You might be opting to have a short getaway before your baby arrives so that you can spend quality time with your other half and satiate your wanderlust because it will take a while till you can travel with your little one. A babymoon is very common amongst mommies-to-be these days. If you are fretting over where to go and which location is great to take a breather, we have a few perfect babymoon locations for you to choose from!
Bali is often a local’s favourite retreat for a short vacation nearby and it will no doubt be a great location for your babymoon too. From luxurious (yet affordable) spa sessions to visiting safari parks, Bali will fulfil that wanderlust. Things to do include: indulging in spa sessions with a splendid view (check out La Joya and Tjampuhan Spa), dining at eccentric yet amusing restaurants (think Frankenstein’s Laboratory) and chilling at secluded beaches (like Nyang Nyang Beach). Nothing is better than having all the sun and fun in one place. This is the perfect location for all Moms out there who will never shy away from adventures.
Thailand’s delectable food offerings and night markets are hard to resist. Visit Phuket Town Weekend Night Market and you will find yourself in a bustling fair with all sorts of things to buy – fruits, souvenirs, clothes and local delights. Try to go in the late afternoon to get a good view of the place and stalls before the crowd starts pouring in as the night falls. If you are into beautiful breathtaking sceneries, the Khao Rang Viewpoint shows you the entire landscape of the town. Last but not least, dine in luxury at Mom Tri’s Kitchen (formally owned by the Thai royal family) with your beloved other half and feel like you are on your first date again.
Koh Samui, Thailand
Think white sand beaches and clear warm waters surrounded by tropical foliage, this is another beach location encircled by chill vibes. The most common activity is to watch the day pass at the beach. Suntan, take a dip in the waters, have afternoon tea at a café by the beach, followed by watching the grandiose sight of the sun setting, there is no better way to rest and relax before your little one arrives. You can also check out Fisherman’s Village to find all kinds of knick-knacks, several boutique shops selling clothes and jewelry, as well as bars and restaurants.
A paradise surrounded by turquoise azure and the twinkling reflection of clear blue waters, Maldives is a dreamy holiday destination that seemingly transports you to another world. Yes, it is a trend – many mommies-to-be prefer to spend their babymoons at beaches because it rejuvenates the mind and body. Luxurious underwater spa dates at Huvafen Fushi lets you enjoy “hot rocks, cold ice, couture facials, Champagne and truffles for the skin” while you watch the marine life dance around you. Hop onto the sunset cruise on a traditional Maldivian boat and you can go on a dolphin-spotting journey. But really, you could just hang out with a book in your hand and let Maldives take your mind off everything as you immerse in its stunning landscape.
Never short of activities to do, Hong Kong is a popular babymoon location. Famous for their local food and tons of shopping areas, any tourist will be more than happy to be here. There is something for everyone: if you are into museums, check out the Hong Kong Museum of History, if you want a panorama view of the city, watch the Symphony of Lights at the Victoria Harbour and if you are into beaches, visit Tai Long Wan Beach because it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong.
The land of smiles! Brace yourself because Bangkok is enticing in every aspect. The all-time favourite Chatuchak Weekend Market has become a must-visit for any tourist because of its sheer size and diverse collections of merchandise. Khao San Road, a less-common attraction incorporating a raw, uncouth cosmopolitan feel that is not textbook Thai, is sprawling with neon signs, pushy tuk-tuk drivers, street vendors selling an assortment of local delights and an air of youthfulness. You can say everywhere in Thailand is bustling, yet it does not suffocate, instead it alleviates your mood.
Laid back but charming, Perth has one of the best climates in Australia. Brunch fanatics and coffee devotees can count on the café culture in Perth – indulge in quality coffee, warm homey brunches and specialty pastries, this place is guaranteed to impress your tastebuds. Plan a trip to Penguin Island to get in touch with the cute creatures, or head to the Perth Zoo to see a wider range of animals. Don’t miss out on the weekend market – Fremantle Markets are known to have a wide array of indigenous and indie products, local organic produce and natural goods, all inside a Victorian building with live music performances and events.
Where will you be going for your babymoon?