Living / 19 November, 2018 / Ellie Thompson
Plan an unforgettable babymoon with your loved one. Choose from our pick of the most blissful and luxurious destinations around the world. My Baba’s on-hand expert Ilonka Molijn-van Ginkel talks to us about each fabulous babymoon location in more detail to help you decide.
Park House, Hotel & Spa, – WEST SUSSEX
Enjoy unforgettable pre-baby moments at this West Sussex home-from-home country house hotel. Park House, Hotel & Spa is located in ten glorious acres of manicured grounds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The babymoon includes amongst other amenities the 60-minute Voya Organic Precious Moments pre-natal spa treatment for mum-to-be and a 30-minute facial or manicure.
Head to the heart of London and be pampered at one of London’s most prestigious addresses next to Buckingham Palace. The luxurious five-star Taj 51 Buckingham Gate is home to the Michelin-starred Quilon and the award-winning Shakespearean Courtyard as well as the newly relaunched Jiva Spa.
The Royal Bloom Babymoon includes a welcome mocktail for mum-to-be, New Beginnings massage of 90 minutes at Jiva Spa and the Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea for the expecting couple at Kona restaurant.
Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa – HAMPSHIRE
Celebrate your new beginning in this luxury country house hotel, set in 130 acres of Hampshire countryside and just a few minutes walk from the sea. The babymoon includes the Pregnancy Glow facial for mum-to-be, a mum-to-be massage and a gift to take home.
Head to the heart of beautiful Prague and celebrate your pregnancy at the luxury lifestyle hotel The Emblem Prague. Enjoy a pampering foot massage at M Spa and a welcome mocktail for mum-to-be at M Lounge.
7Pines Resort Ibiza – IBIZA
Celebrate your pregnancy at this new and stunning all-suites resort. 7Pines Resort Ibiza is home to two outdoor pools, the 1,500m² Pure Seven spa, two restaurants, four bars, indoor and outdoor sports and fitness activities, hairstyling salon, nail-bar and professional makeup services. The Pershing Yacht is on hand for guest transfers and charter. The babymoon includes a resort credit, welcome amenities and a mocktail and cocktail for the expecting couple.
The Ritz-Carlton, Abama – TENERIFE
The five-star The Ritz-Carlton, Abama is home to seven pools, ten restaurants (including two with coveted Michelin stars), a luxury spa and one of Spain’s most renowned golf courses. From the hotel’s cliff-top perch, guests can descend via funicular to an exclusive beach. Here, mum-to-be will find everything to leave her fit for birth.
Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa – ALICANTE
Many famous faces have chosen Asia Gardens Hotel &Thai Spa to enjoy a unique escape. This exclusive hotel with all the serenity, peace and quiet of South-East Asia is a member of Leading Hotels of the World, guaranteeing complete relaxation and perfect service.
Its lush tropical gardens with more than 3,000 species brought in from Asia, its seven spectacular swimming pools, (two of which are heated), the choice of nine exclusives restaurants, a Thai Spa where one can lose all sense of time and leave fit for birth, are just a few of the reasons to babymoon here. The babymoon includes luxurious accommodations, welcome tea and a spa treatment for mum-to-be.
Monument Hotel – BARCELONA
Stay at the five star Monument Hotel, right in the heart of Barcelona at the famous Passeig de Gràcia. Here mum-to-be will be treated with a body massage by Valmont, Lavender Blossom in the room with relaxing cocomat pillows and a bubble bath with candles and music.
Mandarin Oriental – BARCELONA
The luxurious five star Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is located in the heart of the city, on Passeig de Gràcia, one of the most famous streets of Barcelona. At Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, mum-to-be will enjoy the ‘Rose Pregnancy Massage’, complimentary room upgrade, daily breakfast and luxurious accommodations.
Enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime babymoon at the five-star Fairmont Royal Palm. The hotel features opulent guest rooms, suites and villas overlooking the 18-hole golf course and the Atlas Mountains. Fairmont Royal Palm is home to six eclectic restaurants and bars offering local and international cuisine, a 2,000 sqm swimming pool, and a 3,500 sqm spa offering the ultimate pregnant escape and relaxation.
This exciting and unique babymoon includes a pre-baby photo shoot session at the hotel, private Yoga sessions, a three-course dinner, mother-to-be massage and much more.
Take off to one of the largest private islands in North Malé Atoll. This superb five-star all-villa resort offers an unrivalled level of style, truly unique experiences and endless activities to discover. The babymoon at One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives includes the mum-to-be spa retreat, side-by-side couples collection massage, express treatment for dad-to-be and a special mocktail.
