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We all know that the arrival of a beautiful new bub tends to have a dramatic impact on parents’ lives, and free time (let alone holiday time) can be hard to come by. As a result, soon-to-be mums and dads have resorted (excuse the pun) to the tradition of ‘babymooning’ before welcoming their new bundle of joy.
The babymoon, as it’s been coined, is dedicated to giving parents-to-be a little personal time away, before they have their hands full. Whether it’s sleeping in, couples’ massages, relaxing poolside or bundling up by the fire in a mountain lodge, babymoons come in all forms, but the general idea remains the same: RELAX!
Here at Livvy and Harry, we know that everyone relaxes in different ways, so we’ve done the research for you and pulled together a list of our favourite, celebrity-endorsed babymoon spots for all you mums and dads looking to get away while you still can.
Hamilton Island, Queensland
Offering pristine beaches, endless locations for poolside relaxation and plenty of bars to mix up the perfect mocktail, Hamilton Island is the ideal place to enjoy a bit of sun and a whole lot of you-time…just ask Zoe Foster Blake!
Zoe and partner Hamish set off to luxury resort, Qualia, on Hamilton Island as a quick getaway before their second child, Rudy, arrived. The two spent their time relaxing by the pool and soaking up the rays.
Let’s be honest, the whole point of a babymoon is to be a little selfish and pamper yourself, right? What better way to treat yourself than relaxing in your own private villa, with your own private pool, in beautiful Bali?
Bali caters to every price point, from “we have a baby coming and need to save as much as possible” to “we have a baby coming and need to indulge while we still can”. While you may want to steer clear of the scuba diving, moped racing and questionable street food, there are enough scenic walks, sun lounges and postcard-worthy pools to well and truly fill your time.
Our pick for ultimate luxury? Impiana’s in Seminyak boasts one of the largest and most awarded spas in Bali and some truly spectacularvillas.
Blue Mountains, New South Wales
If tropical holidays not your idea of a good time, a cosy getaway to the Blue Mountains might be right up your alley! Lilianfels Resort and Spa in the Blue Mountains allows you to spend your days exploring beautifully manicured gardens, and curld up in the guest lounge with a good book, delicious food and herbal tea at night. To make things even easier, they offer a babymoon package, with mum-and-dad-to-be massages, complimentary breakfast and a three-course dinner.
No matter the destination, you’re going to need some great luggage, and why not get a travel bag that doubles as a baby bag for the arrival of your miniature human? Livvy and Harry purpose-design bags that are not only functional, practical and organised but look stylish at the same time. Large internal zip-up pockets and elastic pouches keep everything in its place, while a simple exterior means these bags last the test of time - think minimalist, designer luggage, without the price tag.