Pregnancy is one of the most exciting and exhausting life experiences that exists. Thankfully, if you are expecting and are over the morning sickness that dominated your first trimester and haven’t quite made it to the uncomfortableness of the third and final trimester, you are in prime babymoon time.
A babymoon is your last hooray as a couple together, with no little ones demanding your attention. It is a time to unwind, reflect, relax, and simply be a couple for the last time without your new addition.
The following are 21 of the most romantic babymoon ideas for any expecting couple to enjoy before the upcoming exciting event:
1. Ocean Edge Resort, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Cape Cod features 500 miles of beautiful coastline with white sand beaches and more. In addition, if you want to kick back and simply enjoy nature during your babymoon, you will love Nickerson State Park.
Don’t forget to venture into the local shops for some unique baby gear, and don’t worry, as your cravings are fulfilled nicely at the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory located in Hyannis.
While there are many wonderful places to stay in Cape Cod when it comes to the relaxation needs demanded by a true babymoon, the Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club is a step above. It was even named the Best Hotel in Cape Cod by Boston Magazine!
Make sure to schedule a prenatal massage at the Beach House Spa. This is a specifically designed massage made for pregnant women designed to decrease swelling (hello), reduce stress, and relieve aches and pains.
When booking here, opt for the mansion side of the property in order to enjoy private access to the resort’s picturesque beach and take advantage of a romantic, spacious villa.
2. Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina
Situated deep in the heart of the Lowcountry, Montage Palmetto Bluff is actually made up of colonial-style cottages and suites, which are located on 20,000 acres of a wilderness preserve.
The mild May River, expansive porches, and flowing weeping willow trees create an atmosphere of relaxation and Southern charm.
The property has an on-site spa that will ensure you get all the pampering you deserve during this exciting yet sometimes painful and stressful time of pregnancy.
Enjoy southern food on-site or in nearby restaurants, and your late-night cravings are even covered with the on-site nightly s’mores roasting ritual. Enjoy the ambiance of this sweet treat while you and your sweetie stargaze while cuddling up together.
Another neat amenity offered by Palmetto Bluff is their Cadillac Partnership. This gives guests access to a Cadillac to drive during their stay, with which they can venture to the nearby town of Bluffton, or even travel a bit further to nearby Savannah, Georgia, or Hilton Head, South Carolina.
3. Rosewood Hotel, Le Guanahani, St. Barth
If your idea of creating the best babymoon includes your own personal concierge service and a taste of the jet-set life, then a visit to the Rosewood Hotel in Le Guanahani, St. Barth, might be your ultimate babymoon escape.
As a tiny island nation, St. Barth offers a unique vacation destination experience.
Once you arrive on the property, your personal concierge will take care of any and all details. Choose from one of the boutique resort’s ocean-view suites that offer a private pool and terrace, which overlooks the tropical landscape and serene ocean with a reef-protected lagoon.
Your experience is fully customizable, meaning you can plan as much or as little as you want during your stay activity-wise, but keep in mind that there is a spa called the Sense a Rosewood Spa on site that is committed to helping you achieve an optimal state of relaxation.
4. The Carlyle Hotel, New York, NY
If your idea of a fun babymoon is more urban excitement and less isolation and sand, then a visit to New York’s post Upper East Side might be more to your liking.
Stay at the breathtaking Carlyle Hotel, which is situated a mere block away from the Museum Mile, a conglomerate of cultural institutions and world-class museums, to enjoy a taste of culture full of diverse art-viewing opportunities.
This classic hotel features an onsite spa, the Valmont Spa, a salon, and more, perfect for pampering after a day in the city.
The hotel is also near many shopping options, including some local children’s clothing shops. Be sure to include a visit to the famous jazz club, the Cafe Carlye, on the hotel’s first floor when staying on the property.
This high-end cabaret lounge originated in 1955 and is the perfect touch of class and flair for a truly enjoyable experience.
5. Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino, Aruba
Known as the “Happy Island,” Aruba is the ideal destination for the perfect babymoon, thanks to its low humidity, year-round sunshine, and refreshing breezes. It is also possible to reach Aruba on a direct flight from the United States, which makes it a pleasant trip that isn’t too taxing physically.
There are plenty of beaches to love in Aruba, but perhaps the most interestingly named one (in terms of a babymoon destination) is Baby Beach, which is so named for its calm, shallow waters.
While there are many places to stay in Aruba, the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino is one of the best.
On-site, you can enjoy the Zoia Spa and Trankilo, which is an adults-only pool with private cabanas within which guests can enjoy pool-side spa treatments.
Add to this the meditation and yoga classes offered, and it’s easy to see how a visit here can help you find your zen before your baby’s arrival.
6. Halfmoon, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Perhaps this destination seems a bit familiar as it was made famous as the 400-acre luxury resort frequented by the Kennedys. At any rate, whether you care about this connection or not, when staying at the Halfmoon Resort, you get your own private pool along with access to a two-mile-long white sandy beach worthy of a Kennedy.
While many resorts have spas and offer some sort of a spa specifically for pregnant women, the Fern Tree Spa offers a couples experience that is ideal for creating a romantic backdrop. The aptly named Magic Moments massage is a spa journey that includes a coconut oil-infused massage and a soothing soak in a secluded garden.
This resort even features an award-winning, fine dining restaurant known as Jamaica’s best restaurant called Sugar Mill.
This along with the on-site championship golf course and beautiful villas and other beachfront accouterments means you can enjoy yoga meditation, and overwater bungalows, and frequent the Seagrape Terrace as well for a fabulous breakfast before getting the day started.
7. The Hotel Riva, Menton, France
American airline companies generally allow flight travel up to 36 weeks of pregnancy for most flights, but if you are booking internationally, check the stipulations on that as they may differ.
At any rate, if you plan a trip before your last trimester, you are most likely safe to fly virtually anywhere in the world if you are enjoying a healthy “normal” pregnancy.
Menton, France, known as the Pearl of the French Riviera, is one destination you will want to consider for the most romantic and relaxing babymoon imaginable.
When you land and make your way to this idealistic town, you will see palm trees swaying to the music of the Mediterranean Sea, all with the smell of lemons flowing through the area replete with candy-colored houses.
This beautiful town is near famous Italy but is a bit more low-key and romantic, which adds to its appeal as a babymoon destination. Relax under a parasol on the beautiful beaches, enjoy your fill of fabulous French food by candlelight, or take your time wandering the cobblestone streets.
Within Menton, the old town and beaches are the most ideal locations to stay. You can choose from many hotels in Menton that will have you situated nicely in this area and give you access to all Menton has to offer.
The Hotel Riva is one of the best and even features a spa on-site for even more pampering and relaxation.
8. JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa, Cancun, Mexico
Once perhaps considered your “must-visit” destination for college spring break partying, now you can visit beautiful Cancun for an amazing babymoon experience. Talk about growing up!
Anyway, the JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa creates the ideal babymoon getaway, thanks to its many amenities, most notably the free-standing soaking tubs, rainfall showers, Mayan-inspired wood accents, interiors featuring Mexican textiles, herringbone floors, 24-hour room service, and much more.
Enjoy all of the Yucatan’s most amazing sites with this quick getaway from most of the major cities located on the Eastern side of America, with a visit to the heart of the Mexican Caribbean.
Stay on-site and enjoy an abundance of luxurious experiences. Relax poolside on a Bali-style day bed, book an amazing and relaxing spa treatment, enjoy the resort restaurants, and eat to your heart’s content. Or try your own hand at the culinary arts by taking a pasta-making class.
9. The Inn on Pamlico Sound, Outer Banks, North Carolina
Featuring 100 miles of beaches, there are plenty of places in North Carolina’s Outer Banks to sneak away and relax and rejuvenate.
