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20+ Best European Babymoon Destinations for Your Last Trip as a Twosome

Last Updated on April 5, 2024

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20+ Best European Babymoon Destinations for Your Last Trip as a Twosome

Last Updated on April 5, 2024

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Once you’ve sorted out the best time for your babymoon, it’s time for the fun part – selecting your destination! If you’re anything like I was, you’re determined to pinpoint the absolute best European babymoon destinations for your final getaway before parenthood.

But with so many options to choose from, finding “the one” might prove trickier than committing to a life partner. Plus, with all of the less-than-glamorous pregnancy ailments, there’s also the risk of feeling FOMO traveling preggo – not a great combo!

Luckily for you, I have oodles of first-hand experience in the traveling-while-pregnant department to share. In fact, I have personally visited (and vetted) each of these places that I’m recommending for a memorable babymoon in Europe.

In addition to sharing our own personal babymoon spot, I’ve also included our honeymoon spot, another great option for the prenatal period. (Spoiler Alert: Both are Greek islands.)

As for my other destination recommendations, the majority are from past twosome travels with hubby (plus a sprinkling of solo adventures). Regardless, each destination in this guide offers something special for this most special season of life.

(As an aside, I’ll also continue adding new destinations as my European escapades evolve, so be sure to check back if you have a future pregnancy!)

But enough about me. Here are the best European babymoon destinations to consider as you plan that final trip for two!

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Best European Babymoon Destinations

1. Rhodes, Greece

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Hubby and I picked Rhodes, Greece for our European babymoon, and I couldn’t be happier with our decision. Rhodes marked my seventh Greek island and hubby’s sixth.

When it came to selecting a destination, I followed the same advice that I dish out: Avoid your top bucket-list destination.

Don’t get me wrong. Hubby and I are Greece-obsessed, so we knew a return to our favorite country was the move for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Plus, Rhodes was technically on my list (as is literally every other Greek island)!

It just wasn’t at the tippy-top, which meant I didn’t have a ton of expectations about the places I wanted to see and other preconceived notions about visiting.

We ultimately picked it because of its gorgeous sandy beaches with warm water for swimming as well as its beautiful resorts.

If you’re looking to babymoon on a large Greek island (Rhodes is the forth largest) with plenty of diversity, Rhodes is a great option.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Beautiful beaches, many of which are sandy
  • Plentiful resorts with relaxing amenities like pools
  • Lots of history to uncover
  • Perfect jumping off point for a day trip to Symi, a neighboring Greek island

Best Time to Visit Rhodes:

The shoulder season is an ideal time to visit Rhodes, particularly April/May and September/October.

Hubby and I visited at the end of September heading into October and the weather was still plenty warm (hot, even!)

Where to Stay in Rhodes:

We stayed in what’s referred to as the most beautiful town in Rhodes, so be sure to check out my recommendations for the best boutique hotels in Lindos.

Otherwise, to search for properties in other Rhodes towns, you can use this handy interactive map.

 

Check Out My Rhodes Guides Before You Travel:

2. Santorini, Greece

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After honeymooning in Santorini (a.k.a the most beautiful place on earth, IMHO), I can emphatically recommend it as one of the best European babymoon destinations as well.

When I think of Santorini, the first word that comes to mind is romance. So what could be better for a European babymoon?

The caldera views alone make this one of my top choices for a babymoon, but there’s also a surprising amount of activities to enjoy while pregnant that don’t involve alcohol or strenuous exercise.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Wonderful hotels, many of which have jacuzzis/infinity pools overlooking the whitewashed village of Oia
  • Breathtaking sunsets (literally the best I’ve seen in my life)
  • Stunning caldera views
  • Plenty of activities that you can do while pregnant (Open Air Cinema Kamari, sunset boat cruises, fish pedicures, etc.)

Best Time to Visit Santorini:

Santorini gets extremely crowded in the peak travel season of mid-June through August. Ideally, the best time to visit is during the shoulder season, particularly from April to May and from September to October.

Where to Stay in Santorini:

Although most people flock to the popular village of Oia for their hotel, I advise against doing this. Oia is the most popular village because this is where the famous sunset overlook is. Unfortunately, that means you’ll be battling with crowds around sunset each day.

Instead, I recommend finding a stay in Imerovigli. You’ll still get equally gorgeous views of the white washed village of Oia (and the amazing sunset) without the crowds. Hubby and I stayed at Absolute Bliss for our honeymoon and it absolutely lived up to its name!

To search other properties on Santorini, check out this interactive map.

 

3. Crete, Greece

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The largest – and most populated – of the many hundreds of Greek islands, Crete is easily one of the best European babymoon destinations.

My favorite thing about Crete is that it’s so different from the other Greek islands that it almost feels like its own country.

For instance, instead of ordering the expected Greek cuisine, you’ll enjoy delicious Cretan cuisine on your babymoon. (Speaking of, you must try the Cretan cheese pie for breakfast!) Cretan honey and Cretan olive oil are also distinct from what you’ll find on other Greek islands (and oh-so-tasty)!

Plus, as the largest island in Greece, there is truly so much to see in Crete. Frankly, I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface on my first visit.

Chania is one of the most popular towns and well worth a visit for its famous seaside promenade. That said, lesser-known Rethymno is my favorite, and I highly recommend dining along the water there at least once.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Two international airports (Heraklion International and Chania International) for ease of travel
  • Stunning beaches (Elafonisi is a must!)
  • Wonderful warm climate and warm water for swimming due to its southernmost location
  • Beautiful, varied landscapes

Best Time to Visit Crete:

Same as with Santorini, the best time to visit Crete (without as many crowds) is during the shoulder season from May to June and from September to October.

Where to Stay in Crete:

During our time in Crete, hubby and I stayed at Alcanea Boutique Hotel in Chania and loved our stay. This boutique hotel has impressively large rooms with high ceilings and a fantastic location right along the waterfront.

To check out other properties in Chania and the surrounding areas, check out this interactive map.

 

Check Out My Crete Guides Before You Travel:

4. Corfu, Greece

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Unlike the islands of Crete and Santorini, Corfu is a lush Greek island located in the Ionian Sea. It borrows much of its influence from Italy, as evidenced by its charming and colorful old town.

Corfu is a unique island filled with stunning natural wonders and beautiful landscapes, making it a romantic destination for a Greek babymoon. It’s also a close neighbor of Albania, ideal for a fun day trip from Corfu.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Stunning natural environments featuring olive groves and fragrant wild flowers
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Beautiful natural wonders such as Porto Timoni and the Canal d’Amour

Best Time to Visit Corfu:

For ideal weather conditions and the best chance to avoid crazy crowds, a visit between April and May or between September and November would be ideal.

That said, I visited in early June (before summer season officially kicked off) and would highly recommend visiting this time as well, if possible.

Where to Stay in Corfu:

During my time in Corfu, I had the pleasure of staying at Bella Venezia and Arcadion Hotel, two of the best boutique properties in Corfu Town.

