Babymoon Destinations For Mums And Dads To Be
Whether you are expecting your first or third baby there is nothing like getting away for a night or two and spoiling yourself ahead of the chaos because let's face it, once the baby arrives everything will change.
Babymoons are designed to allow parents-to-be to have some quality time together, to reconnect as a couple and to relax and unwind before the trials and tribulations of parenthood begin or in some cases, expand.
And let's face, it we deserve it! A night away just you and your partner? What's not to love, especially if you throw in a spa and a slap up meal for two.
If you are considering a babymoon in the coming months, here are some of our favourite pre-baby getaway destinations perfect for some quality couple time before night feeds, nappies and Netflix takeover your life.
1. Lough Eske Castle, Donegal
Relax and unwind as you escape to the shores of Lough Eske near the famous Blue Stack Mountains where the stunning five star Lough Eske Castle offer tailor-made packages. Babymoon breaks include a full Irish breakfast, a three-course meal and luxurious spa treatments for both Mum and Dad. And if that's not enough, guests also have use of the thermal suite, leisure facilities and swimming pool at no extra charge during their stay.
2. The Galmont, Galway
Combining sophisticated and stylish accommodation with a haven of tranquillity, indulge in the ultimate escape overlooking Galway Bay at The Galmont Hotel & Spa. While the hotel doesn't offer an exclusive babymoon package, you can add a special spa package to your magical getaway which includes a mother-to-be back massage and a taster facial.
3. Castlemartyr Resort, Cork
Sitting on 220 acres of green and grassy fields with streams, wildlife and a picturesque lake, the five star Cork resort is the ultimate destination for a mini-breakaway to help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Soon-to-be parents will be transported to a different dimension at their world-class retreat with a wide menu of pampering treatments fit for a queen, including pedicures, luxurious facials and pre and postnatal massages. Make sure to book in for Afternoon Tea before you hit the road. The mouth-watering menu boasts delicious sweet treats in a vintage style setting at the Bell Tower Restaurant.
4. Wineport Lodge, Westmeath
The Wineport Lodge is a one-stop shop for a romantic getaway before Baby arrives. Enjoy quality time together on the Lakelands of Athlone with afternoon tea for two in the Lakeshore Lounge, overlooking the stunning Lough Ree. A spa treatment won't change your life but it sure will lull you to sleep with a packed menu at their state-of-the-art treatment suite. And feel those shoulders drop as you treat yourself to a cooked to order breakfast in bed - what is life?
5. Mount Wolseley, Carlow
Looking for a babymoon with a difference? Mount Wolseley offer relaxing, one night breaks set in the tranquil rolling countryside of Tullow. Perfect for all occasions, the resort offers guests into a world of relaxation with 14 exquisite treatment rooms with various spa packages to suit all budgets, extensive leisure facilities and 143 beautifully designs contemporary rooms perfect to unwind and relax in.
Kellie Kearney is a Dublin mammy of 4 kids aged 2, 3, 5 and 9 (and she is expecting baby #5 in May). Described as a self-confessed procrastinator and picker-upper of things, Kellie would never turn down a coffee, loves to travel and shares her every day true to life moments on Instagram.