What is a babymoon?
Why have one?
Nothing allows you to appreciate the life-changing event that is going to take place in you and your partner’s lives than a quiet break away from home, and you can be pampered in preparation for the birth and enjoy your last holiday before baby arrives. On a babymoon, you will be able to enjoy your pregnancy in ways you would not be able to when bound by commitments at home.
At Western & Oriental we are committed to providing you with a relaxing experience from the moment you book your holiday. We will take care of any personal requests relating to the comfort of your babymoon from a booking in Premium Economy for more space for you and your bump to extra pillows on your bed.
Our luxury hotels want to ensure their guests have a truly memorable experience. Most of our hotels offer private yoga sessions in preparation for the birth and can provide a soothing warm bath on arrival, and have excellent babymoon facilities from pre-natal massages and spas, to packages tailor-made for an expecting couple. We have put together a list of some of the best hotels to visit on a babymoon. Remember to always consult your doctor about any upcoming travel during your pregnancy before booking a holiday abroad.
Browse our list of some of our suggestions on where to take your babymoon.
Como Shambhala Retreat in Bali has a pre-natal massage with the use of specially designed pregnancy support pillows to ensure total comfort and relaxation. The treatment begins with a floral footbath and ends with a fully body massage and facial. Como Shambhala provides only healthy food made of natural ingredients while a resident nutritionist ensures that mum is eating healthy. Regular yoga lessons improve posture, ease back pain and ensures a happier and healthier mum-to-be.
Direct flights are available to Bali and the retreat is an hour's comfortable drive from the airport.
Turks & Caicos Islands
With a transfer by boat to Parrot Cay, on arrival take your dinner on your own, private veranda with your loved one and dip your toes in the smooth sand. Parrot Cay’s pre-natal massage package is designed for every pregnancy after the first trimester and begins with a luxurious and relaxing floral foot bath and ends with a facial massage. Using special pillows for extra comfort, this treatment allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy your baby’s movements with no distractions from the outside world.
Voted one of the top 100 resorts in the world and one of the most romantic resorts in the Caribbean, Galley Bay in Antigua is the perfect location to hide away with your loved one and prepare for the birth of your baby. With a sandy beach stretching nearly a mile long and many of the resorts guest rooms tucked into the landscape along the beach there is plenty of space to enjoy your pregnancy with your partner.
Galley Bay’s Mother-to-Be relaxing massage focuses on every body part from the soles of the feet right up to the scalp helping to relieve tension and water retention. Only 20 minutes from the airport, the transfer of your bump to the hotel is short allowing you to spend as much time as possible making the most of your babymoon.
Sandy Lane’s outstanding spa has a wide selection of massages and treatments that are ideal for the mother-to-be. Their 'Real Nurturing for the Mum-to-Be' treatment is designed specifically for mum and bump while many of the facials and wraps available would leave mum feeling fresh and ready for the challenge ahead.
Flights to Barbados are direct and Sandy Lane will ensure that your babymoon is as memorable as that first holiday away with your loved one. At Sandy Lane, it is easy to focus on you and your partner again to enjoy those last few months before baby arrives.
One of our favourite destinations to honeymoon is the Maldives. With crystal blue waters, empty beaches and few children, our luxury resorts offer the perfect chance to escape to paradise and enjoy your pregnancy with your partner. Resorts with larger spa centres have packages specifically designed for mum while smaller resorts will also be happy to design a package that suits you. Flights to the Maldives can be direct, making it an easy destination to escape to, to enjoy these last few precious moments with your loved one.
Baros has a specifically designed pregnancy massage to ensure that your baby is safe. Take the treatment with your loved one for an intimate experience. Baros also offers private yoga lessons to improve posture and prepare you for the months ahead. Despite being located on a small private island, the executive chef promises to be able to satisfy your cravings with your favourite dish on demand.
Six Senses Spa’s Pregnancy Massage is designed to reduce insomnia, muscle cramps and back pain and help prepare your body for birth. Finish your pampering day with a full body polish or request a Jongrang Royal Milk Bath to be drawn in your villa. The Six Senses six restaurants all overlook the water and offer a variety of choice to satisfy your cravings.
Shanti Maurice has an extensive list of spa treatments that are perfect during your pregnancy. The Kati Vasti is designed to ease lower back pain and soothes muscles lubricating disks and nerves. The spa practises Ayurveda, an ancient healing system focused on the preservation of life making it an appropriate form of therapy for your body.
With nutritionists on site and the restaurants dedicated to increase their guests' intake of vitamins and minerals, Shanti Maurice is the perfect resort for your babymoon experience.
Chiva-Som in Thailand is an award-winning health resort. With medical staff on site you could not be in better hands. It sits within seven acres of beautiful tropical gardens allowing you to find total tranquillity to enjoy your pregnancy. Meals provided in the restaurant are all organic and locally sourced while a large selection of spa treatment and packages allow you to find something suitable for you and your baby.
If you don’t fancy travelling too far from home during your pregnancy, then Porto Elounda de Luxe Resort in Greece is perfect. Its Mother-to-be package is unique in that its treatments vary depending on where you are in your pregnancy. For those of you in your second trimester, the spa offers a Pregnancy Massage or a Yogurt and brown sugar scrub with a royal jelly honey mask while their treatments for those early or late on in the pregnancy recognises the sensitive and dramatic changes undergoing in your body. With several different accommodation types to choose from, it is easy to find something that suits you and your partner that will allow you to enjoy those precious moments alone before the baby comes.
Porto Elounda also features high on our list of recommended places to take your family so if this is not your first baby and you are looking for a family friendly resort that caters for the pregnant lady, the Porto Elounda is perfect for you.