That said, for a babymoon, you may be more interested in a resort in one of Corfu’s beautiful beach towns. You can check out the variety of properties on the map below.

 

Check Out My Corfu Guides Before You Travel:

5. Positano, Italy

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Positano is one of those destinations that seems to be on everyone’s bucket list. After all, who could resist a cliffside village carved into the amazing Amalfi Coast?

In all honesty, while visually stunning, Positano didn’t totally live up to the hype for me (mainly because I found it a bit *boring* compared to other destinations in Italy).

However, that’s actually one of the reasons I think it’s great for a European babymoon. It’s quite small and offers stunning views, so it really is the sort of place where you can luxuriate yourself and take in the scenery without worrying that you’re missing something.

Plus, there are plenty of great restaurants in Positano with killer views you won’t soon forget!

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Postcard-perfect cliffside location
  • Plenty of beachfront accommodations if you don’t wish to climb a lot while pregnant
  • Small village feel (if you visit outside the peak season) ideal for exclusivity and romance
  • Lots of opportunities for a romantic sunset cruise
  • Great jumping off point for other beautiful locations along the Amalfi Coast

Best Time to Visit Positano:

For hot, sunny weather, a summer visit between June and August will give you that experience.

However, Positano tends to get very crowded during peak season, so I recommend visiting during springtime (April or May) or autumn (September or October) instead.

Where to Stay in Positano:

I’ve put together a collection of the best boutique hotels in Positano, including Villa Maria Antonietta where we stayed.

To explore additional options, feel free to check out this map of accommodations.

 

Check Out My Positano Guides Before You Travel:

6. Cinque Terre, Italy

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The Cinque Terre is one of my top favorite places in Italy, so I absolutely need to give it a plug for one of the best European babymoon destinations as well.

Cinque Terre is Italian for the “five villages” located in the Italian Riviera. From north to south, these include: Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Vernazza, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

This ridiculously idyllic destination is known for its striking cliffside location with colorful buildings, unique terraced landscape, and to-die-for pesto (which actually originated here)!

Hubby and I visited all five villages and suggest you do the same on your babymoon. There’s a train that runs throughout the villages and is a super convenient way to pop from one to the next.

While similar, the towns are all unique and each offers its own vibe. I suggest designating one of the towns as your home base and then branching out to visit the other villages from there. My personal favorite is Vernazza, located in the center. 

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Plenty of tasty food to enjoy while pregnant, including delicious pesto that the area is famous for
  • Stunning scenery consisting of colorful homes built into a cliffside and terraced landscapes
  • Train offers ease of travel
  • Monterosso al Mare features a stunning sand beach, more luxe hotels/resorts, and a “flatter” landscape, ideal for a relaxing and romantic stay during pregnancy

Best Time to Visit Cinque Terre:

Cinque Terre tends to be busiest from May until October. If you’re able to visit just before or just after these times (such as in mid-late April or mid-late October), the less your chance of dealing with crowds.

Where to Stay in Cinque Terre:

With the exception of Monterosso al Mare which features more traditional hotels and resorts, the majority of properties you’ll find in Cinque Terre are self-catering apartments/AirBNB-style stays/etc.

That said, I’d strongly suggest Monterosso al Mare as a base for your babymoon if you’re not looking to do a lot of climbing, since the other towns will require quite a bit of up and down.

You can check out properties using the map below.

 

Check Out My Cinque Terre Guides Before You Travel:

7. Florence, Italy

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Ahh, Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy – and arguably the world! If you’re part of a history- and/or art-loving couple, Florence will be the perfect setting for your European babymoon.

This historic open-air-museum of a city offers so much to see and do that’s super preggo-friendly. From its many museums and art galleries to its incredible gardens and rooftop restaurants, you’ll never be bored on a babymoon in Florence.

And don’t even get me started on the drool-worthy dishes! Florence is actually where I enjoyed the best pizza of my life. I highly recommend grabbing a pie at Pizza Napoli 1955.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • The city is easy to navigate on foot
  • Romantic rooftop restaurants
  • Lots of museums/art galleries
  • Delicious food

Best Time to Visit Florence:

Florence is one of those cities you can enjoy year-round, making it a perfect babymoon destination for couples looking to travel outside of the typical shoulder season.

That said, the shoulder season theme applies again here, as Florence is particularly beautiful during springtime (April through early June) and fall (September and October).

Where to Stay in Florence:

For a stay in the heart of the city, be sure to check out my recommendations for the top Florence hotels near the Duomo.

Otherwise, check out this interactive map to explore additional neighborhoods.

 

Check Out My Florence Guides Before You Travel:

8. Taormina, Sicily

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The romantic highlight of Taormina is undoubtedly the stunning view of majestic Mount Etna. Can you say bucket-list material??

As the primary setting for the famous White Lotus Season 2, Taormina certainly draws a crowd. The vantage points here are unmistakably stunning and the town is easy to navigate on foot.

Similar to Positano, the town is quite small and can easily be explored in half a day. While this may be underwhelming for some, it can be ideal for a babymoon when relaxation is the top priority.

Plus, it’s also home to a number of beaches, including the famous Isola Bella.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Breathtaking views of Mount Etna
  • Plenty of romantic hotels to choose from
  • Small central town that’s easy to navigate on foot (provided you drive down to one of the public lots if you’re staying atop the hill)
  • Home to Isola Bella, a beautiful pebble beach at the ground level of town

Best Time to Visit Taormina:

With its mild winters and hot, dry summers, the best time to stay in Taormina is June through September if you want to enjoy that Mediterranean sun.

That said, we visited in April, and I thought this was preferable before the usual summer crowds filled in.

Where to Stay in Taormina:

There are plenty of wonderful boutique hotels in Taormina, many of which offer stunning views over the main attraction – Mount Etna.

To search for additional properties beyond the best boutique hotel options, you can search via the map.

 

Check Out My Taormina Guides Before You Travel:

9. Ragusa, Sicily

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If you love the idea of visiting Sicily but are hoping for a more under-the-radar babymoon destination than touristy Taormina, Ragusa might be a better fit.

Despite its growing popularity, Ragusa could still be considered hidden-gem material with its unassuming winding streets and charming old town. A walk through Ragusa will transport you back to a simpler time, making this a wonderful destination to unplug and get away from it all.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Peaceful atmosphere surrounded by hills
  • Delightful eateries
  • Free access to the beautiful park of Giardino Ibleo right in town

Best Time to Visit Ragusa:

Ideally, the best time to visit is between May and July in terms of weather. That said, I personally visited in April and thoroughly enjoyed my time with the exception of it being to chilly for swimming outdoors (unless you find a property with a heated pool).

Where to Stay in Ragusa:

I’ve compiled my suggestions for the best places to stay in Ragusa, many of which are intimate, family-owned boutique properties loaded with charm.

While you won’t find too many other options in this petite town, feel free to search via the map as well.

