Your little bundle of joy is on the way and you’ve decided to go on a babymoon as a final hurrah before the big arrival! You know exactly what you’re looking for in a vacation-quality time with your partner, relaxation, comfort and a great place to spend your days reading books and catching up on the little pleasures you soon might not have time for.
But where exactly do you choose to go?
Belize is a perfect babymoon destination and here’s why!
Firstly, you don’t want to travel too far and, where possible, you should keep flying time at a minimum when pregnant. Belize is an easy flight from many major North American destinations, with flight times of approximately 2-3 hours on average. This gives you more time to enjoy your pre-baby escape with less travel stress.
Wondering what you can get done?
For those looking to purely relax, Belize is home to the second-largest barrier reef in the world and boasts beautiful islands where you can spend your days sinking your toes into white sandy beaches and swimming in the sea. Choose to stay on Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker where both islands offer an abundance of beachside hotels and resorts – many with full spas offering pampering treatments and exquisite restaurants to satisfy any craving you may have. Many hotels also offer an extensive array of child-friendly activities should you be bringing your little ones with you to enjoy time together before their little brother or sister arrives.
If getting back to nature and a bit of physical activity is your thing, then choose to venture to the jungles of Belize. Approximately 60% of the country’s land is covered in a rich jungle with over 28% protected as nature reserves. Check into one of the many jungle resorts and spend your days on leisurely hikes, swimming in waterfalls or simply listening to the birds and spotting local wildlife. In the evenings sit by a wood fire and enjoy a local mocktail. Of course, many of these jungle lodges also boast spas specializing in pre-baby pampering as well as eclectic restaurants showcasing the best of the local cuisine.
A babymoon in Belize will leave you relaxed, recharged and ready to welcome your precious baby into the world. Who knows? You might even decide to come back and possibly make another reason for a babymoon!
Written By Louise Roe. Originally shared on February 21, 2020.