in one of two large pools or chill on the sun terrace. Total perfection!
Jamaica is one of the friendliest and most beautiful places you’ll visit. If your idea of heaven before your baby arrives is basking in the sun by a white sandy beach with the mellow sound of reggae bopping through the air, you’ll simply love it at Couples San Souci. There are four pools to choose from, a beach grill and an award-winning spa. What more could you want?
This elegant adults-only hotel in captivating Cape Verde combines tranquil surroundings with bright, contemporary decor to give you an idyllic babymoon setting. There’s a serene spa where you can feel pampered for hours and various eateries to choose from. If hot weather and picturesque views are what you’re looking for, head for the TUI Blue Cabo Verde!
Why not head to Mexico for a little fiesta and a whole lot of sun before your new arrival? The 5-star TUI BLUE El Dorado Seaside Suites are simply stunning. The on-site spa has no less than 16 relaxation zones, and gourmet cuisine is served up in multiple restaurants by top international chefs. For total relaxation and endless luxury, this is one of Mexico’s best!
Ready to book your babymoon?
After all that talk of babymoons, the ideas are likely swimming around your head! Take a look at our latest discount codes and plan your dream trip at this infinitely exciting time for you and your partner.
One last note…
Whilst there’s plenty you can enjoy on a babymoon, please remember that there are certain activities to avoid when pregnant. For example, it’s advisable not to use spa jacuzzis, steam rooms and saunas when you’re pregnant due to risks such as overheating and dehydration. We’d recommend you check with your midwife if there is anything else you’re unsure of before packing your bags and heading for paradise!