Before choosing your babymoon destination there are a few things you should know. In the past, a babymoon (also called a babymoon) applied to the early postpartum phase where a mom’s primary focus was on her baby.
It was her moment, just like in the time right after her wedding, to bask in the light of her new life. It was a time to get to know the kid, heal her mentally, and keep her life as low-key with a new baby as one can.
In recent years, before the baby, a babymoon has come to refer to a last wide holiday, an excuse to get away while you can still enjoy a romantic getaway. For a full holiday, some resorts sell packages, including childbirth lessons, prenatal massages for two, and much more.
Ideally, in the second trimester or the very early part of the third trimester, you’d take the babymoon. When you feel your best, this helps you to go. The signs of your pregnancy are mostly tolerable. You’ve got more room to explore or go to the beach or whatever you’ve expected.
You can determine when the best time to go is based on your due date versus the time of year. That could mean you go in the summer if you just want to stay closer to home and want to go to the beach when it’s warm. It is important to consider those things before deciding your babymoon destination.
When to Take a Babymoon
Check with your doctor before exploring babymoon destination ideas: after 36 weeks, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists discourages air travel, and some docs may earlier ground you.
Plus, no expecting mom wants to be eight time zones away from her Ob-Gyn and three layovers away! Read on for the best destinations for babymoons that will leave you with lots of wanderlust.
Baron’s Cove, Sag Harbor, NY
Sag Harbor is easily accessible from New York City by train or car and is home to a number of restaurants, spas, and attractions that are known to impress tourists.
You’ll love to spend the night at Baron’s Cove, which is just a five-minute walk away from all the action in the area. Enjoy a meal in the nautically influenced restaurant of the hotel that has sweeping harbour views, and take advantage of free bicycles, beach transportation, and clinics for yoga or tennis.
If your thing is all about relaxation, lounge poolside or read on the breezy front porch in a rocking chair. As you curl up next to a wood-burning fireplace and stargaze, finish the day outside.
Parrot Key Hotel & Villas in Key West, FL
Key West may be popular for its vibrant Duval Lane, but at the newly renovated Parrot Key Hotel & Villas, couples can kick their feet.
For your suite, bed, or villa, choose from a garden view or waterfront view, all decorated with clean, sleek, nature-inspired decor. Spend a relaxing day on your private balcony, take a snooze on the hammocks of the house, or explore one of the four themed pools.
Watersports events are also available for visitors, including parasailing, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Take a walk to the hotel’s signature restaurant, The Grove, for a poolside dinner or delicious mocktails, when the pregnancy cravings set in.
Free shuttles will also take you to Smathers Beach or Key West downtown, where places such as Ernest Heminghouse House and Mallory Square can be explored. This is an awesome babymoon destination.
Montage Kapalua Bay in Lahaina, HI
Located atop the picturesque Kapalua Bay of Maui, this 24-acre luxury hotel captures the island’s ‘aloha spirit’. You can relax in the hotel’s serene pools (including an adults-only pool) and the pristine Kapalua Bay Beach after a traditional Lei greeting. “Adventurous visitors may sign up for leisure activities, while pregnant travelers may participate in a range of enriching cultural activities such as hula lessons, lei-making, ukulele lessons, and “Speak Story. All these things make it an awesome babymoon destination.
Each one-to four-bedroom accommodation comes with a wide living room, spacious bathroom, private ocean view balcony, and fully equipped kitchen. If you are not in the mood for cooking, you can dine at one of the highly-rated restaurants of Montage Kapalua Bay, including one of the highly-rated restaurants.
Cane & Canoe and The Hideaway. For an additional dose of relaxation, head for a rejuvenating treatment at Spa Montage, such as a Hapai (prenatal) massage.
Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Suppose run-of-the-mill accommodations always leave you feeling more blah than va-vavoom, at Rancho Valencia, where each ‘room’ is a Mediterranean-style casita surrounded by 45 acres of olive groves.
In that case, you will find it easy to ramp up the romance when you choose this as your babymoon destination. With its soaking tub and private patio, you two might be loath to leave your suite, but if you do go out, you can sign up for a mommy-to-be massage or a soak in the spa’s Watsu pool.
Play a tennis match if you feel the second trimester and are secure in your hand-eye coordination ability, then end your perfect day at sunset with a nearby hot air balloon ride.
Beach Plum Farm, Cape May, NJ
If you’re looking for an experience that you’re never going to forget, then it’s time to start planning your Beach Plum Farm stay as your babymoon destination.