 

Check Out My Ragusa Guides Before You Travel:

10. Malta

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If you’re craving an island getaway for your European babymoon, I can highly recommend Malta. Despite being a small (and vastly underrated) island, there’s a surprising amount of history and natural beauty to uncover!

English is the main language spoken here and driving is on the left-hand side of the road, mirroring the UK.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Tons of history
  • Many beautiful gardens
  • Interesting cities that are easy to explore on foot
  • Lovely beaches
  • Plenty of opportunities to explore by boat
  • English is the main language, which may be preferable for U.S. travelers

Best Time to Visit Malta:

May, June, and September are ideal times to visit the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta. That said, the island experiences mild winters, so a winter stay could be just as enjoyable if you’re not looking to swim in the ocean.

Where to Stay in Malta:

If you’re looking to stay in the historic capital city, be sure to check out my top recommendations for Valletta hotels with pools. These accommodations are ideal for a relaxing babymoon.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to stay outside the capital and enjoy more privacy, you may wish to search for stays in Birgu, Mdina, St. Paul’s Bay, or otherwise on the map.

 

Check Out My Malta Guides Before You Travel:

11. Gozo

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It’s hard to recommend Malta without plugginig its smaller-but-stunningly-beautiful neighbor, Gozo. The island of Malta technically encompasses three islands, the largest of which is Malta itself, followed by Gozo. (Lastly is tiny and uninhabited Comino.)

We took a day trip to Gozo during our time on the main island and I’m so thrilled that we did. Gozo is definitely more rugged than its sister island and filled with interesting history and stunning natural beauty.

Just keep in mind that you’ll need to ferry into Gozo, as there’s no airport on this tiny island. This is something to consider if boats are a no-go for you during pregnancy.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Amazing place to escape crowds
  • Stunning examples of natural beauty, including Wied il-Mielaħ Window, Xwejni Bay Salt Pans, and Dwejra Bay
  • Generally cheaper accommodations than what you’ll find on Malta (depending on time of year)

Best Time to Visit Gozo:

If swimming is a top priority, the best time to visit is between June and September. If that’s not as important to you on a babymoon, I personally suggest a spring visit.

Where to Stay in Gozo:

You can search properties in Gozo with this interactive map. Just keep in mind that as a small island, there are more limited options than you’ll find in neighboring Malta.

 

Check Out My Gozo Guides Before You Travel:

12. Korcula, Croatia

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Speaking of beautiful islands, Korcula in Croatia is another gem to consider. Lesser-known than the popular island of Hvar (which we’ll dive into later), Korcula is perfect for a quieter escape.

Surrounded by impressive mountains and pine forests, this tiny island offers stunning landscapes and a wonderful medieval walled town.

If you’re feeling up for some light hiking, you’ll find plenty of opportunities here, so be sure to reference my recommendations in my Korcula guides linked below.

I’d also recommend that you rent a car (which I regret not doing) if you’re planning to visit a number of beaches and see the countryside.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Stunning mountain views
  • Tons of history and charm in the medieval old town
  • Peaceful beaches, many of which are removed from crowds
  • Jumping off point for island-hopping to other destinations in Croatia

Best Time to Visit Korcula:

The most popular times to visit Korcula tend to be from Easter until late October. Much of the island (including restaurants, etc.) shut down in winter, so do keep that in mind when planning your travels.

Where to Stay in Korcula:

You can search for charming accommodations in Korcula using the interactive map below.

 

Check Out My Korcula Guides Before You Travel:

13. Stari Grad (Hvar), Croatia

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The island of Hvar gets something of a bad blanket reputation for being Croatia’s “party island.” While there’s definitely truth to this, what many people don’t realize is that this applies specifically to Hvar Town, and not the island as a whole.

For this reason, I specifically recommend visiting Stari Grad – Hvar’s medieval old town – for a European babymoon. This is separate (and quite distinct) from popular, party-centric Hvar Town.

Stari Grad is not only my favorite destination in Croatia, it’s also one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited!

I dove into great detail on this in my comparison guide on Hvar Town vs Stari Grad, so be sure to check that out before booking your trip.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • One of the oldest towns in Europe with tons of history and charm
  • A tranquil environment perfect for unwinding
  • Beautiful harbor area
  • Lovely and intimate restaurant options, including Erimitaž

Best Time to Visit Stari Grad:

Stari Grad is most appealing (with considerably less crowds) in the shoulder season of May through June and September through early October.

Where to Stay in Stari Grad:

You can search for historic, boutique properties in Stari Grad here.

 

Check Out My Hvar Guides Before You Travel:

14. Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Since the release of Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik went from being a hidden gem to a hot spot.  While crowds can be hard to avoid in this popular city, I still think it’s well worth considering as one of the best European babymoon destinations.

From its beautiful old town, to the characteristic orange rooftops, to the Dubrovnik walls walk experience, there’s much to love about this city.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Lots of luxury resorts and accommodations along the outskirts of town
  • Plenty of intimate rooftop restaurants in the heart of the city with fab views
  • Stunning views atop Mount Srd (skip the hike and take the cable car)!
  • Jumping off point for island exploration

Best Time to Visit Dubrovnik:

If at all possible, try to visit Dubrovnik in September or October when temperatures are comfortable and crowds are more mild.

I was here in August and can confirm that the summertime is madness!

Where to Stay in Dubrovnik:

If you’re looking for a charming stay in the heart of the city, I’ve got you covered with the best boutique properties in Dubrovnik.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer a more luxurious babymoon – say, with access to a swimming pool, ocean views, etc., I recommend searching via the interactive map.

 

Check Out My Dubrovnik Guides Before You Travel:

15. Ksamil, Albania

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As far as up-and-coming beach destinations go, Ksamil tops the list. I learned about this place through a friend years back and dreamt of going ever since. I finally had my chance to visit as a day trip from Corfu to Albania, and I’m so thrilled I did.

The beaches I saw here were some of the most beautiful I’ve come across in Europe. They definitely cater to a young, hip crowd in terms of ambiance (beach clubs, etc), but are also family-friendly as well.

Frankly, as I only visited Ksamil on a day trip, I didn’t explore beyond the beaches. But if you’re looking for a babymoon where you can be a total beach bum (without going bankrupt before baby), this is it!

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Stunning beaches
  • Affordable accommodations (many of which are beachfront)
  • Still somewhat under-the-radar compared to other Mediterranean destinations
  • Easy-to-navigate (and super cheap) public transportation system

Best Time to Visit Ksamil:

The weather in Ksamil is ideal from April through October. If at all possible, I recommend steering your trip to either end of shoulder season (April or October) for the most enjoyment without the crowds.

Where to Stay in Ksamil:

You can discover properties in Ksamil with the interactive map.

 

Check Out My Albania Guide Before You Travel:

16. Cote d’Azur, France

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The Cote d’Azur (a.k.a the French Riviera) simply screams babymoon. This postcard-worthy corner of southeastern France is absolute goals and one of the places I fantasize about settling down in later in life.

