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 of these babymoon ideas for prenatal pampering.
Written by Lissa Poirot
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa - Scottsdale, AZ
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 two pints of ice cream of your flavor choice, 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, TX
Before your little one arrives, enjoy a babymoon at The Houstonian
The resort's Babymoon Package
includes a bottle of sparkling cider in the room, 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. Offer valid on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay - Half Moon Bay, CA
With views like the ones featured at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
in California, parents-to-be will have no choice but to feel relaxed and romantic. With the resort's Babymoon Package
, parents receive coastal view accommodations, breakfast for two, a 50-minute prenatal massage, sparkling cider or wine, overnight valet parking and a lavender-themed spa basket. A Babymoon Cravings Menu is available, too!
The Wauwinet - Nantucket, MA
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, with pickles, cheese, cookies and more.
Borgata - Atlantic City, NJ
Fairmont Southampton - Bermuda
Enjoy the crystal blue waters and white sands on a Bermuda
babymoon at the Fairmont Southampton.
This Bermuda Babymoon Package
includes three nights of accommodations, a prenatal massage at the relaxing spa for mommy-to-be (and daily spa access throughout your stay), a welcome amenity that will satisfy any pregnancy craving, and a cozy bed filled with additional pillows to make sure mama is comfortable.
Grand Cascades Lodge - Hamburg, NJ
The babymoon package
at the luxurious Grand Cascades Lodge
in New Jersey is a welcome retreat for all expecting parents. The package includes accommodations, sparkling cider and a cheese platter, a couple's massage and access to all of the resort's amenities, such as hiking trails, fitness classes, golf courses and the sports club.
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 accommodations, two spa treatments tailored for almost-mom and a massage for soon-to-be-dad, a picnic lunch on the beach, a private beach dinner and all meals and activities at the resort.
Peter Island Resort & Spa sustained damage during the 2017 hurricane season and is expected to remain closed through 2018 as repairs continue.