Nothing can change your life and point of view quite like travel does… except maybe having a baby. Experts agree that once you add that little bundle of joy into the mix, life as you know it shifts on its axis. In the early months after baby arrives it’s hard to find time to fit in a shower between feedings, nap times, play dates and doctor visits let alone making time to connect with your other half. That’s why before two become three, so many couples head off on one last romantic adventure lovingly referred to as “The Babymoon." Sound enticing? Here are some of our most inspiring babymoon destinations.
Enjoy all inclusive pampering at Coconut Bay in St. Lucia — Photo courtesy of Coconut Bay
1. Coconut Bay, St. Lucia
Enjoy all inclusive pampering at Coconut Bay in beautiful St. Lucia. Stay in their adults-only Harmony Wing and experience the babymoon package which includes a poolside romantic dinner for two, a private ½ hour photoshoot and a 60-minute prenatal massage at Kai Mer Spa. Nightly entertainment and a variety of excursion options ensure you'll enjoy every memorable moment, whether it's relaxing over a beachside picnic for two or snorkeling in the sapphire blue waters.
Find your own private escape on Honeymooners beach at Scrub Island Resort, Spa, and Marina — Photo courtesy of David West
2. Scrub Island Resort, British Virgin Islands
What could be more romantic than having your babymoon on a private island? Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina creates an environment of secluded luxury in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. You and your mate can destress at the award-winning Ixora Spa, lounge by the pool, go for a stroll on the private Honeymooners Beach or take an offshore adventure.
Experience California's Pacifi coast at Sea Ranch Lodge — Photo courtesy of David West
3. The Sea Ranch Lodge, California
If your ideal getaway involves losing yourself in the solitude of nature, then make your way to Sea Ranch Lodge, about a three hour drive from San Francisco. Sea Ranch Lodge’s retro feel gives it an iconic sense of style. The locale is the perfect place to unplug and reconnect with your other half whether you're enjoying a rejuvenating massage, hiking miles of scenic trails along the Pacific Coast or tasting the flavors of the region at the Lodge’s highly praised dining hall.
Enjoy their signature fireside s'mores at Shores Resort — Photo courtesy of Shores Resort
4. The Shores Resort & Spa, Florida
Escape to the only AAA Four Diamond oceanfront resort in Central Florida at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach. Unwind in a private cabana poolside during a rejuvenating treatment at the spa, or while indulging in the exceptional fare at The Shore’s fine dining restaurant Azure. At the end of the day delight in the resort's signature fireside s’mores as your troubles melt away with the setting of the sun.
Stay in the heart of Virginia's horse country at Salamander Resort — Photo courtesy of Salamander Resort
5. Salamander Resort, Virginia
Take in the rural expanse of Virginia’s famed horse and wine country. Home to the luxurious Salamander Resort, Middleburg is a charming village with a lengthy history. For complete serenity and relaxation book a couples spa and wellness treatment then enjoy a poolside cabana at the spa's infinity pool where you can order a refreshing meal to satiate your appetite. The resort provides the perfect backdrop for your pre-baby escape where culinary finesse, nature, history and culture combine for an experience to remember.
Enjoy picturesque beaches, and iconic lighthouses in Nantucket when you stay at the White Elephant Hotel — Photo courtesy of White Elephant Hotel
6. White Elephant Hotel, Nantucket
Stroll the charming streets of the quaint island of Nantucket, well known for it’s picturesque landscape, historic homes and iconic lighthouses. The White Elephant Hotel enjoys waterfront views right on the harbor and sits a short distance away from the town center. The resort offers a babymoon package for expecting couples that includes pampering at the spa, and a few White Elephant signature prizes to take home. Embrace the coastal lifestyle of the Northeast, and rediscover romance on Nantucket Island.
The historic Greyfield Inn is the perfect place to get off the grid. — Photo courtesy of Ron B. Wilson
7. Greyfield Inn, Cumberland Island
Unplug from technology and embrace Southern serenity at the historic Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island. Cell service is unreliable and not a TV can be found, giving you ample reason to escape the grid and rediscover the one you love. Enjoy a picnic for two provided by the inn and venture to the wilds of the pristine coastline where natural wildlife can be spotted, including the island’s famed wild horses.
The Westin Kierland Resort is a luxurious oasis with a Babymoon package worth bragging about — Photo courtesy of The Westin Kierland Resort
8. The Westin, Arizona
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale is an oasis in the desert featuring a babymoon package worth bragging about. Expecting couples will receive spa services, an in-room movie, a 24-hour “Cravings Chef” service, in-room indulgences and more. Play a round of world class golf, relax by the pool or taste mouthwatering fare at one of the resorts popular dining venues.
Stay in the heart of the Biltmore Village at the Grand Bohemian, Asheville — Photo courtesy of Grand Bohemian, Asheville
9. Grand Bohemian, North Carolina
Visit the Grand Bohemian in Asheville and stay in the heart of the Biltmore Village. Included in the Kessler Collection as a signature boutique hotel, music, art, decor and luxury collide to create a sense of place all it’s own. Tour the grand Biltmore Estate steps away, enjoy nearby shopping, reserve a spa day or taste the distinctive Grand Bohemian fare all while surrounded by the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains.
Visit Travaasa Resort in Austin and have a true Texas experience. — Photo courtesy of Travaasa Resort
10. Travaasa Resort, Texas
Center your time together around experiences that are sure to bring you closer at Travaasa Resort in Austin, Texas. From fitness and wellness workshops to culinary classes and more, Travaasa is on the forefront of “experiential” travel. Explore your adventurous side with guided tours, embrace the culture of the region or unwind at the spa. Whether you’re looking to relax, get active or a little bit of both, Travaasa can customize a perfect stay for your ultimate babymoon getaway.