The beauty of this destination is you don’t have to “settle” for just one place – you can easily hop about (via train or rental car) to a myriad of cities and towns, each more fabulous than the next.

I have a 3-day French Riviera itinerary that covers some of the greats, including everything from the capital city of Nice, to the charming Villefranche sur Mer and Èze, to my all-time favorite French destination of Menton.

And that’s only a sampling!

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Postcard-perfect riviera views
  • Luxe hotel options
  • Beautiful beaches and posh beach clubs
  • Plenty of opportunities for light hiking
  • Fabulous French food (would you expect any less)?

Best Time to Visit Cote d’ Azur:

May, June, and September would be my top month recommendations for visiting the French Riviera.

Where to Stay in Cote d’ Azur:

You’ll really want to narrow down your base town first (as there are many to choose from)!

Once you’ve done that, you can explore with this map.

 

Check Out My French Riviera Guides Before You Travel:

17. Kotor, Montenegro

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I bet you didn’t expect to find unassuming Montenegro on this list of the best European babymoon destinations, did you? Well, I’m here to change your mind!

Without exaggeration, Kotor is home to the most impressive European old town I’ve visited yet – and that’s just one of many reasons why I love this city so much!

Frankly, I’m basically obsessed with the Bay of Kotor in general – and I happen to think Kotor is a perfect jumping off point for exploring neighboring cities and towns.

Plus, with fabulous mountains fully surrounding you (at pretty much all times), it’s hard not to fall for Kotor.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Incredibly historic medieval old town
  • Perfect for cat-lovers (be sure to stop by Cat Museum)!
  • Wonderful surrounding mountain views (especially if you’re up for the Kotor Fortress hike)
  • Perfect jumping off point for visiting Dubrovnik

Best Time to Visit Kotor:

At the risk of repeating myself, Kotor is best in the shoulder season (late May/early June and September/October).

That said, low season runs from April until November, and you may find some great travel deals during that time.

Where to Stay in Kotor:

I’ve compiled a guide of the best Bay of Kotor hotels, many of which are located in Kotor. To search beyond these properties, you can use the handy interactive map below.

 

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18. Algarve, Portugal

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The Algarve is the first (and only) region I visited in Portugal and it immediately had me craving more. If you’re looking for a beach-heavy babymoon experience, this is definitely one to consider.

That said, at the risk of getting your hopes too high, keep in mind that the beaches here are in the Atlantic and the water is some of the coldest I’ve come across in my European travels.

But the stunning rock formations and natural beauty alone make this destination a must-see!

I can personally attest to the beauty of Lagos on the western Algarve coastline. This is where I spent the entirety of my trip. It’s also where some of the region’s most stunning and famous beaches are located.

Beyond beaches, you have to remember that you’re in Portugal and the food is fabulous. I can only imagine how deliciously droolworthy a pastel de nata would be while pregnant!

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Unique beaches nestled within incredible rock formations
  • Plenty of couple-friendly resort options
  • Delicious food

Best Time to Visit the Algarve:

Once again, shoulder season for the win in the Algarve. Think April to May and September to October.

Where to Stay in the Algarve:

You can search for properties in Portugal’s Algarve region below.

 

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19. Cotswolds, UK

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I had the pleasure of visiting the Cotswolds while pregnant and can confidently recommend it as one of the best European babymoon destinations.

Many newcomers don’t realize that this English region is surprisingly large and comprises nearly 800 square miles! For this reason, I recommend delving into some research on the various Cotswolds towns to see what would suit you best.

I personally visited Castle Combe and Bourton on the Water, which you can read about in my guides linked below. I’d honestly recommend both/either for a babymoon, in addition to some other towns, depending on how much time you have to dedicate.

I’d also recommend renting a car to explore this region, particularly for the added convenience on a babymoon. That said, I explored without one, and have all of the details on how to best manage that in my guide to visiting the Cotswolds without a car.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Filled with charming villages perfect for a romantic escape
  • Plenty of tasty pub food
  • Natural beauty and opportunities for nature hikes abound
  • Most towns are relatively flat (there’s not a lot of climbing required here, unless you take on a more challenging hike)

Best Time to Visit the Cotswolds:

The Cotswolds is another one of those rare destinations that is special to visit year-round. I personally visited in spring (early June) which was delightful and surprisingly sunny.

That said, the region looks totally magical in fall and winter as well.

Where to Stay in the Cotswolds:

There are tons of properties scattered throughout the various towns that make up the Cotswolds region, so you’ll want to sort out your chosen town(s) first.

That said, if you’re looking to base yourself in Bourton on the Water or Castle Combe, you can refer to my hotel guides below.

Otherwise, I recommend searching for hotels via this map.

 

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20. Bruges, Belgium

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If you’re looking for a charming storybook stay for your European babymoon, you can’t go wrong with Bruges, Belgium.

This city is oh-so-romantic, from the picturesque Market Square, to the cobblestone lanes and darling houses, to the irresistibly charming Pand Hotel where hubby and I stayed.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Wonderful to visit year-round
  • Easy to navigate on foot (if you don’t mind cobblestone)
  • Irresistible medieval charm and wonderful history
  • Delicious chocolate to satisfy those sweet pregnancy cravings
  • Opportunity for a romantic canal boat ride (weather permitting)
  • Hearty, delicious food (like vol-au-vent and fondue) that are sure to hit the spot during pregnancy

Best Time to Visit Bruges:

As someone who visited Bruges in January and typically hates the winter, I can honestly recommend this city year-round.

Ideally, for the warmest days, you’ll want to visit between June and August, but do be aware you’ll be sharing it with loads of other tourists!

Where to Stay in Bruges:

Check out charming accommodations in Bruges on the map below.

 

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21. Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague was the first city I visited as a solo traveler, and yet I’m enthusiastically recommending it for a European babymoon. This city is incredibly romantic and feels to me like what Paris and Bruges would be if they had a “city baby.”

Between the charming Castle District, the romantic Charles Bridge (where there are literal fairytale swans), and the stunning old town, this is a wonderful city for a couple’s escape.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Incredibly easy to navigate on foot
  • Many romantic landmarks, such as the famous Charles Bridge (don’t miss a sunset stroll)!
  • Plenty of historic places to tour, such as the Prague Castle complex
  • Many wonderful restaurant options with tasty Czech dishes

Best Time to Visit Prague:

As a major European city, you can really enjoy Prague year-round; it just depends on what you’re looking for. Springtime is certainly a captivating time to visit with flowers in bloom, but winter can be just as magical, particularly with Prague’s enchanting Christmas market.

Alternatively, summer here (while generally more crowded), may actually be less bothersome than a Mediterranean summer, as people aren’t flocking to Prague for the beaches.

Where to Stay in Prague:

Explore the map to find your ideal Prague property. I highly recommend basing yourself near the old town and/or in the Castle District, which is in comfortable walking distance.

