Top Babymoon Destinations: 8 Places Expectant Parents Can Getaway to Before Baby Arrives by Sheri B Doyle
Babymoons are a perfect way to relax with your partner before your little one is born. Whether you prefer to relax on the beach, sight see in Europe, shop or get lost in nature, these eight destinations offer you and your partner the perfect way to connect before the big day:
Big Sur, California: The No. 1 hideaway in the world, the Post Ranch Inn, is nestled into the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With 39 guestrooms, all with ocean or mountain views, the Post Ranch Inn is the ultimate romantic getaway. Pamper yourselves with the babymoon package with massages, breakfast and free mini bar for your pregnancy cravings. If you need to stretch your legs after lounging by the infinity or swimming pools, take in some stargazing, yoga, nature hikes or garden tours, all included in the package.
Amelia Island, Florida: Stroll the beaches, relax on a sunset sail, kayak through the waterways or take a day trip to the beautiful Cumberland Island during your babymoon getaway to the beautiful Amelia Island. A stay at the historic Amelia Island Williams House includes dinner in a local restaurant, a horse carriage ride around the historic district of Fernandina Beach, sparkling cider, chocolate-covered strawberries and a picnic basket lunch to share with their babymoon package.
Maui, Hawaii: Bask in the romance of Hawaiian beaches at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa, lounging on the beaches, spending time in the spa and dining in their incredible restaurants. If you want to get out and explore, Maui offers beautiful snorkeling, numerous state parks, waterfalls, a volcano, beaches, shopping and romantic sunsets over the Pacific Ocean without the crowds of the other islands. It is a perfect way to renew, relax and connect.
Barcelona, Spain: If you are more of a city couple then a getaway to Barcelona could be the perfect way to celebrate your new addition. Barcelona offers amazing sights like La Sagrada Familia, and other Gaudi masterpieces. It has shopping, beaches, amazing food and tons of culture. You can take a day trip by train to the beautiful Montserrat for gorgeous views of Barcelona and the countryside.
In Barcelona, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental offers a babymoon package you won’t forget to compliment their rooftop pool and beautiful lobby area. The package includes a free room upgrade, 50-minute pregnancy massage and a full daily breakfast in your room or in the hotel restaurant.
Positano, Italy: If you are dreaming of an Italian getaway before your due date then a stay at La Sirenuse in Positano, Italy, is the perfect place to realize your dream. Lounge by the pool, spend time in the spa or take a boat ride along the shore on the Mediterranean Sea. Positano is the perfect place to explore all that the Amalfi Coast offers with day trips to historic Pompeii, the Island of Capri, Amalfi, Ravello or Naples. The romance of Italy will give you a getaway you will never forget.
Quebec, Canada: The Auberge Saint-Antoine is a boutique hotel in the heart of the romantic city of Quebec. It is the perfect place to explore the beautiful European city. Get lost on the cobblestone sidewalks while you shop and indulge those second-trimester cravings. If you still have energy to hit the town at night, Quebec is full of cultural events all year round.
Newport, Oregon: Walking hand in hand along the Oregon coast, relaxing together and sharing all of your dreams for your new baby can be a perfect way to spend your babymoon. Newport, Ore., has so much to offer: whale watching marine gardens, dramatic beaches, national parks, lighthouses and an aquarium for days out. Otherwise, spend your time relaxing at the Ocean House Bed & Breakfast where they offer gourmet breakfasts, s’mores on the beach, a romantic interlude with fresh flowers, gourmet chocolates, chilled sparkling cider, a picnic with delicious gourmet foods to be enjoyed on the beach or in your room, along with a prenatal massage for Mom-to-be.
Lenox, Massachusetts: Step back in history at the Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort, where you and your partner can spend your time in the spa relaxing or hitting 18 holes of golf. The resort sits on 380 acres, perfect for long walks together. For romantic evenings, explore the local restaurants in the towns nearby or take advantage of some of the music centers or theaters.