BABYMOON IDEAS: FROM SUNNY BEACHES TO WINTER WONDERLANDS
6 Top Babymoon Destinations Chosen by Travel Agents
By Nora Fiore
You may have heard the buzzword “babymoon,” but why is it important for couples to have one? And where should you go for an unforgettable vacation that keeps risks as low as possible for pregnant moms? We talked to experienced travel agents for advice and recommendations.
What Exactly is a Babymoon?
A babymoon is a trip that a couple takes when expecting a baby. It helps partners to recapture the romance during a happy yet stressful period of their lives.
While babymoons are particularly hot right now, the trend is really the latest example of what travel agents have known for years: that travel helps couples bond.
As New York-based Protravel travel agent Ashley Les explains, “People realize that it’s important to take a step away and enjoy what may be the last trip together with just the two of them for a while. Their honeymoon might’ve been a few years ago, and it’s time to celebrate their new adventure and focus on being together.”
Why Work With a Travel Agent to Plan Your Babymoon?
Couples tend to be their busiest when they’re getting ready to welcome a new member of the family. That’s why it makes sense to let a travel agent take care of the details and customize the best possible experience for you.
If you want special treatment on your babymoon, don’t book yourself through a site that pulls up many hotels and resorts at once. According to Protravel Beverly Hills travel agent Vikram Seshadri, when you plan that way, “you’re getting the least amount of preference, because those bookings are the ones that cost the hotels the most. They really don’t give you the special treatment you’d get if you booked through a travel advisor.”
Indeed, travel agents can deliver the special amenities and deals that will make your trip more luxurious and relaxing. “Sometimes we can get you extra perks for the same price—like daily breakfasts, spa credits, early check-ins, and late checkouts—because of our relationships,” says Seshadri. “That matters so much for a babymoon. Because who knows when your next trip is going to be?”