A babymoon, sometimes known by the rather unimaginative name of “pregnancy holiday”, is the last holiday taken by expectant couples before the birth of their first child. They offer parents-to-be the final opportunity for a relaxing escape before the sleepless nights and nappy changes accompanying the arrival of their new little darling.
Pregnancy can be uncomfortable, and a luxury babymoon is a wonderful way to enjoy some well-earned pampering. Scott Dunn’s handpicked babymoon hotels offer a wide of choice luxurious extras to make your holiday really special. There are pre-natal spa treatments, ache-relieving massages and relaxation rooms, as well as plenty for the father-to-be too.
With a highly-personalised service, we’ll have you staying in small, intimate boutique or on a quiet tropical beach. Although if you’ve had enough relaxation we can always arrange a little adventure! Plus, if you have an insatiable craving for something, you can just call room service.
When to go?
The second trimester is the safest time to travel for pregnant women. After all, you don’t want be caught in another time zone when the little one decides to come. Although being born on a beach may be good story to tell a few years down the line. So 18 to 24 weeks it is: a period fast becoming known as the “last hurrah trimester!”
Where to go?
Our travel specialists have handpicked the best luxury babymoon hotels and itineraries to treat you and your loved one to before the baby arrives. Suitable for those looking for a big adventure before they start a family or a just relaxing luxury holiday to get some rest before the new arrival!
Anantara Maia, Seychelles
Romance, peace and love - Maia is one of the original super luxury All Inclusive resorts. With just 32 villas and a dedicated butler for your entire stay who will work to surprise and delight you all the time you're there - this is the ultimate babymoon experience where you can be pampered and cared for non-stop before your little one arrives.
Oberoi al Zorah, UAE
Escape the crowds of Dubai, yet still be able to dip in and out as you please. The Oberoi is a peaceful sanctuary with service and food second to none. A peaceful beach and 100m pool make for a tranquil base to stretch back and relax. Sustainability also lies at the heart of the Oberoi, set amongst a regenerated mangrove delta.
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
This beautiful and chic beach side hotel boasts wonderful restaurants, lush swimming pools and oasis-like gardens. The Chedi Muscat is an oasis where you can unwind before your new baby comes surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Hajar Mountains and the azure waters of the Gulf of Oman.
Borgo Egnazia, Italy
Escape to a beautiful property in Southern Italy with amazing food and wine. This stylish property embraces typical Puglian features and crafts an idyllic backdrop for your relaxing holiday. We especially love their villas as each one features a private garden, private pool, wrap around balconies and a roof terrace where the stunning panoramic views can be enjoyed.
Daios Cove, Greece
This property is a Scott Dunn favourite and with good reason! Daios Cove is a stunning property overlooking a private cove, every room, suite and villa offer calming sea views across sparkling waters and there is an adult only pool with an extensive bar. There is also a lovely spa with lots of treatments (including all-natural pregnancy facial) and those who stay in a suite or villa will benefit from an all-inclusive stay.
Finca Cortesin, Spain
Discover indulgent luxury and understated glamour at a secluded hotel. Finca Cortesin is the epitome of Andalusian charm and boasts Michelin Star dining so it is ideal for a foodie couple. Just a short hop over from the hotel is the chic private beach club complete with an inviting infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean, the perfect spot for a romantic moment sipping a crisp glass of wine and enjoying a seafood pasta dish.
Hotel La Sivoliere, France
Hotel La Sivoliere is situated in the heart of the forest, next to the 'Dou du Midi' red piste and only a ten-minute walk from the centre of Courchevel 1850. This chalet-style hotel is beautifully decorated in an alpine style with a modern edge. We recommend staying in a luxurious suite where you will have a separate seating area where you can enjoy your well-earned après ski beside a roaring fire and a private terrace or balcony with epic views.