The soon-to-be wed have their last fling before the ring and the opportunity for a minimoon, so it’s only fair that expectant parents get a break before their life-changing moment as well. Babymoons are the perfect chance for moms- and dads-to-be to unwind before their life is all about a little human for the next 18 years, so it ought to be grand.
Just like honeymoon packages, resorts and spas offer babymoon packages with curated offerings, and they focus just as much on prenatal care as they do on quality alone time with your partner. It’s pretty much the last chance parents will get for uninterrupted romance for a while, so it’s important to fit it in while you can.
While this will be the end of an era, it’s also a celebration of the future as your twosome will become a threesome, so you’ve got to do it big. Plus, we hear babies are expensive, so spend the money while you can. Here are seven babymoon packages that are totally worth the splurge.
Cliff House | Cape Neddick, Maine
Head to New England for a scenic and calming retreat. After arriving at Cliff House, mom-to-be will be greeted with a mocktail and dad with a cocktail. The offer is for a two-night stay in their luxury accommodations, and the expectant parents will receive a $200 spa credit to take advantage of its prenatal massage or other offerings. And the $50 daily breakfast credit is perfect for all those cravings.
Fairmont Southampton | Southampton, Bermuda
When you’re not exploring the beautiful island of Bermuda or walking around charming Southampton, back at the Fairmont Southampton you'll find all of your babymoon needs. Between daily access to the spa, a 60 minute prenatal massage, and extra pillows in the room, this place is all about making mom comfortable.
Skamania Lodge | Stevenson, Washington
During a typical visit to Skamania Lodge you might find yourself zip-lining, hiking, or white-water rafting, but the agenda looks a little different for a babymoon: The Gorge package includes an overnight stay, a bottle of sparkling cider on arrival, breakfast for two, and a Skamania Lodge onesie for the baby. Located in Stevenson, the lodge is close to Portland, Vancouver, and Seattle, so moms restricted to car travel can easily see these other cool cities before the baby arrives.
Sea Island | Glynn County, Georgia
According to the website, Sea Island is the only resort in the world to receive four Forbes Five-Star awards for 11 consecutive years, so you know this place is packing the luxury punch. Right off the southern coast of Georgia, Sea Island will make you feel like you're on a tropical island (and give you a chance to rock a fabulous maternity bathing suit!) without leaving the country. The property boasts a beach club, yacht club, and tennis club in addition to a spa, pool, and cottage lodging. For babymoons, they recommend different itineraries based on your length of stay. From maternity photoshoots to rose-petal turn-down service to a couple's massage, there are more than enough things to fill your time here.
Hotel Bahía del Duque | Tenerife, Spain
You can be as active or relaxed as you want at Hotel Bahía del Duque. Located in Tenerife, an island off the coast of Spain, this might be a bit of a hike for a babymoon, but well worth it. Besides soaking up the beautiful landscape of the tropical island, both mom- and dad-to-be will be treated like royalty. The future father gets a one-hour massage and a thalassotherapy circuit at the wellness retreat, while the future mother will enjoy a one-hour maternal caress treatment and a mani/pedi. Together they can share a romantic dinner for two.
The Scarlet Hotel | Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
At this adults-only hotel you can guarantee a babymoon full of kid-free relaxation. Unwind in the natural reed-bed swimming pool or at the Ayurvedic inspired spa at the Scarlet Hotel.This eco-resort's babymoon escape is a three-night stay full of luxury, a perfect stay for the wellness-minded couple. The expecting couple will be treated to a sea view room and a two-course breakfast every morning, and the mom-to be will get to partake in a pregnancy massage lesson and a private pregnancy yoga class to help her learn to relax even more.
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort | Hilton Head, South Carolina
Head south for a quick pre-baby getaway at Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort where the name says it all. You’ll be camped out seaside for a few days, letting the sound of the waves send all the new mom worries away. If that doesn’t work, the babymoon package here includes a 50 minute couple's massage that will definitely help you unwind. It also includes breakfast, a baby gift, and nightly turn-down service.