There’s that sweet spot during pregnancy, before the unpredictable hormones and swollen feet, when you’re finally past the morning sickness and starting to feel like taking a vacation. Herein lies the perfect time for a babymoon: your last romantic vacation as child-less parents. In just a few months, the idea of traveling will feel like a pipe dream and then vacationing with kids will bring a new wave of options (think: all-inclusive resorts and family-friendly hotels). To take advantage of this short window (sometimes dubbed “the happy trimester”) is ideal, for it will be the last time you and your partner will get to enjoy the simple pleasure of traveling kid-free. The perfect babymoon destination provides a beautiful and quiet respite in some charming pocket of the world (quiet times are fleeting so we want you to make it count!) From private beachfront villas to sprawling views of the Tuscan countryside, we’ve narrowed down 5 dreamy babymoon destinations to get you started…
Sugar Beach, St Lucia
Hidden among the palms of St. Lucia’s lush rainforest is Sugar Beach, a luxury resort and hotel, formerly the site of an 18th-century sugar plantation. Each villa or guest room has its own private plunge pool with sprawling views of the Caribbean Sea. The rooms come with a private butler service which you’ll use to ring a tuk tuk to transport you around the property. The hotel also features restaurants, a pool, a spa and the white-sand beach which you’ll find nestled between UNESCO’s world-heritage Pitons.
Monteverdi is set in the small Medieval hilltop village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro overlooking the sweeping fields of Val d’Orcia. This dreamy retreat features 18 timeless, yet imaginative rooms that help you collapse into your rustic, Tuscan paradise. Spread throughout the property – which has taken over the entire village – you’ll find restaurants, an infinity pool, a world-renowned spa (we recommend The Full Monteverdi treatment) and an art gallery. Monteverdi also hosts various cultural and culinary events on property, so with everything at your fingertips, you won’t have a reason to leave the hotel grounds.
Hotel Cap Rocat, Mallorca
Hotel Cap Rocat is a majestic, cliffside oasis overlooking Mallorca’s Palma Bay. While the hotel is situated in a secluded area on the bay and blends itself into its natural landscape, the former military fortress is as luxe as it gets. With breezy bedrooms, an infinity pool and candlelit restaurants, it sets the tone for an idyllic romantic getaway.
Hotel Le Toiny, St Barthélemy
St. Barts is an obvious choice for a babymoon given its plentiful white-sand beaches, world-class restaurants and beach clubs. The most romantic place to stay on this chic French-Caribbean island is at the newly renovated, Hotel Le Toiny. Located on an unspoiled beach above Anse de Toiny with breathtaking views of the Caribbean, the hotel has 22 private villa suites each complete with heated pools for ultimate relaxation and romance.
Hotel les Roches Rouges, Saint Raphael
Hotel les Roches Rouges
is the perfect retreat for the cool Cali couple seeking a home away from home on the French Riviera. Set against the backdrop of the Mediterranean, this is barefoot luxury at its finest with a relaxed 1950’s design aesthetic represented throughout the property. The hotel also features two swimming pools (one is a natural sea-water pool), various bars and two restaurants, among other activities to enjoy as a couple like an open-air cinema, ping pong table, petanque, yoga and cooking courses.