Top 20 Ideas for Babymoon Destinations
You might already have a long list of babymoon ideas, but how do you decide? Most babymoons are more about relaxation than anything, although there’s no reason why you can’t have a little adventure. Whether it’s wandering the cobbled streets of Siena in Tuscany or lying on the palm tree-fringed shores of the Maldives, there’s something for every kind of ‘babymooner’. Enjoy this ultimate list of the 20 best babymoon destinations!
When is it safe to travel to your babymoon destination?
The first trimester is the time you’re most likely to experience nausea, meaning it’s not the best time to go on your babymoon. For this reason, many prospective mothers go on their babymoon in the second trimester when the sickness has typically passed. Plus, you’ll still feel comfortable enough to travel.
After the 28-week mark, some airlines won’t allow you to fly without a doctor’s note. However, every pregnancy is different, so always check with a medical professional before you fly.
Tip: Many hotels now offer babymoon packages that include your accommodation, dinners, spa days, tours, and even a babymoon photoshoot!
1. Costa Rica (Unique babymoon idea!)
Costa Rica is the ideal place to slow down before your little one arrives. It’s also one of the greatest babymoon ideas! Here, ‘Pura Vida’ is a way of life; join the locals in connecting with nature, as you take a barefoot walk on the beach with a coconut in hand.
Spend your babymoon appreciating all the incredible wildlife, spotting red-eyed tree frogs among the rainforest canopy, looking out onto volcanos, and witnessing some of the most beautiful ocean sunsets.
Babymoon Hotels in Costa Rica
Many people choose to camp in Costa Rica. However, there are plenty of more comfortable options for your babymoon, from reasonably priced guesthouses to jungle eco-resorts and beachside luxury retreats.
Hotels in Uvita, Costa Rica
Hotels in La Fortuna, Costa Rica
2. Umbria, Italy
For a unique take on a Tuscan babymoon, head to Tuscany’s underrated neighbor: Umbria! This beautiful central region of Italy is often forgotten about in favor of other destinations, and wrongly so. Discover its charming cobblestone towns, beautiful churches, lakes, and viewpoints. It’s even home to one of the largest waterfalls in Europe! Best of all, it’s a little cheaper than Tuscany, so a very affordable option for an Italy babymoon destination.
Umbria Hotel Babymoon Ideas
If you want a city break, consider staying in one of the bigger cities like Assisi, Spello, or Perugia. These cities are all good jumping-off points to explore the rest of the region. For a relaxing babymoon, choose to stay in an Agroturismo or a countryside resort. This is the perfect way to relax, looking out over the beautiful rolling hills as you unwind by the poolside. See all hotels in Umbria.
3. Menton, France
Candy-colored houses, the smell of lemons, the sway of palm trees, and the sound of the Mediterranean sea. Yes, you’ve reached the sunny shores of the French Rivera! Menton might just be one of the most perfect babymoon ideas; discover this beautiful town just a stone’s throw from Italy.
Spend your babymoon relaxing under a parasol on the beautiful beaches, wandering the cobblestone streets, and enjoying French food by candlelight. You could even take a day trip to nearby Monaco (ooh la la!).
The nearest airport to Menton is Nice. Book your flight here.
Menton Babymoon Hotels
The old town and the beaches are the best locations in Menton and give you easy accessibility to all the things to do. See all hotels in Menton.
4. Hawaii (Best USA Babymoon Destination)
Hawaii is one of the best babymoon destinations (especially for parents from the USA)—an island of dramatic cliffs, mountains, jungle, and incredible wildlife. Although you may not be surfing on the famous Hawaiian waves, it’s a great place to people-watch and spot unique wildlife, from dolphins and humpback whales to turtles and Manta Rays.
Take the chance to discover its incredible culture by watching the locals perform typical Hawaiian chants and dances in the traditional dress.
Babymoon Hotels in Hawaii
Picture spending your babymoon lying by the pool, looking out onto the beach, surrounded by a ring of palm trees, with the sounds of the waves crashing—bliss! You’ll find many incredible beach resorts in Hawaii, which we recommend if you want to be close to the beach. Alternatively, journey further inland, and you’ll find beautiful eco hotels nestled deep within the rainforest. See all hotels in Hawaii.
5. Paris, France (Romantic Babymoon Idea)
Next up—and one of the all-time most fantastic babymoon destinations—it’s Paris! What better place to spend time with your partner before the baby arrives than the city of love itself?