The 62-acre house, situated at the southernmost tip of the Jersey Shore, has five unique cottages that exude a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The farm hosts numerous activities depending on the season, ideal for visiting at any time of the year.
Stop by for a pumpkin patch tour in October, return in December and indulge in an extravagant Christmas-themed meal, or relax in the warm summer months by the pool. Anything else to love? Fresh ingredients used in the meals served to guests are provided by the farm.
Topnotch Resort in Stowe, VT
Your first sight of this expansive resort, set in the hills above a picturesque town in New England, will give you a stunning fireplace where you can get relaxed with your partner and look at the snow-capped peaks.
Wander through the quaint craft stores of Stowe, then hit the factory tour at Ben & Jerry’s (every visitor gets a free sample, but shamelessly play the preg card and you just may get more).
Daily breakfasts for two, maternity spa service, midnight snack, and one dinner for two are included in your babymoon package back at the resort. So what else are you waiting for? Topnotch Resort in Stowe, VT is a good babymoon destination.
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, SC
This Inn is actually a series of colonial-style cottages and suites set on 20,000 acres of untouched wilderness, deep in the heart of the Lowcountry.
You will feel like you’re just walking on the set of a Nicholas Sparks movie with the weeping willow trees, the slow-moving May River, and spacious porches. Grab your buddy and explore the beach bike trails, or take a tour of the local forest, where wild boars, deer, and armadillos can be seen.
You should take part in the regular s’mores-roasting routine at night after you’ve had a good fill of old Southern food (shrimp and grits, anyone?) as you cuddle up and stargaze. What more are you looking for when choosing a babymoon destination?
Half Moon in Montego Bay, Jamaica
It’s true: in this 400-acre luxury resort, the Kennedys famously vacationed. Meandering the two-mile-long white-sand beach, splashing in your own private tub, and luxuriating in your over-water bungalow, follow in their footsteps.
You will enjoy being waited on now more than ever, and with the resort’s motherhood massage, which utilizes special pillows to optimize your comfort, you can continue the trend. This an awesome babymoon destination choice.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa in Montauk, NY
If more sweaters and bonfires and fewer palm trees and teeny bikinis are your dream beach, venture out on your babymoon to the Hamptons.
A three-hour drive from New York City is a chic escape. Gurney’s is a year-round resort in this beach town, which, depending on the season, alternates from being a chic summer hotspot to a still, quiet winter retreat (Remember to book accordingly!).
Hence it is a great ba babymoon destination. Take a dip in the only indoor ocean tub in America, then at the elegant beachside spa, opt for a mommy-to-be massage and mani-pedi. When you’re done relaxing, scoot over to nearby East Hampton’s designer stores-maternity shopping spree, anybody?
The Lavender Inn & Spa in Ojai, CA
The Lavender Inn has an on-site day spa, bed and breakfast just 30 miles from Santa Barbara, and a range of facilities for expectant parents.
That includes a mom-to-be prenatal massage, an anti-stress massage for their partners, a private workshop with a licensed lactation counsellor or doula, and a 10 per cent discount at Cowboy Babies, the children’s clothing shop at the Inn.
Breezes Bahamas in Nassau, Bahamas
Among this all-inclusive resort’s powdery white sand beaches and aquamarine ocean, the chilly winter you left behind will feel very far away. Revel in a summery taste by swimming in one of the three pools of the property while flaunting your bump in a bikini, or just nestling in one of the hammocks on the waterside.
And if the Caribbean sun at midday gets a little too bright, or you want a place where you two can whisper sweet nothings in private, hide in a cabana (with waiter service).
And best of all when you nod yes to spa treatments, kayaking, and other sports, you can keep stashing cash for the new nursery at these costs. Is this not the perfect babymoon destination?
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Fernandina Beach, FL
Amelia Island is located in Fernandina Beach, FL, and is full of sweet Southern charm. This is the place for you if you’re looking for soothing and fun-filled babymoon destination ideas. At the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Program, take a tennis lesson, try your hand at golf, or spend the day at the spa. Dine and enjoy the day’s fresh-caught fish at the Verandah Seafood Restaurant and finish off with a decadent slice of pecan pie. You can then transform into your oceanside room as you are lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves.
Le Guanahani in St. Barth’s
This is a perfect babymoon destination if you want a taste of the jet-set life by moving to this tiny nation of islands. A personal concierge will take care of everything upon your arrival at Le Guanahani.
Overlooking the serene ocean and tropical scenery, the 30 rooms, 27 suites, and ten signature suites provide a private terrace. If you want to spend it lolling on the beach, holed up in the Clarins spa or checking out the area, you get to customize your entire stay.
