Babymoon Bliss

Updated: Apr 9, 2020

Babymoons, considered relaxing and romantic getaways often taken by expectant couples before their baby is born, is a growing trend abroad and has since fast gained momentum in South Africa. 

For expectant parents, the arrival of their newborn would be incomplete without a pre-baby getaway to relish the calm before the high demands of parenthood. Emerging from its popularity among ‘A-listed’ celebrities, babymoons have spurred significant interest in the parenting world, highly recommending that parents-to-be consider time-out before the new arrival. A simple internet search will yield many destinations that are dedicated to babymoons, each suggesting the perfect escape to relax and unwind before the baby arrives. However, locals need not board a plane or travel hours to enjoy the relaxation and romance of a babymoon escape.

Retreat To Durban

Responding to the emergent trend, Suncoast Towers Hotel has tailored a bespoke babymoon package catering to every whim of moms-to-be, while creating the perfect setting for the couple to unwind and reconnect. Golden beaches, sub-tropical breezes and the sun-kissed lush and serene landscape that is synonymous with Durban’s coast paired with the luxurious comforts of Suncoast Towers Hotel make for an ideal retreat.

Awake to the sun cascading across the ocean and picturesque sights of Durban’s Golden Mile from any of the Suncoast Towers Hotel’s 37 luxurious rooms. Priding itself on delivering a unique hospitality experience based on creativity and exclusivity, Suncoast Towers, the only deluxe hotel on Durban’s Golden Mile, is regarded a tranquil oasis for guests. General Manager Adrian Penny says, “We understand that this can be a demanding period where parents have very little time for themselves.”

What’s Included

The Suncoast Towers’ babymoon package offers:

  1. Prenatal photo shoot

  2. A pregnancy massage created for expectant moms

  3. A Sea Whisperer massage for dad

  4. Full body exfoliations for the couple and non-alcoholic beverages

  5. 24-hour in-room dining

  6. Pregnancy pillows

  7. Catering to pregnancy cravings

“Our aim at Suncoast Towers is to afford expectant parents the opportunity to have a luxurious getaway where they can enjoy time together before the late night feeds and nappy changes begin,” says Penny. For more information, go to

Babymoon At De Hoek In 5-Star Style

Day One: Enjoy a welcome gift, macaroons and fruit juice in your luxury room, a romantic five-course signature dinner and a romantic turndown with rose petals, bubble bath and candles.

Day Two: Enjoy the scrumptious full English Breakfast before your check-out and departure.

Make your stay even more special stay for Sunday lunch and enjoy a 4-course signature De Hoek meal in the magnificent gardens or enjoy a relaxing massage, manicure or pedicure or even a facial to make your stay even more relaxing. Treatment menu available on request and pre-bookings is essential. For more information, call 014 577 9600, go to or email

*Special prices available from 1 December 2015 – 30 April 2016. (T’s & C’s apply)


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