A honeymoon has long been a popular tradition wherein a newlywed couple goes on a vacation together for a few days or weeks. The vacation is supposed to be a time for the couple to celebrate their marriage and enjoy each other in seclusion and intimacy.
Nowadays, couples go not just on a honeymoon but also on a babymoon. A babymoon is a similar vacation that a couple takes but this time not as newlyweds but as expecting parents. It is supposed to be a time for parents-to-be to relax and enjoy before a baby joins the family. Sometimes the term babymoon is also used to refer to the days and weeks following the birth of a baby which is a time for new parents to simply focus on, spend time with, and bond with their new baby.
More often, babymoon refers to a pre-baby vacation taken by a couple. Although babymoons are becoming more common, it can be a challenge for some pregnant women on the last few weeks of their pregnancy. However, a babymoon need not be a very complicated and extensive vacation. It can be a very quick and simple vacation that does what it is supposed to do – give the couple a quiet special time together before the baby comes out. Below are some quick babymoon ideas for expecting couples.
- Nearest beach. Pack your swimsuits and head to the nearest beach. Choose a nearby beach resort that is quiet and not crowded. The tranquility and relaxing atmosphere offered by the beach is enough to put the two of you in vacation mode, allowing you to recharge and be reenergized. You can have short walks along the beach early in the morning or right before the sun sets. Or you can simply lie in a lounger and read a good book.
- Hotel stay. If one or both of you simply cannot get away from the city because of work or other reasons, you can simply choose to stay in a hotel for at least a night. You can either choose a big, luxurious hotel or you can go for quaint and quiet ones. Makati city has a generous offering of a variety of hotels you can choose from. If you work or in Makati, a Makati hotel is a good choice. You may also want to consider a hotel in Ortigas or in Alabang.
- Spa resort. Resorts that feature spa amenities have become quite popular especially in Tagaytay. Just a quick 2-3 hours drive from Metro Manila, any expecting couple will find a quick stay in a spa resort relaxing and rejuvenating.