If you want a relaxed trip, stay in a beautiful hotel, take a long relaxing boat trip down the River Seine, and picnic under the Eiffel Tower. For the culture vultures, there are endless things to do, with more museums and galleries than you can count. Best of all, this is a babymoon destination where macarons are always on the menu!
Paris Babymoon Hotel ideas
Paris has a fantastic selection of beautiful hotels to stay in. Choose a self-catering apartment, a boutique hotel in the hillside district Mof ontmarte, or a 5-star hotel with the chicest decor. See all hotels in Paris.
6. The Maldives (Ultimate Babymoon Destination)
The Maldives is undoubtedly one of the best honeymoon destinations, so it makes sense that couples consider it one of the best babymoon ideas. There is no greater way to prepare for your new arrival than a week or two in paradise itself.
Slow down by spending your days walking barefoot on the whitest sand and swimming in the most transparent waters with vibrantly colored sea life. It’s the perfect place to fully embrace the tranquility of island life.
Maldives Babymoon Hotels
The Maldives is synonymous with luxury resorts, so many might think this would be an expensive babymoon idea. However, while it’s pricier than some destinations, it can still be visited at a reasonable price if you stay in guesthouses or apartments on the islands. See all hotels in the Maldives.
You might want to explore by beach-hopping in Trincomalee, or finding secret corners of fascinating towns like Kandy. Alternatively, for a more relaxing experience, head to the south of the country, to places like Unawatuna or Tangalle, where it’s all about slow beach living.
Babymoon Hotels in Sri Lanka
One of the best things about Sri Lanka is that it’s home to some of the most incredible accommodation. Here, you’ll find plenty of beachside resorts to choose from at a great price and with the best service.
Hotels in Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Hotels in Ella, Sri Lanka
8. Iceland (Best Winter Babymoon Destination)
Exploring in the snow by day and cozying up by the fire at night; is what a babymoon in Iceland looks like! This magnificent country is one of the ultimate babymoon destinations and the perfect place to appreciate the wilderness. Discover mammoth glaciers and remarkable cliffs, topped off with a relaxing bath in a natural hot spring.
Time your trip right, and by night you might also get a chance to see the northern lights—one of life’s bucket list experiences!
Iceland Babymoon Hotel ideas
There’s something so romantic about a cozy trip to the winter wonderland of Iceland. It’s also home to a wide variety of accommodation. Choose from eco huts out in the wilderness (think glass ceilings and starry nights), luxury hotels with all the mod cons, or for a little more adventure, opt for a campervan and enjoy the ultimate Iceland camping road trip!
Hotels in Reykjavic, Iceland
Hotels in South Iceland
9. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is one of the most relaxing babymoon destinations. It’s an incredibly spiritual place (named ‘Island of the gods’) where you can unwind and connect, not only with your partner but with nature too. Relax by the poolside at a beachside resort in Seminyak, or spend your days exploring the boutique shops of Canggu. Alternatively, use this time to tap into your inner zen at a retreat in jungle paradise Ubud; there’s truly something for every kind of babymoon in Bali!
Bali Babymoon Hotel Ideas
Bali has a range of incredible accommodations, from treehouse resorts deep in the forest to five-star beach resorts. Best of all, Bali hotels are cheap! This means you can get something really lovely for a fraction of the price you would in Europe or the USA. See all hotels in Bali.
Hotels in Ubud, Bali
Hotels in Seminyak, Bali
The nature here is incredible; a place where you’ll find waters teeming with sea life and giant tortoises wandering across the beautiful landscapes. Although the island is tranquil, it also has some fantastic restaurants and hotels, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Babymoon Hotels in Mauritius
Babymoon hotels in Mauritius are some of the most luxurious you’ll find in the whole world. This is a place where you’ll find glass-bottomed rooms (so you can see the sea life as you sleep) and private hotel beaches.
Hotels in Mauritius North Coast
Hotels in Mauritius West Coast
11. San Diego, California
San Diego is a pacific coastal dream and one of the best babymoon ideas! Not only has it got great beaches, but there are many museums, natural parks, and great shopping, so there’s plenty to do outside of relaxing on your babymoon. Head to San Diego’s old town for your dose of history or the swanky neighborhood ‘La Jolla’ for beautiful beaches and excellent dining options.
