Best Babymoon Vacations (part 1)!
Being single with without kids, I hadn’t heard about the concept of the “babymoon” until a recently pregnant friend, Wendy, told me about it. She explained that when she and her husband got married they didn’t have enough time (or money) for a proper honeymoon, but now that they are a bit older and have some money put aside, they figured it was now or never, as the baby would be coming in 7 short months! This totally makes sense, as, like Wendy and her husband, Mark, many newlyweds are putting off their honeymoons. So, it’s a thing now.
Don’t get me wrong, I think babies are great. Heck, I used to be one! But, based on my informal observations of friends and family who’ve had them, they will forever and irrevocably alter your life in profound and unexpected ways.
Minivans and Bickering Kids
One of the ways in which your life will change forever is the nature of your vacations. Once your baby is born (and for the next 18 years), your trips and getaways will take on a significantly different vibe. Want proof? Just think back to your childhood vacations. I remember mine, and while they were fun for us kids, I know they were completely devoid of romance, peace or quiet for my parents! Indeed, it’s hard to conjure up romance whilst driving two quarreling kids in the back of a minivan with the soundtrack to the Lion King on full blast.
Last Chance for Romance!
So, yes, I understand the importance of getting in that last child-free vacation! This is your last chance for romance and relaxation before your world changes–the last chance for a romantic dinner for two, instead of cooking for three. In short, a babymoon is a great chance to have a fabulous vacation before contending with diapers, crying and sleepless nights!
With all that in mind, I’ve come up with a list of great babymoon destinations that are perfect for that pre-baby getaway!
Arawak Beach Inn; Anguilla, British West Indies
This amazing getaway spot is tailor-made for a babymoon! This tropical local with its perfect turquoise water is the epitome of romance. But what makes it ideal for babymooners is you get the use of your own private island for one whole day! While there, staff will bring you a picnic lunch and as many pickles and much ice cream as your heart’s desire! This is a definite babymoon gem!
Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans
If jazz and great food is your thing, this is definitely the destination for you! This Waldorf Astoria hotel provides full-service prenatal spa and in-room massage. The hotel is a wonderful place to rest and relax, with its 24-hour room service and live entertainment. Grab yourself a mocktail and enjoy!
Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa, Bath, England
Even the name of the city that the Lucknam Hotel is in sounds relaxing! However, this perfect babymoon hotel offers much more than just any old bath! Here you can bathe in naturally hot spa waters in the original Roman-style! The hotel is situated on 500 acres of gorgeous manicured parkland. You’ll feel totally relaxed whether you partake in the natural hot springs or the hotel ’s indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pools, and five thermal cabins and salt water plunge pool!
There are many more great babymoon destinations that I’ll cover in a future blog post! For now, I’ll leave you to dream about these incredible choices!
Before you Go: Safety First
Before you book your trip, please remember to consult your physician if you are traveling while pregnant and make sure you have all the right vaccines. Also, please check that the destination is free of certain viruses, such as Zika and others that may be harmful if you are traveling during your pregnancy.