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The 10 Best Babymoon Destinations

Whether you’re about to welcome your first child or have already started a family, a babymoon is one of the most exciting ways to celebrate your impending arrival with your spouse. From close-to-home long weekend trips—think Charleston or the Zika-free Harbour Island—to far-flung destinations for those who want to take a big trip, pre-baby, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best babymoon destinations.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a customized romantic getaway or to learn about more of the best babymoon destinations around the world.

Adventure and Sun: Hawaii

When to Go: Year-round

With wild terrain, active volcanoes, pristine beaches of red, black and white sands and a unique culture, Hawaii’s allure lies in its spectacular tropical landscapes and welcoming aloha spirit. Each of the five main islands—the Big Island, Maui, Lanai, Oahu and Kauai—offer countless adventures, beautiful vistas and pampering, five-star properties.

Rural Retreat: English Countryside

When to Go: Year-round

There are few more beautiful places in England than the Cotswolds and the surrounding counties, with their sleepy villages and bustling market towns. You’ll find wonderful antiques shops, old-fashioned pubs, stone cottages smothered in roses, 13th-century churches and pretty tea shops filled with locals eating homemade scones and drinking Earl Grey tea. Opened in 2018 and located in the nearby county of Hampshire, Heckfield Place is the most pampering place from which to explore this region.

The Long Weekend: Charleston

When to Go: October-May

One of America’s earliest cities, Charleston remains among its most elegant. The South Carolina city makes for an ideal romantic getaway, offering walks amidst historic houses on cobblestoned paths; incredible meals; visits to gorgeous beaches and plantations; and stays in cozy hotels.

Flop-and-Drop: Harbour Island

When to Go: December-May

Also known as “Briland” to vacationers and locals, the Bahamas’ Harbour Island (which is Zika-free) is an hour flight from Miami (to Nassau). The island is known for its three-mile pink sand beach, pastel British-colonial cottages enveloped in bougainvillea and easy pace.

Last Hurrah: South Africa

When to Go: September-April

Celebrate your last days of pre-baby freedom (if this is your first child, of course!) with a bucket-list trip to one of the world’s most spectacular destinations: South Africa. From the culture of Cape Town and farm-to-table dinners in the Winelands to the majesty of the Cape of Good Hope and spotting lions and elephants on private game reserves, South Africa is one of the best babymoon destinations for couples looking for a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Related: Top 10 Mini Honeymoon Destinations

Classic Romance: Paris

A view of Paris from the Hôtel Lutetia. Courtesy Hôtel Lutetia.
When to Go: Year-round (except for August, when most of the shops and restaurants are closed).

Long touted as the world’s most beautiful city, Paris, with its elegant architecture, sophisticated shopping and l’art de vivre, has it all. Visitors can spend days marveling at the masterpieces at The Louvre, wandering the cobblestoned streets of Montmartre or peaceful Tuileries gardens, savoring exquisite cuisine and retreating in style at the city’s most glamorous hotels.

Related: 8 Kid-Friendly Resorts for Families with Babies & Young Children

A Summertime European Escape: Greece, France or Italy

When to Go: May-September

Spending a summer vacation in one of Europe’s finest resort destinations is a great way to unwind with your spouse before welcoming a new child. Our favorite spots to experience summer in Europe include: Italy’s Lake Como, where days are enjoyed lounging waterside and boating on the lake; the Amalfi Coast, where you can relax at beach clubs and indulge in pizza and pasta; and the French Riviera, where glamorous days can be split between poolside reading and exploring picturesque hill towns like Saint-Paul-de-Vence and Èze. Also great for couples, Greece offers stunning landscapes, fresh seafood at traditional tavernas and an undeniable air of romance.

Far-Flung Beach Town: José Ignacio

When to Go: November-March

The tiny beach town of José Ignacio lies at the southern tip of Uruguay and has a distinctly South American, bohemian charm, in addition to some museum-like, five-star properties. The Zika-free destination is buzzing during the months of December and February (peak summer in Uruguay), when posh Argentinians and foreigners come to enjoy the beautiful beaches and boho vibe.

Related: 10 Zika-Free Beach Destinations

Spa Weekend: Lake Austin Spa

When to Go: October-May

A gorgeous and intimate destination spa on the shores of Lake Austin, this resort is great for couples looking for a fun lakeside escape in addition to wellness and self-improvement. While there are 15-20 activity options per day, including everything from spin classes to Tai Chi, everything is optional. Perhaps best of all, the cuisine, which is American with a French accent, is healthy and flavorful, making good use of produce grown in the organic garden on site.

Seamless Getaway: Bermuda

When to Go: November-May

Just a 90-minute flight from NYC, Bermuda is famous for its colonial architecture, pink-sand beaches and azure waters. Thanks to its convenient location, travelers to Bermuda can leave home in the morning and be dining beachside by lunch. And while Great Britain’s oldest existing colony still feels traditionally English, today the island is abuzz with exciting luxury hotel and restaurant openings. Babymooners should opt for a few nights at The Loren, a decidedly modern, 45-suite retreat that enjoys its own private beach.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a customized romantic getaway or to learn about more of the best babymoon destinations around the world.

Published onOctober 1, 2019

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