San Diego Babymoon Hotels
San Diego is all about the poolside 5-star experience. Think palm trees, beautiful swimming pools, and delicious food and drinks brought to you on your sunbed. See all hotels in San Diego, California.
Thinking of baby mooning in Europe? Portugal is one of the most fantastic countries to choose as your babymoon destination. It’s home to beautiful cities (Lisbon, we’re looking at you!), but also cliffside coastline and deep valleys. However, most importantly, it’s the home of Pastel de Nata (custard tart!). Need we say more?
Start in either Porto or Lisbon, enjoying the sights of the cities (wear comfy shoes because they’re hilly!) before heading off to the coastline of the Algarve or the rivers and viewpoints of the Duoro Valley. We highly recommend renting a car in Portugal so you can experience all the destinations the country has to offer.
Portugal Babymoon Hotel ideas
Many people choose to travel by campervan in Portugal, as it’s famous for its beautiful ocean roads and great surfing. You can also find some very comfortable van options. However, understandably you may want something a little more luxurious. In this case, you’ll find the cities teeming with fantastic hotels, and likewise in beachside resorts in the villages dotted along the Algarve.
Hotels in the Algarve, Portugal
Hotels in Lisbon, Portugal
13. Greece (Best European Beach Babymoon)
Ahhhh, beautiful Greece, home to the sparkling blue Aegean sea, white domed houses and churches, endless blue doorways, and pink hanging bougainvillea flowers. Bring your Mamma Mia dreams to life and spend a week or two Greek island hopping.
Alternatively, simply relax in one spot and enjoy the simple pleasures of Greek life—eat local olives, greek salad with the most delicious feta, swim in calm blue waters, and listen to the sounds of donkeys braying on the hillside.
Greece will steal your heart and leave you with the most amazing babymoon memories to prepare for your new journey ahead as parents.
Greece Babymoon Hotels
Stay in a beachside house or hotel on one of the Greek islands like Milos or Santorini. Be aware that in the summer months, the islands get very busy with tourists, and the streets in places like Santorini can be particularly busy. If you want a more peaceful experience for your babymoon, stay in Greece during the shoulder seasons of late spring or early fall.
Hotels in Santorini, Greece
Hotels in Milos, Greece
14. Singapore (Best City Babymoon Destinations)
Thinking of a city break? Singapore might just tick all your babymoon destination boxes. The city may be big, but it also has secret corners that are very peaceful, like the extraordinary Botanic Gardens and the massive parkland that covers a large part of the city. The most impressive part of all is the sky gardens, an ‘avatar-like’ landscape of giant mechanical trees covered in lights. It’s truly a magical experience!
While you can find cheap eats in Chinatown (Singapore is home to the cheapest Michelin star restaurant in the world!), it’s also super luxurious and the perfect place to spoil yourselves, with many beautiful restaurants, pools, gyms, and spas.
Singapore Babymoon Hotels
Home to some of the most famous luxury hotels in the world, you’ll have plenty of choices for your babymoon in Singapore. Dip in a rooftop pool, relax in the spa, and make the most of the skyscraper views of this beautiful city. See all hotels in Singapore.
15. Bath, England (Most Charming Babymoon Destination)
One of the most picturesque escapes is the historic spa town of Bath, England. When you’re not relaxing in your quintessentially English B&B, spend your time jumping from teahouse to teahouse, sampling every afternoon tea on offer, and walking it off with a spot of shopping on the beautiful cobbled lanes.
Pay a visit to the Royal Crescent, the beautiful arched network of Georgian Houses (also where scenes of Bridgerton were filmed!), and have a picnic in the opposite park. If the weather is nice, take a boat cruise down the river or head to Bath Spa for a dip in the thermal baths (the only natural ones in Britain!).
The nearest airport to Bath is Bristol which has regular flights from many major European cities. Alternatively, for more international flights, choose to fly to London.
Bath Babymoon Hotels
Stay in a boutique hotel within one of the magnificent Georgian mansions, and live the English dream with a cup of tea in hand. See all hotels in Bath.
Are you a Gladiator, Game of Thrones, or Troy fan? Then the rugged landscapes of Malta are the perfect place for your babymoon! It’s no surprise that this beautiful country has been the setting for many famous movies, with its ancient cities, towns, and ruins. Get your fix of culture in beautiful Valletta (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) or in the fortified streets of Victoria, home to medieval houses and an ancient citadel.
