If there’s one thing we at Tiny Travelship recommend all parents do before welcoming their tiny bundles of joy into the world, it’s take some you time! While we can always find an excuse for a holiday, a prenatal pampering getaway is a near essential in our books. From the red rock deserts of Utah, the rolling romantic hills of Tuscany, through the blissfully beautiful beaches of Turks and Caicos, to the cosseting country charm of England, we’ve rounded up our favorite places to enjoy a babymoon, from our community of mamas.
Opt for one of the incredible spa hotels in the middle of the desert. At the high level, you’ve got Amangiri. The mirage and the surrounding lunar landscape is certainly out of this world, but we promise dreams become reality here. Utah’s famed resorts are strong on staying true to their locality, and authenticity rings true at the Navajo-inspired spas, where you could easily while away a week being pampered by a treatment menu and delicious food. At the more affordable price point, Goulding’s Lodge is a stunning gateway to Monument Valley.
We’re here to tell you that romance isn’t dead yet. At least the starry eyed, weak at knees type of passion evoked by certain hotels isn’t. You’ll swoon over renaissance landscape vistas of cypress, olive trees and hilltop towns at Lupaia in Tuscany – a mini village of lovingly restored farm buildings. 12 intimate suites are blessed with beams, antiques, frescoes and romantic outdoor spaces. The insta iconic infinity pool (with major views to sigh for over Montepulciano) is the perfect place to kick back and relax before the arrival of your little one.
Live your best ‘The Holiday Life’, exploring charming rural villages in the idyllic British countryside (we wouldn’t say no to a cameo appearance from Jude Law either). Staff treat expectant mums like royalty at Middleton Lodge, a Georgian country estate in rural North Yorkshire. A holistic hideout with a spa treatment menu specially tailored for mums to be; relaxing Ren massages are designed to soothe both muscles and mind. Rambling walks through the woods are right on your doorstep and the stress-erasing effects of fresh air are not to be underestimated. Simply ask your partner to tie your boot laces for you head out for a restorative mooch around the moors.
Turks & Caicos
Como Parrot Cay is the ultimate private island experience in Turks & Caicos. The epitome of idyllic living; there’s sublime food, unspoilt sugar-sweet sands, and a spa that’s akin to heaven on earth. Comfort is king in the rooms, with four poster beds dressed in Italian linens, and if you plump for a beach house, private plunge pools. The vibe is luxurious, but relaxed – you can visibly feel your shoulders dropping the minute you arrive. Spend your days indulging in (soon to be rare) adult only time on the serene beach and evenings enjoying proper conversations over delicious meals. We also love the Palms, which offers great midweek deals and Neptune Villas if you’re looking for airbnb style apartments.
On home soil, check into Nantucket’s Faraway hotel for a boutique beach break that feels a million miles away from your pre-birth worries, but is in actuality very easy to reach. A truly unique offering; a quartet of buildings (some centuries old) bring a serious dose of chic to the coastal town. Everything from the rattan furniture and vintage umbrellas through to the New American menu at the on-site restaurant is well considered and cool. Spend your days living your best Rom Com life – soon-to-be-parents strolling hand in hand down charming cobblestoned streets or beach hopping, there’s one for your every mood on Nantucket. Picnic on Madaket, sunbathe on Jetties and people watch on Surfside. Well behaved dogs are also welcome, if you have any furry firstborns hoping to join you.
Tiny Travelship is a community for parents who want stylish family travel with zero compromise. Follow @tinytravelship on Instagram for a curated collection of handpicked holidays that don’t dial down on food, ambience or style. Plus, as each and every one is mama inspected and selected; you know you can 100% trust them. Keep your eyes peeled this spring as they’re due to launch a modern travel platform for parents, acting as a one stop shop for all your family holiday needs.