4 Places for a Blow-Out Babymoon
Planning a trip for two before baby makes three? Here, our favorite retreats for the perfectly pampered final hurrah. By M.G.
Published on Nov 12, 2015
1. Spa: Banyan Tree
What could be better than unlimited spa treatments? The Banyan Tree is famous for its massage menu, and the Sense of Rejuvenation package offered at its Bintan resort lets you glut on glorious bodywork. If you are more than three months pregnant, go for the Tender Touch Massage. The practitioners are trained to work around your bump, and know all the spots in need of extra care. Gentlemen may opt for the Balinese Massage—dads need attention too.
2. Beauty: The Chateau
Facials, tubs, scrubs and rubs—get ready for seven days of inside-out and head-to-toe rejuvenation. Hidden in the hills of Kuala Lumpur, this spa was modeled after the 12th-century Haut-Koenigsbourg castle in Alsace, France. Dads have a week of horseback riding, massages, mud baths and fitness sessions, while moms are treated to a holistic prenatal package with all kinds of extras.
3. Romance: Reef Villa
If the baby bump has been acting more like a speed bump for your love life, this quixotic vacation gets those sparks flying again. There are just seven palatial suites on this beachfront property, so you have your own private slice of the Indian Ocean. Breakfast in bed, a romantic herbal oil bath, massages for the parents-to-be, private yoga sessions and a candlelit dinner paints the scene for love-struck dalliance.
Kekatiya suite bathroom at Reef Villa. Courtesy of Reef Villa.
4. Relaxation: Capella Singapore
Set on Sentosa Island resort, this babymoon is perfect for ladies deep into the waddling stage; the free buses and beach trams make it easy to get around without torturing swollen ankles. Though surrounded by loads of attractions, the property is set on 12 hectares of garden, so you get a mix of kinetic fun and soothing calm. This getaway treats couples to massages, hair and scalp treatments, facials and afternoon tea.