The end of the first trimester generally signals the end of nausea-infused mornings as you finally get used to your body’s new avatar and start enjoying your pregnancy. If you get a green signal from your doctor, this is the best time to travel before motherhood starts. If this is your first pregnancy, your babymoon is even more special because holidays are never going to be the same again! Here’s our roundup of some of the best babymoon destinations in the region and our pick of a few interesting resorts.
Located between Hanoi in the North and Ho Chi Minh City in the South, Da Nang is the third largest city in Vietnam and popular not only for its shopping and historical landmarks but also for its proximity to the China Beach, Lang Co Beach, Hoi An and My Son. The best time to visit Danang is between May and October so if you are lucky to be able to travel around this time, these resorts are wonderful options.
Fusion Maia Da Nang
This 5-star resort is Asia’s first all-inclusive spa hotel. This means that all spa treatments are included in the room rate. Breakfast can be served any time and place so your day literally starts when you want it to. If you are looking for an exclusive spa vacation, Fusion Maia resort is just right. Incidentally, Fusion Maia is the only resort in the area that offers private pool villas. The resort is ideally located 15 minutes from the airport and only 10 minutes from Da Nang city center.
Find out more about the resort here.
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa
The Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa is an oasis of rest and relaxation and not too far from the city’s many attractions. The Hyatt Regency has 409 bedrooms that are designed to give guests the best facilities and amenities. Enjoy your days relaxing in the hot tub or lounging on the private beach before checking out the resort’s other facilities including a fabulous spa. The property is located 7km from the city center and 13km from the airport.
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The Frangipani Boutique Hotel Da Nang
If you want something off beat, the Frangipani Boutique Hotel may be just what you are looking for. Built in 2012, the Frangipani Boutique Hotel offers a distinct holiday experience. This hotel is only 2km away from the airport and close to the city’s must-see destinations. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as an indoor swimming pool, diving and fishing expeditions, and a solarium.
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Cebu Island, Philippines
Famously known as the Queen of the South, Cebu Island is the most popular holiday destination in the south of Philippines. Besides having a booming metropolitan area, it has white sandy beaches and is rich in colonial history. Cebu’s weather is moderate but tropical and is typically hot and humid all year round. If you have a choice, between December and May is the best time to visit Cebu. The island is dotted with world class resorts – check out a few of our favourites below!
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu
Living up to its reputation as a leading resort chain in the region, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa is one of the best resorts on the island. Nothing short of a tropical paradise, the resort has its very own marine life Sanctuary, a beautiful private beach and the best leisure facilities. The highlight of this property is the signature spa Chi, where you can get pampered and rejuvenated in style.
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The Plantation Bay spans over an area of 11 hectares of beach where it is easy to lose track of time and reality. Plantation Bay houses one of the largest privately-owned waterways in the world. The resort offers a tranquil, relaxed environment typical of a tropical plantation. Every room is only a short distance from lagoons, pools, sandy areas, the seafront and a host of leisure facilities.
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Crimson Resort and Spa
Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan is a sprawling 6-hectare beach resort and spa housing 40 luxurious private villas with individual plunge pools and 250 guestrooms. You can lounge in your private pool in the privacy of your villa, go for long walks on the pristine beach and visit nearby marine sanctuaries. Spend an entire day at the spa and make the most of your stay here. Crimson is a 20-minute drive from the Mactan International Airport.
Visit their website here for more info.
Bali is a favourite for many Hong Kong-ers. Bali can make for a great babymoon destination if you soak in the more laid back aspects of the island. Here are some hotels with different things to offer, depending on what you are looking for.
Situated in Seminyak, The Oberoi, Bali is close to Gado Gado Beach as well as the Legian Beach and Eat Street. At The Oberoi Bali you can pamper yourself with splendid treatments at the full-service spa or enjoy time under the sun on the beach. Other amenities at this 5-star resort include an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court and a health club where the daddy-to-be can unwind while you rejuvenate at the spa.
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Situated on a private beach in Jimbaran, the InterContinental Bali is cut off from the hustle and bustle of busier parts of the island. The beaches in Jimbaran are known for their seafood restaurants where you can relish Balinese delicacies a few feet away from the sea and surf. The InterContinental Bali is luxury at its best and has six outdoor swimming pools to choose from amongst all its other amenities and full-service spa.
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The Samara, Ubud
Ubud is Bali’s art and cultural hub. Ubud lies amidst lush green paddy fields and has a laid back and warm vibe. The Samara is cut off from the rest of Ubud. From the resort you can visit the Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women, Ubud Monkey Forest, the Ubud Royal Palace and Puri Lukisan Museum. Else, at the resort you can lounge around in the comfort of your room or take the hotel shuttle to the nearest beach. The Samara has only six rooms and has a very private feel. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed so you can get all the peace and quiet before your life is all about nappies and rompers.
More details on their website here.
The Maldives is a popular Honeymoon destination so why not make it your babymoon destination? Maldives enjoys tropical weather conditions and any time of the year is a good time to visit this little piece of heaven on earth.
Taj Exotica Resort and Spa
The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives, is an exclusive, romantic island surrounded by the clear blue waters of one of the largest lagoons of the Maldives. The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is an award-winning resort that reflects the island’s pristine natural beauty. The Resort’s special spa “Jiva Grande Spa” offers authentic Indian spa treatments and a range of wellness experiences designed to nourish your body. The resort is only a 15-minute ride away from Malé International Airport.
Find out more info on their website here.
Anantara Veli Resort & Spa
The island resort of Anantara Veli is yet another magical property in the Maldives where you can actually stay in an over water bungalow and marvel at the sea life swimming below you. The Anantara Garden Spa is famous for its range of soothing treatments for the body and mind. The resort is 35 minutes from Malé International Airport.
More info on their website here.
Let your babymoon be your excuse to get packing for the islands of Thailand. Known for its warmth and hospitality, you can never go wrong with Thailand as your holiday destination.
Akatsuki Samui, Koh Samui
Akatsuki Samui is a luxury villa located on the west coast of of Koh Samui. The hotel has only five beach-facing villas where you are sure to get some much needed peace before the flurry of parenthood. Facilities include a multi-cuisine restaurant, a spa, three pools, a Western-style kitchen where you can take private cooking classes and a state-of-the-art movie room. The vibe here is relaxed and private and you can feel like you are the only guests at the hotel.
Find out more info on their website here.
The Sarojin, Phuket
Phuket is known for its wild reputation, but it also has a quieter side! The Sarojin is a relatively smaller resort with only 56 suites in total. The secluded beachfront property stretches across 11km of pristine white sand. And the best part about the resort? Its spa offers a special Pregnancy Massage for lounging in the lap of luxury!
Check out their website here for more details.