Five things to look for in a babymoon destination
Posted on 09 March 2017
Ahhh the babymoon. That glorious holiday when you get to enjoy the anticipation of what is to come whilst reclining somewhere with your love. Whether you’re after a romantic, relaxing winter getaway by a log fire or a beachy sunkissed break on a beach, we reckon these are the top five things to look for in a pre-baby getaway destination.
5. Right climate at the right time
Get all Goldilocks and choose somewhere where it’s not too cold and not too hot, it’s juuuuuust right. You know, 27C with a calm breeze, no rain and glorious sunshine every day. That’s MADE’s preference at least...
4. The perfect distance
Trust us, you seriously don’t want to be on a plane, train or automobile for too long after a certain point in your pregnancy. Stick to 4 hours or less, if you have to travel any further then it’s likely that the relaxation vibes will be ruined by the time you walk back through your front door. Although, on the other hand make sure you go far enough away to get a proper break, somewhere where there are no baby gear mega stores.
3. Close to good medical care
As much as a remote deserted island sounds like heaven, let’s be pragmatic ladies. It’s a good idea to have appropriate medical care nearby, in the unlikely event that you’ll need it. And while we’re on that practical note, best to make sure you have good travel insurance if you’re going outside of the country. No one needs a medivac bill after giving birth.
2. Activities that you want to do
Whether you’re into hiking, canoeing, craft, pampering or cooking, make sure your chosen destination offers up some activities in case you’re in the mood. Or at least remember to pack that podcast list and novel you’ve been meaning to read - if you’re anything like us, the idea of relaxing is wayyyy easier than the act. If it’s going to take time to relax, then good to know there are some options to keep you from getting testy.
Numero Uno - Food glorious food
Make sure wherever you’re going has a good amount of restaurants or cafes nearby so you have options. If you’re stuck somewhere where the only option is a dodgy looking cheese sausage in a roadhouse, that does not a meal make. If there’s more than one place to get a meal, whether you’re at a resort or in a holiday town, that will broaden your options which means worry free meals if you’re avoiding any particular ingredients or foods.
We think if you find a destination that ticks all these boxes, then it's the place to be, for you three.