If one thing’s for sure, becoming a parent is a wonderful, if not slightly exhausting experience! Broken sleep, attending to a newborn 24/7, and recovering from birth are just some of the challenges new parents face. Which is why a ‘babymoon’ provides an opportunity to wind down and enjoy a relaxing break before the tiny pitter patter of footsteps. Here’s four good reasons to jet off to your luxury villa rental in Southeast Asia.
- Local Culture
Keen to explore the sights of Thailand? Good news, there’s historical temples at every turn. The Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya is a modern day masterpiece, with intricate details carved into the wooden temple, paying homage to the world around us. For something more ancient, Wat Mahathat in Sukhothai Historical Park is a recognized World Heritage Site, at the foot of a huge standing Buddha.
With over 2,500km of coastline, Thailand’s beaches are very much part of its culture too. Some of the best ones to visit include; Choeng Mon in Koh Samui – a crescent shape alcove with turquoise waters, and the infamous Maya Bay in Koh Phi Phi which you might recognise from the film ‘The Beach’.
- For Rest and Relaxation
There’s nothing quite like a pregnancy massage to soothe swollen legs and aid any ailments. Most luxury villa rentals can organise a professional masseuse to visit for the full treatment. For total indulgence, look no further than Chiva-Som Spa at Hua Hin. This multi-award winning spa might just be the most famous in Thailand. It offers a menu of treatments, but the spine-tingling foot massage is one you don’t want to miss. Another popular option is the Wellness Center at Rosewood, Phuket. This oasis of calm even offers couples massages, side-by-side.
- Indulge in Mouth-watering Cuisine
Thailand is a foodie haven. From lip-smacking street food to gourmet cuisine – and all at affordable prices. Making it into the Top 50 Restaurants in the world, Sorn in bustling Bangkok makes it worth the visit. Flavours are punchy without being potent and dishes are impressively refined. For veggies, Anchan is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Chiang Maai, offering delicious curries and a diverse vegetarian menu. If you find yourself in Phuket, Blue Elephant is a popular chain that fuses home-cooking with bold flavours. Still in Phuket, don’t miss the chance to eat like a Queen at Mom Tri’s Kitchen at Villa Royale. Here you can lap up fine-dining with waterside views for the ultimate in romance.
- Romance is in the Air
Speaking of romance, the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok is a soothing oasis in this vibrant city. The juxtaposition of this five-star hotel set against the neon sky of the capital, make for a surprisingly romantic setting. With lavish flower displays and first-class hospitality, it’s the perfect couple’s get-away.
Take relaxation to the next level with outstanding facilities at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chiang Rai. Its exotic bamboo gardens and endless pools make for a romantic setting, especially with (virgin) sundowners at the Burma Bar. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s an opportunity to walk with the resort’s resident elephant!
While you still can, make the most of the tranquillity at The Shore at Katahani. This adults-only beachfront resort is a couple’s paradise with private pools and endless sea-views to melt into. Dine under the stars or enjoy a candlelit hot tub – this is one place where romance is definitely in the air.
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