Let’s be real: Once the baby gets here, it’s going to be a very long time before you can experience a day of “we time” ever again. That’s why it’s important to plan a babymoon, also known as the relaxing getaway soon-to-be parents go on before two becomes three. You deserve it, after all. Or, better yet, the future you deserves it.
When it’s safe to starting planning your babymoon, it’s important to not book a trip that requires a ton of sightseeing or activities (unless you’re into that, of course). Because you’re going to want to spend this time relaxing to your heart’s desire. After all, you won’t really be able do that when your little one arrives! Beautiful tropical beaches or a peaceful nature setting would be your best bet. Read on for the best babymoon destinations to visit before you give birth.
The ultimate babymoon should consist of two things: luxury and leisure. You’ll get the best of both if you go to the Maldives, a paradise of white-sand beaches and crystal blue waters unlike anywhere else in the world. Book a few days at one of the island nation’s alluring, all-inclusive resorts, such as the Centara Grand. Stay in one of its unreal over-water villas, and enjoy fine dining, spa treatments, and the delicacy of pure and utter relaxation.
Turks & Caico
If the Caribbean is calling you instead, consider Turks & Caicos, another tropical destination to see before you enter a life of nothing but sleepless nights. This island utopia is filled with serene beaches and calm, turquoise waters that will rejuvenate any mom-to-be. Stay at the Amanyara, a stunning resort with 40 timber-shingled pavilions nestled on an 18,000-acre nature preserve.
You don’t have to leave the country to spend your babymoon on the beach. Hawaii is another amazing destination for soon-to-be parents to spend some quality time together before the baby comes. Book a few nights at the Grand Wailea, and spend a day getting pampered at the resort’s impressive 50,000 square-foot spa—it’s actually the largest spa in Hawaii.
Not everyone is a beach person, and some people would rather spend their downtime surrounded by serene mountains. If that sounds more like your vibe, take a Sedona babymoon! Famous for its good vibes and wellness-focused resorts, Sedona has a lot to offer a momma-to-be. The L’Auberge de Sedona is a luxury four-star resort that sits right on the banks of Oak Creek in the Red Rock area, where you’re guaranteed to find some peace. It even has a babymoon package you can book.
Big Sur, California
If you’re an L.A. mom looking to go somewhere not too far from home, drive up the coast to Big Sur. With ocean bluffs on one side and a redwood forest on the other, you’ll be a mom fully immersed in Mother Nature. Spend a weekend at the Post Ranch Inn, a beautiful cliffside retreat where you don’t have to do anything besides enjoy the breathless scenic views.