When it comes to holidaying in Asia, we’re spoiled for choice. But to plan the perfect babymoon? That requires a little bit of savoir-faire…
With an endless number of easy-to-access destinations and hotels to pick from, it’s time to turn to the concierge experts at Quintessentially, who have selected their top 5 favorite babymoon resorts in the region – hotels that score high on accessibility, good medical facilities and, of course, fantastic pre-natal spa treatments.
With plenty of highly-rated hospitals, Phuket makes a savvy choice for soon-to-be-mums. The Banyan Tree, the center of Thai-inspired luxury, offers a soothing massage for expecting Mums with a traditional rice pouch dipped in warm oil combined with flowing palm strokes, which leaves skin soft and supple. A true holiday!
Good old Macau. Aside from the resident shows (Zaia – so-so, House of Dancing Water – fab!), there’s shopping, great food and a bit of art and culture. The Mandarin Oriental Macau is a non-gaming resort that provides a place of respite with a 25m lap pool and zen spa offering blissful massages and more. It's only a ferry ride away!
A residential wellness retreat just outside Ubud on the banks of the river Ayung, Como Shambhala Estate specializes in the fine art of living healthily, promoting complementary therapies and serving organic and locally grown food. As you unwind in your eco-luxe room or villa, allow time for a pre-natal massage and floral footbath. Enjoy a slice of happy and healthy Balinese zen.
An hour flight from Manila via the hotel’s private aircraft, Amanpulo is barefoot luxury at its finest. In addition to snorkeling, sailing and stargazing, take in a treatment or two from the sea view rooms in the newly opened Aman Spa. The knowledgeable therapists recommend the dag-dagay foot therapy based on a tribal treatment from the mountain provinces that includes salt scrub and cleansing, purifying green tea white clay mask, and relaxing massage.
Book a city escape at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia! Ask for a marina-facing room on a higher floor for heavenly views, especially from one of the world’s sexiest bathrooms (really – there was a poll!). The in-room butler-drawn aromatherapy bath is amazing! In the mood for celebrity-infused dining razzmatazz in the Lion City? Check out Daniel Boulud’s Franco-American db Bistro Moderne, Santi Santamaria’s Catalan restaurant SANTI and Wolfgang Puck’s steakhouse CUT .