Lightfoot Travel is pretty much an authority when it comes to travel destinations – they are a luxury tour operator with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and London, specializing in bespoke holidays with clients in tall seven continents around the world. They produce unique, original trips, and tailor-make them to reflect the personal tastes of their clientèle. This personalized travel like no other. Below are some of their top recommended places for a babymoon – that important period of time for a romantic pre-baby vacay.
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Six Senses Zighy Bay is a luxury hideaway located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman, two hours from Dubai. Set in spectacular isolation, with dramatic mountains to one side and a kilometer long sandy beach on the other, this hotel will appeal to couples looking for an exclusive and private hideaway. First class facilities include a variety of restaurants and bars, the renowned Six Senses Spa and two main pools.
This luxurious all-villa property is built out of natural stone and wood, its design inspired by a traditional Omani Village. The 82 oversized villas are simple, yet terribly stylish and feature stunning bathrooms and luxury amenities. All come with a pool and a butler for maximum pampering. The Duplex Villas are ideal for families.
Choose from a multitude of fine dining options featuring Arabian and international cuisine. A romantic dinner at Sense on the Edge, a mountain top restaurant with views over Zighy Bay, is a must. Another highlight is a traditional Bedouin communal dining experience with under sand cooking at Shua Shack.
There’s plenty to do for adventure seekers in and around Six Senses Zighy Bay. For pregnant women, you can do light hiking with your partner, go on a sunset cruise, watch a movie on the beach under the stars, or learn Arabic cooking. The hotel also offers the unique experience of Whale Shark watching, from January to March. For those wanting complete relaxation, Six Senses Spa offers an array of holistic treatments and wellness experiences.
Located in the small, unspoiled seaside hamlet of Wadduwa along the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, Reef Villa and Spa is the ultimate tropical beach villa.
It features seven luxurious suites, set in three acres of exotic tropical gardens with palm fringed pavilions, reflection pools, and the shimmering Indian Ocean as a dramatic backdrop. The suites are immense and feature antique, four-poster, canopied beds and high ceilings lined with Kerala terracotta tiles. The furniture is a combination of original antique pieces and beautiful items modelled on furniture used by members of the East India Company.
With water sports, yoga classes and even a jogging track, you’ll rarely find yourself at a loss for things to do. You can enjoy heritage excursions to temples, castles and nature areas such as Sinharaja Forest and Madu Ganga. But if long, lazy days are what you’re looking for then there are plenty of places to just hide away from the world and curl up with a good book.
Six Senses Qing Cheng is 1 hour drive from Chengdu with direct flights to Hong Kong. Relax in your suite with beautiful views looking out to Qing Cheng Mountain. Spend a morning visiting the pandas at nearby Dujiangyan Panda Base, and the rest of your time relaxing at the hotel and indulging in the Six Senses Spa. If you’re early on in your pregnancy and feeling active, visit the mountain for a bit of light hiking. It can be a year round destination – it gets quite cold in the winter but can be very cozy if you don’t mind the chill.
Just in case you were worried about Zika, here are some helpful links with suggestions of places that are safe to travel to for pregnant women: Places in the world with Zika risk, Records of recent global Zika transmissions, Zika transmissions in South East Asia