The term ‘babymoon’ was first introduced a few years ago when travel agents started seeing an increase in couples who were getting away for some down time before their little ones arrived. Expectant couples who want one last child free holiday as well as those couples that want to reconnect, in order for them to become the best parents they can possibly be, are among the hundreds of people now taking a babymoon.
Whatever the reason is that you decide to take a babymoon, there are plenty of places that now cater for babymooners and even have package deals to suit. So, here are some of the best places in Australia to do it.
Peppers Guest House Hunter Valley
This stunning guest house is nestled in the Hunter Valley wine region, just a short two hours from Sydney and has recently been refurbished after being the first ever Peppers Retreat. Soak in the pool or spa then enjoy a calming massage at the De Vine Day Spa with massages especially suited to pregnant women. And although you may not be up to a game of tennis or bike riding you may instead enjoy a game of Boule on the grass or consider ordering a specially packed picnic hamper for your lunch.
The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa
This idyllic resort located next to Tallows Beach is set amongst tropical rainforest and offers a relaxed atmosphere, giving you and your partner the ideal place to unwind. The resort offers babymoon packages which include accommodation, breakfast, gift hampers and complimentary movies, not to mention the one hour massage for mum and dad and complimentary daily yoga.
Beach Club, Hamilton Island
This adult’s only oasis, located in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands is the perfect spot for your babymoon, should you have the budget to do it. The resorts sits on Catseye Beach and overlooks the Coral Sea in tranquil surroundings so you really can enjoy your last holiday completely child free. Relax in the infinity-edge pool, take that much needed snooze in a hammock on the private beach, or be pampered at the spa. If you feel like taking a light swim then make use of the complimentary snorkelling equipment or enjoy a secluded beachside dining experience for you and your partner.
Shanley’s Huon Valley, Tasmania
If you really want to get away from it all, then consider Shanley’s Huon Valley, a unique property located 50 minutes south of Hobart, built with romance and seclusion in mind. There is no pool, no health spa and no luxurious restaurant here, but there is an abundance of peace, tranquillity and panoramic views of the Tasmanian countryside. Within the mud-brick cottage you’ll find a sunken spa bath, wood heater, full kitchen, luxurious bath robes and the serenity to waste away your days.
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