Though it doesn’t necessarily need to be fancy or elaborate, booking yourself a babymoon is a must if you’re expecting. Before your bundle of joy arrives, and your life changes forever, treat yourself to a rejuvenating escape; and, what’s a better place to do so than in the tropics? This year, look to Belize for all the best in “before the baby comes” relaxation.
Why Expecting Travelers Are Booking Babymoons
Dedicated to enjoying moments of peace and calm before the arrival of a newborn, babymoons are a pre-baby vacation. Expecting parents get to enjoy one last chance to sleep in, spend time together, and simply relax before late nights, diaper duty, and loads of messes become the norm.
Some couples plan a babymoon before the birth of their first child, to have one last vacation as a couple. But, of course, there’s no rule that says you can “only” take a babymoon with your first baby — or only if you’re part of a couple. You can do it for each pregnancy, or totally on your own, if you like.
The ideal time to book a babymoon is during the second trimester, though checking with the doctor before booking that much-anticipated flight is always recommended.
Babymoons in Belize: Where to Go & What to Do
There are endless ways (and places) to enjoy a babymoon, including in Belize. Featured by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of the top locations for a babymoon, the country boasts private islands, far-flung resorts, and wellness destinations that simply ooze relaxation. Here are some ideas for planning that last hurrah before welcoming a new child.
Book A Private Island Stay
As far as quiet, intimate stays go, private islands always come out on top. It’s why Travel + Leisure recommended Cayo Espanto as one of the most luxuriously secluded options for a babymoon in Belize. And, it’s why private islands like the Coppola Family Hideaways’ Coral Caye are sure to delight every expecting couple. Only one group of guests at a time is ever on this “Gilligan’s Island meets glam” private island – which means you’ll have it all to yourself if you do book a stay.
Embrace Your Inner Beach Bum
Spend your days enjoying the sand and sea on the beaches of Placencia, Belize. A private, guest-exclusive resort, Chabil Mar Villas boasts 400 feet of beachfront, making it an ideal locale for a tranquil escape. Enjoy roaming butler service at this romantic southern Belize resort, and revel in the chance to lounge and sunbathe as much as you please.
Escape the Crowds
Look to Cayo, Belize resorts like Ka’ana for hidden away sanctuaries sitting beneath the shade of tropical trees. Nature-inspired and offering luxury accommodations, this Belize resort lives up to its name, which translates to “heavenly place” from Yucatec Maya. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of western Belize while indulging in amenities like the outdoor tub found inside the casita suites.
No matter how you choose to get away for a while though, enjoy your dreamy babymoon in Belize.
Featured Photo courtesy of Ka’ana Resort