5 Best Babymoon Destinations in the U.S.

The anticipated arrival of a newborn is one of the most exciting times a couple can share together. It’s also a great time to unwind.

 

However, it also means that change is imminent and soon the twosome will change to a threesome as the entire family dynamic shifts to focus on the baby. A babymoon getaway is a treasured time that you and your partner can share together before a new chapter in your lives unfolds.

What is a Babymoon Vacation?

A babymoon vacation is a relatively recent travel trend. It is a period of time that you and your partner spend time together before your due date. A few stolen days or a week-long respite creates a bonding experience and gives you both time to renew and fortify your relationship before the baby is born.

A Recent Trend with Celebrities

Even celebrities are embracing the popularity of the babymoon vacation. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon both snuck away before the birth of their twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe. Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy also took a babymoon vacation before they welcomed baby Bingham into the world.

When to Take a Babymoon Vacation

A long weekend or week together relaxing and envisioning your future is ideal. The babymoon respite should be taken during the second trimester of pregnancy.  At this time, the morning sickness has usually subsided and you can still fly without any health concerns.

Possible Complications

A babymoon vacation isn’t always ideal for everyone. Sometimes morning sickness drags into the second trimester and might make travel miserable. Also, there are innumerable health issues that might arise such as gestational diabetes that could prevent travel. Before embarking on any trip you should first consult with your physician to make sure it’s okay to travel.

Things to Consider Before Booking a Vacation

There are several things that should always be taken into consideration before booking a babymoon vacation.

  • Airline Information: Prior to booking any airline tickets, you should always talk to the airline directly to discuss their travel policies for pregnant women. Some airlines have restrictions.
  • Medical Facilities: Always find out exactly how close the nearest hospital is to the resort where you will be staying just in case there is an unexpected emergency. Some resorts also have an on-staff doctor available for guests.
  • Resort Layout: Not all resorts are designed for easy access. Ask the resort staff how close restaurants are located. Also, find out if there are any stairs and how much walking you might be faced with doing. Pregnancy is often a physically uncomfortable time and you might not want to walk excessively.

Why Domestic Travel Might be Best

Even if you have the financial resources to fly to an exotic foreign location, you might want to consider staying in the U.S. so you aren’t faced with long flight times. You can also fly quickly home if something should come up or you aren’t feeling well. Although travel to a foreign country can be exciting, it is also stressful so you might want to bypass such a trip and focus on domestic travel.

The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

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The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. They offer a vacation package called the ‘Bundle of Joy’ Babymoon. Popsugar lists this package as one of their favorites for expectant couples.

At the resort, you can enjoy the utmost in pampering luxury, There are in-room delectable treats such as chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling cider and two pints of Haagen Dazs Ice Cream, plus a 24-hour craving chef service to customize any meal at any time.

The package also includes a couple’s massage, in-room movies, and a gift card that can be used at select retailers.

Things to Keep in Mind

The package prices vary depending on the time of year. Advance booking is required. The package does not include airfare.

Who’s it Best for?

This babymoon vacation is ideal if you are seeking a resort-style getaway that is both lavish and relaxing. The desert-style weather is Scottsdale is usually sunny with temperate wintertime temperatures and hot summers.

Amangiri

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If you are seeking a remote, desert oasis hideaway then the Amangiri resort in Canyon Point, Utah might be the perfect location. Luxury Travel Advisor lists the Amangiri as one of their top babymoon choices.

The posh resort sits a few miles north of Lake Powell and is located on a 600-acres of ruggedly beautiful high desert land. You will be surrounded by soaring red-rock cliffs and jagged mesa.

The resort is composed of 34-suites. Each suite has its own private terrace and outdoor fireplace to snuggle up next to during the evenings while you enjoy the stars across the desertscape. The top units even have private pools.

The rooms feature a massive bathroom with a lavish sunken tub that is large enough for two and twin showers. You can pamper yourself at their indoor or outdoor spas. Their dining room looks out over the panoramic desert. The Amangiri is a top-of-the-line resort and ideal for a pre-baby vacation.

Things to Keep in Mind

The resort’s small size means that you need to book in advance.

