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28 Best Babymoon Destinations to Go for Pre-Baby Fun

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This is it, moms and dads! In a few more months, you’ll have your bundle of joy. But before the little one arrives, it’s time for a getaway. Have you chosen the best babymoon destinations yet?

A babymoon is one last hurrah for couples before becoming parents. This vacation involves relaxation and pampering, perfect for unwinding before all the chaos and sleepless nights begin. Moreover, during a babymoon, you create new memories and spend quality time with your partner.

But with so many destinations out there, how do you choose? Here are our recommendations. Pin, save, or share this image to help plan and pack!

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Babymoon Destination

Quick checklist before we dive into the destinations:

  • Grab a travel clearance from your doctor to ensure your baby’s and your safety
  • Choose a destination with great health policies and nearby hospitals for emergencies
  • Double-check your preferred airline policies on pregnancy travel (e.g., ideal trimester, clearance forms, etc.)
  • Avoid long-haul flights and long drives
  • Check the weather and choose a destination that’s comfortable for you
  • Look for activities that cater to pregnant women (e.g., prenatal massages, gentle hikes, etc.)
  • Pick a destination that caters to the activities you want to do

Additionally, consider traveling during your second trimester (14 to 28 weeks). Experts say it’s the best time, and it’s at this period that most pregnant mamas feel their best. Moreover, the risks of premature labor and spontaneous abortion are low.1

Fun Fact: Airlines restrict pregnant women from international travel by air between 28 to 35 weeks and after 36 weeks for domestic flights.

15 Best Babymoon Destinations WorldWide

Now that you’ve checked off the items above, let’s explore this first category. Everything on this list meets the factors above, regardless of your budget.

Beach Getaways

For stunning ocean views, plenty of sunshine, and opportunities for quiet moments, consider:

1. Bali, Indonesia

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Bali has some of the best, most luxurious, and most affordable babymoon resorts. Its beaches are breathtaking and feature nature up close. Palm trees, warm weather, hospitable locals, delicious food, plenty of couple pampering activities—you got it in Bali.

  • Best time to visit: Between April and October during the island’s dry season.
  • Famous babymoon destinations: Kayumanis Ubud Private Villa & Spa, AYANA Villas Bali, The Apurva Kempinski Bali, The Balé Nusa Dua, and Meliá Bali.

2. Santorini, Greece

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This one is a no-brainer. Santorini offers nothing but absolute beauty. The Greek island boasts stunning architecture, beautiful beaches, and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. And who doesn’t want to relax on its picturesque beaches?

  • Best time to visit: Between June and September for sunny but not too hot days.
  • Famous babymoon destinations: Santorini Sky, Apanemo Hotel & Suites, Art Maisons Luxury Santorini Hotels Aspaki & Oia Castle,  Apanemo Hotel & Suites, and  Anastasis Apartments & Spa

3. The Maldives

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Some say The Maldives is only for honeymooners, but it’s turquoise waters say otherwise. Its quiet, very luxurious resorts and beaches offer lots of parent-friendly activities. You can soak up the sun and enjoy snorkeling, sailing, fishing, swimming, wellness and spa, delicious foods, and more.

  • Best time to visit: Between November and April for warm and tropical weather. 
  • Famous babymoon destinations: Anantara Kihavah, Naladhu at a Private Island, Milaidhoo Island Maldives, and Vakkaru Maldives

4. Amalfi Coast, Italy

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This humble coastline is an easy choice for those who want picturesque views. It also has many resorts that cater to parents-to-be with their romantic yet practical amenities. Plus, the Amalfi Coast has cobblestone streets, romantic buildings, and plenty of tasty Italian cuisine to munch on.

  • Best time to visit: Between April to May and September to October for a warm and sunny climate. 
  • Famous babymoon destinations: Il San Pietro in Positano, Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Le Sirenuse in Positano, Hotel Miramalfi, and Belmond Hotel Caruso in Ravello

5. Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a tried-and-tested babymoon destination for soon-to-be moms and dads. Like Bali, it’s a tropical paradise. Babymooners get to enjoy the place’s lush rainforests, waterfalls, beaches, shores, and wildlife. The Creole food scene is also pretty diverse, with influences from Spanish and African cuisines.

  • Best time to visit: Between December and mid-April during the dry season. 
  • Famous babymoon destinations: Origins Luxur Lodge by Mantis, The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, Hotel Trópico Latino, and El Silencio Lodge & Spa.

City Escapes

If the beach isn’t your cup of tea, try the bustle and hustle of these metropolitan areas:

1. Paris, France

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The capital of romance is a hit among the best babymoon destinations far from the tropics. It has iconic landmarks and parks, like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Luxembourg Gardens. Plus, lots of cafés litter the cobbled streets with delicious pastries and coffee. You can also enjoy gourmet cuisines and leisurely strolls along neighborhoods, museums, and art galleries.

