Five Australian Destinations For A Blissful Babymoon
You are counting down the hours to a long-awaited weekend away with your other half. Already your spirits are dancing with the delicious thought of unwinding in a luxurious setting complete with glorious massages, fine dining cuisine, and long walks on a private beach or under a forest canopy. But this is not just any other romantic getaway. You are in your second trimester and this is your babymoon.
If you have not already heard, a babymoon is a fancy term for a short holiday that expectant couples take to before their new addition arrives. This quick break is usually slotted between your morning sickness easing off and before you get too large to comfortably travel.
Babymoon packages have since been showing up at more hotels and retreats across Australia and woman with drive has picked five that roll out the red carpet in style.
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Lizard Island Resort, Queensland
Could you ask for a resort with a better location and directly on the Great Barrier Reef? This prime spot has given Lizard Island’s landscape a seclusion that is only accessible by private charter from Cairns Airport.
Start your babymoon experience with a leisurely one-hour massage for both you and your partner, then follow that up with a private sunset cruise or an intimate sunset beach degustation dinner. The package also includes a private beach day with a gourmet picnic hamper.
If you are feeling more active, get into one of the glass bottom kayaks, go on a snorkel trip or take a nature walk to Cooks Look for a 360-degree view of the island. Minimum stay is three nights but do not be surprised if you find yourself wanting to stay a whole lot longer.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve, Queensland
The ideal weekend getaway for couples who love the outdoors and who may have to pack away their hiking boots or camping gear for a few months. Thala’s deluxe bungalows are nestled among the Port Douglas eucalypt forest where it revels in the lush greenery and serenity.
Wake up late and enjoy breakfast in bed before heading out for a stroll along the untouched tropical coastline of the private beach. Then use the package’s food and beverage credit for dinner at the Osprey’s Restaurant while watching the sunset over the coastal ranges.
Lilianfels Resort & Spa, New South Wales
You only need to drive 90 minutes out of Sydney to find yourself in a world of beautifully manicured gardens, fresh mountain air and a breathtaking view of the famed Blue Mountains. And if you think your jaw could not possibly drop any further, wait until you step into the resort itself.
The 85 rooms and suites are decked in silk and organza fabrics, and hand crafted wallpaper. An open fire warms the guest lounge where the terrace overlooks the Jamison Valley. Lilianfels’ babymoon package meanwhile includes a three-course gourmet dinner at the award-winning hatted Darley’s restaurant, a heavenly two-hour Babymoon spa treatment for you and an equally relaxing two-hour Gentleman’s Oasis spa treatment for your partner. As if this indulgence is not enough, you are also gifted a spa gift pack to take home.
Anchorage, New South Wales
Spend a three-day weekend in picturesque Port Stephens, also dubbed the world’s most beautiful port for its intense blue waters, 26 beaches and pristine inlets. Start your babymoon weekend with a 50-minute pregnancy massage to ease muscle discomfort and calm the nerves. Your partner, meanwhile, will be treated to a 50-minute therapeutic massage to improve circulation and relaxation.
After a three-course dinner at the Galley Kitchen restaurant, fall into deep sleep and wake up to a full buffet breakfast. If all you want is quiet time with each other, then hang out on the balcony of your Hampton-style guesthouse and gaze over the waters to Corrie Island National Reserve. Anchorage bids you farewell with a thoughtful gift for your bub.
Hideaway Haven, Western Australia
A name like Hideaway Haven dreams up visions of delicious solitude. And then the actual haven delivers on it. Its babymoon pamper package is packed with massages, pedicures and even a portrait sitting by one of Albany’s top photographers to commemorate your pregnancy.
The two-nights package covers healthy gourmet breakfasts, a three-course Italian dinner as well as two glorious 90-minute massages and a pedicure that can be enjoyed within the privacy of your room. The accommodation is self-contained which means you can purchase fresh produce from the Farmers’ Market and have a home cooked meal. And if you are feeling particularly indulgent, book a spot in the communal Jacuzzi.
Main image credit: Lizard Island Resort
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