It’s becoming more and more popular for pregnant women to take a holiday (sometimes known as a babymoon) before their bundle of joy arrives.

But how do you decide where to go on holiday?

After all, you’ve got to be extra careful now, plus some of the more adventurous travel activities are out of the question. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean you have to miss out. There are still plenty of options to choose from, and we’ve picked three of the best to get you started. Here are the holidays
you could book if you have a baby on the way.

Want some sunshine? Try a beach trip

The world has more than its fair share of beautiful beaches, so your only problem will be
deciding which one to visit. Pick a destination no more than a few hours’ flight away for the
most hassle-free holiday.

The best beach destinations for a babymoon:

Oia, Greece
Nice, France
The Algarve, Portugal

Sit back on the sand and enjoy the warm weather, or take a gentle stroll along the coastline and explore everything the resort has to offer.

Just don’t forget your SPF and a good book!

Keen to indulge in some pampering? Treat yourself to a spa break. There’s no better time to be waited on hand and foot than when you’re pregnant, so take advantage and let someone else do the hard work for a change. Many spas offer prenatal treatments, including massages, foot rubs, and facials — be sure to tell the staff you’re pregnant so they can accommodate you accordingly. There are normally couples’ packages, too, so your partner will be able to share the experience with you.

For a proper escape, pick a countryside hotel with its own spa and you won’t even need to leave the building (unless you fancy a walk in the grounds, of course). These secluded locations normally have everything you could possibly need on-site, including delicious local food, cozy spaces to relax in and scenic rural views.

Don’t want to travel too far? A stay-cation is ideal

If you’d like to get away without needing to make your way to another country, a stay-cation is ideal. Even somewhere an hour or so from home will give you that holiday feeling, so why not pick a city you’ve always wanted to go to and get to know it?

As well as being cheaper, stay-cations can be used as a way of catching up with family and friends or you can spend time together just the two of you, pre-baby.

Whatever you decide, it’s a chilled out way to get some rest before your little one makes an
appearance.

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Jacqui Bester

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