Everyone knows what a honeymoon is, but do you know what the new travel trend is? It’s going on a babymoon! Extremely popular in the west, this concept is still relatively new in India. The basic idea is, expecting parents take a trip, so that they (especially the pregnant mother) can unwind and relax before the little one arrives and changes their lives forever.
So if you’re expecting a baby soon and want to jump on the babymoon bandwagon, you need to first decide which one is the best babymoon destination for you that will help you make the most of your time and money. Spa resorts make a good choice in any destination; they’re perfect for prenatal massages, and offer luxurious pampering treatments. Here’s our pick of top five Spa resorts for a babymoon in India.
Spread across a 25,000-square-foot space in the Himalayan foothills, this spa is located close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, and has 24 treatment rooms. It also boasts of a gymnasium, swimming pool and lots more for those who want to stay active at all times. Pregnant women (who have completed 16 weeks of pregnancy) can avail of different spa experiences that will offer perfect rejuvenation.
Located at Alibaug, this resort and spa is just a 3-hour car ride away from Mumbai city, making it a great choice for a weekend babymoon getaway. You can enjoy rejuvenating therapy in this 20,000-square-foot spa, which comes with a well-equipped fitness centre, sparkling swimming pool, entertainment room, and more. It’s situated next to Varsoli beach, which means you can enjoy long walks on the beach at sunset as well.
Rejuve – The Spa
Step into the Grand Ashok, Bangalore, to delight in a complete holistic and luxurious experience at your babymoon. As The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group initiative, this spa offers different Indian, European and oriental healing treatments for the parents to choose from. It is well known for its Ayurvedic, herbal and natural therapies, as well as colour healing and yoga, which is perfect for anxiety and stress related to pregnancy.
Heritage Village Resort & Spa
If you live anywhere around the capital city of India, then this one is for you. Situated at just about 2 hours from Delhi, this wonderful hotel offers great packages for relaxation. Along with its popular spa treatments, you can also step into the fitness centre, or the multi-cuisine restaurants here. It has a 24 hour on-call doctor, which is a great added bonus for expecting women.
Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa
Awarded as India’s ‘Best New Spa (Resort)’ in the GeoSpa AsiaSpa India Awards 2013, this place is hard to miss. With its 17 treatment rooms, a meditation cave and a relaxation centre, all across a space encompassing 70 acres of beautiful landscape, this luxury retreat and spa is like a mini heaven for parents-to-be. It also offers a salon and yoga pavilion if you wish to pamper yourself or spend some time in meditation at your babymoon.