If you have gotten over your pregnancy blues in the first trimester, you deserve a babymoon. You can always take some out with your better half at a resort near Mumbai. Here are a few handpicked by us:
1. Radisson Blu Resort and Spa, Alibaug
Located about 90 km from Mumbai airport, this resort has a full-service spa and a tranquil library on the premises as well as three restaurants to ensure you do not need to step beyond the walls of the resort for any reason. Yet, if you still want a change of scenery for a few hours, you can go down to one of the many beaches nearby and enjoy the sea breeze. Do not forget to get a massage and a facial at the spa. There are quite a few hospitals within easy reach, should you at any time need them.
2. The Upper Deck Resort, Lonavala
This resort is located at Lonavala's highest point on Tungarli Hills and offers a great view of the Valvan Dam and the surrounding hills. All the rooms offer one or the other of these views from a window or private balcony. Sit out on the balcony with a cup of your favourite beverage and soak in the beauty of nature. Many indoor games are available to residents (should you get bored of sitting around) and there is a health spa where you can ease your anxiety with some aromatherapy. There is also a doctor-on-call service available.
3. Fariyas Resort, Lonavala
One of the few 5-star hotels in Lonavala, Fariyas has rooms with spectacular views of the Frichley Hills from a private balcony. Its Spa offers wellness sessions, Ayurvedic body massages, and facials so you can indulge in some pampering. There is also a salon so you can get those long overdue beauty treatments done. Grab a few bites when you feel you are starving in-between meals in the coffee shop; the fine dining restaurants serving Indian and Oriental cuisine are sure to keep you going for the rest of the time.
4. Silent Hills Resort, Palghar
Situated off National Highway 8, the Silent Hills Resort is situated at the point where the two rivers the Vaitarna and the Dehraja meet. All rooms have a view of the river and have a balcony where you can enjoy your solitude while gazing at the expanse of water. There is a water park on the premises where you can laze in the pools, and a vegetarian restaurant that serves Punjabi, Gujarati, South Indian, and Chinese fare. Services of masseurs are available, so pamper yourself with massages, and you can also opt for a leisurely boat ride down the river.
5. Della Resorts, Lonavala
This luxury resort's accommodations are ideal for some much-needed relaxation and rejuvenation. Use the complimentary yoga and meditation classes to ease your anxiety over the impending childbirth and other issues that now seem to easily stress you out. Indulge your craving for chaats and other street food without worries at the Carbon Café. A 24-hr spa and salon are other highlights. Also, any cravings for fudge, cakes, desserts, and chikki can be satisfied at the various outlets on the premises.
There's no time like now to go on a vacation when you are pregnant. So, pack your bags and head off!
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