The 10 Best Babymoon Hotels In the USA
Babymoons (or a ‘pre-baby honeymoon’) are becoming increasingly popular with expecting couples, and why wouldn’t they be?! Babymoons are like a honeymoon 2.0, a time to get away for expecting moms and their partners to reconnect before welcoming their new baby into the world! And let’s face it – You deserve one last luxe romantic vacation together before you become a party of three (or four!). A babymoon is a great opportunity to disconnect from the world and connect with each other (and your growing baby!), not to mention relax after a stressful period of life where everything is changing, and to re-center yourselves before the biggest new chapter of your life. When it comes to planning the perfect luxurious babymoon, the last thing you want when you’re 6 months pregnant is a hectic travel day, or worse, a chaotic destination where you don’t get to fully relax. Choosing to travel while pregnant within the United States will make it much easier on your, your doc, and your spouse – and there’s no reason why you can’t have the BEST time without even needing your passport. The United States has some of the best resorts in the world when it comes to relaxing and rejuvenating. Whether you’re a nature lover or a shop-a-holic, you’re in good hands here.
THE BEST RESORTS FOR A BABYMOON IN THE USA
Santa Barbara is one of the most calming destinations on the West Coast. There’s something about this intimate Spanish Colonial-style city with a palm tree-lined waterfront that makes you feel instantly at ease. From craft eats at restaurants like Bouchon and The Lark to the exquisite waterfront accommodations at Rosewood Miramar Beach. The beachfront suites and intimate dining experiences themselves would be plenty to keep you entertain, but you’ll also have access to the Forbes 5-star Sense Spa! This hotel is the perfect escape from city living where you can slow down before life ramps up.
Hawaii is such a great option for any west coast couples looking for a change of scenery and some tropical energy. I cannot picture a more perfect baby-moon destination than the Four Seasons Wailea. With five-star service, incredible food, and absolutely everything you could need for a relaxing vacation at your fingertips, there’s no wonder this hotel is such a popular choice with babymooners (and Hawaii honeymooners)!! The last time we visited the FS Maui, there were SO many happy babymooners, enjoying the sun, the unbeatable views, and the world-class service. The FS Maui has thought of everything to make babymooners feel ultra-comfortable, from neonatal massages in the spa, to the 15, 30 and 50 SPF available complimentary at every pool, so you never have to worry about getting too much sun on your bump. This resort is 100% where I would love to take my babymoon one day.
Hands down one of the most luxurious, one-of-a-kind lodging experience in all of California, the Post Ranch Inn was built to blend in with its redwood coastal surroundings. This rejuvenation haven was designed exclusively for secluded adult getaways, and makes for the perfect babymoon resort in the US. The sophisticated guesthouses, all of which have views of the sea or the mountains, have their own fireplace, stereo, and private decks. Activities here range from hiking and yoga, to farm to table dining and stargazing. Hello, heaven!
Fine dining, irresistible beaches and championship golf courses make Palm Beach a long-time favorite Florida getaway and, in my opinion, no one ever beats the Four Seasons brand in terms of service. So if you’re looking for an ultra-luxe, beautiful, beachfront resort to base your Palm Beach vacation from, this is hands-down my pick. Plus, right now they are offering a complimentary 4th night stay! Start your mornings with yoga or pilates, and then head to the beach side cabanas with a good book! It’s also a great place to treat yourself to a little shopping on Worth Avenue!!
This long-respected hotel is one of the best when it comes to welcoming expecting parents thanks to their special baby-moon package. The 11-acre property offers private tours of the infamous red rocks and energy vortexes as well as top of the line healing-focused treatments at L’Apothecary. Their cozy cottages have private terraces and open-air showers. Moms-to-be will also receive a maternity spa treatment, special breakfasts and snacks upon arrival. And we all know there can never be enough snacks when you are eating for two. Not to mention the highly romantic french restaurant on site!
The island of Nantucket sits 35 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. While it was once the whale capital of the world, today this charming destination is best known as a postcard-perfect vision with idyllic beaches, sailboat and yacht-filled harbors, shingled homes and cobblestone streets. It has a laid-back charm, perfect for relaxing, and the White Elephant helps take things a step further. They have a special “baby-moon” package which includes special spa treatments for the parents to be, along with a special ribbon tied cigar for dad. Afternoon cheeses and morning pastries are on-the-house too. Whether you’re into sailing or just hitting the adorable boutique shops, Nantucket island is the perfect setting for a spring or summer getaway.
There are only 5 locations in the world where the infamous Ritz Carlton Hotel has decided to build a “reserve” location. Once a private plantation, The Ritz Carlton Reserve on Dorado beach is known for its remoteness and refinement. This resort is the epitome of luxury and relaxation. Home to the only 5-star spa in Puerto Rico, you can expect the best of the best holistic and organic spa treatments catered to your specific needs. Upon arrival, you are assigned a butler who answers your every beck and call to ensure you have the best possible experience! You will have a golf cart chauffeur to take you around the resort, or opt to get some exercise with their beach bikes. From golfing, beach lounging or stand up paddle boarding, your days are about spending quality time together in these beautiful tropical surroundings.
The exclusive, recently reopened all-inclusive Little Palm Island is located about one hour by air from Miami and Key West. Far from crowds and ultra-secluded, it’s an island only accessible by boat. Crushed seashell-laden paths lead to individual oceanfront villas with private sundecks, outdoor showers, secluded hot tubs, and panoramic views of the ocean. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in The Dining Room, a fine-dining eatery (and the only restaurant) on the property. Spend your days indulging in their indoor/outdoor spa, soaking up some vitamin D, sunset sailing or snorkeling around the reefs!
One of only two spectacular resorts in the United States by the Aman luxury hotel group. Situated in the foothills of the Grand Teton mountains, near the snow-sports paradise of Jackson Hole, Amangani looks out across the mountains and plains of the Snake River Valley. With its sandstone and redwood architecture, this hotel will transport you into the old west. While you’re here, you’ll discover outdoor adventure and extraordinary natural beauty as well as be treated to holistic spa treatments. Have a catered picnic in the wildflower meadows or hot air balloon ride with a dramatic mountain backdrop or enjoy a dog sledding excursions in the winter months!
If you’re craving a Caribbean getaway without the hassle of going through customs, look no further than the Frenchman’s Reef on St. Thomas. Dramatically situated on top of a cliff with panoramic ocean views, this world class resort recently underwent a $200 million dollar renovation!! This unique resort boasts 384 guest-rooms, including 28 spacious suites, three resort pools including an infinity-edge pool with swim-up pool bar, and a private dock and pier for boating excursions – with a private Catamaran available for snorkeling and sunset sails! Ohh-La-La!