A vacation getaway during your pregnancy is just what you need to recharge and let loose before the birth of your new baby. Going on a trip after your baby is born gets a little more complicated, so start planning your babymoon with your partner now to fully enjoy the ease of traveling with just the two of you. Whether you want to relax and be pampered or have one last adventure before parent life begins, we have the best babymoon destinations to get you there!
When is the Best Time for Pregnant Women to Travel?
It’s best to schedule your babymoon when you feel your best and it’s safe to be a little farther away from home. Most often moms-to-be can safely enjoy their babymoon during the second trimester of their pregnancy.
Even though you may get the okay from your doctor to travel during your first trimester, you’ll likely feel the most tired and nauseated during this part of your pregnancy. Your third trimester can be a hectic time of more frequent prenatal appointments and you may become more uncomfortable physically as your baby gets bigger. The sweet spot for travel time in your second trimester is between 13-26 weeks of pregnancy.
Since each mom and pregnancy is unique you should always talk to your healthcare provider about your travel plans and only book the ticket once they give you the green light.
16 of the Best Babymoon Destinations
Are you ready to head out, but not sure where you should go? We’ve compiled a list of the best babymoon destinations from around the world to help you pick the place that fits your preferences and your budget.
Babymoon Planning Pro Tip: Before you go, purchase all of your nursery essentials to set up your baby’s room ahead of time. Knowing that the crib is put together, the dresser is filled with tiny clothes, and the nursery glider is ready and waiting at home, you’ll be worry-free and thoroughly enjoy your time away. Check out some reading material for new parents for down time during your trip and a lumbar pillow for comfort as you travel, and you’re ready to go!
Here are the best babymoon ideas for expectant parents.
Costa Rica - Central America
The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is the total package when it comes to finding the perfect getaway. You can spend your days lounging on the Costa Rican beach or exploring the rainforest. The resort's expert guides will help you plan it all. You can stay in one of the sleek, modern guest rooms or upgrade to a suite with a private plunge pool. Within the resort, you can enjoy several different dining and spa experiences—including a 60-90 minute Mother-To-Be Massage.
Umbria, Italy - Europe
Retreat to the Italian countryside at Castello di Reschio. This ancient castle has been turned into a contemporary hotel where you can come to unwind. Dine in at either of the hotel’s two restaurants and learn to cook authentic Italian cuisine with an on-site cooking lesson. Explore the grounds of the estate on foot or bicycle to see beautiful landscapes and wildlife. At the end of the day reset in the underground bathhouse with a massage or a dip in the saltwater pool.
Menton, France - Europe
Stay in Menton, France for a babymoon vacation on the French Riviera. Stroll the charming cobblestone streets in the old town or visit the beautiful pebble beaches along the Mediterranean coast. Delight in the sights of the local gardens and art museum. The quaint town of Menton has several affordable options for accommodations like the oceanfront hotels The Royal Westminster and Balmoral.
Maui, Hawaii - USA
Expectant parents can treat themselves to a trip of restoration in Hawaii. Reserve a cabana to relax on the beautiful beaches of Maui or try a snorkeling adventure in the Pacific Ocean. The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua is a five-star luxury resort that offers beachfront dining, two championship golf courses, and Hawaiian spa treatments including a prenatal massage. You can practically feel your stress melting away as soon as you book your flight.
Paris, France - Europe
Splurge on a babymoon trip to the bucket list destination of Paris. A getaway to the City of Love is a great way for couples to connect before their little one arrives. The Four Seasons Hotel George V offers elegant rooms and signature suites with a view of the Eiffel Tower from your private terrace. You can enjoy their fine dining restaurants and pampering spa experiences all within this luxury hotel. Don’t forget to make time to visit the local cafes and the top sights in Paris like the Louvre Museum and the Arc de Triomphe.
The Maldives - South Asia
Spend your pre-baby vacation like you’re living in a postcard picture on the islands of Maldives. The Maldives islands host all-inclusive resorts for those ready to be immersed in the stunning blue waters of the Indian Ocean, like the Lily Beach Resort and Spa. Whether you choose to stay in a beach suite with a private swimming pool or an overwater bungalow, you can spend your days fishing, kayaking, or exploring the coral reef, and then head back to shore for dinner on the beach.