 

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I hope this compilation of the best European babymoon destinations has given you some inspiration for planning your special getaway!

If you have any questions about planning your babymoon or about one (or more) of these destinations specifically, drop me a comment below!

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Once you’ve sorted out the best time for your babymoon, it’s time for the fun part – selecting your destination! If you’re anything like I was, you’re determined to pinpoint the absolute best European babymoon destinations for your final getaway before parenthood.

But with so many options to choose from, finding “the one” might prove trickier than committing to a life partner. Plus, with all of the less-than-glamorous pregnancy ailments, there’s also the risk of feeling FOMO traveling preggo – not a great combo!

Luckily for you, I have oodles of first-hand experience in the traveling-while-pregnant department to share. In fact, I have personally visited (and vetted) each of these places that I’m recommending for a memorable babymoon in Europe.

In addition to sharing our own personal babymoon spot, I’ve also included our honeymoon spot, another great option for the prenatal period. (Spoiler Alert: Both are Greek islands.)

As for my other destination recommendations, the majority are from past twosome travels with hubby (plus a sprinkling of solo adventures). Regardless, each destination in this guide offers something special for this most special season of life.

(As an aside, I’ll also continue adding new destinations as my European escapades evolve, so be sure to check back if you have a future pregnancy!)

But enough about me. Here are the best European babymoon destinations to consider as you plan that final trip for two!

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Best European Babymoon Destinations

1. Rhodes, Greece

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Hubby and I picked Rhodes, Greece for our European babymoon, and I couldn’t be happier with our decision. Rhodes marked my seventh Greek island and hubby’s sixth.

When it came to selecting a destination, I followed the same advice that I dish out: Avoid your top bucket-list destination.

Don’t get me wrong. Hubby and I are Greece-obsessed, so we knew a return to our favorite country was the move for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Plus, Rhodes was technically on my list (as is literally every other Greek island)!

It just wasn’t at the tippy-top, which meant I didn’t have a ton of expectations about the places I wanted to see and other preconceived notions about visiting.

We ultimately picked it because of its gorgeous sandy beaches with warm water for swimming as well as its beautiful resorts.

If you’re looking to babymoon on a large Greek island (Rhodes is the forth largest) with plenty of diversity, Rhodes is a great option.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Beautiful beaches, many of which are sandy
  • Plentiful resorts with relaxing amenities like pools
  • Lots of history to uncover
  • Perfect jumping off point for a day trip to Symi, a neighboring Greek island

Best Time to Visit Rhodes:

The shoulder season is an ideal time to visit Rhodes, particularly April/May and September/October.

Hubby and I visited at the end of September heading into October and the weather was still plenty warm (hot, even!)

Where to Stay in Rhodes:

We stayed in what’s referred to as the most beautiful town in Rhodes, so be sure to check out my recommendations for the best boutique hotels in Lindos.

Otherwise, to search for properties in other Rhodes towns, you can use this handy interactive map.

 

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2. Santorini, Greece

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After honeymooning in Santorini (a.k.a the most beautiful place on earth, IMHO), I can emphatically recommend it as one of the best European babymoon destinations as well.

When I think of Santorini, the first word that comes to mind is romance. So what could be better for a European babymoon?

The caldera views alone make this one of my top choices for a babymoon, but there’s also a surprising amount of activities to enjoy while pregnant that don’t involve alcohol or strenuous exercise.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Wonderful hotels, many of which have jacuzzis/infinity pools overlooking the whitewashed village of Oia
  • Breathtaking sunsets (literally the best I’ve seen in my life)
  • Stunning caldera views
  • Plenty of activities that you can do while pregnant (Open Air Cinema Kamari, sunset boat cruises, fish pedicures, etc.)

Best Time to Visit Santorini:

Santorini gets extremely crowded in the peak travel season of mid-June through August. Ideally, the best time to visit is during the shoulder season, particularly from April to May and from September to October.

Where to Stay in Santorini:

Although most people flock to the popular village of Oia for their hotel, I advise against doing this. Oia is the most popular village because this is where the famous sunset overlook is. Unfortunately, that means you’ll be battling with crowds around sunset each day.

Instead, I recommend finding a stay in Imerovigli. You’ll still get equally gorgeous views of the white washed village of Oia (and the amazing sunset) without the crowds. Hubby and I stayed at Absolute Bliss for our honeymoon and it absolutely lived up to its name!

To search other properties on Santorini, check out this interactive map.

 

3. Crete, Greece

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The largest – and most populated – of the many hundreds of Greek islands, Crete is easily one of the best European babymoon destinations.

My favorite thing about Crete is that it’s so different from the other Greek islands that it almost feels like its own country.

For instance, instead of ordering the expected Greek cuisine, you’ll enjoy delicious Cretan cuisine on your babymoon. (Speaking of, you must try the Cretan cheese pie for breakfast!) Cretan honey and Cretan olive oil are also distinct from what you’ll find on other Greek islands (and oh-so-tasty)!

Plus, as the largest island in Greece, there is truly so much to see in Crete. Frankly, I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface on my first visit.

Chania is one of the most popular towns and well worth a visit for its famous seaside promenade. That said, lesser-known Rethymno is my favorite, and I highly recommend dining along the water there at least once.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Two international airports (Heraklion International and Chania International) for ease of travel
  • Stunning beaches (Elafonisi is a must!)
  • Wonderful warm climate and warm water for swimming due to its southernmost location
  • Beautiful, varied landscapes

Best Time to Visit Crete:

Same as with Santorini, the best time to visit Crete (without as many crowds) is during the shoulder season from May to June and from September to October.

Where to Stay in Crete:

During our time in Crete, hubby and I stayed at Alcanea Boutique Hotel in Chania and loved our stay. This boutique hotel has impressively large rooms with high ceilings and a fantastic location right along the waterfront.

To check out other properties in Chania and the surrounding areas, check out this interactive map.

 

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4. Corfu, Greece

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Unlike the islands of Crete and Santorini, Corfu is a lush Greek island located in the Ionian Sea. It borrows much of its influence from Italy, as evidenced by its charming and colorful old town.

Corfu is a unique island filled with stunning natural wonders and beautiful landscapes, making it a romantic destination for a Greek babymoon. It’s also a close neighbor of Albania, ideal for a fun day trip from Corfu.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Stunning natural environments featuring olive groves and fragrant wild flowers
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Beautiful natural wonders such as Porto Timoni and the Canal d’Amour

Best Time to Visit Corfu:

For ideal weather conditions and the best chance to avoid crazy crowds, a visit between April and May or between September and November would be ideal.

That said, I visited in early June (before summer season officially kicked off) and would highly recommend visiting this time as well, if possible.

Where to Stay in Corfu:

During my time in Corfu, I had the pleasure of staying at Bella Venezia and Arcadion Hotel, two of the best boutique properties in Corfu Town.

That said, for a babymoon, you may be more interested in a resort in one of Corfu’s beautiful beach towns. You can check out the variety of properties on the map below.

