Whether it’s your first child or you’re preparing to welcome bub number four to the family, the lead-up to birth is always a mixture of excitement and nerves. While it can sometimes feel overwhelming, pregnancy is an incredibly special chapter of life that we believe should be celebrated. 

Turns out we’re not alone either! More and more couples are choosing to mark the moment with a babymoon—a.k.a. a celebratory vacation enjoyed before the birth of a new baby. No babymoon is the same because at the end of the day it’s about you and the journey ahead. But, the perfect pre-baby getaway is usually filled with comfort, rest, quality time (by yourself or with your partner) and plenty of pampering. 

If you’re already nodding along as you read, you’ve come to the right place! With year-round sunshine, sparkling blue waters and a world of relaxation at your fingertips, there is no better place for a babymoon than the Whitsundays. To make things even easier, the team at WAHI have rounded up their top five reasons why it should be at the top of your pre-birth bucket list.  

Five Unmissable Reasons Why WAHI Is the Perfect Place for Your Babymoon  



1. Seamless Travel From All Over Australia 

When picking the perfect babymoon destination, one of the key deciding factors is location, location, location! And by location, we don’t just mean jaw-dropping scenery and world-renowned beaches (yes, we have those too) we also mean—how easy is it to get there? Will you be close to home, for that added peace of mind? 

If you are looking for a stress-free holiday that starts from the moment you leave your front door, WAHI has you covered! With direct flights available from most major airports around Australia, the island is a breeze to get to. Alternatively, there are also regular ferry services every day from Shute Harbour and Port of Airlie on the mainland.

When you stay at WAHI, we make it even easier by including direct transfers to and from the airport, so we can ensure that your pre-baby escape begins right from the get-go. Plus, once you’ve arrived, you will have complimentary use of the island’s shuttle bus so you can get around without having to lift a finger! Otherwise, you can book a golf buggy to avoid having to walk up any hills.

Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland 

2. Be Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef

It’s no surprise why the Great Barrier Reef— the world’s largest coral reef system—is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. With sparkling blue water like you’ve never seen before and an ecosystem of fish bursting with colour, there’s plenty to see above and below the surface. 

From world-class swimming and snorkelling to paddleboarding and sunbathing, you can pick activities that reflect your energy levels throughout the day. The beaches surrounding WAHI are some of the most protected in the region, so you can easily set up under an umbrella and enjoy the seaside location from the shade. 


3. Enjoy a Breathtaking Sunset Over the Whitsunday Islands on Sunset Sail

Fancy sailing around the Whitsundays with mocktails and nibbles on hand? Add in a spectacular orange sunset and you’ll be wondering if you have stepped right into a postcard!

With some of the world’s most experienced and knowledgeable captains behind the wheel, you’ll feel comfortable and safe right from the very first moment you step on board. Plus, the ever-calm waters mean you’re unlikely to feel seasick or run into any rough patches. After the sun dips below the horizon and a magnificent orange spreads across the sky, you’ll be delivered back to the island with plenty of time to continue soaking in everything it has to offer. 


Image credit: @lisafogartylive

4. Eat to the 10s at Romanos

A babymoon is the perfect opportunity to enjoy quality time with your partner or yourself before the whirlwind of life with a newborn begins. And there is no better way to slow down and really soak up the moment than with a romantic dinner for two. For a date night to remember, Romano’s forever-inviting atmosphere and incredible Italian menu will be sure to hit the spot. 

This stunning restaurant allows you to unwind in style after a beautiful day exploring the island and everything it has to offer. Here, you can look out over the island’s stunning marina while enjoying a meal that you’ll still be dreaming about months down the track. No matter what you’re ordering, you really can’t go wrong! 


5. Pamper Yourself at Spa wumurdaylin

Nothing spells whole-body relaxation like a revitalising massage at Spa wumurdaylin, an authentic beauty experience inspired by the healing essences of nature. Perfect for couples and openly welcoming growing bellies, Spa wumurdaylin works to capture the beauty of the Whitsundays through holistic products and treatments uniquely selected to amplify the mind, body and soul. Book in for your pregnancy massage and you’ll leave feeling like the best version of your pregnant self. The spa does book out, so we suggest booking in advance! 

Enjoy the special moments of your pregnancy and prepare for the next chapter of life with an escape to WAHI. To secure your accommodation and start planning your trip, contact our friendly reservations team by emailing stay@wahi.com.au or calling +61 7 4969 9905. You can also book with us directly online here.