What Type of Holiday Should You Choose With a Baby on the Way?


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. Holidaysafe recommends a coastal break if relaxation is your number-one priority since the sea air helps you to do just that.

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 staycation is ideal

If you’d like to get away without needing to make your way to another country, a staycation 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, staycations 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


*Disclaimer* – This was a collaborative post.

27 thoughts on “What Type of Holiday Should You Choose With a Baby on the Way?

  1. Some really beautiful suggestions. And just perfect for getting a last-minute chillax whilst YOU are still the centre of the universe! #GlobalBlogging

  2. Yes to a staycation, I wish I had taken one of those when I was pregnant just to get a little more prepared than I was. That said, being waited on hand and foot at the beach or in a resort would have been wonderful as well. Great pictures!


  3. It’s been a long time since I was pregnant, but I think I’d have opted for a Stay-cation. Especially in the summer, I just love being in my garden and find it very relaxing.

  4. I would go somewhere you absolutely cannot go to with a child. An all inclusive, adult only, beach resort, with a roof terrace, high in a mountain, with no bars, clubs or kids activities, just quiet and more quiet and a load of books. I would also make sure that they had spa or massage facilities. Enjoy your babymoon. Pen x #globalblogging

  5. my wife and I wish we had the time before our first was born to have a babymoon, unfortunately we had complications later in the pregnancy which meant we ran out of time. With another one on the way though we are planning a short getaway with the 3 of us before number 2 comes along #globalblogging

  6. I was generally too tired and not feeling great when I was pregnant so holidays just didn’t seem interesting at all. But it would be lovely to have a nice relaxing one though. #globalblogging

  7. Lovely suggestions. I was too tired to do anything before baby came with swollen feet and back aches. But a holiday after the birth of my babies were welcomed #globalblogging

  8. I love to roadtrip to the National Parks. I find them so much fun to explore and since there are thousands of them, I’ll never run out of places to visit. #GlobalBlogging

  9. I always remember the holiday that we had when my wife was expecting our first – It was to Ayia Napa. Unfortunately, though it was non-alcoholic cocktails. One of those holidays that she would have enjoyed more if done before pregnant… 🙂 #DreamTeam

  10. We did a staycation at a spa hotel before our eldest was born and it was just a lovely weekend. I totally recommend getting away before baby comes to anyone who is expecting. #DreamTeam

  11. I was too frazzled while I was pregnant to take a holiday ? great idea to have a mommy moon though I just want one night off! #KCACOLS

  12. Great idea, though I’m not sure how much cheaper trips within Britain are nowadays! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

  13. Oh totally…I have a huge regret about not having an epic babymoon! That last baby free holiday to Cornwall was a year too early ha ha!

    Thanks for linking to #CoolMumClub

  14. Lovely ideas ,unfortunately I’m always so poorly in pregnancy holidays are the last thing on my mind!! Although we did manage center parcs a week before I had my third but that was only because it was already booked!! #KCACOLS

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