We'd venture to say that no one needs a vacation more than waiting for their parents. It's an important time for them to escape before their lives are changed forever. Babymoons are the perfect opportunity to rest and recharge (and sleep in for the last time in a long time) before welcoming a new child. It's also a great way for partners to spend quality time together as they begin a new chapter in their relationship.
When it comes to pregnancy, the best time to plan your baby is usually in the second trimester, between 14 and 28 weeks. And although you can normally fly up to 36 weeks, it's always best to check with your doctor before booking.
But where should you go? There are a variety of destinations, both in the United States and abroad, that specialize in unique experiences and relaxation. From a private island resort toMaldivesfor an all inclusivehealing springIn Tucson, we've compiled a list of the best honeymoon destinations around the world, perfect for parents-to-be.
Here are 25 baby moon ideas with something for every travel style.
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1. Tucson, Arizona
With its warm climate and open spaces, Tucson is the perfect destination for a wellness getaway.
Where to stay: Miraval Arizona, Tucson's premier spa, is the perfect place for baby moons. The resort offers hundreds of wellness workshops andmindfulness programming, including Conscious Relationships and Conscious Parenting, which teach parents-to-be how to create a supportive environment in preparation for their new family member. In addition to a list of spiritual and wellness classes, perfect for parents about to make a big life change, Miraval also offers a wide range of prenatal spa services to give expectant mothers a chance to relax.
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fear switchis a private island resort located three miles off the coast of San Pedro, Belize. With seven villas, each with a private dock and butler service, the island resort is perfect for a secluded and pampered mini-honeymoon. Breakfast will be delivered directly to your private pool or dock, and the island chef can cater to your dietary preferences and create menu items on site to accommodate pregnancy-related desires. A personal butler and concierge team on the island will organize personalized experiences.
Where to stay:Cayo Espanto is the only resort on the island, so couples can enjoy paradise with the entire island to themselves.
3. Cabo Cod, Massachusetts
With over 500 miles of pristine coastline, couples can relax on white sand beaches. Stroll around town and shop for unique baby items at local stores. and enjoy nature at Nickerson State Park. To top it off, curb those pregnancy cravings with a tour of the Cape Cod Pancake Factory in Hyannis.
Where to stay:Let yourself be treated to luxuryOcean Edge Resort and Golf Club, where you can enjoy a prenatal massage at the Beach House Spa, designed to reduce stress, reduce swelling and relieve pain. Afterwards, the couple can enjoy the area's unique Nicklaus Design golf course or a kayak tour of Blueberry Pond. For a particularly romantic getaway, book a stay at the mansion, which offers spacious villas and privileged access to the resort's private beach.
4. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta attracts visitors with its mountain and ocean views, authentic Mexican culture, vibrant art scene, and health and wellness options. Expectant parents can enjoy activities such as whale watching, sailing to hidden beaches and shopping for local crafts.
Where to stay:The focus on well-beingWestin Resort & Spa Puerto VallartaIt's five minutes from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and a short walk from the marina (they even have New Balance-designed walking maps that encourage parents-to-be to take a step while enjoying the view). The resort's serene pools, a former palm plantation, are nestled among towering palm trees, creating a tranquil setting. The Westin's Eat Well program offers inspired menus in collaboration with the hotel's chef and nutritionist, ensuring that health and wellness are a priority. This includes a Westin Sleep Well menu, which includes products packed with amino acids, vitamins and minerals that promote rest and recovery. And speaking of sleep, a great night's sleep awaits with Westin's signature Heavenly Beds.
Anguilla is known for its unparalleled white sand beaches and stunning turquoise waters, making it the perfect destination for a small tropical honeymoon.
Where to stay:It is located in the middle of Meads Bay, one of Anguilla's most famous beaches, Frangipani beach resortis a luxury boutique property classified as one of thethe best hotels in the Caribbean. The resort features 19 guest rooms and suites and a stunning 5,000-square-foot, four-bedroom oceanfront villa. Couples can enjoy activities such as yoga, prenatal massage or sunbathing on the beach.
