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Babymoons in Cayman: What to Know Before You Go!

First-time expectant parents know all too well how quickly pregnancy euphoria can give way to anxiety over the seemingly endless list of things that need to be squared away before ‘B-day’. Babymoons are a much-needed reminder to take a step back and focus on the bigger picture: you and your partner are about to embark on the exciting journey of parenthood together and a celebration is in order! – Clare-Louise McGrath

 


What?

Typically taken in the weeks before the birth of your first child, a ‘babymoon’ is a couple’s last pre-baby hurrah! It’s a chance for Mum and Dad to take a break from all the planning and prepping involved in the lead up to the big day, and enjoy some alone time before your family of two gains its newest member.

 


Where?

Rest and relaxation are essential when planning your babymoon. Regardless of the locale you settle on, it should be someplace where you can both unwind and enjoy each other’s company. Keep your travel plans as low maintenance as possible.

Abroad

If you plan on flying to your destination, opt for a non-stop flight to avoid the stress of tight connections. Cayman Airways offers direct flights to Honduras, Jamaica, Cuba, the U.S., and the Sister Islands, and usually have a number of packages and specials available throughout the year if you’re hoping to nab a deal.

 

Staycation

If a babymoon abroad doesn’t suit your schedule, a staycation (or stay-be-moon as it has been dubbed) can be just as, if not more, relaxing for the parents-to-be. Without the stress of airports and zero post-travel recovery, you have time to focus on what really matters: treating yourselves!

It’s easy to forget that Cayman is a world-class travel destination, and a staycation is an opportunity to be reminded of all the wonderful things the Island has to offer. Book in at any of the luxurious beach resorts lining Seven Mile Beach, and play tourist for the week – with the extra perk of resident rates!

Cayman residents have highlighted the Caribbean Club as a stand out option. This boutique hotel offers a unique ‘home away from home’ experience. Guests can enjoy the comforts (and privacy!) of home, including a fully equipped kitchen, large dining area, and master bedroom with Jacuzzi tub; along with the added bonus of hotel services such as turndown and room service. While away the day lounging in one of the oceanfront cabanas available to guests, before Mum is pampered with an in-room pre-natal massage. Later, you can make your way down to LUCA Restaurant for some delicious contemporary Italian food – don’t forget dessert!

Cayman Villas has a number of luxury vacation rentals dotted around the Island, suitable for all pocket sizes.

If you are after something more low-key, the Wyndham Reef Resort and Morritts Tortuga Club on the East side of the Island are perfect for escaping to. If ever there was an excuse needed to spend a week sipping mocktails beachside, this is it!

 


When?

If you’re using your babymoon as an excuse to cross a trip off your bucket list, the second trimester is the most popular time to travel for mums-to-be.

In most cases the dreaded morning sickness and fatigue of the first trimester are behind you, but you are still several weeks away from the discomfort of the third trimester. After entering your third trimester, some airlines will require a letter of consent from your doctor, whilst others won’t permit you to fly past the 36 week mark at all. Before flying, check with your airline to see what their policies on travelling during pregnancy are as restrictions can vary, and speak with your doctor before booking a trip away, as they may prefer to keep you closer to home. On the other hand, staycation babymoons offer parents-to-be a lot more flexibility! No airports and no travel restrictions mean there is no limit to when you can enjoy your break.


 

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