  • Best time to visit: Between March and May and September and October for less crowds and balmy weather.
  • Places to visit: Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Rue des Martyrs, The Marais, Montmartre, Jardin des Tuileries, and Bois de Vincennes.

2. Tokyo, Japan

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Head to Tokyo for a unique getaway before becoming parents. This Japanese capital is a tourist spot for a reason—tourist moms-to-be included. From shrines to parks to bustling crosswalks, the city offers a mix of tranquility and action. Aside from its modernity, you can enjoy Japanese foods and culture via izakayas, temples, and ryokans.

  • Best time to visit: Between September and November for warm weather and beautiful fall foliage.
  • Best places to visit: Tokyo Tower, Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo Skytree, Senso-ji Temple, and Meiji Jingu Shrine.

3. London, England

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One of the best babymoon destinations in Europe is in the UK. After all, London’s neighborhoods and districts are rich with history and modernity. It’s also a melting pot of cultures. Aside from scenic tours, you can enjoy dining at Michelin-starred restaurants. But if you’re on a budget-friendly, food trips at pubs and street markets are the way to go. The best part? It’s English-speaking!

  • Best time to visit: Between May and July during the summer.
  • Places to visit: Buckingham Palace, Notting Hill, Soho, Covent Garden, and Hyde Park.

4. Valencia, Spain

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This Spanish city needs to be talked about more as a babymoon destination. It’s home to many different types of architecture, parks, beaches, and food hubs. Moreover, Valencia’s cultural side is very rich. Valencia is also highly walkable, so you can explore many areas in one day. Not to mention their authentic paella that will leave a mark on your taste buds!

  • Best time to visit: Between May and September to November for fewer crowds and friendly weather.
  • Places to visit: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Barrio del Carmen, Jardines del Turia, La Albufera National Park, and Mercado Central.

5. Edinburgh, Scotland

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Want a city that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Fly to Edinburgh! Babymooners looking for art, history, architecture, and nature will find themselves at home in Scotland’s capital. The medieval Old Town and the neoclassical New Town are must-sees. Further, hills and natural landscapes surround Edinburgh for scenic walks or hikes.

  • Best time to visit: Between June and August during warm and less rainy summer.
  • Places to visit: Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat, Dean Village, and Royal Mile.

Nature Retreat

For mountains, lakes, and forests, here are the best babymoon destinations that let you reconnect with nature:

1. Banff, Canada

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Banff, Canada, is where postcard-worthy landscapes come to life. Home to a handful of North America’s breathtaking views and national parks, Banff is perfect for everything outdoors. Banff is the place to be, from gentle hikes to skiing, boating, and simple leisure walks. Plus, you can cross out turquoise lakes and snow-capped mountains on your babymoon bucket list!

  • Best time to visit: Between July and August for a mild climate.
  • Places to visit: Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Upper Hot Springs, Lake Minnewanka, and Glacier Skywalk.

2. Queenstown, New Zealand

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Another spot with the great outdoors is Queenstown, New Zealand. This place offers a bit of everything for adventurous babymooners. Queenstown accommodates adrenaline-inducing activities, but many options exist for a more laid-back experience. For example, you can enjoy ski resorts, vineyards, lakes, mountains, and indoor wellness. How about dipping your toes in Queenstown’s beautiful, cold lake waters?

  • Best time to visit: Between December and February for long sunny days.
  • Places to visit: Lake Wakatipu, Skyline Gondola, The Remarkables, Queenstown Gardens, and Kiwi Birdlife Park.

3. Cape Town, South Africa

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I’ve seen so many mamas and papas visit this South African gem before birthing. Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, nestles its city life and stunning views between mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Babymoons in this city involve visiting markets and botanical gardens. You can also explore the coastline and watch whales and sharks. Regarding babymoon pampering, Cape Town offers various food and relaxation options from restaurants, hotels, and spas.

  • Best time to visit: Between January and March for clear and sunny skies.
  • Places to visit: Table Mountain National Park, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Camps Bay Beach, and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

4. Singapore, Singapore

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The list of the best babymoon destinations isn’t complete without Singapore. This Southeast Asian country has diverse cultures and a vibrant city life. Moreover, it’s clean, safe, and has a great transportation system. This makes touring this city perfect for expecting moms who want a hassle-free trip. You can indulge in shopping, dining, and exploring tourist attractions. And, for expectant moms who want to relax and unwind, there are many spas and wellness centers.

  • Best time to visit: Between February and April for fewer crowds.
  • Places to visit: Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, Sentosa Island, Chinatown, and Botanic Gardens.

5. Mérida, Mexico

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Mérida is such a magnificent sight people don’t talk about. The capital of Yucatán, it’s home to colorful architecture, delicious cuisine, and hospitable locals. And the hotels, restaurants, and boutiques are lovely. Streets are also vibrant and full of art. The local food scene is amazing, and tourist spots are accessible. And the best part is Mérida is flat! No more walking uphill for pregnant mamas.