The undeveloped and thus treasured Cape Hatteras coastline is especially relaxing as it is isolated and quiet. Stay at The Inn on Pamlico Sound to enjoy everything this area has to offer in the heart of luxury.
The beautiful Inn on Pamlico Sound is a boutique waterfront property nestled in the midst of uncharted and unchanged nature.
A visit to the Outer Banks is a perfect example of nature and how it can be healing and rejuvenating. Visit wild horses that call the area home, visit picturesque lighthouses, and more.
Of course, you can always stay at the Inn and enjoy world-class cuisine at the restaurants on-site or even relax and enjoy all the amenities on property at this full-service boutique hotel that offers a unique and relaxing experience.
10. Les Cactus, Palm Springs, California
Get away to this desert community at the chic destination Les Cactus, worthy of its French name. This whimsical 27-room hotel in Palm Springs is named after the French song Jacques Dutronc, and the property is conveniently located a mere five-minute drive from downtown Palm Springs.
What makes this destination overall and the hotel specifically ideal for a babymoon is the fact that the hotel is adults-only. So, you can truly enjoy some kid-free time, perhaps for the last time in a long time! Sorry, I hate to break it to you! Thankfully, this hotel prioritizes bliss and exudes quiet.
Along with the fact that this hotel is kid-free, which is a bonus, it also features additional amenities like a massage room, hot tub, salt-water pool, and a hammock in the garden. Also, don’t judge this location too harshly by its social media pictures. Its Boho interior and pink walls look better in person.
11. Gurney’s Montauk, Montauk, New York
This unique escape to the Hamptons in Montauk, NY, a mere three-hour drive outside of New York City, is one of the few beach towns that boasts a year-round appeal. It is a fashionable summer hot spot while also being a quiet winter retreat, depending on the time of year you visit.
The resort at Gurney’s Montauk also has a lot to offer with amenities like an indoor, ocean-fed saltwater pool, couples or a prenatal massage, mani-pedi at a beachside spa, and an eucalyptus oil-infused steam room.
You can relax on-site to be sure, but if you feel like a shopping trip, East Hampton is nearby and ideal for an unbelievable maternity shopping spree.
Keep in mind that this is the perfect sweater and bonfire beach, more so than palm trees and bikinis. Though you can visit throughout the year, the overall vibe of Montauk, NY, is one of class, style, and elegance. It is an ideal babymoon designation for this very reason.
Montauk, NY, is known for its beautiful beaches. It is a hamlet on the east end of Long Island. Nature trails, events, festivals, seafood restaurants, the Montauk State Park, the Montauk Point Lighthouse, and much more are all available to visit and/or experience in and around Montauk.
12. The Ritz, Paris, France
If your idea of a babymoon extends a bit further than a relaxing get-away within America, why not visit this opulent destination for an experience you will never forget?
The Ritz Paris is the perfect place to stay while visiting this romantic and beautiful city. From the in-house Ritz Club and Spa to the spectacular on-site bars and restaurants and luxurious hotel boutiques, the Ritz Paris most certainly lives up to its name.
The rooms in The Ritz Paris give luxury and sumptuousness a new name. Enjoy a “lie-in,” as they say in Europe, on one of the softest, most fluffy beds imaginable, all in a beautifully appointed room or suite.
Of course, there is much to do in Paris if you want to get out and explore the city, but there is plenty to enjoy right on-site at the Ritz to be sure.
Known as the “City of Lights,” Paris, of course, offers unparalleled ambiance, vast art collections, divine cuisine, and much more. Centuries-old churches, stately museums, and blocks of beautiful architecture await you in this beloved city.
Of course, no visit to this unforgettable city would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower.
13. Kayon Jungle Resort, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a place of great spiritual significance and is actually translated as “Island of the gods.” Here, in Ubud, a jungle town on Bali, you and your significant other can relax and reconnect not only to each other but to nature and even a heavenly being if you so desire.
