A Gold Coast babymoon may just be the one last chance to relax before the baby arrives. Here are the three top tips for all hard working pregnant women to plan a romantic getaway to the Gold Coast before the baby comes, by a Holiday Insider contributor. 

Five months into pregnancy, I decided to go on a babymoon to the Gold Coast. My husband, Tony, and I have been married for four years and we both have our busy jobs. Now we are about to have our first baby, expecting sleepless nights, nappy changes, midnight feedings, etc. This could be our last relaxation opportunity for a long time – life was about to change.

After extensive research and planning for my babymoon, my trip turned out to be a good one. Here I share some pregnancy-approved activities and travel tips for those planning for a romantic baby moon.

Choose your destination wisely

Gold Coast is a city that offers beautiful weather all year round, plus the ample sunshine, sea breeze and fresh air give you a break from morning sickness. The friendly culture on the Gold Coast keeps you happy when your hormone is changing. One thing to consider when you are pregnant, is that the body will be a little bit different and you can get tired easily. I highly recommend that you choose a place that is close to you, as you will not want to deal with a long flight.

Accommodation with a view

To both Tony and I, spending quality time away from our busy life now and ahead is the ultimate purpose of our Gold Coast baby moon. When I tried to search for Gold Coast accommodation, Holiday Holiday understood my requirement and suggested a 3-bedroom apartment ocean view skyhome in Circle on Cavill. That was an amazing Gold Coast holiday apartment, not only because it is huge, but also it is on high floor and I can see the ocean just like it’s in front of me. This Gold Coast holiday rental can sleep up to 8 people and I can only imagine some of the parties and entertaining that this holiday apartment has hosted.

After a spa bath in the ensuite, I felt relaxed. The Circle on Cavill is located right in the middle of Surfers Paradise, near the main attractions, shops, supermarkets and restaurants – And if you want to catch the light rail or a bus to explore the city further, the stations are all within a short walking distance from the resort. Perfect!

Keep your Gold Coast babymoon itinerary light

We did not plan a lot of activities for our babymoon. In our five-day trip, we watched movies, enjoyed fine dining and relaxed on the beach. I scheduled a pregnancy massage and Tony joined a wine tasting tour. We felt totally refreshed. The Gold Coast babymoon was an unforgettable one and we knew we would come back again with our baby.

Note: before you go on a trip, it is important to check with your doctor to discuss any safety concerns to you and your baby.