 

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5. Positano, Italy

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Positano is one of those destinations that seems to be on everyone’s bucket list. After all, who could resist a cliffside village carved into the amazing Amalfi Coast?

In all honesty, while visually stunning, Positano didn’t totally live up to the hype for me (mainly because I found it a bit *boring* compared to other destinations in Italy).

However, that’s actually one of the reasons I think it’s great for a European babymoon. It’s quite small and offers stunning views, so it really is the sort of place where you can luxuriate yourself and take in the scenery without worrying that you’re missing something.

Plus, there are plenty of great restaurants in Positano with killer views you won’t soon forget!

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Postcard-perfect cliffside location
  • Plenty of beachfront accommodations if you don’t wish to climb a lot while pregnant
  • Small village feel (if you visit outside the peak season) ideal for exclusivity and romance
  • Lots of opportunities for a romantic sunset cruise
  • Great jumping off point for other beautiful locations along the Amalfi Coast

Best Time to Visit Positano:

For hot, sunny weather, a summer visit between June and August will give you that experience.

However, Positano tends to get very crowded during peak season, so I recommend visiting during springtime (April or May) or autumn (September or October) instead.

Where to Stay in Positano:

I’ve put together a collection of the best boutique hotels in Positano, including Villa Maria Antonietta where we stayed.

To explore additional options, feel free to check out this map of accommodations.

 

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6. Cinque Terre, Italy

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The Cinque Terre is one of my top favorite places in Italy, so I absolutely need to give it a plug for one of the best European babymoon destinations as well.

Cinque Terre is Italian for the “five villages” located in the Italian Riviera. From north to south, these include: Monterosso al Mare, Corniglia, Vernazza, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

This ridiculously idyllic destination is known for its striking cliffside location with colorful buildings, unique terraced landscape, and to-die-for pesto (which actually originated here)!

Hubby and I visited all five villages and suggest you do the same on your babymoon. There’s a train that runs throughout the villages and is a super convenient way to pop from one to the next.

While similar, the towns are all unique and each offers its own vibe. I suggest designating one of the towns as your home base and then branching out to visit the other villages from there. My personal favorite is Vernazza, located in the center. 

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Plenty of tasty food to enjoy while pregnant, including delicious pesto that the area is famous for
  • Stunning scenery consisting of colorful homes built into a cliffside and terraced landscapes
  • Train offers ease of travel
  • Monterosso al Mare features a stunning sand beach, more luxe hotels/resorts, and a “flatter” landscape, ideal for a relaxing and romantic stay during pregnancy

Best Time to Visit Cinque Terre:

Cinque Terre tends to be busiest from May until October. If you’re able to visit just before or just after these times (such as in mid-late April or mid-late October), the less your chance of dealing with crowds.

Where to Stay in Cinque Terre:

With the exception of Monterosso al Mare which features more traditional hotels and resorts, the majority of properties you’ll find in Cinque Terre are self-catering apartments/AirBNB-style stays/etc.

That said, I’d strongly suggest Monterosso al Mare as a base for your babymoon if you’re not looking to do a lot of climbing, since the other towns will require quite a bit of up and down.

You can check out properties using the map below.

 

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7. Florence, Italy

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Ahh, Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy – and arguably the world! If you’re part of a history- and/or art-loving couple, Florence will be the perfect setting for your European babymoon.

This historic open-air-museum of a city offers so much to see and do that’s super preggo-friendly. From its many museums and art galleries to its incredible gardens and rooftop restaurants, you’ll never be bored on a babymoon in Florence.

And don’t even get me started on the drool-worthy dishes! Florence is actually where I enjoyed the best pizza of my life. I highly recommend grabbing a pie at Pizza Napoli 1955.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • The city is easy to navigate on foot
  • Romantic rooftop restaurants
  • Lots of museums/art galleries
  • Delicious food

Best Time to Visit Florence:

Florence is one of those cities you can enjoy year-round, making it a perfect babymoon destination for couples looking to travel outside of the typical shoulder season.

That said, the shoulder season theme applies again here, as Florence is particularly beautiful during springtime (April through early June) and fall (September and October).

Where to Stay in Florence:

For a stay in the heart of the city, be sure to check out my recommendations for the top Florence hotels near the Duomo.

Otherwise, check out this interactive map to explore additional neighborhoods.

 

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8. Taormina, Sicily

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The romantic highlight of Taormina is undoubtedly the stunning view of majestic Mount Etna. Can you say bucket-list material??

As the primary setting for the famous White Lotus Season 2, Taormina certainly draws a crowd. The vantage points here are unmistakably stunning and the town is easy to navigate on foot.

Similar to Positano, the town is quite small and can easily be explored in half a day. While this may be underwhelming for some, it can be ideal for a babymoon when relaxation is the top priority.

Plus, it’s also home to a number of beaches, including the famous Isola Bella.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Breathtaking views of Mount Etna
  • Plenty of romantic hotels to choose from
  • Small central town that’s easy to navigate on foot (provided you drive down to one of the public lots if you’re staying atop the hill)
  • Home to Isola Bella, a beautiful pebble beach at the ground level of town

Best Time to Visit Taormina:

With its mild winters and hot, dry summers, the best time to stay in Taormina is June through September if you want to enjoy that Mediterranean sun.

That said, we visited in April, and I thought this was preferable before the usual summer crowds filled in.

Where to Stay in Taormina:

There are plenty of wonderful boutique hotels in Taormina, many of which offer stunning views over the main attraction – Mount Etna.

To search for additional properties beyond the best boutique hotel options, you can search via the map.

 

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9. Ragusa, Sicily

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If you love the idea of visiting Sicily but are hoping for a more under-the-radar babymoon destination than touristy Taormina, Ragusa might be a better fit.

Despite its growing popularity, Ragusa could still be considered hidden-gem material with its unassuming winding streets and charming old town. A walk through Ragusa will transport you back to a simpler time, making this a wonderful destination to unplug and get away from it all.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Peaceful atmosphere surrounded by hills
  • Delightful eateries
  • Free access to the beautiful park of Giardino Ibleo right in town

Best Time to Visit Ragusa:

Ideally, the best time to visit is between May and July in terms of weather. That said, I personally visited in April and thoroughly enjoyed my time with the exception of it being to chilly for swimming outdoors (unless you find a property with a heated pool).

Where to Stay in Ragusa:

I’ve compiled my suggestions for the best places to stay in Ragusa, many of which are intimate, family-owned boutique properties loaded with charm.

While you won’t find too many other options in this petite town, feel free to search via the map as well.

 

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10. Malta

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If you’re craving an island getaway for your European babymoon, I can highly recommend Malta. Despite being a small (and vastly underrated) island, there’s a surprising amount of history and natural beauty to uncover!