6. Stone Harbor, Nueva Jersey
With the Intracoastal Waterway to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, beachgoers and nature lovers can spend time exploring the mudflats and basins, walking the shoreline or walking through the bird sanctuary. In addition to the stunning beaches, there's plenty to explore in this upscale shopping district, home to more than 150 boutiques, restaurants and specialty shops.
Where to stay:The reeds at Shelter Havenis a luxury boutique property that offers the ideal location for a relaxing honeymoon by the sea, with sweeping ocean views, stunning sunsets and luxurious rooms designed for ultimate relaxation. Expectant parents can enjoy a prenatal massage atSpa Sal, shop at the Boutique at The Reeds and enjoy bayside dining at the Water Star Grille.
Pristine beaches, private islands, overwater bungalows and azure seas make the Maldives a must-visit destination for many.
Where to stay: Coco Bodu HithiOverwater villas come with butlers and private pools to ensure a secluded, romantic getaway. Culinary delights include enjoying a floating seafood brunch by the pool and a five-course dinner under the stars in a private cabana on the beach.
8. Miami Beach, Florida
Miami Beach is perfect for a honeymoon, take your pick. Days can be spent doing as much (or as little) as expectant parents want. Relax on the beach or stroll down Lincoln Road, Miami Beach's pedestrian-only outdoor shopping boulevard of restaurants and shops. Stop for honeymoon photos at South Pointe Park, located at the southern end of South Beach, with stunning views of the coastline.
Where to stay:El Setai, located in the heart of Miami Beach, steps away from the white sands and turquoise waters. Hotel amenities include three temperature-controlled swimming pools and fine dining at Jaya or Ocean Grill. Don't forget to indulge in luxury at the spa: private spa suites have ocean and pool views, as well as private bathrooms and steam rooms.
9. Riviera Maya, Mexico
The perfect tropical getaway for a mini honeymoon can be found in the eastern Yucatan Peninsula, where parents-to-be can relax with nature, sun and sand. From the more adventurous to the easy-going, the Riviera Maya offers plenty of water excursions, as well as local art, culture and shopping.
Where to stay:ohAndaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Mayaset on over 500 acres of sparkling Caribbean beaches. Many of the suites offer private plunge pools, and the two-level suites include the ability and space for in-room spa treatments. or go toSpa Naumfor the 90-minute "Future Mother" massage. Enjoy fresh local ingredients and authentic dishes at the resort's five restaurants.
10. Mississippi Coast
The Secret Coast, as it is called, hosts many romantic experiences that are sure to make your baby unforgettable. Couples can enjoy a sunset cruise while watching dolphins, or they can stroll along the 42 kilometers of unbroken beach, the largest man-made beach in the country. Couples can even book a bonfire on the beach and relax with marshmallows or enjoy a luxurious picnic on the sand with Coastal Picnic & Co. Enjoy fresh Gulf seafood, upscale, sustainable and fusion cuisine.
For your cultural fix, the cities of Ocean Springs and Bay St. Louis have wonderful artistic and walkable downtown areas among century-old oaks.
Where to stay:Pusada Bahiain Bay St. Louis is an intimate B&B, perfect for a romantic honeymoon getaway and within walking distance to the beach, town and nearby activities.
No wonder they call it the Happy Island: Known for its year-round sunshine, low humidity and cool breezes, Aruba is accessible via direct flights from hubs in the US.baby beach, known for its shallow and calm waters.
where to stay: Situated on 12 acres of luxury beachfront property,Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa y Casinoit is an ideal honeymoon getaway. The resort features a modern and serene ZoiA Spa and Trankilo, an adults-only pool with 10 private cabanas where guests can receive spa treatments. There are also yoga and meditation classes to help expectant parents find their zen.
12. Marathon, Florida Keys
Enjoy all the benefits of island living without taking an international flight when you visit the Florida Keys.
Where to stay:ohMarlin Bay Resort & Marinais a collection of three and four bedroom private cottages that offer the ultimate in luxury and privacy - the four bedroom homes even have private pools. There is also a heated pool and marina on site for excursions ranging from island hopping to sunset cruises.