Sri Lanka - South Asia
Another island country in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is its own little piece of paradise. Stay at Dream Cliff Mountain Resort to experience luxury hotel accommodations with breathtaking mountain views. Spend your babymoon on an adventure as this boutique resort is just a quick trip away from waterfalls and national parks where you can explore the natural beauty of the island's terrain and wildlife.
Tucson, Arizona - USA
With a high probability of year-round warm weather and clear skies, you can sun your bump poolside in the desert of Tuscon, Arizona. At the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, you can play a laid-back game of pickleball while admiring a view of the Catalina Mountains, then head to the adults-only serenity pool to cool off. In the evenings, feed your pregnancy cravings at the resort’s bar and grill with a menu full of Southwestern flavor.
Miami Beach, Florida - USA
The Kimpton Angler’s Hotel will put you at the center of all there is to experience in Miami Beach. Here you’re within walking distance of beaches with palm trees, perfect for sunbathing or relaxing in the shade, the Art Deco Welcome Center where you can tour the architecture of Miami Beach, and the local shopping boutiques and restaurants on Lincoln Road. Lounge around the hotel’s wellness spa with its signature maternal therapy personalized for expectant mothers or check out the in-room spa services for couples.
Riviera Maya, Mexico - Central America
A Caribbean escape to the Riviera Maya is the revitalizing experience expectant parents need before their baby is born. The Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Resort & Spa is an impressive five-star all-inclusive resort sitting right on the beachfront. Here you can snorkel a heart-shaped inlet of the ocean, hike a trail through the jungle, or take dancing lessons on the white-sand beach. This resort offers traditional Mexican cuisine as well as a variety of other dining options.
Aruba - Caribbean Sea
Get ready for your dream vacation in beautiful Aruba! The Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort puts you in the front row at Eagle Beach—the number one beach in Aruba. Relax next to the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea in complimentary lounge chairs or grab a paddle board and float out on the horizon. Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort even offers a babymoon package that includes breakfast in bed every morning and a maternity photoshoot on the beach.
Nassau, The Bahamas - Caribbean Sea
The oceanfront hotel of the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar offers all the luxury amenities in the capital of the Bahamas. Customize your babymoon with a wide array of activities from a session of flamingo yoga to betting your luck at the slot machines in the casino. Finish the day with a mocktail at sunset at the hotel’s rooftop bar where you can listen to local musicians.
Sedona, Arizona - USA
Adventure and wellness meet in the canyons of Sedona. Hiking, biking, and jeep tours through the red rock formations give you an up-close view of the stunning landscape. The Hilton Sedona Resort At Bell Rock offers rooms with a cozy fireplace and private balcony. The Eforea Spa at Hilton Sedona aims to soothe your mind, body, and soul with skin and nail treatments, massage therapies, and energy rituals.
Palm Springs, California - USA
Slow down and take a schedule-free approach to planning your babymoon in Palm Springs. Korakia Pensione is a romantic resort where you can rest and relax during your pregnancy. Wake up with sunrise yoga. Spend your day poolside with a book from their library or on a leisurely bike ride downtown. In the evening, you can take a seat by a fire pit in the courtyard or watch an outdoor movie.
Athens, Greece - Europe
Visit the historic capital of Greece for a sightseeing trip with your partner before your newest addition arrives. To witness these beautifully preserved landmarks and ancient buildings is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most.
The Herodion Hotel is mere minutes away from the Acropolis ruins and Erechtheion temple. The Herodion Hotel offers packages that reserve your stay and a tour of the city or complimentary tickets to the Acropolis Museum.
Singapore - Asia
Take a journey to the Asian island of Singapore to explore Thai culture and cuisine. From the Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, you can enjoy scenic views of the lush vegetation surrounding the resort. Parents-to-be can set out on a sidecar tour of the shops and landmarks in the area or take a Thai cooking class together.
So, book that ticket! And before you leave for your babymoon getaway, shop Nurture& for premium nursery furniture made for parents, by parents. When your baby’s room is ready, you’ll feel ready to relax and enjoy your vacation.
While you’re traveling to your destination, you can read through more pregnancy and parenting recommendations in Our Journal.