As a mom, taking a holiday for yourself without your partner and children in tow is a great way to enjoy some much-needed time away from daily routines and responsibilities with a group of like-minded mommas.
Not only do you get to bond and make memories with friends unencumbered, taking a holiday where the only person you need to worry about is yourself, leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
If you’re considering planning a momcation with a group of fellow moms, here are some tips to help you plan the perfect getaway and make it a resounding success.
This is very important because many moms dream of and talk about taking a momcation, but very few actually make that dream a reality. This could be because they worry about leaving the kids for an extended period, maybe feel guilty about leaving their partner alone with a full house plus all the school runs or they are possibly just overwhelmed at the amount of logistics they would need to organise and put in place before they leave.
However, the incessant demands that parents face day in and day out can take a toll, so taking time away for yourself is not a selfish act at all. It is necessary and a much-needed tonic for your mental and emotional health. A relaxed mom is a happy mom, and a happy mom means a happy family!
Go for hassle-free
Planning and budgeting for a family holiday is tricky at best. Managing it for a group can bring about even more complications and opinions to deal with so try as much as possible to find the most hassle-free option.
To reduce your mental load why not partner with a hospitality brand that is with you every step of the way? Club Med, the pioneers of the all-inclusive holiday package, offer an amazing one-stop holiday booking experience.
Not only will they help you pick the best resort to suit your group and needs, but because their packages include accommodation, transfers, all meals, open bar and land and water activities, once you book and pay for your holiday upfront, everyone can relax knowing the holiday is sorted and paid for and the budget and expenditure is controlled.
All-inclusive fun for everyone
A key first step to planning the perfect getaway (besides picking the right travel buddies), is to choose a destination that offers a wide enough variety of activities for everyone to enjoy. Because not everyone’s activity preferences or fitness levels are the same, pick a holiday offering where everyone will be able to find something fun to do, when they want to do it – either as individuals or as a group.
Resorts often offer packages that include a wide variety of exciting land and water activities to choose from. From snorkelling, sailing, diving, paddleboarding, tennis and padel to yoga, trapeze and archery – there is something for everyone. Added to this are the idyllic coves and exclusive spaces designed for ultimate relaxation and doing absolutely nothing!
Taking everyone’s preference into consideration might seem tedious but it will ensure the trip is fun for the whole group.
Make some me-time, too!
While it can be tempting to pack your time away with as many activities as possible, it’s important to build in some downtime for relaxation and self-care. This can mean spending a day being pampered at the spa, lounging by the pool at a zen zone with a cocktail and a book, or simply taking a leisurely stroll through the local town taking in the local culture.
By following these tips, you can plan the perfect momcation with fellow mom friends and enjoy some well-deserved time away from the stresses of daily life.
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