Taking a trip with your partner is a fabulous way to reconnect before baby arrives. Whether you’re looking for a sunny beach, cozy getaway, big-city culture or large resort with on-site activities, you’ll find it here in our picks for top babymoon destinations.
Pro tip: Before booking your babymoon, contact your health care provider to make sure it’s safe for you to travel and indulge in the spa services mentioned below.
NIZUC Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico
The beachfront NIZUC Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico, is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. The stunning hotel pairs modern amenities with Mayan style and offers lots of treats for mamacitas. Let stress melt away with prenatal massage, or share the joy with a couples massage. Dine at one of the resort's six world-class restaurants or treat yourself to private dining on the pier, the white sand beach or in your suite. If your budget allows, the master suite includes a private pool overlooking the Caribbean.
Learn more at nizuc.com
Indian Springs Calistoga in Calistoga, California
Why should you go to Napa Valley when you're pregnant and can't drink wine? Try 17 acres of beautiful rolling hills, olive and palm trees, lush gardens and ponds, perfect for romantic strolls. Spend your days on the bocce ball court or play croquet, giant checkers and shuffleboard, or relax in the hammock garden or the adult pool and lounge (shown above). The historic spa offers a mother-to-be goat milk bath to ease muscles and hydrate skin. Add on the Chardonnay sugar scrub treatment if you're really missing your vino.
Learn more at indianspringscalistoga.com
Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington
Located only 30 minutes from Seattle and nestled near the stunning Snoqualmie River, Salish Lodge & Spa provides a luxury Pacific Northwest experience. All rooms feature a gas fireplace, spa-like shower or soaking tub, and many have views of the river. There's a Romance Concierge on staff to help you design the ultimate vacation, and you'll want to book the babymoon package. It treats you to sparkling cider upon arrival, a pregnancy pillow to use during your stay, two spa treatments, a dining credit, and a baby gift.
Learn more at www.salishlodge.com
XV Beacon Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts
This elegant Boston boutique hotel boasts a fabulous package for expectant parents: Babymoon on Beacon Hill. It includes chocolate-covered strawberries and chilled sparkling cider upon arrival, breakfast in bed for two, a baby toy, rose petal turndown service, and lavender bath salts. The luxury hotel is centrally located on historic Beacon Hill in a turn-of-the-century landmark Beaux Arts building, with a noteworthy art collection and well-regarded steakhouse, so it's perfect for art and architecture buffs looking to explore downtown Boston on foot.
Learn more at xvbeacon.com
The Restoration Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina
If you're looking for an urban getaway, this boutique hotel on King Street in beautiful, historic Charleston, South Carolina, offers large suites with kitchens or kitchenettes, handy for satisfying pregnancy cravings. With the Babymoon Package, couples receive a two-night stay and in-room couples massages, along with a complimentary continental breakfast, treats on arrival, and sweet gifts for the baby.
Learn more at therestorationhotel.com
Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui, Hawaii
This all-suite and villa luxury resort and spa is situated on Maui's famed Wailea coast. It's the perfect spot to explore the island's beaches and waterfalls, and there's plenty to do at the resort itself, like visiting the spa for a prenatal massage designed to reduce swelling and relieve muscles aches and joint pain. The resort also offers 24-hour in-room dining, Hawaiian-inspired couple’s spa treatments, custom photography, an adults-only tranquility pool overlooking the Pacific and VIP concierge services tailored to your needs.
Learn more at fairmont-kea-lani.com/
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida
The Rosen Shingle Creek hotel includes your partner in all the parent-to-be perks, such as an upgrade to a one-bedroom suite; upgrade to the VIP lounge for continental breakfast, evening appetizers and desserts; two spa treatments and pedicures; a romantic dinner for two; and complimentary use of the spa facilities and fitness center. If you require accessibility, the hotel has designed the public spaces and guest rooms with accessibility in mind.
Learn more at rosenshinglecreek.com
Canyon Ranch in Tuscon, Arizona
If you and your partner really are looking to get your zen on before the baby explodes into your life, check out Canyon Ranch. Their jam-packed roster of fitness, mind/body and healthy cooking classes will whip you into perfect parenting shape in no time. The ranch even provides program managers who can recommend the services that would be most valuable for mothers-to-be.
Learn more at canyonranch.com
featured photo: XV Beacon Hotel
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