This article was written by Tanasè Rivers, a member of the On the Beach team.
A babymoon is the perfect holiday to spoil yourself and spend some time with your partner ahead of your new arrival. Having just returned from my own first babymoon, I must say it’s the most relaxing holiday I’ve ever been on. Yes, there’s no alcohol and evenings found me asleep by 9pm, but it was just what I needed and I’m so glad that we went for it.
Where to go?
I was a little bit worried about being in a hot destination while pregnant. So, I picked to go to the very hot but windy island of Fuerteventura, which worked out really well – keeping me cool but still allowing me to enjoy the Vitamin D.
We stayed at the 5* Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace which is an adult-only, luxury complex based in Jandia. First things first, I’d highly recommend staying here. Located on the 25 kilometers of beautiful beachfront, with four pools and a spa, this hotel has everything you could need for a relaxing adult break.
Top tip: Jandia is over an hour from the airport, so transfers aren’t the cheapest. We saved a lot by hiring a car at the airport. This then meant we had it for pottering around during our stay.
Being pregnant, my sense of smell went crazy. The Iberostar has a smell that runs through all their properties and it is absolutely lovely! I’d certainly buy it for my own house but apparently, it’s their secret.
We stayed in a Star Prestige Room. It had an amazing view of the beach front but being part of Star Prestige, we gained access to priority dining areas, private solariums and Balinese beds.
Top tip: we went for a sea-view but actually the Sharing Pool rooms are great and offer good value. With Star Prestige facilities, their balconies also back onto the main pool, so you can take a dip directly from your room. The hotel is pretty big, so if pregnancy made you less mobile, the location of these rooms within the hotel is your best bet.
So, no drinking and in bed for 9 pm, what can you do on a babymoon, I hear you say? The answer is EAT, and the food at the Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace does not let you down. While all meal services are top notch, their breakfast really swung it for me. Although, it has to be said that while it’s buffet-esque, the way it’s laid out so you create really nice meals and mixed with fresh cooked food and meats, means that you get the benefit of lots of options, while still being able to serve yourself.
Heading down to the beach, there’s 25k of gorgeous golden sand. Ideally head to the left-hand side, as this is closest to the nearest toilets – which you’ll want to be near! We really enjoyed spotting the nudists that headed on through on their way further up the coast to more ‘natural’ beaches 🙂
I’d absolutely recommend the Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace for a luxurious grown-up holiday. We really enjoyed chilling out and the hotel really delivered on this.
Babymoons – what you need to know:
Deciding when to jet off on your babymoon is all about your comfort. Doctors advise that it’s usually safe to fly after 12 weeks and before 36 weeks (32 weeks if you’re carrying twins) into your pregnancy. Some insurers might ask you for a letter from your doctor or midwife confirming your due date, and it’s always worth seeking medical advice just in case.
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