10 Babymoon Getaways for Expectant Parents
Having a new baby in the house changes your family's life, whether it's your first or fifth. Those first three sleepless months with a newborn are hard work... and then the next three months... and the next three... and the next. It's not uncommon for families to spend more time at home during the first year of having a baby, just getting adjusted to the addition of another person who requires lots of attention.
It's because of this that many parents-to-be choose to get away on a pre-baby vacation. Known as a "babymoon," the trip often includes a special pampering for mom before baby's arrival. Consider one these babymoon ideas for prenatal pampering.
Written by Lissa Poirot
Peter Island Resort & Spa - British Virgin Islands
Want to splurge on a luxurious, all-inclusive babymoon? Plan an escape to Peter Island Resort & Spa
in the British Virgin Islands
. The resort's Babymoon Package includes five nights in either a Beach Front Junior Suite or an Ocean View Room, two spa treatments tailored for almost-mom and a massage for soon-to-be-dad, a picnic lunch on the beach, and all meals and activities at the resort.
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa - Scottsdale, Ariz.
Located in Scottsdale, Arizona
, the luxurious Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
offers a "Bundle of Joy" babymoon vacation package that indulges couples during their stay. Both future parents receive organic skin care gift sets, an in-room movie of their choice and a couples' massage. In-room treats include make-your-own sundaes, chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling cider. Plus, a 24-hour "Cravings Chef" will customize the room service menu for mom-to-be!
The Houstonian - Houston, Texas
Before your little one arrives, enjoy a babymoon weekend getaway at The Houstonian
in Houston. Receive a deluxe guestroom on Friday or Saturday night with a bottle of sparkling cider awaiting in the room, then enjoy a 50-minute prenatal massage for mom-to-be and a 50-minute deep tissue massage for dad-to-be. Guests also receive a stuffed teddy bear for baby and a gift of specialty beauty products from the spa.
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay - Half Moon Bay, Calif.
With views like the ones featured at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
in California, parents-to-be will have no other choice but to feel relaxed and romantic. With the resort's babymoon vacation package, parents receive coastal view accommodations, breakfast for two, a 50-minute prenatal lavender massage, sparkling cider or wine, and a lavender-themed spa basket. A Babymoon Cravings Menu is available, too!
The Wauwinet - Nantucket, Mass.
, The Wauwinet
offers a babymoon vacation package that's perfect for a babymoon weekend getaway, with two nights' accommodations, a one-hour prenatal massage, a $25 spa credit for papa-to-be, and a plush toy for baby.
Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Kiawah Island, Ga.
On the coastal waters off of South Carolina, Kiawah Island's Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
becomes an actual sanctuary for "babymooners,"
making it one of the best babymoon destinations. The two-night Bliss Before the Baby Package includes a one-hour maternity massage for future mom and one-hour classic massage to calm new-dad nerves, breakfast for two daily, dinner for two in the resort's Jasmine Porch, rose petal turndown service, and a welcome gift. The room features garden views, a king-sized bed, and extra pillows for mom-to-be.
Topnotch Resort - Stowe, Vt.
Want to enjoy a babymoon trip in the mountains, surrounded by gorgeous scenery? Consider a stay at Topnotch Resort
in Stowe, Vermont
. The hotel (which is popular with skiers) has a babymoon package that's perfect for a babymoon weekend getaway, with two nights' accommodations, a 50-minute couples massage (prenatal option available), breakfast for two daily, dinner one night of your stay, and a special midnight cravings amenity upon arrival.
Borgata - Atlantic City, N.J.
Enjoy some gambling and relaxation at the Borgata
in Atlantic City
, New Jersey. The casino hotel offers a Babymoon Package that includes a stay in a Borgata Grand Room or Water Club Vista Room, chocolate-covered strawberries, a spa treatment for both parents to be, and best of all -- breakfast in bed!
Lake Placid Lodge - Lake Placid, N.Y.
Escape to the Adirondacks
for a babymoon trip to remember. At the cozy Lake Placid Lodge
, parents-to-be enjoy three nights' accommodations, fresh fruit upon arrival, a $200 dining credit, stocked mini-fridge, in-room massage for mom, and a round of golf for dad -- all part of the hotel's babymoon vacation package. There's also a welcome amenity for mom, dad, and baby.
The Edgewater - Madison, Wis.
in Madison, Wisconsin is a fantastic babymoon destination resort for your vacation before baby. And the resort's babymoon package is perfect for a babymoon weekend getaway, with two nights' lodging, a welcome amenity, a 60-minute massage for both parents (including a prenatal massage option), breakfast daily, and a 10 percent discount on resort merchandise. Also included is a $50 gift card for Capitol Kids.
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10 Babymoon Getaways for Expectant Parents
IntroPeter Island Resort & Spa - British Virgin IslandsWestin Kierland Resort & Spa - Scottsdale, Ariz.The Houstonian - Houston, TexasThe Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay - Half Moon Bay, Calif.The Wauwinet - Nantucket, Mass.Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Kiawah Island, Ga.Topnotch Resort - Stowe, Vt.Borgata - Atlantic City, N.J.Lake Placid Lodge - Lake Placid, N.Y.The Edgewater - Madison, Wis.