While there are many types of resorts and hotels to choose from in this area, the one that perhaps stands above them all is the Kayon Jungle Resort.
Located approximately 25 miles from downtown Ubud, this resort is situated in the rural village of Bresela. Removed from the hustle and bustle of the mainstream tourist areas in Ubud, this peaceful retreat yields itself well to leisurely walks around the village, where you will be able to see the cycle of ceremonial rituals.
When visiting the Ubud area of Bali, make sure to take time to see the town proper as well as visit the Sacred Monkey Forest. Here, there are hundreds of cheeky Bali monkeys, and you can even have your picture taken with the Balinese macaques.
Another must-visit location nearby is the Bali Elephant Sanctuary at Mason Elephant Park, about a 30-minute drive outside of Ubud.
They do great work here to conserve the great Sumatran elephants that are critically endangered. The park is well-maintained and clean, and the elephants that call the sanctuary home are happy and healthy and love attention from humans.
14. Sorrel River Ranch, Moab, Utah
The 240-acre Sorrel River Ranch in Moab, Utah is surrounded by rugged canyons, and red rock mesas, and is nestled beside the mighty Colorado River. It is also near the Arches National Park and the Canyonlands National Park.
With a package entitled “Riverside Romance,” a visit to this Utah location features a three-course dinner, freshly cut flowers, and couples treatments at the spa, which can also offer a prenatal variety.
In addition to the spa, you can also join in on other activities offered at the ranch, including a yoga class, meditation session, air adventures with a hot air balloon ride, as well as a guided morning hike.
If you are an outdoor lover, you will appreciate the beauty of the Moab location with an abundance of hiking trails. There are even many events like concerts and art festivals to enjoy when in the area.
15. Caerula Mar Club, South Andros, The Bahamas
Andros, nicknamed “the sleeping giant,” is the largest island in the Bahamas. However, despite its size and many features, it is an uncrowded spot that boasts blue-hole ocean caves, the world’s third-largest barrier reef, and more than 90 miles of pristine beaches.
The Caerula Mar Club on South Andros is the island’s first luxury resort. This postcard-worthy destination features 10 acres of turquoise seas and beautiful beaches, 18 suites, and another six private villas, all located mere steps from the shoreline.
The restaurant options at the club are notable and include fine dining options as well as an outdoor poolside bar and grill.
The culinary treats are made possible by locally sourced organic ingredients, making the meals you will enjoy at the Caerula unforgettable.
Also, for an added bonus and a bit more romance, you can opt for a private dinner on a secluded porch or patio followed by a relaxing walk on the beach in the moonlight.
16. Snug Harbor Inn, Avalon, Catalina Island, California
While the relaxing shores of Southern California are special enough, to create a memory worthy of a babymoon, consider visiting the peaceful island of Catalina Island, Californian’s own island escape. This picturesque location, situated a mere 20 miles from the mainland, is only accessible via helicopter or boat.
The intimate Snug Harbor Inn is a great location to stay at when visiting Catalina Island, as the property offers many specialty packages that include transportation to and from the island.
Also, the cute inn in Avalon is small, allowing for a bit of privacy. Choose from one of the six Cape-Cod-themed rooms.
This quaint, luxurious hotel is the perfect place to kick back, relax, and unwind before your last trimester and the craziness of baby preparation kicks into high gear.
Continental breakfast is served in your room, and there is a package that is entitled Relax, Escape and Save that is just ideal for a babymoon getaway.
17. The Ritz Carlton, Sarasota, Florida
Offering a delightful mixture of coastal waterways and gorgeous beaches with urban sophistication, including top-rated restaurants, art, and museums, Sarasota is a great place to plan a babymoon vacation.
Stay at the Ritz Carlton for a perfect blend of these two attributes.
This elegant, coastal retreat gives you much more to do than merely lounge on the beach, though if that’s all you want to do, the Beach Club on Lido Key (which staying at Ritz Carlton gives you exclusive access to) means you can relax at a poolside cabana.