13. Nasáu, Bahamas
Nassau is a quick flight from the US, but feels like a world away. Parents-to-be can spend their days at the beach or visit the most popular parts of the city.
Where to stay: The bay of Atlantis Paradise Islandit is ideal for couples looking for a romantic honeymoon. From a peaceful pregnancy massage at the award-winning Mandara Spa to golf for parents-to-be, there's plenty to do at the resort. Spend the day by the adults-only pool in a private cabana sipping delicious mocktails, and book your evening meal at Chef José Andrés' Fish, Nobu Matsuhisa's Nobu, or Todd English's Olives.
14 Montecito, California
Located on the American Riviera (known for its stunning scenery, pleasant weather and impressive architecture year-round), this West Coast destination has a laid-back, laid-back vibe.
Where to stay:Playa Jacaranda Miramaris one of the most luxurious beach resorts in southern California. On the shores of the Pacific Ocean, this relaxing resort is the perfect getaway for couples looking to spend quality time together, especially before welcoming a new addition. Whether indulging in a treatment at Sense, A Rosewood Spa or enjoying a romantic meal at the exclusive Caruso restaurant, the resort offers many ways for couples to enjoy time together. Choose to stay in one of the resort's Beach Suites, which are self-contained cabanas right on the water.
15. Los Campos, Mexico
What's not to love? Los Cabos has incredible weather, delicious food and great hospitality. Future travelers will be happy with the direct flight from most US hubs, and couples can't help but relax in the beautiful scenery.
Where to stay: Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resortis an architecturally stunning retreat in Los Cabos. Parents-to-be can satisfy their homemade cravings at the Sea Grill, which boasts stunning views of the Sea of Cortez. Stay in one of the suites or private villas, some of which have private ocean-view pools.
16. On of Andros, Bahamas
Aptly nicknamed 'The Sleeping Giant', this is the perfect destination for pure relaxation. Andros is the largest island of the Bahamas and this desolate spot is home to the third largest barrier reef in the world, blue hole ocean caves and more than 145 kilometers of pristine beaches.
Where to stay: blue sea clubis the first luxury resort of the island. Set in a postcard-worthy location on 10 acres of turquoise beach. The resort features six private villas and 18 suites located just steps from the shore, as well as dining options that range from an outdoor poolside bar and grill to a fine dining restaurant serving local, organic ingredients. For an even more romantic evening, couples can request to dine on their private balcony or patio and stroll along the beach to gaze at the starry night sky.
17. Maui, Hawaii
Maui is home to beautiful beaches, swimming, snorkeling, golf and always sunny skies. Here, visitors can relax on famous Kaanapali Beach, take a walking tour of Haleakala National Park, and attend an Old Lahaina Luau exhibit to learn about Hawaiian culture.
Where to stay:Hyatt Regency Maui Resort y SpaIt features six free-form pool areas, oceanfront cabanas, multiple dining destinations and Maui's only oceanfront spa.
18. Cancun, Mexico
Just a stone's throw from most major cities on the east coast, Cancun is in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean. With easy access to the most incredible parts of the Yucatan, from the ruins of Chichen Itza to the voids of Tulum, Cancun is a great destination for a quick getaway.
Where to stay:ohJW Marriott Cancún Resort & SpaIt features elevated interiors with authentic Mexican textiles, herringbone floors, Mayan-inspired wood accents, rainfall showers and freestanding bathtubs. Couples can relax by the pool on a Balinese-style daybed, book spa treatments, take a pasta-making class or enjoy alfresco dining experiences at the on-site restaurants.
19. Outer Banks, North Carolina
Watch the sunrise from the beach, explore the long and undeveloped coastline of Cape Hatteras and enjoy fresh seafood while visiting the Outer Banks. With 100 miles of beaches, there are plenty of places to escape to for peace and quiet.
Where to stay:Nature lovers should check it out.The Inn at Pamlico Sound, a boutique beachfront property located in the middle of nature. The three-acre facility sits on a ridge between the shores of Pamlico Sound, one of the largest estuaries in North America, andBuxton WoodsReserve, one of the largest marine forests in North America.
