Before you welcome your little bundle of joy into the world, why not rest-up and relax with a babymoon getaway? From a luxurious lodge in Hanmer Springs to a Nordic spa escape in Sweden, there is a pre-baby holiday – near or far - for all expectant parents to enjoy. Check out these five incredible retreats from Booking.com.
A Luxurious Lodge – Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Nestled in the foothills of the Southern Alps, Select Braemar Lodge & Spa (pictured above) is a luxurious 5-star resort, close to the village of Hanmer Springs. Feel awe-inspired by the panoramic views of the Hanmer Basin and surrounding mountains, while enjoying the à la carte menu at the lodge’s fantastic restaurant. All suites come with a private balcony, and many with a hot tub. For those who can bear to leave the comfort of their super-king size beds, and gas fire, there is a range of massages and body treatments on offer at the Spa Braemar.
A Peaceful Adults-Only Retreat - Cas Catala, Spain
The stylish, adults-only Barceló Illetas Albatros hotel is the perfect getaway for soon-to-be parents looking to spend some quality time together. Just a short walk away from the beach with stunning views over Palma Bay and access to a natural cove, Barceló Illetas Albatros has the picture-perfect backdrop for making precious memories. The hotel is also home to a spa, outdoor pool, heated swimming pool and a range of massage treatments with sea views, perfect for soothing away aches and pains.
A Nordic Spa Escape - Ystad, Sweden
Situated directly on the Baltic Sea is the impressive Ystad Saltsjöban, an elegant hotel and home to an on-site spa and wellness centre. Guests can take advantage of the free access to the spa which includes swimming pools and bookable treatments including aerobics, yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi classes. After a day of relaxing at the spa, indulge your food craving with a visit to the à la carte restaurant serving international specialities, or opt for the alfresco bar and grill in summer months.
A Nature Hideaway - Takayama, Japan
Hidatei Hanaougi features Japanese-style rooms with traditional tatami-mat flooring and Japanese futon bedding, as well as beautiful outdoor hot-spring baths. Opt for a relaxing soak in the hot-springs, unwind in the gardens or get a soothing massage treatment. Round off your day with a choice of three dining venues, serving Japanese multi-course meals and noodle soups.
A Home Away from Home in Paradise – Hamilton, Bermuda
Why not treat yourselves to a last-minute paradise island getaway with a peaceful home away from home stay at the lovely Greenbank Guest House. Offering beautiful waterfront settings, the guesthouse overlooks Hamilton Harbour and is a short drive from a selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. Guests will feel at home with spacious bedrooms, or if you’re feeling active the Greenbank golf course and sandy Marley Beaches are a short drive away.
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