As a guest at the Ritz Carlton, you will also have access to an award-winning spa and the resort’s championship golf course, in addition to the poolside cabana, of course. The luxurious rooms of this beautiful hotel provide a tranquility you can draw on when you are facing those late nights and early mornings of infanthood.
The rooms feature sweeping views of the Florida landscape and include marble-trimmed bathrooms and other modern luxuries.
You can also visit Sarasota museums and restaurants to enjoy the more urban side of your stay.
18. The Lavender Inn, Ojai, California
As a bit of a change from the beach resorts, why not try out a visit to a charming, historic bed and breakfast for your babymoon?
The perfect one to visit is the Lavender Inn, which specializes in amenities for expectant parents. Located a mere 30 miles from Santa Barbara, this unique location offers an innovative take on a babymoon you will be hard-pressed to beat.
The Lavender Inn was built in 1874 and is the best location to access the various experiences in Ojai. Located across from shops, restaurants, and galleries, there is plenty to do within walking distance.
Also, there is a continental breakfast served to guests featuring organic coffee, house-baked items du jour, and fresh fruit.
While a guest at the Lavender Inn, you can enjoy a prenatal massage (with the option of having a massage in the gardens) and even get a baby onesie that says “Ojai Baby” so you can remember your experience after the birth of your baby.
There is also a boutique store—the Pixie General Store— located next door to the inn that offers belly photo shoots in the Inn’s gardens. As a guest at the inn, you will enjoy a 10% discount in the store.
19. Relais & Châteaux, Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City, Canada
Rich in European charm, beautiful Quebec City is both romantic and sophisticated. When you travel to this area, you will note the boutiques, bistros, and, of course, the buttery croissants, which are heavenly for your babymoon getaway.
The Auberge Experience offered at the hotel, includes dinner for two at the Chez Muffy, its signature restaurant, as well as an ala carte breakfast.
Another historic site is the remains of the Saint-Louis Forts and Chateaux, or the Dufferin Terrace, which offers beautiful views of the Chateau Frontenac and the St. Lawrence River.
20. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
With 255 well-appointed rooms to choose from, you can either select a regular room or upgrade to a more expansive suite.
Offering an experience you would expect from a grand seaside mansion, your stay at this beautiful oceanfront hotel is just perfect for a babymoon destination.
There are garden or ocean view accommodations and expectant moms will love the mother-to-be-massage specifically designed for pregnant women.
In addition to the brilliant sunsets you can enjoy from the resort’s private beach, you can also enjoy other resort and island activities, including sunset cruises, relaxing yoga on the beach, golf, marsh kayaking, and even wildlife spotting tours.
On-site, you have access to more than a dozen dining options, pools, a fitness center, a spa, and resort shopping.
If you tire of spending time at the resort, you can also venture to nearby Charleston where you can enjoy many experiences, not the least of which is Rainbow Row, located on the Battery’s East Bay Street near Waterfront Park.
Here are more than a dozen brightly-painted Civil-War era historic houses that hold a distinction in Charleson’s history.
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21. Four Seasons Resort and Residence, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Last but most certainly not least, as we wrap up our list of the best babymoon ideas for expected couples, why not venture out to Jackson Hole, Wyoming — the last of the Old West — for a once-in-a-lifetime experience?
While this is known as a wilderness and skiing destination — and you most certainly shouldn’t ski when expecting — there are so many more things to do that make this visit worth it, even if you can’t ski.
Located near the Grand Teton mountains and picturesque plains, Jackson Hole features a wide range of activities depending on the season you visit.
Staying at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences at Jackson Hole is a five-star experience that will have you living a life of opulence. Each private residence allows you to dine in your own space and be served an individualized meal prepared by the in-house chef.
Other notable amenities of the Four Seasons Resort include a heated outdoor pool, stargazing opportunities, and relaxing nature walks.
This mountain lodge is located in the heart of the America West while offering luxury and adventure that will ensure you reach the next level of escape.