Just before the arrival of your little one, it’s a great idea to take some time to unwind, with many soon to-be parents planning relaxing getaways – often called babymoons. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious retreat or a lowkey hideaway, we put together our top five locations to enjoy before your little bundle of joy makes their grand entrance.
Miami Beach, Florida
Soak up the sun by the swimming pool in Miami Beach.
A babymoon should be all about letting go. Despite its party scene, Miami Beach is a surprisingly zen destination. Try the fresh and breezy rooms of 1 Hotel South Beach, where you can spend hours by one of their four swimming pools. Lay back on a lounge chair, sip a refreshing beverage, and take in the hotel’s jaw-dropping sea views. It’s also just a short drive away from glamorous shopping and dining locations if you decide to venture out during your stay.
Enjoy warm temperatures and sandy beaches in Albufeira.
It’s a good idea to try to do as little as possible leading up to your new arrival, so leisurely soaking up the sun fits the bill for many new parents to be. The city of Albufeira in the Algarve region in Portugal is a haven for sunseekers. All year, travelers can enjoy warm temperatures, sandy beaches, wild coastlines, and top-notch food. Enjoy a sunny stay at Sao Rafael Villas, Apartments & Guest House, featuring sleek design touches and located just a short walk from the beach. The rooms in the guest house offer a communal outdoor pool, but the luxury villas feature private pools for those who want a little more seclusion.
Gold Coast, Australia
Stroll along the beach all day in Australia's Gold Coast.
The beach is not only a prime location to spend the day relaxing, reading, and swimming, but it’s also great for refreshing walks. The Gold Coast boasts 43 miles of some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, so you can stroll all day with the sand between your toes without even leaving the city. Wake up and take in the ocean views from Vue Broadbeach, a contemporary hotel located right on the shore. The property also has an outdoor swimming pool, a terrace, and barbecue facilities. And thanks to its central location, you can easily explore the area by foot.
Corte San Mattia, Verona, Italy
Verona in northern Italy, with its medieval architecture and rich history, is the perfect place to create pre-baby memories over a candlelit dinner. It’s best known as the setting of the classic love story Romeo and Juliet, but the cozy cobblestone streets and delicious restaurants are more than worth writing home about. The hustle and bustle of the city might be overwhelming for those who are expecting, so you can spend most of your time at Corte San Mattia. A short drive from Verona, it’s a pastoral farm stay with views over the city. Try their homemade olive oil and marmalade – you can even take some home with you.
Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
Visit the picturesque paradise of the Phi Phi Islands.
There are few locations better for recharging than a tropical island. To feel totally rejuvenated in preparation for the baby, there’s nowhere better to visit than the Phi Phi Islands. This picturesque paradise is surrounded by white sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters, and dense green vegetation. Find peace at Zeavola Resort, which features suites designed like island houses and is surrounded by lush tropical plants. During the day, you can kick back at the private beach, drink fresh coconut juice at the outdoor pool, or get pampered at the spa. When the sun sets, make sure to enjoy some local cuisine in the property’s restaurant.