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The wellness babymoon destination that needs to be on your radar

Section: Pregnancy

Babymoons are everywhere right now and for good reason, too.

It's the perfect time to celebrate life as a two and is a chance for you to pop your feet up and relax, before the madness ensues and your world becomes full of nappies, first words and Peppa Pig repeats.

In a good way, we promise!

If you’re looking to escape somewhere with sunny climates and wondrous views (think sand dunes, mountains and quirky cacti) then Gran Canaria is the surprising, yet highly desirable trip to make. 

The Spanish island, located northwest of Africa, is brimming with lavish spas, ‘grammable coastal villages and calm beaches, making it the perfect place for mums-to-be to visit for a rejuvenating babymoon. 

All on offer through Gran Canaria Wellness, these are best spa hotels to visit for a very special getaway...

1) Hotel Cordial Mogán Playa

Overview: The hotel complex is intriguingly fabulous, with its authentic Spanish decor, botanical gardens and serene atmosphere. The hotel is like a small village and has all the usuals including luxurious swimming pools, restaurants, games rooms and even has it’s own chapel. The wonderful subtropical climate means you can fully enjoy the facilities at any time of the year. 

Location: The hotel is located in Puerto de Mogan and is known as the Little Venice for its bridges and canals. The picturesque fishing village has a golden beach, colourful house and cosy restaurants. 

Spa: The hotel’s spa is arguably the resort's highlight, with its private relaxation area, personalised treatments and tranquil views of Gran Canaria’s mountainous landscape. The spa includes a sensations pool, Jacuzzi, steam bath (hammam), sauna and themed showers. You know where to find us... 

Best for... location! It's walking distance from the beach and the pretty village of Puerto de Mogan, meaning there are lots to see and do. 

Find out more about Hotel Cordial Morgan Playa, here

2) Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity 

Overview:  Salobre Hotel is a stunning wellness retreat, tucked away in Gran Canaria’s mountainous terrain. The resort boasts six restaurants, seven swimming pools and two impressive, 19-hole golf course, meaning there are lots to do, despite the somewhat isolated location. The hotel is fancy. Impressive features include four-poster beds for sun loungers, a pink river and a secret swimming pool upon a mountain top. Your holiday pics will be out of this world! 

Location: The 40,000 square-metre resort is in the middle of nowhere, which is great for couples hankering for some peace and quiet. There is a free shuttle bus throughout the day, so you can visit the local beach. The hotel is a 30-minute drive from the airport. 

Spa: The Aloe Spa specialises in relaxing facial and body treatments, sensation showers, a private pool and a wellness circuit. The views from the outdoor hydrotherapy pools are out of this world and you could easily spend your entire babymoon feeling pampered. 

Best for... golf fans and those accustomed to the finer things in life. 

Find out more about Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity, here

3) Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel

Overview:  A hotel upon a cliff face, this ultra-modern resort blends in with the rock edge it occupies. Gloria Palace Amadores is sleek, vast (12 open floors!) and very accommodating for families. There are lavish pools and it’s famous for its state of the art thalassotherapy centre.    

Location: Like ts namesake, the resort is a five- minutes walk to Amadores beach and 10 minutes to Puerto Rico. The hotel is a few hundred yards from both a quiet beach and lively beach, full of opportunities to play water sports. There are golf courses, shops and restaurants close by. 

Spa: The spa and wellness facilities are like no other. There is a huge thalassotherapy centre, which has different massage stations, including; swan necks, water jets, bubble hydromassage, microbubble beds (check with your GP before using thalassotherapy when pregnant).  There are plenty of places to lounge with a mocktail and take in the views of the glorious ocean. Treatments include crystal body exfoliation, Reiki and raindrop therapy. 

Best for... those wanting a fun vibe and lots of entertainment. 

Find out more about Gloria Palace Amadores Thalasso & Hotel, here

Now read: The very best babymoon breaks in the UK

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