Who’s it Best for?

If you seek the privacy and solace of a desert resort than the Amangiri won’t disappoint.

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa

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Imagine escaping with your loved one to a romantic private tropical island refuge that is still within the United States. The Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is the perfect retreat.

The private island is located three miles offshore from Little Torch Key, Florida. The resort is composed of 13 thatch-roofed huts that house 30 suites. The oceanfront views are unparalleled.

The bungalows feature slate-tile baths, extra comfortable king-size beds, and opulent British era colonial-style furnishings. There are indoor and outdoor showers if you want to take a dip in the warm ocean water and then rinse off. The rooms feature private verandas where you can while away the afternoon and enjoy the tropical breeze.

Things to Keep in Mind

None of the bungalows have televisions and the use of cellphones is frown upon. The island resort is a place that focuses on solace and relaxation. Fodor’s Travel lists this resort as one of their most amazing babymoon vacation choices.

The standard suites are breathtaking but if you want to really indulge then you can book one of the Island Grande Suites that are twice as large as the standard suites. They also have his and hers bathrooms and a private hot tub.

Who’s it Best for?

If you are seeking a tropical island oasis that is still located close to the mainland then this resort might be ideal for you and your companion. You can stroll the beach, take a trip to Key West, sunbath, and soak up the beachside air.

Due to the resort’s small size, advance reservations are required.

The Inn on Biltmore Estate

The Inn on Biltmore Estate
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The Inn on Biltmore Estate, located in Asheville, North Carolina, is a lavish limestone and copper seven-story hotel. It sits high on a hilltop which affords panoramic scenic views. The interior will remind you of an aristocratic French manor house.

You can dine while you both look out across the mountains or curl up by the fireplace to enjoy an afternoon tea. There is even an expansive outdoor verandah where you can watch the sun rise or set.

Southern Living lists the Biltmore Inn as one of their top vacation choices.

Things to Keep in Mind

Asheville is only a short drive away. You can shop, enjoy perusing the many galleries, boutiques, and trendy shops. Some packages also include admission to Biltmore Estate.

Who’s it Best for?

If you are seeking a resort that truly pampers you and your partner then look no further than the Inn on Biltmore Estate. It offers spa packages, massages, beauty care, facials, and many other upscale services that are sure to make your stay unforgettable.

Post Ranch Inn

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The Post Ranch Inn is located in Big Sur, California. The resort is perched on the hillside 12,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. It offers unparalleled views of the undulating waves and the massive blue expanse. Fit Pregnancy lists the resort as one of their top choices for a superb babymoon getaway.

Each room has a large soaking tub that is ideal to relieve any pregnancy back, foot, or leg pain. It’s also large enough to share with your partner. There is an in-room fireplace to curl up beside and enjoy a cup of piping hot cocoa.

If you feel like snacking, then you can grab a snack from the loaded mini-bar. You can participate in a morning yoga class, go for an outdoor scenic hike, book a spa treatment, or simply soak up some sun while you watch the waves crash against the oceanside.

Things to Keep in Mind

The Post Ranch Inn is an adult getaway so it is quiet and relaxing. The resort is located in the Big Sur expanse that runs  90 miles from San Simeon or Carmel.

If you are afraid of heights then you might want to pass on this resort because it truly does offer an eagle eye’s view of the ocean from its cliffside perch.

Who’s it Best For?

If you like the rugged Pacific Ocean and the conifer forests of Northern Cali then you will adore this resort.

 

Kimberly Sharpe

Based in Florida, Kimberly Sharpe has been a full-time writer since 2006. Her writing has a strong focus on travel, parenting, outdoor sports, gardening, health issues, pets (both domestic and exotic), home improvement, DIY, and business promos. Her work has appeared in USA Today, MORR Gear, Hipmunk, Travelocity, Livestrong, Hotels.com, Hydro Live, Maximum Yield, eHow, Yahoo News, SF Gate, Garden Guides, Whitefence, S.F. Gate, fixr.com, and numerous other publications. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, India, and Sri Lanka in an effort to expand her knowledge and enhance her writing skills.

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