Conjuring up images of grandeur, relaxation and calm, villas tend to make the perfect settings for getaways, especially if a baby is on the way. Soon-to-be parents don’t have to hole up in a hotel for their babymoon. They can indulge in some "royal treatment" and stay in a villa instead. Before undertaking the rewarding (but all-consuming) challenges of caring for a newborn, a few nights in a villa might be just what the doctor ordered.
Here are some of the world's best villas for your babymoon.
Villa Gajah Putih
For those looking to take a babymoon in more exotic locale, Villa Gajah Putih offers couples a glamorous setting in one of the most lush corners of the globe. Set on three acres of beachfront land on the Indonesian island of Bali, Villa Gajah Putih boasts seven bedrooms for babymooners to choose from. Located in Pantai Berawa, near the main tourist center of Kuta, the villa still has a secluded and exclusive feel. This setting is perfect for soon-to-be parents looking for some peaceful "alone time" before the baby arrives. At Gajah Putih, guests can appreciate amenities and services such as a pool, spa treatments, a home cinema, professional kitchens and even a personal butler or chef. If pregnancy is leaving you wanting to stay in bed, you can do so without missing much. At least one wall in each bedroom is made of glass so that views of the ocean or the property’s lush gardens can be appreciated without having to get up.
Blue Caves Villas
A Greek island vacation can be particularly relaxing. For couples looking for a retreat on a Greek island, the Blue Caves Villas could be the perfect answer with its four unique villas. Located on Zakynthos, one of the Ionian islands, the property has all the traits people are looking for from a vacation villa. With the main town roughly 20 miles away, couples can have the feeling of remoteness and privacy on their babymoon. Each villa boasts direct sea access so trips to secluded beaches are always on the itinerary. The villas come fully equipped with kitchens, hand-made furnishings and private hydro-massage pools.
Perched in Papagayo, Costa Rica, Villa Manzu can give expecting couples a fine retreat with a tropical edge. With eight luxury suites, guests can take advantage of being on an estate covering 30,000 square feet. Suites are outfitted with oversized televisions, plush beds and minibars so that relaxing is always on the itinerary. Amenities at Villa Manzu include two swimming pools (a heated splash pool and an elevated infinity pool), a theater, gym and full service spa. Guests can also appreciate gourmet meals prepared by an onsite chef. Villa Manzu is on Costa Rica’s northwestern coastline along the scenic Papagayo Peninsula.
La Villa del Valle
Set in the heart of the Valle de Guadalupe in Mexico, La Villa del Valle makes it possible for couples near San Diego to sneak away to one of the most beautiful corners of Mexico. Just an hour and 30 minutes from San Diego, this boutique inn has six rooms, all featuring stunning views of the surrounding vineyards. The pampering begins right when you arrive. Guests are welcomed to La Villa del Valle with freshly made Mexican cookies and a basket of fruit. The relaxation continues with amenities like a pool, Jacuzzi, free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast. Massage services are also provided. Expecting parents can stroll the property’s olive garden and fruit orchard and enjoying immersing themselves in one of Mexico’s most stunning landscapes.
Which one of these villas would you like to visit for your babymoon? Share your pick with us in the comments below.