Get Your Babymoon On! How to Celebrate Your Last Days of Freedom

April Peveteaux

baby moonI didn't take a babymoon, but sinking my giant belly into the sand without the mental taxation of young'uns would have ruled! If only I'd known ...

What started off as a "what the heck is that?" is now officially a trend as resorts are setting up your nesting rooms as we speak.

So before you reach that too far to fly date, pack your maternity clothes and your partner, and take one of these babymoon ideas out for a final spin.


Royal Palms Resort & Spa

If Phoenix sounds like a great place to gestate, the Royal Palms has a special babymoon package for the mom- and dad-to-be. Of course you will spend a bit on this luxury vacation that includes massages, baths for two, in-room movies and snacks, a pedicure for mom, and cigars and cognac for dad. The final touch is a gift bag for the baby, photography packages for the bump, and more super luxury features at the Royal Palms. A two-night stay starts at $1,328 before taxes.

Starwood Hotels Baby Me

Starwood Hotels have a special package that cater to the baby's fashion needs once he or she arrives. In addition to the long weekend in a luxury hotel (Westin, W & Sheraton), your arrival gift includes:

  • 1 pair of Baby Moccasins from W Hotels the Store for your baby to stroll around in style
  • 1 Whoops Baby Onesie for snuggly moments.
  • 3 items from the Womb Service Menu to satisfy your cravings
  • 1 Bump It Up: Transform Your Pregnancy Into the Ultimate Style Statement book

Prices vary according to hotel and location.

Secrets Resorts & Spas

Head to the Caribbean for a serious vacation where pampering is coupled with perfect weather and beautiful ocean views. Secrets is all about the babymoon and you'll get the spa treatments, chocolate-covered strawberries and petit fours, turn-down service, breakfast in bed, photos, and a baby gift. Their resorts are in Montego Bay and the Riviera Cancun, so taking advantage of a winter pregnancy to get away is the way to go.

Prices vary with location.


Remember the staycation? How quickly we think we have money and forget. The babymoon is the perfect time to have an epic staycation. Take off from work, turn off your cell phone, don't check your email, load up on your favorite munchies, and book spa appointments. Yes, plural. Go to that restaurant you've always been wanting to try, but were waiting for a special occasion. Hit the movies, have lots of sex. These are all things you're going to miss dearly.

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