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Best Babymoon UK
B&B by the Beach
After some much-needed R&R for your babymoon? Then treat yourself to a spa break! Tucked away in the idyllic countryside of the Cotswolds is Cowley Manor, a luxury spa retreat which is perfect for your stress-free babymoon.
The stunning country manor has an award-winning spa, where you and your loved one can enjoy being spoiled before you have your own little one to spoil. You’ll be surrounded by gorgeous countryside scenery, so the pair of you can enjoy romantic strolls with a backdrop that could have fallen straight out of a romantic period drama.
Plus, you’ll be in the perfect spot to explore the other adorable spa towns and villages dotted throughout the Cotswolds, so you and your partner can soak up some culture on your relaxing babymoon break.
Best Babymoon Destinations Abroad
While many pregnant women may feel more comfortable staying closer to home for their babymoon, travelling abroad is still an option. As we mentioned earlier, most pregnant women will be perfectly fine to fly up until their 37th week of pregnancy, so overseas babymoon destinations are very much still on the cards. Here are a couple of ideas for the globetrotters who want babymoon ideas abroad.
Though you can have a UK babymoon surrounded by stunning seaside scenery, sometimes a beach on the continent just feels that bit more special. If you’re looking for a babymoon destination abroad with plenty of sunshine, then we’d recommend the Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho. A stunning retreat tucked in the municipality of Cascais on the southern Portuguese coast, the hotel is perfect for a sun-soaked babymoon.
With stunning sea views and an accessible beachfront, the retreat gives plenty of opportunity for chilling on the white sandy shores. The hotel is only 30km from the local airport, so transfers are sure to be a breeze. The hotel also boasts a Michelin star restaurant, so this getaway would be an excellent choice for couples who want a babymoon with a little bit of luxury.
Just because you’re pregnant, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on having a luxury holiday! The Daios Cove Luxury Retreat is an all-inclusive resort on the gorgeous Greek island of Crete, and it’s a perfect babymoon destination.
It has a stunning private beach, and an infinity pool that stays heated all-year-round, which is ideal for swimming with your bun in the oven. Though the cliff-covered Greek islands may seem an inconvenient place for a babymoon getaway, this resort has lifts and dedicated golf buggies to take you to and from your suite, so you won’t have to worry about over-exerting yourself.
If sun and sand is what you’re after, then the scenic shores of Crete would be an amazing babymoon idea.
Best Babymoon Destinations Without Flying
Though flying isn’t a problem for pregnant women, you might feel more comfortable with your feet on land. But what if wanderlust is getting the better of you, and you’re desperate for a relaxing, romantic break overseas? Then we’ve got you covered – here are some more babymoon destinations abroad that you won’t need to fly to.
The City of Love
Babymoons are the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the person you love before your family of two becomes three. And what better place for a romantic babymoon break than in Paris, the famed city of love?
For a luxurious getaway that’s sure to set sparks flying, we’d choose The Hotel Particulier in Montmartre. Montmartre is a district of Paris just outside the city centre, known for its incomparable charm and stunning aesthetics. Explore the quaint and colourful streets with your partner, soaking up the local beauty spots which have been adored by writers and artists throughout history.
There’s no place for a romantic babymoon like Paris! And since the city of love is accessible via the Eurostar, it’s a perfect getaway for mums-to-be who aren’t keen on flying.
Quaint Countryside Escape
If Paris is perhaps a bit crowded for you, then turn to the Northern coasts of France, where you can find quaint, rural escapes in areas such as Normandy. The Hotel Auberge de la Source is the perfect dreamy babymoon destination – a converted farmhouse with an idyllic cottage-core vibe, ideal for expecting couples to relax and rejuvenate.
Normandy is accessible via a multitude of ferry lines, which not only means you won’t need to fly, but also means you can take your own vehicle! The area is car accessible, so you have freedom to explore far and wide, plus you won’t need to worry about packing light.
What Do You Take on a Babymoon Break?
Babymoon holidays are a time to destress and relax before your bundle of joy arrives, so making sure the essentials are all packed is super important to ensure your peace of mind.
You’ll want to make sure you take pregnancy notes with you, alongside a medical certificate or ‘safe to fly’ letter from your doctor if you need one. If you’re flying, you’ll also want to bring compression socks, and items like eye masks and ear plugs to ensure you’re as relaxed as possible throughout your journey.
You’ll also want to stock up on vitamins, and take a reusable water bottle with you to make sure you’re staying hydrated. Plus, if you’re going to be in the sun a lot, make sure you take adequate sun protection – sun cream, a large hat, sunglasses, the works!
With the extensions to your holiday packing checklist (you’re travelling for two, after all), you’ll want to make sure you have the right luggage to keep your essentials safe. Whether you need a cabin size suitcase for a long weekend in a city, a large suitcase for your babymoon on the beach, or a vintage style suitcase for maximum style points, Rock has the perfect luggage for you, helping you get lost, and be seen.