Traditionally, the word ‘babymoon’ was used to describe the period of time after a baby is born, just like a honeymoon is something you go on after your wedding. It was a time when new parents could take time out to bond with their baby and adjust to their new life.
However, these days a ‘babymoon’ does not actually involve a baby at all, and generally means that the parents-to-be are taking some time out to get away and spend some quality, romantic time together before baby arrives.
Anyone who has had a baby knows how much care and attention they need, so a babymoon is a great opportunity for couples to relax and rekindle their romance. A babymoon enables you to completely focus on each other before your family of two becomes a family of three. It is also a great time to laze around and indulge in sleeping in before sleep itself becomes a distant memory.
So, now that you know that a babymoon is a must-do for every new parent-to-be, the only decision left to make is where to go for your babymoon? Well, below we have shared the reasons why Fitzroy Island is the perfect babymoon destination.
Fitzroy Island is the ultimate tropical island paradise, and what a better way to spend some romantic time away with your partner before bub arrives than surrounded by lush rainforest and pristine beaches, in one of the most sought after destinations in the world.
Fitzroy Island is just a short 45-minute Fast Cat ride from Cairns in Far North Queensland, surrounded by the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef. You can have peace of mind knowing that you’re close enough to a major town with all the facilities you could possibly need, but at the same time feel as though you’ve escaped to your very own tropical island and a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Rest and Relaxation
If it’s rest and relaxation you’re after, then Fitzroy Island has you covered. You can laze your days away paddling in the calm waters or catching up on a good book on one of the Island’s breathtaking beaches.
Nudey Beach is just a short walk from the Island’s resort and was ranked No. 2 in Australia’s Best Beaches Award for 2017. It is a small stretch of pristine, white sand that slopes gently into the calm, clear Coral Sea and is surrounded by rainforest and granite boulders.
If relaxing by a pool is more your style, Fitzroy Island Resort has a luxurious pool and spa, the perfect place to cool off in the heat of the day or enjoy a cocktail (or mocktail for the mother-to-be) at the swim up bar.
A babymoon wouldn’t be complete without some pampering before baby arrives. Fitzroy Island has its very own in-room massage service, and is without a doubt one of the single most relaxing things that you can do for yourself before all your time and attention shifts to your new baby.
Explore The Reef
Of course, we understand that as much as we all love the sound of lazing away the days on a tropical beach, there is always room for some fun and adventure. Fitzroy Island is located amongst the stunning Great Barrier Reef and is the perfect place from which to explore this magical underwater world.
You can access the beauty of the reef by snorkelling straight off the Island’s beaches, or choose to explore further afield by hiring a sea kayak. If you’re not feeling up to snorkelling, you can take in the sights of the breathtaking coral and sea life on one of the Island’s Glass Bottom Boat Tours.
Fitzroy Island is 97% National Park and has a number of walking tracks covering the Island. You can choose from easy 5-minute walking tracks, as well as longer trails ranging from 30-minute walks to 3-hour hikes depending on your stage of pregnancy and fitness levels. Exploring the Island via these tracks is a great way to spend the afternoons.
Some of the popular walks are:
Secret Garden Track – 1km return, 45 minutes duration
Explore the western edge of the jetty, taking in the giant granite boulders and lush tropical rainforest.
Nudey Beach Track – 1km return, 45 minutes duration
The Nudey Beach Track is a nice leisurely walk that takes you through tropical rainforest and coastal woodlands before opening onto the stunning award-winning white coral beach.
Fitzroy Island Resort is nestled amongst lush tropical rainforest and has a range of accommodation options to suit all styles and budgets. You can choose from a range of resort Suites, all the way up to the epitome of luxury, with the resort Penthouse. The Island also has a number of Butterfly Bungalows and Beach Cabins if you really want to get into the vibe of island living.
The beauty of having your babymoon on Fitzroy Island is that it has something for everyone. You have the luxury of choosing to do as much or as little as you please on any given day while being surrounded by the beauty of your own tropical paradise.