BABYMOON WITH YOUR BESTIES
The best getaways for a girls’ weekend before your baby is due
Getaway with the girls
Most women take time out with their partners to relax together before baby is due. But, a growing number of women are celebrating their pregnancies with their girlfriends, instead. Whatever your reason, we’ve rounded up the best all-girls getaway spots across the country so you can enjoy some much needed R&R with your tribe before your baby is born. BELLS AT KILLCARE, NSW Just a short drive from Sydney on the Central Coast, Bells at Killcare offers three two-bedroom cottages that are perfect for a girls’ getaway. The resort doesn’t cater for children, so if you’re looking for a quiet place to relax, then this is your spot. Set among manicured gardens, each cottage is decorated with a Hamptons feel complete with Ralph Lauren furnishings. The cottages accommodate up to 12 people and include three fireplaces (one in each bedroom and one in the large living room), a fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor deck.
Of course, no babymoon is complete without a visit to the day spa and the
Bells Day Spa doesn’t disappoint. Drawing on the bushland surroundings, the spa uses LI’TYA products made from native ingredients and uses Indigenous Australian healing techniques, such as the signature Marma Kodo pregnancy massage.
The other drawcard of Bells is the award-winning Manfredi at Bells restaurant, developed by celebrity chef Stefano Manfredi, set within the main manor house. The restaurant’s menu changes seasonally and uses local produce, including herbs and vegetables picked from Bells own vegetable garden. There’s also an extensive mocktail list so you don’t feel like you’re missing out. BOOK IT! Two-bedroom cottages start from $990 per night, which includes daily breakfast and Wi-Fi. For more information, visit www.bellsatkillcare.com.au.