L’Auberge Sedona in Sedona, AZ
In need of a mental refresh, if D-day tension has you, head to the desert. This oasis is surrounded by the dramatic red rock formations of Sedona that offer a magical cast to your stay.
And the resort sits next to Oak Creek, where the air is cooler than out on the beach, with no need to sign at the notion of a moulting-hot vacay. Set the scene for a boots-knocking by taking advantage of the private fireplace and outdoor cedar shower in your suite, or cash in on your babymoon package’s four-course creekside dinner.
How perfect are other babymoon destinations compared to this? If that’s done, by signing up for meditation and chakra-healing sessions, spa treatments, and astronomy tours, feel the most relaxed in years.
Mayflower Grace in Washington, CT
At this luxurious 30-room hotel, live out your historic mansion fantasies. This inn-style country house is situated in a picturesque town in Connecticut that dates back to the 1700s.
Suppose you are not busy with the extensive Mommyhood Spa treatment menu (acupuncture, reflexology, prenatal pilates lessons, shiatsu, a bump photoshoot, and more are the many options). In that case, you can visit the surrounding nature preserves or check out the antique shops for the perfect addition to Baby’s nursery.
The Carlyle Hotel in New York City
If your dream babymoon destination is in a thriving metropolis, book a trip to this iconic hotel in the posh Upper East Side neighborhood of New York.
You’ll remain a block away from Museum Mile, fantastic if you want Baby to experience a little utero culture, and you’re ideally positioned to head back to your room for a catnap when your feet eventually tire.
Plus, when keeping away from the touristic bustle of Midtown, you can stop into the nearby children’s clothing shops. Take a date at night at the popular jazz club on the first floor of the hotel. Just fine.
Arizona Biltmore in Scottsdale, AZ
This luxurious desert resort is a desert oasis with its sleek, Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced architecture. Hit the driving range surrounded by mountains, make a pit-stop at the spa, or swim through the eight pools of the resort (our favorite thing about this babymoon destination is the beautifully tiled Catalina pool, Marilyn Monroe’s favourite hangout).
Canoe Bay in Chetek, WI
At this Midwestern retreat, set among 300 acres of Wisconsin wooded forest and three spring-fed glacially-carved lakes, outdoor moms-to-be will feel at home.
You’ll also linger in a private sauna suite. The property is just for adults, so you can soak up your last bit of peace and quiet, baby-free, and enjoy your baby moonwalking or canoeing on the lakes.
And mealtime is something to look forward to: breakfast is delivered each morning to your place, and dinner is a three-course local food tasting menu. What more are you searching for? Is this not that perfect babymoon destination?
Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos
Enjoy some quality time alone on the white sand beaches when you choose the exclusive island resort of Parrot Cay as your babymoon destination.
The resort also provides a variety of excursions, including regular yoga lessons, a spa menu with pregnancy-specific treatments, and two gourmet restaurants. Enjoy a gourmet lunch, a private boat charter, or a snorkeling trip from inside a tiki hut on the beach to explore the island’s surrounding reefs.
Hyatt House Jersey City in Jersey City, New Jersey
The best views of the skyline of Manhattan come from directly across the bay. Choosing the Jersey City Hyatt House as your babymoon destination takes you close enough to the action of the city without the hustle of being right in the Big Apple.
To spend the day on Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, take a short ferry ride, or take a 15-minute train ride to lower Manhattan for shopping and sightseeing. You can also spend the day strolling around the local restaurants in the Exchange Place Area.
Have dinner in the Terrace Lounge with indoor views overlooking the water at the end of the day then go upstairs to the RoofTop at Exchange Place for a fireplace seat. From the Empire State Building to the Freedom Tower, you can have spectacular views of the skyline all lit up.
The finest element of the new home-style suites at Hyatt House: a completely functional kitchen. You can prepare anything you need from the comfort of your room if you are on a special pregnancy diet (or just have between-meal cravings).
The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach, CA
Located in central California, the hotel has a “And Baby Makes Three” babymoon package with almost everything an exhausted expectant mother might want such as overnight accommodation, a welcome basket, a $50 dinner voucher at the Marisol restaurant, an in-room video, the pastry chef’s “Baby Cakes” breakfast at Marisol, and massages.
There is a selection of antique shopping and outlet shopping nearby if you are looking to take a stroll between relaxing at the spa and dining with your partner. What more are you searching for? Is this not that perfect babymoon destination?
