For those of you who have never heard this term before (like us singletons and those without children yet), here is the definition of a babymoon:
(ba·by·moon \ ˈbā-bē-ˌmün)
A relaxing or romantic holiday taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born.
So, essentially it’s just like a honeymoon, except you enjoy this special time together BEFORE the ‘special day’ AKA the birth of your little bundle of joy. Sounds like the perfect way to get some well-deserved rest and spend some quality time together before the big day arrives. So, just for you guys, we went in search of some of the best romantic and relaxing babymoon spots throughout the city. And of course, we found the most romantic places possible. All you have to do is book, pack and enjoy this special time together. Make the most of it, it’s your babymoon!
De Hoek Country Hotel
For the ultimate babymoon, the stunning and luxurious De Hoek Country Hotel in Magaliesburg offers parents-to-be a romantic and relaxing seasonal package, available all year round. We all know the stresses that comes with having a baby, which is why they encourage expectant couples to take time out to unwind and relax with a two day getaway at this idyllic country escape. The Babymoon Package includes the following:
- Welcome gift in your room on arrival
- High Tea in the gardens followed by *treatments for Mom & Dad-to-be
- Romantic 3-course fine dining dinner, as well as a non-alcoholic beverage pairing.
- Accommodation in a superior suite
- Romantic turndown with rose petals, bubble bath and candles
- Enjoy a Full English Breakfast before check out
*Please Note: Treatments are not included and charged separately to your room account. Terms & Conditions Apply.
The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
Since this will be your last romantic getaway alone together before the two of you become three (or four), why not go all out and indulge in a weekend of absolute luxury (and comfort) at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in Sandton? Take your pick from their various suites (from Grand Chateau and Courtyard suites to the Tree House Studio and Maison Spa Suite), pamper yourselves with some soothing and relaxing treatments at the Balinese-style Spa at Fairlawns (ladies, think amazing foot massages to ease and relieve those swollen feet – bliss! There’s also a Mommy-To-Be 30-minute massage available) and delight your taste buds with some delectable cuisine from Amuse-Bouche or the Manor House Bistro. Sounds lovely!
The Peech Boutique Hotel
Looking to get away but not too far from home? Well, then why not escape to the tranquil garden haven of the Peech Boutique Hotel, just a stone throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city? It’s hotel and suites are surrounded by stunning and lush gardens (perfect for a relaxing stroll and some fresh air), and if you’re up for a little bit of shopping and exploring, you’re only 10 minutes away from popular shopping and business areas such as Melrose Arch, Sandton and Rosebank. And for a bite to eat, head to the bistro and enjoy simple, laid-back and chic food. After a long and adventurous day, retreat back to your spacious and luxurious garden room or suite, or house room.
The Winston Hotel
A babymoon isn’t just about baby, it’s also about spending quality time with your partner and unwinding before your bundle of joy arrives (growing a human being isn’t easy!) and what better way to do that than spending a few days away at the five-star gem of hotel, The Winston Hotel. Not only can you expect the best personalised service and lovely accommodation, but you can also expect absolute luxury, all the best entertainment within close proximity and of course, lots of romance (that’s right gents, listen up). They do offer a romantic package complete with all the bells and whistles, but just make sure you swap out the sparkling wine with something more appropriate for the mommy-to-be.
Hands On Retreat
Dads-to-be, here is a fantastic option to spoil the mother of your child – a Couples Weekend Spa Sleepover! Trust us, pregnancy puts a lot of strain on the body, so one of the best things you can do for her is treat her to a lovely, relaxing weekend away filled with soothing and rejuvenating treatments to help relieve all those aches and pains. Plus, it gives you and entire weekend of us-time! Now, the 50-minute Couple Hot Stone Massage that’s included in the package may not be the best idea for her (belly and all), so make sure you call the retreat and find out if they can cater to your needs.
The Oasis Boutique Hotel
Now, since you have a baby on the way, we know that your budget can be tight. Buying everything baby needs can be pretty pricey, and surely spending a fortune on a babymoon isn’t on the cards. But what if you want to enjoy a relaxing getaway even if it’s for a night or two? Well, then why not book a stay at the stunning Oasis Boutique Hotel in Sandton? It’s a quiet and tranquil haven perfect for relaxing, complete with beautiful surroundings, lovely cuisine, wireless internet, popular hotspots nearby and Egyptian percale cotton linen, bathrobes and complimentary slippers for the ultimate comfort. Sounds heavenly! And best of all, it’s luxury at a fair price.
The Munro Boutique Hotel
And one more for good measure. The Munro Boutique Hotel offers more than just a place to stay, it offers everything you need for the ultimate babymoon. It’s true! Think panoramic views of the city, gorgeous decor and furnishing, waterfalls and lush gardens surrounding the hotel, impeccable service and much more. It’s literally like haven on earth. The price tag per night can cost a pretty penny, but it’s your babymoon! Enjoy this time as much as you can, even if it means splurging a little bit. The Milkwood Suite goes for R 2780* per night and its stunning!