Your “babymoon” is the perfect time for adventure, romance, and, of course, plenty of relaxation — a time to celebrate you and your partner’s relationship, and one last hurrah before your life changes forever. Here are 5 ideas for a babymoon to remember:
The Gender Reveal
The 18-room luxury Hotel Saugatuck, which underwent a full renovation last fall, is located on Michigan’s Art Coast, at the gateway of Saugatuck’s historic district. The luxury bed and breakfast, on the shores of Lake Kalamazoo, underwent a full renovation last fall.
Now the historic B&B has teamed up with a local bakery to offer pregnant guests opportunity of learning baby’s gender while on a babymoon. The “Baby Surprise” package includes four custom “reveal” mini cakes, a bottle of sparkling cider, two glass champagne flutes, breakfast in bed, and in-room dessert. Each room has its own private deck, fireplace and hydrotherapy tub. Rates start at $523 for a 2-night stay.
The Sunny City
Santa Fe, with 320 days of sun a year, is known for its mild climate, relaxing scenery and walkability — all attributes that make it a perfect location for a pre-baby getaway. The Four Seasons Rancho Encantado makes it an even more irresistible destination with its “Enchanted Expectations Babymoon Package,” which offers pampering worthy of mamas-to-be.
The package includes extras like a prenatal massage and yoga class, along with delicious snacks from a “Cravings Menu.” At the end of your relaxing stay, you’ll go home with a special baby blanket as a memento of your babymoon. Rates start at $379 per night.
The Island Retreat
The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Grand Cayman (not on the CDC’s Zika advisory list!) is located on the Caribbean Sea. The resort offers three restaurants to satisfy any cravings — including some fun mocktails. It also has two beautiful pools to relax in and a spa that is home to the island’s only Hammam and quartz sand tables. Feeling even more adventurous? Kayaks and boat rentals are available for couples who want to visit nearby Stingray City. Enjoy breakfast on a private patio overlooking the sea before starting your day. Rates start at $399 a night.
The Spa Getaway
The Kohler Waters Spa at the American Club is the only Forbes 5-star spa in Wisconsin. Its unique hydrotherapy services, custom prenatal massages and yoga classes give mamas-to-be a chance to relax. The heated Relaxation Pool — complete with a cascading waterfall — is a perfect place for mom (and her adorable baby belly!) to float weightlessly. Stay at the upscale Carriage House, an annex of 55 rooms directly above the spa, and spend a happy afternoon shopping for your nursery at the boutique stores at Sips at Woodlake, just a short walk from the hotel. A Retreat to Kohler package, which includes a two-night stay, massage, yoga and a daily breakfast, starts at $407 per person per night.
Don’t stop reading now! Give us a minute: Camping might be the last thing you want to think about while pregnant, but glamping? That seems like the perfect choice for a couple looking to get in touch with nature as baby approaches. Check out Glamping Hub for more than 32,000 tree houses, tipis, yurts, safari tents, campervans, cabins, and more all over the world (a bell tent in Ireland on the sea with a private bathroom for $125 a night? Yes, please!).
Options range from the extremely luxurious to rustic eco-travel. Before booking you can check out details on amenities — like a private bath — a necessity for any mom-to-be.
Whatever your choice for a babymoon, this getaway with your partner before your child is born is meant to be a blissful few days together before your life changes — for the better! — forever. Have fun!
Written by Kara Murphy, Macaroni Kid Family Travel