Celebrate your pregnancy before your bundle of joy arrives at this award-winning over water resort. The babymoon at Gili Lankanfushi includes luxurious villa accommodations, a spa treatment for mum-to-be at the overwater Meera Spa and a mocktail for mum-to-be at the Over Water Bar.
A 30 minutes drive from Faro Airport awaits a luxurious five-star paradise for expecting couples. The babymoon at Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort includes couples Yoga, relax massage, mum-to-be massage, a three-course dinner and much more.
Babymoon at this very unique and majestic city resort, Palace Downtown Dubai. Major attractions such as Souk Al Bahar, Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountain and The Dubai Mall are all within walking distance. The babymoon includes a spa treatment for mum-to-be, afternoon tea and a mocktail at FAI.
North Island is an exclusive escape in the Seychelles, ideal for expectant parents looking to celebrate their pregnancy in private-island paradise. Before two becomes three, take a short break; put the nursery shopping on hold and the baby books down, and squeeze in one more romantic vacation to a bucket-list destination.
Stay in a private villa with private butler service, enjoy daily Yoga classes and be pampered with a couples treatment of your choice.
Enjoy pre-baby moments at this designer hotel in the heart of Melbourne. Adelphi Hotel is home to 34 sumptuous rooms, world-class amenities and an intimate and striking lobby space. Adelphi’s rooftop pool & deck area is a truly unique space! Guests can also be wowed by all on offer at famous Om Nom Kitchen.
The babymoon at Adelphi includes two whimsical mocktails (or cocktail for the partner), two famous signature desserts at Om Nom Kitchen, and an Appelles Apothecary wellness gift awaiting in the room and more.
Weissenhaus is a stunning historic castle estate located directly by the Baltic Sea and is one of Europe’s most beautiful beach resorts. Here you will find pure tranquillity amidst vast landscapes and beautiful nature.
The babymoon includes a manicure for mum-to-be, LIGNE ST BARTH Peace of Mind treatment, the Solely for Men spa treatment, healthy smoothies and a welcome present with non-alcoholic Prosecco.
Pamper yourself with a 3-day “mum, dad, us” treatment for couples including a pregnancy relaxing massage, back and neck massage with hot stones for mum-to-be and an aromatic oil massage for the father-to-be.
At just 15 minutes from Salzburg lies this luxurious health resort. Treat yourself to a pampering babymoon with a floating session as a couple in the Alpine SoleDom, a 50-minute wellness massage per person, gourmet breakfast, dinner and much more.
Babymoon at the five-star luxury Aman Venice, where George and Amal Clooney tied the knot. Arrive in style with the Aman Canal Boat where the impeccable staff await you. The two-night babymoon includes a spa treatment at Aman spa and a mocktail for mum-to-be at the bar.
This luxurious boutique hotel is surrounded by Amsterdam’s iconic canals and sits in the historic centre of Amsterdam. Andaz Amsterdam, Prinsengracht is home to a luxurious spa, a silent garden, guest bicycles, more than 50 pieces of video art as well as original artwork, and farm-to-table cuisine with a distinctive Dutch twist at Bluespoon Restaurant.
The Babymoon includes a facial for mum-to-be, fresh smoothie and exclusive Miffy mum-to-be in-room amenity.
Areias do Seixo – TORRES VEDRAS
This natural haven is just a one-hour drive from Lisbon. Areias do Seixo is a unique eco and design hotel. Embrace nature at Areias do Seixo.
Mums-to-be will be pampered with the I’m Pregnant massage at the SPA and a very unique and special evening awaits the expecting couple with a magical dinner by the lake.
The Oitavos – CASCAIS
Babymoon at the five-star The Oitavos. Here, expecting couples will find absolute perfection, with private verandas and bold design to focus on breathtaking vistas of a blue-ocean and beautiful mountains.
The babymoon includes a mum-to-be relaxing massage at The SPA and a Cravings voucher to spend at Ipsylon.
This luxurious award-winning Ritz-Carlton resort is just a 30 minutes drive from Lisbon. At Penha Longa Resort the expecting couple are treated with a romantic welcome amenity, rose petal turndown and in-room breakfast.
The Penha Longa Spa also offers a mum-to-be treatment, a perfect ingredient for a pampering babymoon.
Take a last hurrah to the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star winner, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Here, mum-to-be is treated to a 60-minute maternity massage, romantic rose petal turndown and a dinner for two in Jasmine Porch.
This luxurious five-star resort is located on a one-kilometre stretch of private beach and is home to the award-winning CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, glamorous fine-dining and a rooftop pool.