Alternatively, for more relaxation, head for the nearby Comino Island or Gozo Island, home to various lagoons, caves, and beautiful beaches that are perfect for swimming. There’s only one hotel on Comino island, so book here or situate yourself on the main island of Malta and take a boat across to explore.
Babymoon Hotel Ideas in Malta
Stay at Marfa Bay for easy access to the islands by ferry. Alternatively, enjoy a city break in Valetta or dine at the beautiful restaurants of St Julian’s.
Hotels in St Julian’s, Malta
Hotels in Valetta
Ancient Mayan ruins, white sandy beaches, and the clearest waters are what draw people from all over the world to beautiful Mexico. This mix of warm culture, sunny weather, and great nature make it the perfect babymoon destination!
Choose a destination like Tulum, which is famous for its yoga retreats, or live the true island experience in Isla Holbox, where there are no cars, and days are spent swinging on your hammock under the palm tree.
Babymoon Hotels in Mexico
As Mexico is so close to the USA, it caters to tourists, meaning it’s full of incredible beachside resorts, so sit back, relax, and be taken care of (with a virgin cocktail in hand!).
Hotels in Tulum, Mexico
Hotels in Isla Holbox, Mexico
18. Tuscany, Italy
Is there a better babymoon idea than Tuscany, Italy? Hire a car and hit the road, traveling through a sea of cypress trees and sunflower fields. You might not be able to enjoy the wineries, but you can enjoy all the delicious food, whether it’s fresh pasta or a famous Italian gelato.
We recommend staying in an agriturismo (farm stay), where you can immerse yourself in the Tuscan landscapes, with only the sounds of cicadas for company. Use this as a jumping-off point to explore famous Tuscan cities like Florence or Siena. Live La Dolce Vita!
Tuscany Babymoon Hotels
Visiting Tuscany in the summer? Many Agroturismos will have swimming pools where you can relax and refresh from the warm temperatures. Alternatively, locate yourself closer to the coast to make the most of the ocean! See all hotels in Tuscany.
19. Florida, USA
Welcome to Florida, known as the sunshine state, and for a good reason! Discover everything this diverse state offers, with its landscapes constantly bathed in sunshine (the perfect babymoon idea!). Choose from various locations, whether it’s the island vibes of places like Florida Keys or the luxury and glamour of Miami.
Alternatively, unlock your inner child and head to Disney World. You might not be able to hit the rollercoasters, but there are plenty of other attractions to discover, including the famous Harry Potter World.
For the most relaxing babymoon, we recommend heading to the most beautiful beaches in the USA, mainly found on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Enjoy the whitest sand and the most beautiful blue calm water.
Babymoon Hotels in Florida
There are plenty of accommodation options in Florida, whether you choose a charming guesthouse that feels like a home away from home or a glamorous resort with all-inclusive food and drinks, beautiful swimming pools, and spas. See all hotels in Florida.
Hotels in Miami, Florida
Hotels in Florida Keys
20. The Philippines (Best Island Babymoon Idea!)
The Philippines is the second-largest archipelago in the world, with 7000+ islands—each one as pretty as the next. The islands are home to the most stunning scenery; discover mammoth limestone formations looming over remote beaches and lagoons.
Filipinos are also exceptionally friendly, and it’s maybe one of the warmest communities in the world, meaning you’ll always feel welcome and looked after on your babymoon.
Choose from one of the many beautiful hotels in the Philippines and live the island dream, walking around with no traffic, making your first footprints on the sand, and basking in the shallows while sea life moves around you. The Philippines is such a special place and one of the best babymoon destinations!
Babymoon Hotel ideas in the Philippines
Think candlelit dinners, beach walks at sunset, and days of hammock swinging under towering palm trees. It’s true bliss and one of those destinations where you’ll feel like the only people in the world.
Hotels in El Nido, Philippines
Hotels in Boracay, Philippines
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The first destination on this list has zika virus, as does Mexico… several others – definitely a no-go for pregnant women! Appreciate this isn’t a family travel blog but still :-/
Hi! Thank you for your concern, you’re right about that – we’ve just added a notice about the virus in the article. Unfortunately, it’s present in countries like the USA and France and spreading, making it extremely difficult at the moment to create the perfect babymoon guide.