The Golden Door Spa at the Naples Grande Resort and Club in Naples, FL
You would not hesitate to go indoors with the Gulf of Mexico and its confectioner’s sugar shores as your figurative backyard, where swimming, aqua-biking, and general frolicking are unrivaled.
But the mother-to-be massage, which can be integrated into a spa kit for couples, is worth the sun-worship sacrifice.
And while in any case, the beach and spa seem to be a winning babymoon destination, there is definitely more to the mix in Naples: a historic city center, outdoor cafes, antique shops, galleries, and romantic promenade promenade promenade.
Peter Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands
The regular babymoon fare here is perfectly beautiful; it includes spa treatments unique to pregnancy, a de-stressing dad-to-be massage, picnics on any of the five beaches on Peter Island, and a special nightly turndown.
But there is something that really sets this patch of paradise apart: Baby Week (available on request when three or more couples are interested in the resort) revolves around “How to Relax and Have Your Baby,” a course taught by Charlene L. Stokamer, MPH, MS. Five two-hour lessons (themes range from personalized childbirth to breastfeeding preparation) are included in the curriculum, which lasts five days. Sign us up for this greatest babymoon destination!
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
There is nothing like an all-inclusive, ultra-luxury resort to keep a mama-to-be happy. At the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Mexico is the best place to be when avoiding the unavoidable pressures and worries that come with pregnancy.
This AAA Five Diamond resort features a three-tiered infinity pool and 267 ocean-view suites, from which to bask in the perfect Pacific sunset, set between a strip of glorious golden sand and the majestic Sierra Madre mountains.
The service is excellent, and all seven of the on-site restaurants are delicious (Frida’s Mexican cuisine is a favorite). The resort is home to a leading spa offering more than 30 treatments. One of them is the Maternal Caress, a prenatal massage that promises to encourage a bond through natural balms and essential oils between mom and baby.
If yoga is your thing, make sure to take advantage of the daily lessons taking place at the edge of the water (you can luck out with a one-on-one session), then reward your efforts at the swim-up bar with a virgin fruit daiquiri.
The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ
Take a stroll around the pools and cascading waterfalls, take in the breathtaking desert scenery in the cactus garden, and dine at J&G Steakhouse for mouth-watering treats.
Without leaving the resort at The Phoenician, there’s plenty to do, but it’s worth a walk to the spa where you can take yoga lessons or opt for the massage of the Expectant Mother.
Take a thoughtful hike at Usery Mountain Park, lunch at the Queen Creek Olive Mill (be sure to pick up some of their beautiful all-natural olive oil cosmetics) and the nearby Desert Botanical Garden if you have the time and inclination) to take a tour of the local area.
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Kauai, HI
So many honeymooners travel to Kauai for a reason: the lush greenery, ample waterfalls, gorgeous beaches, peaceful vibe, and friendly local culture.
This is not the place to party until the wee hours of the night; in fact, you can find yourself rising early to catch a leisurely sunrise walk on the beach. This is a great babymoon destination for those who wake up early anyway or for those of us who simply want to disregard the shift in time.
Poipu is perfect for snorkeling or with your feet up by the pool before going back to your room for your own private hapai (pregnancy) massage followed by a romantic dinner at the modern restaurant of the resort, Red Salt. Spend the day on one of the nearby beaches
Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
Located in the Berkshires, the all-inclusive resort looks a little like a European estate, and it was originally an estate, and then a seminary, and then an internship, and now it is one of the world’s leading wellness destinations.
The natural surroundings are stunning, and you will feel truly pampered by the stately décor and architecture (and the wonderful food). Canyon Ranch provides a small army of experts to help you out if you want to pair a luxurious escape to New England with a babymoon holiday that will leave you much healthier than when you arrived.
The most comfortable and healthy pregnant lady around will turn you into physicians, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, licensed therapists, and more.
Plus, you can get a facial customized to the pregnancy’s particular challenges and a fantastic mom-to-be massage. What more are you searching for? Is this not that perfect babymoon destination?
Enchantment Resort, Sedona, AZ
Nestled in the spectacular vermillion-hued Boynton Canyon, though receiving five-star treatment, the resort lets you enjoy the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Southwest.
The Boynton Canyon Trail, a favorite local hiking spot, is not to be missed. Past red rock faces and cooling ponderosa pine groves, the route weaves, ending in a beautiful echoing canyon where you’ll feel like the only people on earth to be.
Enjoy soothing spa treatments at the Mii Amo spa with the Spa Tranquility Package from the Enchantment Resort, which includes a casita guest room or breakfast suite, 60-minute spa service per person per day as well as access to all spa facilities.