Babymoon: what it is and where to celebrate it

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The "babymoon" is one of the new trends coming from the United States and concerning pregnancy and motherhood. It consists of the last holiday for two, with the baby bump, before the baby is born.

There are several places to spend and celebrate the "babymoon", in the country and abroad, and each of these has very specific characteristics. Let's find out more about it. 

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Babymoon, the meaning

In America there is not only the honeymoon trend, that is the "honeymoon", but also the babymoon. It is about the choice of enjoy a second long of honey during pregnancy, before the birth of the baby. Basically it is a way to take one last vacation for two, just before expanding your family.

The best time to organize it? In second quarter: when traveling is still not tiring (and if there are no problems and the gynecologist agrees, you can also take a plane) and early pregnancy nausea should be just a memory.

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Babymoon, ideas: what to do

Le tourist facilities of our country are gearing up more and more to welcome pregnant couples. Obviously, we don't choose adventurous or difficult trips, but we opt for places that can offer moments of relaxation, where the expectant mother can relax in a spa or participate in yoga sessions.

But not only that: the choice often falls on places full of quiet where it is possible to take long and soothing walks and nature is luxuriant and offers splendid landscapes to the eye.

5 ideas for the babymoon

Here are some ideas for the "babymoon":

  1. You can choose a romantic weekend in a structure close to a ancient village or where there are suggestive castles;
  2. It is possible to go to a farmhouse in the middle of nature and enjoy the countryside, local products and animals;
  3. You can opt for a hotel by the sea, to benefit from the brackish air;
  4. Take advantage of the benefits of nature and venture into a structure near the green to enjoy forest therapy;
  5. A romantic getaway in a city of art or in a corner of paradise near the sea or a lake.

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Babymoon, tourist destinations

There are some places particularly suitable for the "babymoon", with equipped and "extra" facilities designed specifically for pregnant women. Here are some examples. 

  1. Il Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa (Tuscany) offers 3 days of pure relaxation to expectant couples, thanks to the "Dolce Mamma" treatment for the future mother, designed to relieve the tensions and muscular pains of pregnancy and to dinner at the "La Torre" restaurant where you can taste traditional Tuscan dishes. For those who are already parents, the structure offers a selection of activities to enjoy as a family, such as treasure hunts, cooking classes, play areas, horse and bicycle rides ... Info:
  2. Barcelò Illetas Albatros (Balearic Islands). After a few hours of flight, this splendid structure awaits you over the beautiful Majorca. Among the services, a 24-hour concierge to satisfy all cravings even in the middle of the night and a wide list of non-alcoholic aperitifs, to meet expectant mothers. Info on
  3. Villa Dubrovnik, a boutique hotel specializing in "babymoon" is located in Dubrovnik, where Croatia faces the Adriatic. A service? The ad hoc massage for pregnant women "Mum-to-Be". All the info on the website:
  4. The Royal Monceau (Paris) is a 5 star hotel in Paris innovated by the well-known architect Philippe Starck. In the ad hoc package designed for future parents, there are also gifts for the "pregnant" couple. Info on the site:
  5. Barcelò Solymar (Cuba). If you feel fine and your doctor agrees, you can think about a longer-haul destination as well. Have you ever thought about a romantic and relaxing "babymoon" in Cuba, to give birth to your baby already with music in the blood? In Varadero you will find the Barcelò Solymar: if you already have a child but you want a little relaxation before becoming an encore mother, you can leave it at the miniclub, open from 9 in the morning until the evening. And there is also a babysitter (to be booked) until 21pm ... You can take advantage of the beauty salon, to have your hair massaged or fixed before the happy event, while your dad plays golf on the green near the hotel. .. Info:
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