Baby on Board! Five Destinations to Enjoy an Unforgettable Babymoon
As the world swoons over royal baby news, we are sharing a list of five unforgettable babymoon destinations based on real traveler reviews**. Whether looking for a luxurious retreat fit for royalty or a low key getaway somewhere off the grid, we have the ideal babymoon escape for parents-to-be to enjoy relaxing quality time together before the arrival of their little bundle of joy.
Miami Beach, USA
A babymoon should be all about resting and relaxing, and according to Booking.com travelers, Miami Beach is one of the top endorsed destinations for relaxation. While there is enough activity in and around vibrant Miami, it’s certainly also a destination where travelers can enjoy some rest and relaxation - perfect for couples preparing for the sleepless nights to come.
Where to stay: 1 Hotel South Beach has everything that’s needed for a relaxing babymoon stay. Located just a short drive away from well known shopping and dining options. All rooms are sleek and modern, and in the outdoor area guests can take a refreshing dip in one of the property's four pools, enjoying incredible ocean views while relaxing on a pool bed and sipping on a virgin cocktail from the pool bar.
While not much activity is expected while pregnant, soaking up some much needed vitamin D with some responsible sunbathing is one that can easily (and safely) still be enjoyed. The southern coastal city Albufeira in the Algarve region in Portugal is one of the top endorsed destinations for sunbathing according to our travelers. Guests can enjoy warm temperatures, sandy beaches, beautiful wild coastlines, and sunshine guaranteed all year around. And with many dining options available throughout the city, it’s a perfect destination for couples to enjoy a vacation without too much activity.
Where to stay: Enjoy a sunny stay at Sao Rafael Villas, Apartments & Guest House, a modern property that features luxury villas and stunning apartments. A communal outdoor pool is available on-site, and for guests that prefer a bit more privacy, the luxury villas feature private pools with sun beds as well. And with just a short walk away from the beach, the property offers many options to work on your pre-baby tan.
Gold Coast, Australia
According to research commissioned by Booking.com, almost half (45%)* of global travelers are planning to take beach vacation in 2021. And what better way to spend your babymoon than at the beach? Not only is it the perfect location for parents-to-be to spend the day together relaxing and swimming, but also great for romantic beach walks. The Gold Coast in Australia is one of the top endorsed destinations for beaches according to Booking.com travelers.
Where to stay: Situated right near the beach, Vue Broadbeach is a perfect coastal getaway to spend some quality time together. The property features rooms with a modern vibe and offers incredible ocean views. What a great way to wake up! The property further provides an outdoor swimming pool, a terrace and barbecue facilities. And due to its central location, couples can also easily explore the city by foot.
No babymoon is complete without at least a little romance, and Verona is THE place to be to spend some special time with your partner. This medieval old town in the northern part of Italy is best known for being the setting for Shakespeare's most famous love story. It's not surprising then that Verona is one of the top endorsed destinations for romance according to Booking.com travelers. But the epic story of Romeo and Juliet isn’t the only thing that makes Verona romantic. The stunning architecture, cozy cobblestone streets and wide variety of great restaurants for a candlelight dinner are what make this place ideal for one final vacay just as a party of two.
Where to stay: The hustle and bustle of the city might be overwhelming for some pregnant travelers so Corte San Mattia is a beautiful farmstay located just a short drive from Verona's historic city center. Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the city and the surrounding countryside, and it is a perfect place to stay to totally unwind together.
Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
When taking a vacation while pregnant, many only want to do one thing: nothing. And what better place to do nothing than on an idyllic tropical island. Booking.com insights shows that travelers have endorsed Phi Phi Islands as one of the top destinations for an island vacation. This picturesque paradise is known for its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and palm trees, giving travelers the ultimate tropical getaway experience. It makes for an incredible, unforgettable babymoon with your partner to truly reset and start life as a family together, fully relaxed.
Where to stay: Zeavola Resort is an amazing stay to totally unwind in style for your babymoon. The property features suites that are designed to be like island houses and are surrounded by tropical plants. For some daytime activities, guests don’t need to go far and can spend their days at the property’s private beach area, drink fresh coconut juice at the outdoor pool area or have some me-time at the spa. Some tasty, local Thai cuisine can also be enjoyed at the property's restaurant.
*Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of 47,728 respondents across 28 markets (1,997 from USA, 1,987 from Canada, 1,999 from Mexico, 2,003 from Colombia, 1,996 from Brazil, 2,002 from Argentina, 1,994 from Australia, 985 from New Zealand, 1,993 from Spain, 1,993 from Italy, 1,993 from France, 1,984 from UK, 1,989 from Germany, 1,977 from Netherlands, 983 from Denmark, 986 from Sweden, 998 from Croatia, 1,997 from Russia, 999 from Israel, 1,997 from India, 1,992 from China, 991 from Hong Kong, 1,991 from Thailand, 1,977 from Singapore, 998 from Taiwan, 953 from Vietnam, 1,990 from South Korea, 1,987 from Japan). In order to participate in this survey, respondents had to be 18 years of age or older, had to have traveled at least once in the past 12 months and be either the primary decision maker or involved in the decision making of their travel. The survey was taken online and took place in November 2020.
**Based on endorsements for Relaxation, Sun Bathing, Beaches, Islands, Romantic, and Sunsets left on Booking.com as part of post-stay reviews