CHI, The Spa uses a luxe spa collection for pregnant guests, up to 98% organic with biodynamic flower essences, opulent anti-agers, probiotic peptides, and clinically active hydrators. The UNZENTED line is also infused with the stress-busting ZEN BLEND biodynamic flower essence that is perfect for mummy-to-be and her little one!
Chic Gstaad is an excellent babymoon option for both winters and summers. The two-night babymoon includes homemade chocolates on arrival, a pre-birth gift for baby and a 100.00 CHF spa voucher per room.
Villa Cora – FLORENCE
Escape to the boutique hotel Villa Cora. This luxurious hotel villa features a large outdoor pool, Spa Benè, top cuisine and a rooftop terrace with breathtaking views over the city of Florence. The babymoon at Villa Cora includes a romantic breakfast in bed, a 50 minutes couples’ relaxing massage (while enjoying a non-alcoholic cocktail), a romantic candle light dinner for two and a farewell gift from Villa Cora.
Aldrovandi Villa Borghese – ROME
Treat yourselves to an unforgettable babymoon at this sophisticated hideaway in the middle of Rome. This grand 19th century ivory boutique hotel villa features an outdoor heated pool, Mytha Spa with “Biologique Recherche” organic products, private garden, fine dining options such as the 1 Michelin Starred Assaje Restaurant and 103 rooms and suites.
The Babymoon includes a baby gift and mocktail for mum-to-be at the garden or American bar.
Villa Spalletti Trivelli – ROME
Escape to the Eternal City and stay at the intimate luxury villa hotel Villa Spalletti Trivelli. The babymoon includes a 35 euro food and beverage credit, roundtrip airport transfer and free access to the Roof Top.
Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa – TUSCANY
Take a pre-baby break at this luxurious castle near Florence and Siena. Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa has everything to recharge before birth. Enjoy a three night stay, the ESPA prenatal spa treatment, an ESPA aromatherapy massage for dad-to-be, a romantic candle light dinner for two at the Michelin starred La Torre, a wide selection of pillows to make mummy sleep more comfortable and special farewell gifts.
Castel Monastero Resort & Spa – TUSCANY
A truly pampering Babymoon near Siena, in the heart of Chianti. Have that once-in-a-lifetime Babymoon at the five-star Castel Monastero Resort & Spa. This luxurious and beautifully restored castle offers spectacular views of Tuscany, luxurious rooms, gourmet dining, Gordon Ramsay restaurant and a world-class spa.
Besides the mum-to-be massage of 50 minutes, you can also indulge in the three and six day mother-to-be program: Yoga and Pilates, combined with treatments and gentle pampering.
Chic and celebrity hotspot Monte Carlo is the ultimate destination for a hip babymoon break. Mum-to-be will be treated to a maternity massage at the award winning Fairmont Monte Carlo. Afterwards, expecting couples cozy up with a drink at Horizon Deck with breathtaking sea views or take a refreshing dip at Nikki Beach Monte Carlo.
Relish the Mediterranean way of life and take a pregnant pause at Le Mas de Pierre. Here, expecting couples are catered to their every need with services such as a butler, dedicated concierge, pillow menu, in-room massage and your choice of flowers. The babymoon includes a romantic dinner for two, in-room welcome treat, surprise gift for mum-to-be, beauty treatment for mum-to-be and a complimentary shuttle to the village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence and the shopping centre Polygone Riviera.
Take a romantic island babymoon to the island of Crete. St. Nicolas Bay is a unique luxury private beach resort with bungalow style suites and waterfront villas with oversized heated infinity pools. The Bbabymoon includes mocktails, candlelit dinner, Elemis mum-t0-be massage, Elemis Relaxing Leg massage and Elemis Deep Tissue Massage for dad-to-be.
Kapari Natural Resort is home to 14 rooms and suites with incomparable views of the Caldera, a beautiful pool with a view of the Aegean Sea and mouth watering tastes of the mediterranean. The babymoon includes breakfast in bed, fruit plate upon arrival and afternoon drinks for mother and father-to-be.
Celebrate your pregnancy at the most exclusive and most awarded boutique hotel in Croatia, overlooking the crystal blue-turquoise waters of the Adriatic and the Old City. The babymoon at Villa Dubrovnik includes the mum-to-be massage, a three-course light lunch and limousine transfer from and to Dubrovnik airport.
Escape to this luxurious and intimate private retreat, in the heart of the old town of Korcula. This boutique hotel has just five unique and spacious suites. The babymoon includes a sunset sailing in their classic sailing boat Vipera, mocktails and much more.
Article by Ilonka B. Molijn – van Ginkel, BabyMoon® Travel