English is the main language spoken here and driving is on the left-hand side of the road, mirroring the UK.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Tons of history
  • Many beautiful gardens
  • Interesting cities that are easy to explore on foot
  • Lovely beaches
  • Plenty of opportunities to explore by boat
  • English is the main language, which may be preferable for U.S. travelers

Best Time to Visit Malta:

May, June, and September are ideal times to visit the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta. That said, the island experiences mild winters, so a winter stay could be just as enjoyable if you’re not looking to swim in the ocean.

Where to Stay in Malta:

If you’re looking to stay in the historic capital city, be sure to check out my top recommendations for Valletta hotels with pools. These accommodations are ideal for a relaxing babymoon.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to stay outside the capital and enjoy more privacy, you may wish to search for stays in Birgu, Mdina, St. Paul’s Bay, or otherwise on the map.

 

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11. Gozo

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It’s hard to recommend Malta without plugginig its smaller-but-stunningly-beautiful neighbor, Gozo. The island of Malta technically encompasses three islands, the largest of which is Malta itself, followed by Gozo. (Lastly is tiny and uninhabited Comino.)

We took a day trip to Gozo during our time on the main island and I’m so thrilled that we did. Gozo is definitely more rugged than its sister island and filled with interesting history and stunning natural beauty.

Just keep in mind that you’ll need to ferry into Gozo, as there’s no airport on this tiny island. This is something to consider if boats are a no-go for you during pregnancy.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Amazing place to escape crowds
  • Stunning examples of natural beauty, including Wied il-Mielaħ Window, Xwejni Bay Salt Pans, and Dwejra Bay
  • Generally cheaper accommodations than what you’ll find on Malta (depending on time of year)

Best Time to Visit Gozo:

If swimming is a top priority, the best time to visit is between June and September. If that’s not as important to you on a babymoon, I personally suggest a spring visit.

Where to Stay in Gozo:

You can search properties in Gozo with this interactive map. Just keep in mind that as a small island, there are more limited options than you’ll find in neighboring Malta.

 

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12. Korcula, Croatia

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Speaking of beautiful islands, Korcula in Croatia is another gem to consider. Lesser-known than the popular island of Hvar (which we’ll dive into later), Korcula is perfect for a quieter escape.

Surrounded by impressive mountains and pine forests, this tiny island offers stunning landscapes and a wonderful medieval walled town.

If you’re feeling up for some light hiking, you’ll find plenty of opportunities here, so be sure to reference my recommendations in my Korcula guides linked below.

I’d also recommend that you rent a car (which I regret not doing) if you’re planning to visit a number of beaches and see the countryside.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Stunning mountain views
  • Tons of history and charm in the medieval old town
  • Peaceful beaches, many of which are removed from crowds
  • Jumping off point for island-hopping to other destinations in Croatia

Best Time to Visit Korcula:

The most popular times to visit Korcula tend to be from Easter until late October. Much of the island (including restaurants, etc.) shut down in winter, so do keep that in mind when planning your travels.

Where to Stay in Korcula:

You can search for charming accommodations in Korcula using the interactive map below.

 

Check Out My Korcula Guides Before You Travel:

13. Stari Grad (Hvar), Croatia

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The island of Hvar gets something of a bad blanket reputation for being Croatia’s “party island.” While there’s definitely truth to this, what many people don’t realize is that this applies specifically to Hvar Town, and not the island as a whole.

For this reason, I specifically recommend visiting Stari Grad – Hvar’s medieval old town – for a European babymoon. This is separate (and quite distinct) from popular, party-centric Hvar Town.

Stari Grad is not only my favorite destination in Croatia, it’s also one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited!

I dove into great detail on this in my comparison guide on Hvar Town vs Stari Grad, so be sure to check that out before booking your trip.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • One of the oldest towns in Europe with tons of history and charm
  • A tranquil environment perfect for unwinding
  • Beautiful harbor area
  • Lovely and intimate restaurant options, including Erimitaž

Best Time to Visit Stari Grad:

Stari Grad is most appealing (with considerably less crowds) in the shoulder season of May through June and September through early October.

Where to Stay in Stari Grad:

You can search for historic, boutique properties in Stari Grad here.

 

Check Out My Hvar Guides Before You Travel:

14. Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Since the release of Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik went from being a hidden gem to a hot spot.  While crowds can be hard to avoid in this popular city, I still think it’s well worth considering as one of the best European babymoon destinations.

From its beautiful old town, to the characteristic orange rooftops, to the Dubrovnik walls walk experience, there’s much to love about this city.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Lots of luxury resorts and accommodations along the outskirts of town
  • Plenty of intimate rooftop restaurants in the heart of the city with fab views
  • Stunning views atop Mount Srd (skip the hike and take the cable car)!
  • Jumping off point for island exploration

Best Time to Visit Dubrovnik:

If at all possible, try to visit Dubrovnik in September or October when temperatures are comfortable and crowds are more mild.

I was here in August and can confirm that the summertime is madness!

Where to Stay in Dubrovnik:

If you’re looking for a charming stay in the heart of the city, I’ve got you covered with the best boutique properties in Dubrovnik.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer a more luxurious babymoon – say, with access to a swimming pool, ocean views, etc., I recommend searching via the interactive map.

 

Check Out My Dubrovnik Guides Before You Travel:

15. Ksamil, Albania

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As far as up-and-coming beach destinations go, Ksamil tops the list. I learned about this place through a friend years back and dreamt of going ever since. I finally had my chance to visit as a day trip from Corfu to Albania, and I’m so thrilled I did.

The beaches I saw here were some of the most beautiful I’ve come across in Europe. They definitely cater to a young, hip crowd in terms of ambiance (beach clubs, etc), but are also family-friendly as well.

Frankly, as I only visited Ksamil on a day trip, I didn’t explore beyond the beaches. But if you’re looking for a babymoon where you can be a total beach bum (without going bankrupt before baby), this is it!

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Stunning beaches
  • Affordable accommodations (many of which are beachfront)
  • Still somewhat under-the-radar compared to other Mediterranean destinations
  • Easy-to-navigate (and super cheap) public transportation system

Best Time to Visit Ksamil:

The weather in Ksamil is ideal from April through October. If at all possible, I recommend steering your trip to either end of shoulder season (April or October) for the most enjoyment without the crowds.

Where to Stay in Ksamil:

You can discover properties in Ksamil with the interactive map.

 

Check Out My Albania Guide Before You Travel:

16. Cote d’Azur, France

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The Cote d’Azur (a.k.a the French Riviera) simply screams babymoon. This postcard-worthy corner of southeastern France is absolute goals and one of the places I fantasize about settling down in later in life.

The beauty of this destination is you don’t have to “settle” for just one place – you can easily hop about (via train or rental car) to a myriad of cities and towns, each more fabulous than the next.

I have a 3-day French Riviera itinerary that covers some of the greats, including everything from the capital city of Nice, to the charming Villefranche sur Mer and Èze, to my all-time favorite French destination of Menton.

And that’s only a sampling!