  • Best time to visit: Between December and April for the best weather.
  • Places to visit: Plaza Grande, Casa Montejo, Mayan World Museum of Mérida, The Juan Gamboa Art Gallery, and The Mayan World Museum.

13 Best Babymoon Destinations in the U.S.

Don’t want to leave the U.S.? We’ve got you covered. The following destinations are perfect for babymoons and are all within the country.

1. Maui, Hawaii

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I know, mamas; Hawaii is a plane ride away. But don’t let that stop you from experiencing paradise. Maui is a popular destination for babymoons because it’s the ultimate destination for a babymoon haven. Maui has one of the loveliest waters, perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and even catamaran sailing. Spa treatments and delectable cuisines also make this island top-tier. Not to mention the endless views of lush greenery and stunning beaches.

  • Best time to visit: Between April and May and September to November for fewer crowds.
  • Places to visit: Haleakalā National Park, Road to Hana, Kaanapali Beach, Lahaina town, and Maui Ocean Center.

2. Sedona, Arizona

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The red rocks of Sedona aren’t the only reason to visit this desert oasis. This destination is perfect for those who want a tranquil and relaxing babymoon experience. For parents-to-be, you. You can also visit art galleries, have a picnic, bird-watch, or treat yourself to soothing massages and other spa treatments. 

  • Best time to visit: Between March and May and September to November during spring and fall.
  • Places to visit: Uptown Sedona, Cathedral Rock, Chapel of the Holy Cross, Red Rock Scenic Byway, and The Grand Canyon.

3. Phoenix, Arizona

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I’ve met at least four couples who swear that Phoenix is the ultimate go-to destination for a babymoon in the U.S. In fact, they’d gladly return for their next little one. That says a lot about this babymoon gem! Phoenix offers many outdoor activities perfect for parents-to-be looking to connect with nature and enjoy leisurely time. From stunning desert landscapes and cultural highlights to relaxing spa resorts, you’ll always have activities to entertain you.

  • Best time to visit: Between November and April for clear skies and friendly temperatures.
  • Places to visit: Phoenix Art Museum, South Mountain Park and Preserve, Desert Botanical Garden, Camelback Mountain, and Heard Museum.

4. New York City, New York

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The Big Apple is also a big hit for babymooners. Firstly, Times Square is a must-see. Second, Manhattan’s diverse neighborhoods offer endless exploration. Retail therapy is another major highlight. Plus, the eclectic food selection caters to every craving, whether you want upscale dining or street food. New York City really never sleeps, but I hope not for babymooners!  

  • Best time to visit: Between April and June and September and November for the best temperatures and fall foliage.
  • Places to visit: Central Park, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square, The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and the Empire State Building.

5. San Francisco, California

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The lovely San Francisco is undoubtedly a perfect spot for a babymoon. The Golden Gate Bridge and clam chowder? Irresistible. Sourdough, national parks, picturesque beaches? Sold. San Francisco’s iconic streets and unique blend of nature and urban charm ensure a memorable experience for babymooners. Watch your food intake when you visit—the local food hubs offer tempting delights at every turn!

  • Best time to visit: Between September and October for less fog and wind.
  • Places to visit: The Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and Fisherman’s Wharf.

6. Charleston, South Carolina 

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Charleston is the perfect destination for charming cobblestone streets and pastel houses. The city’s historic architecture gives a glimpse into its rich past, and its vibrant culinary scene delivers a taste of the South. Charleston is a coastal city with beautiful beaches ideal for relaxation and scenic views. And when the sun sets, the city’s lively nightlife is perfect for some nighttime fun.

  • Best time to visit: Between September and December for mild temperatures.
  • Places to visit: International African American Museum, Middleton Palace, Joe Riley Waterfront Park, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and Fort Sumter National Monument.

7 Quick Weekend Getaway Destinations in the U.S.

Want a quick getaway instead? Check out these diverse domestic destinations. They offer a unique atmosphere and allow you to recharge your batteries without traveling too far.

  1. Little River Tiny House, Maryville, Tennessee
  2. Santa Barbara Inn, Santa Barbara, California
  3. Faena Hotel Miami Beach,​​ Miami Beach, Florida
  4. The White Doe Inn, Manteo, North Carolina
  5. Sundance Mountain Resort, Sundance, Utah
  6. Tides Inn, Irvington, Virginia
  7. The Cloister at Sea Island, Sea Island, Georgia

Wrapping Up

The best babymoon destinations offer a mix of relaxation, adventure, and cultural experiences. There’s a place for all babymooners, so check out all your options before your bundle of joy arrives. Pamper yourselves and create new memories before the next exciting chapter of your life begins!

What babymoon spots do you recommend? Drop them in the comment box below!

  1. Traveling While Pregnant or Breastfeeding.” John Hopkins Medicine. ↩︎
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