20. Sarasota, Florida
Sarasota is a wonderful mix of urban sophistication (think museums, art and world-class restaurants) with boardwalks and beautiful beaches. Spend the trip browsing boutiques, taking a food tour or cycling along the beach.
Where to stay:ohRitz Carlton, SarasotaIt is an excellent choice for newlyweds. Enjoy exclusive access to The Beach Club at Lido Key, indulge in the award-winning spa, enjoy the resort's championship golf and relax in a poolside cabana.
21. Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are a one-of-a-kind wildlife destination, so check them off your bucket list before the baby arrives. Walk among the famous giant tortoises, snorkel alongside marine life and explore dynamic volcanic landscapes.
Where to stay:Finch Bay Galapagos Hoteloccupies a prime location next to the beach in the town of Puerto Ayora, on the southern side of Santa Cruz Island. The Charles Darwin Research Station is a short walk away andthe cracks, one of the main snorkeling spots in the Galapagos, is also nearby. Take excursions on the hotel's private yacht to see the famous blue-footed, albatross and Christmas tree iguanas. After a day of exploring, pamper yourself with a prenatal massage at the hotel's spa.
22. Palm Springs, California
This colorful desert community is perfect for couples looking for a quiet getaway before their little one arrives. Known for its greenery and mid-century-inspired hotels,Palm SpringsThere are plenty of spas, restaurants, poolside entertainment, shopping and outdoor adventures to keep you busy. It's especially welcoming to LGBTQ+ couples, as many resorts and businesses are open and inclusive.
Where to stay:Do you really want to run away? Adults only enjoycactusfor your last moments without children for a while. It is as elegant asIts French namesakewould mean, and prioritizes tranquility and peaceful happiness above all else. With pink walls and bohemian touches inside, it's cuter than an Instagram photo, with amenities like a saltwater pool, jacuzzi, massage room, and garden with hammocks for great prenatal relaxation.
23. Paris, France
Of course, there is no better place for romance and connection than thisParis. This rich destination is on the bucket lists of most travel types, and what better time to finally take the plunge than before a life-changing event?
Where to stay:There is no treatment like it anywhereΤο Ritz Paris, where you can treat yourself to a facial at The Ritz Club and Spa before enjoying a dessert-filled high tea at Salon Proust. From the glass-ceilinged all-day Parisian brasserie to the luxurious rooms and suites, this hotel is the perfect setting for a trip to remember. Get a good night's rest in the Ritz's soft, fluffy beds while you still can.
24. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
To live a unique experience with your partner, there is nothing better than its impressive natural environmentjackson hole. Yes, it's a skiing and nature destination, but you can also enjoy the scenic plains and mountains of Grand Teton with your feet up by the fireplace or by the pool, depending on the season.
Where to stay:ticket checkHow many, embracing the Wyoming wilderness while offering a luxurious stay. There is nothing more special than an Aman resort experience. Indulge in a relaxing massage or Himalayan salt scrub at the spa before enjoying an intimate dinner at The Grill, serving local and sustainable dishes. You can also consider itThe Four Seasons Resort and Residencias Jackson Holea five-star experience near Grand Teton National Park. You'll truly feel at home in one of the Private Residences, where you can enjoy a meal prepared by a resident chef or simply relax after a day of nature walks, dips in the heated outdoor pools, and private stargazing experiences. .
25. Sardinia, Italy
natural beauty and glamourSardiniaEsEmerald coastthey are incomparable. This Mediterranean island off the coast of Italy has catered to royalty and celebrities and has the quiet privacy to show why. With turquoise waters, miles of stunning coastline and fairytale resorts, it's the perfect way to rest and recharge before the newest member of the family arrives. The kitchen prioritizes fresh, local ingredients to ensure you have one of the cleanest and healthiest vacations of your life.
Where to stay:Enjoy the beautiful blues of this hotel's namesake bay from your private balcony or see them up close from one of the hotel's boats. The wonders of this Mediterranean destination are visibleHotel Cala di Volpe, where you can relax (or eat) by the saltwater pool or dine on local specialties at one of the manyrestaurants on premises. The views alone are enough to excite any parent-to-be.