Once you are pregnant, it’s only a short nine months before a wonderful bundle of joy changes your life forever. As a result, many expectant parents choose to take one last getaway to reconnect before the baby arrives. No matter what kind of vacationer you are, check out these relaxing destinations for your babymoon. Just remember to get the doctor’s go-ahead (typically flying is OK until the 36th week) and check out our flying tips while pregnant before jetting off!
Globe Trotter: Given the distance and cost, most new parents find it difficult to travel to Europe after the baby arrives. Therefore, head off to Europe while you still have the chance! Paris is a great choice because it allows a mix of walking and resting. Mamas-to-be can visit museums and galleries at their own pace or sit at a cafe and sip decaf cappuccinos while people watching. You can even take a day trip to a winery – your partner can sip the wine while you taste the grapes and enjoy the views! We love the hotel, Le Pavillon de la Reine – a beautiful boutique hotel set on the Place des Vosges, in the Marais – one of the chicest shopping districts in the city.
Beach Bum: Looking to relax, soak in the sun and forget all your worries for a few days? The Parrot Cay Resort in Turks and Caicos is a popular choice for many babymooners. This all-inclusive resort features a holistic spa, health-giving cuisine, beach houses with private pools and a babymoon package designed to help you both relax and prepare physically and emotionally for your new arrival. The resort also boasts pregnancy-friendly activities like snorkeling and tennis.
Luxury Lover: If being pampered from head to toe is your favorite way of relaxing, a spa weekend is the perfect babymoon option for you and your partner. We recommend The Canyon Ranch Spa, which offers a wide variety of treatments geared towards the expectant mom, including prenatal massages (and a Canyon Ranch massage for your partner), breathing and meditation sessions, nutrition consultant, and more. Additionally, Canyon Ranch offers plenty of adventure and outdoor activities to keep your partner entertained, such as rock climbing, golf, tennis, kayaking and more!
City Slicker: Do you love the hustle and bustle when traveling? Since moving at a fast pace among the crowds of a busy city will get harder after the baby comes, a babymoon to your favorite urban city is the perfect choice. New York City is perfect for the couple that loves being on the go – you can shop all over Manhattan’s many neighborhoods, check out a Broadway show, satisfy your inner foodie with every type of cuisine imaginable, or take in some popular tourist locations like the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty. We’re a fan of boutique New York hotels with amazing restaurants like The Nomad or The Ace Hotel.
Which babymoon destination are you considering? Let us know!