Many expectant couples decide to take a babymoon at some point during the pregnancy. This offers a unique opportunity to connect and savor some time as a couple while you wait to welcome your new arrival.
You can choose any destination as long as it’s approved by your doctor, but we think there’s something especially magical about a Hawaiian babymoon. The islands offer several tempting perks, including:
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Stunning ocean views
Natural wonders such as Haleakala National Park
Ancient Hawaiian temples
While you’re finalizing the plans for your visit, take a look at our list of expertly guided tours of Oahu. You’ll be able to check a bunch of places off your bucket list – and perhaps experience a few other adventures that you hadn’t even considered yet!
Interested in learning more? Good – that’s what we’re here for. Put up your feet and let us equip you with all the tools you’ll need for a relaxing Hawaii babymoon.
What Is A Babymoon?
A babymoon is a trip that expectant couples take together while they’re waiting for the baby to arrive.
The concept is similar to that of a honeymoon, in that the couple gets to enjoy a romantic getaway together. But with new life on the horizon, the experience moves to another exhilarating level.
Your second trimester is the best time to take a babymoon in Hawaii. The nausea and sluggishness of your first semester will be behind you, and you’ll have more energy and mobility than you will once the third phase of the pregnancy rolls around. You’ll still need to be careful, but there’s no reason why you can’t have an amazing trip.
Why Spend Your Babymoon In Hawaii?
With so many luxurious resorts on the islands, it might be hard to tempt you away from your hotel room. No matter how superb the amenities are, though, you won’t want to miss out on the natural wonders of Hawaii – especially if it’s your first trip.
It goes without saying that pregnant women won’t be ziplining, scuba diving, or sipping cocktails on a sunset cruise during this vacation. Even something as innocuous-sounding as horseback riding is likely a no-no.
But on a Hawaii babymoon, you can stroll along the stunning beaches, go on a whale-watching expedition, or spend the day at a world-class spa. There are a ton of excellent walking trails on the island, so you’ll be able to stay fit and healthy during your trip.
A Tour Of The Hawaiian Islands For Babymooners
Your first step is to decide which island you might want to visit. If it’s your first trip, you might be tempted to plan an island-hopping adventure, visiting two or more of the Hawaiian islands. We would advise against this, especially on a Hawaii babymoon. Here’s why.
Island-hopping isn’t as easy as most people think. There’s an inter-island ferry that runs between Maui and Lanai, but other than that, you’ll have to rely on the airlines. This is a time-consuming and exhausting prospect, so unless your visit lasts more than a week, you should probably reconsider the idea.
On a similar note, it’s cost-prohibitive. Most of the time, flying from Maui to Las Vegas is cheaper than flying from Maui to Honolulu. That means island-hopping can really take a chunk out of your budget.
If you have your heart set on visiting two specific islands, feel free to add both to your itinerary. Just be sure to build plenty of time for rest into y our schedule as well.
Now let’s help you narrow down your options by exploring the most popular islands. When you’re finished, you’ll understand why Hawaii is such a popular babymoon destination.
Take In The Sights And Sounds Of The Big Island
To avoid confusion, the island of Hawaii is nicknamed “the Big Island” – and it is indeed big, in spirit as well as land mass.
There are some stunning beaches on the Big Island, particularly around Hilo Bay on the eastern shore. Check out Hawaii Volcanoes National Park when you want a chance to stretch your legs – the geographical history of the area is fascinating, and the sights are unforgettable.
Experience The Spirit Of Aloha On Maui
Most people who’ve spent time on Maui agree that there’s something especially magical about this island. Although the distinctive volcanic mountain ranges make it time-consuming to get around, you can easily explore the highlights in a single week.
During your babymoon, rent a car and drive the famous road to Hana, stopping to take photos of the magnificent Pacific Ocean at the many outlooks along the way. You can start this day trip from anywhere on Maui, but it’s best if you’re already on the main portion of the island as opposed to the western shore. If it fits with your budget, consider renting a convertible to make the most of the experience.
Maui offers a plethora of other pregnancy-friendly activities. Take a tour of Haleakala National Park, pay a visit to the Paia Fish Market, or spend your days soaking up the sun on Kaanapali Beach.
Explore The Real Hawaii On A Getaway To Kauai
As the fourth-largest Hawaiian island, Kauai contains no shortage of delights. Yet it feels smaller and more remote than the other islands we’ve listed here. If it’s seclusion and natural beauty you’re after, you’ll find it on Kauai.
We would recommend booking your stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort. Located at the southern tip of the island, it offers proximity to Maha-ulepu Heritage Trail and Poipu Beach Park. The resort is also just a short drive from Lihue Airport, which is convenient if you’re flying to Kauai from another island.
Tips For The Perfect Oahu Babymoon
There are numerous reasons to take your babymoon in Oahu. From the glittering splendor of Waikiki Beach to the untamed beauty of the North Shore, an Oahu babymoon offers no shortage of delights.
If you want to make Oahu your base, consider booking a stay at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. Located on the western coast, the resort represents the pinnacle of Hawaiian luxury. From here, you’ll be well within range of some of Oahu’s most popular beaches. Consider whiling away the day at one of these gems:
Makaiwa Beach Park
Paradise Cove Public Beach
Ko Olina Beach Park
If you’d prefer to stay on the North Shore, check out Turtle Bay Resort. This hot spot has everything you’ll need to enjoy your tropical getaway: golf courses, a full-service spa, tempting restaurants and lounges, and a breathtaking beachfront location.
Spending your babymoon in Oahu will give you the opportunity to visit Pearl Harbor, a historic site that’s intriguing and sobering in equal measure. While you’re bound to experience mixed emotions during your visit, it’s an experience that every American should have.
We would also recommend visiting Diamond Head State Monument while you’re on the island. Although the impressive volcanic formation is visible from a distance, it begs to be seen up close. The walking trails aren’t too strenuous for pregnant women, but they afford magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, making this the ideal activity for your babymoon in Oahu.
Relax And Rejuvenate In Paradise
We hope you make the most of your time in paradise on your Hawaii babymoon! No matter which island (or islands) you choose to visit, you’ll have a treasure trove of stories to pass on to your child when they arrive.
When you plan your babymoon, don’t forget to check out our tour options on Oahu. We strive to give our guests the best possible experience, whether they want to visit Pearl Harbor or experience an authentic Hawaiian luau. Book your perfect babymoon in Hawaii with us!