Travelling is an ideal way to spend some time relaxing before your baby arrives. You can escape the stresses of everyday life, discover a new place (or revisit an old favourite), and have a well-earned rest before parenthood takes over.
If you know you want to travel but aren’t sure where to go, why not take inspiration from this list? Here are six perfect places to consider travelling to while pregnant.
1. Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos is postcard-perfect at every turn, whether you’re gazing up at the white buildings nestled into the hillside or admiring the beautiful sea views.
The narrow cobbled streets are fun to explore, but if you’d prefer to just sit back and soak up the sun, there are opportunities to do that too. Psarou Beach has calm, crystal-clear waters and powder-like white sand, and the whole place takes life at a slow, steady pace.
2. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
If you’re determined to get a good dose of sun on your babymoon, then Gran Canaria will suit you — expect sunny weather no matter what time of year it is. Make your way to one of the stunning beaches, with clean white sand and waves gently lapping at the shore.
There’s an impressive cultural scene in Gran Canaria too, with the gothic church Iglesia de San Juan Bautista standing out next to the bright white buildings nearby, and Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno housing some fascinating art exhibitions.
3. Nice, France
There are plenty of places to visit in the south of France, but Nice is handy because it’s close to the airport, so transfer time is minimal.
Wander round the charming old town, Vieux Nice, where market stalls sell food, flowers, and secondhand goods, or take a relaxed stroll along the Promenade des Anglais, which runs along the length of the seafront. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to food, too, which a number of bistros and restaurants within walking distance of the beach.
4. L’Auberge de Sedona, Arizona, US
Blessed with a mild climate and very little rain all year round, the L’Auberge de Sedona resort regularly arranges activities for guests, from hikes and picnics to stargazing and duck feeds. You can even be driven into town in one of the resorts cars if you want to explore the local area.
To really treat yourself, choose the package designed especially for expectant parents. The babymoon option includes a spa treatment, breakfast, dinner, and even a menu designed to accommodate your pregnancy cravings.
5. Sagres, the Algarve, Portugal
Is your idea of heaven is doing absolutely nothing? Then Sagres, located in Portugal’s Algarve, is the place for you. Relax on the beach, feel the sand underneath your toes, and spend quality time together completely undisturbed. Book a hotel room with a balcony and you won’t even need to leave the building.
6. The Lake District, England
If you’d rather not travel far, a staycation is the ideal solution. While the Lake District is (unsurprisingly) best known for its beautiful lakes and landscapes, it also has a large range of spa hotels to choose from — perfect for any mum-to-be who needs pampering. Enjoy the treatments, then curl up with a book and feel all your stresses melt away.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative guest post.