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Many couples are choosing to take a second honeymoon or babymoon before their new family member arrives. This special holiday acts as a time away to reconnect before the sleep deprivation of life with a newborn sets in.

Where you go for your babymoon depends on your interest. Some couples prefer lingering over dinner and taking long walks on the beach, while others like enjoying grown-up theatre and concerts that they might not be able to enjoy for a while.

Our top five favourite babymoon destinations offer plenty of relaxation and time together, plus reasonable flight times for mums-to-be. Take a look at some of Cover-More’s top five babymoon destinations before planning your next getaway.

Revisit your honeymoon

Many couples rekindle and reconnect by returning to their honeymoon destination. By revisiting your honeymoon, you’ll revisit the memories of your wedding and continue a tradition you can build on over the years.

Didn't have a proper honeymoon? Visit one of the most popular honeymoon destinations and begin a new tradition.

Explore the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia offers activities for couples seeking relaxing or active holidays. From rainforest skywalks and whale watching to amusement parks and beachfront shopping, there is plenty to do. Whether you prefer shopping for opals or eating locally caught seafood, there are plenty of options. If you’re looking to relax, a range of spas offer ways to unwind.

Enjoy an urban destination

While Sydney is more urban than many traditional babymoon destinations, its free beaches are a key draw. If you crave a dose of theatre, concerts, museums and spas, then Sydney is a great destination for your time away. See a show or take a tour at the Opera House, visit a museum at Circular Quay, and ride the ferry. Upcoming theatre offerings range from Shakespeare and other classics to new experimental works.

Relax on the beach

Hawaii is a little further than the other destinations on our list, but is an overwhelmingly popular babymoon location. Some of the resorts on Oahu even offer special babymoon packages that include spa specials. Hotels in Waikiki offer a more downtown feeling with shops and restaurants close by while resorts on the North Shore are more remote and self-contained. No matter which you choose, you’ll be close to Oahu’s great beaches.

Splurge on a romantic getaway

If you’re looking for a romantic trip, there are few destinations that beat Venice, Italy. Sightsee from a gondola, walkthrough the piazza San Marco, or visit St. Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace.

Once you’ve had your fill of the Masters, you can enjoy the thriving contemporary art scene.

Wherever you decide to travel for your babymoon, get a quote for travel insurance including pregnancy cover before you go. Cover-More offers pregnancy cover up to 24 weeks, allowing you more flexibility in scheduling your babymoon.

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