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Postcard-perfect riviera views
  • Luxe hotel options
  • Beautiful beaches and posh beach clubs
  • Plenty of opportunities for light hiking
  • Fabulous French food (would you expect any less)?

Best Time to Visit Cote d’ Azur:

May, June, and September would be my top month recommendations for visiting the French Riviera.

Where to Stay in Cote d’ Azur:

You’ll really want to narrow down your base town first (as there are many to choose from)!

Once you’ve done that, you can explore with this map.

 

Check Out My French Riviera Guides Before You Travel:

17. Kotor, Montenegro

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I bet you didn’t expect to find unassuming Montenegro on this list of the best European babymoon destinations, did you? Well, I’m here to change your mind!

Without exaggeration, Kotor is home to the most impressive European old town I’ve visited yet – and that’s just one of many reasons why I love this city so much!

Frankly, I’m basically obsessed with the Bay of Kotor in general – and I happen to think Kotor is a perfect jumping off point for exploring neighboring cities and towns.

Plus, with fabulous mountains fully surrounding you (at pretty much all times), it’s hard not to fall for Kotor.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Incredibly historic medieval old town
  • Perfect for cat-lovers (be sure to stop by Cat Museum)!
  • Wonderful surrounding mountain views (especially if you’re up for the Kotor Fortress hike)
  • Perfect jumping off point for visiting Dubrovnik

Best Time to Visit Kotor:

At the risk of repeating myself, Kotor is best in the shoulder season (late May/early June and September/October).

That said, low season runs from April until November, and you may find some great travel deals during that time.

Where to Stay in Kotor:

I’ve compiled a guide of the best Bay of Kotor hotels, many of which are located in Kotor. To search beyond these properties, you can use the handy interactive map below.

 

Check Out My Kotor Guides Before You Travel:

18. Algarve, Portugal

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The Algarve is the first (and only) region I visited in Portugal and it immediately had me craving more. If you’re looking for a beach-heavy babymoon experience, this is definitely one to consider.

That said, at the risk of getting your hopes too high, keep in mind that the beaches here are in the Atlantic and the water is some of the coldest I’ve come across in my European travels.

But the stunning rock formations and natural beauty alone make this destination a must-see!

I can personally attest to the beauty of Lagos on the western Algarve coastline. This is where I spent the entirety of my trip. It’s also where some of the region’s most stunning and famous beaches are located.

Beyond beaches, you have to remember that you’re in Portugal and the food is fabulous. I can only imagine how deliciously droolworthy a pastel de nata would be while pregnant!

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Unique beaches nestled within incredible rock formations
  • Plenty of couple-friendly resort options
  • Delicious food

Best Time to Visit the Algarve:

Once again, shoulder season for the win in the Algarve. Think April to May and September to October.

Where to Stay in the Algarve:

You can search for properties in Portugal’s Algarve region below.

 

Check Out My Algarve Guides Before You Travel:

19. Cotswolds, UK

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I had the pleasure of visiting the Cotswolds while pregnant and can confidently recommend it as one of the best European babymoon destinations.

Many newcomers don’t realize that this English region is surprisingly large and comprises nearly 800 square miles! For this reason, I recommend delving into some research on the various Cotswolds towns to see what would suit you best.

I personally visited Castle Combe and Bourton on the Water, which you can read about in my guides linked below. I’d honestly recommend both/either for a babymoon, in addition to some other towns, depending on how much time you have to dedicate.

I’d also recommend renting a car to explore this region, particularly for the added convenience on a babymoon. That said, I explored without one, and have all of the details on how to best manage that in my guide to visiting the Cotswolds without a car.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Filled with charming villages perfect for a romantic escape
  • Plenty of tasty pub food
  • Natural beauty and opportunities for nature hikes abound
  • Most towns are relatively flat (there’s not a lot of climbing required here, unless you take on a more challenging hike)

Best Time to Visit the Cotswolds:

The Cotswolds is another one of those rare destinations that is special to visit year-round. I personally visited in spring (early June) which was delightful and surprisingly sunny.

That said, the region looks totally magical in fall and winter as well.

Where to Stay in the Cotswolds:

There are tons of properties scattered throughout the various towns that make up the Cotswolds region, so you’ll want to sort out your chosen town(s) first.

That said, if you’re looking to base yourself in Bourton on the Water or Castle Combe, you can refer to my hotel guides below.

Otherwise, I recommend searching for hotels via this map.

 

Check Out My Cotswolds Guides Before You Travel:

20. Bruges, Belgium

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If you’re looking for a charming storybook stay for your European babymoon, you can’t go wrong with Bruges, Belgium.

This city is oh-so-romantic, from the picturesque Market Square, to the cobblestone lanes and darling houses, to the irresistibly charming Pand Hotel where hubby and I stayed.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Wonderful to visit year-round
  • Easy to navigate on foot (if you don’t mind cobblestone)
  • Irresistible medieval charm and wonderful history
  • Delicious chocolate to satisfy those sweet pregnancy cravings
  • Opportunity for a romantic canal boat ride (weather permitting)
  • Hearty, delicious food (like vol-au-vent and fondue) that are sure to hit the spot during pregnancy

Best Time to Visit Bruges:

As someone who visited Bruges in January and typically hates the winter, I can honestly recommend this city year-round.

Ideally, for the warmest days, you’ll want to visit between June and August, but do be aware you’ll be sharing it with loads of other tourists!

Where to Stay in Bruges:

Check out charming accommodations in Bruges on the map below.

 

Check Out My Bruges Guides Before You Travel:

21. Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague was the first city I visited as a solo traveler, and yet I’m enthusiastically recommending it for a European babymoon. This city is incredibly romantic and feels to me like what Paris and Bruges would be if they had a “city baby.”

Between the charming Castle District, the romantic Charles Bridge (where there are literal fairytale swans), and the stunning old town, this is a wonderful city for a couple’s escape.

Babymoon Highlights:

  • Incredibly easy to navigate on foot
  • Many romantic landmarks, such as the famous Charles Bridge (don’t miss a sunset stroll)!
  • Plenty of historic places to tour, such as the Prague Castle complex
  • Many wonderful restaurant options with tasty Czech dishes

Best Time to Visit Prague:

As a major European city, you can really enjoy Prague year-round; it just depends on what you’re looking for. Springtime is certainly a captivating time to visit with flowers in bloom, but winter can be just as magical, particularly with Prague’s enchanting Christmas market.

Alternatively, summer here (while generally more crowded), may actually be less bothersome than a Mediterranean summer, as people aren’t flocking to Prague for the beaches.

Where to Stay in Prague:

Explore the map to find your ideal Prague property. I highly recommend basing yourself near the old town and/or in the Castle District, which is in comfortable walking distance.

 

Check Out My Prague Guides Before You Travel:

I hope this compilation of the best European babymoon destinations has given you some inspiration for planning your special getaway!

If you have any questions about planning your babymoon or about one (or more) of these destinations specifically, drop me a comment below!

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