When it comes to expecting a newborn and the mental energy needed to prepare, one last getaway could immensely benefit parents. Whether you’re becoming first-time parents or your foursome is turning into a fivesome, couples could use a babymoon to reconnect with one another while also getting pampered. This can easily be achieved at a reliable beachfront resort where relaxation and connection are the names of the game. When looking for your ultimate babymoon destination, Hopkins’ Hamanasi Resort on the beach in Belize will throw a gratifying last hurrah before your little bundle of joy arrives.
As many mothers could attest, while the journey of being pregnant can be beautiful, it is definitely no walk in the park. Prior to your (and your little one’s) big day, you should get as much rest as possible. There’s no better site to let down your guard than at a beachside resort in the Caribbean. But Hamanasi provides more than a beachy refuge.
The resort combines the best of both worlds – sea and jungle – to make up a premier eco-resort in Hopkins Village. The 900-foot private beachfront sure is a luxury for mommas looking to sunbathe without prying eyes. But at 45 acres, the property’s littoral forest serves as a secluded cocoon for couples wanting to reconnect without interruption.
Hamanasi Resort also offers a slew of wellness services that could put you in a Zen state of mind for when your nerves get the better of you. You can choose a beachside massage to add to the Caribbean-vacation aesthetic.
Or, if you prefer the comfort of your suite, the massage therapist is more than happy to administer a deep tissue in your room. If you want to practice some prenatal yoga, head to the beach palapa and restore your body with a Cat pose.
The deluxe treehouses also boast a private jacuzzi, which could serve as a reprieve when that lower back ache hits. As for the food, the on-site restaurant Singanga offers al fresco dining with cooling ocean breezes making sure you never feel too stuffy.
The stretch of private silk-sand beach isn’t just for strolling – the views outside your veranda can serve as the background for a Caribbean-themed maternity shoot, as well! Hire a local photographer and don your best maxi dress because the Hopkins sunrise is too good to pass up for a snap session. Imagine a stunning capture of your silhouette with the waves lulling behind you and an orange-hued sky painting the horizon. Chills.
If you prefer something a little more adventurous but still doable if you’re heavily pregnant, make your way to the nearby Mayan King waterfall. This easily accessible waterfall sits just a half-hour away from Hamanasi and is the ideal jungle backdrop for a pregnancy shoot with your significant other. Though the biggest cascade is at the end of some steep steps, the site has a second smaller (but still stunning) waterfall that requires no climbing.
Sometimes, as an expecting mother, all your focus may be on your baby’s well-being (as it should be!) but you deserve some pampering and love, too. A babymoon is a vacation not just for you, but for the baby as well because as the saying goes, a happy mama is a healthy mama.
And while most doctors recommend traveling during your second trimester, make sure to consult your doctor first before making any travel plans. Once you’ve got the green light, pack your bags and book that much-deserved babymoon vacation to a beach in Belize at Hamanasi Resort.