Babymoons: Six Hotel Packages that Promise a Moment to Relax Before Baby Arrives
January 16, 2013
The due date is almost here, so it’s the perfect time for some last minute rest and relaxation Many couples are choosing to unplug and reconnect with one another before their new baby arrives, and more hotels are now offering packages that cater to this concept of babymoons. “It was important to me that my husband and I have a second honeymoon – a babymoon! – before our first little one arrived,” explains Beth Black, a working mother of two from Chicago. “I knew our lives would change drastically, and I wanted to enjoy our pregnancy and some alone time as a couple.”
Here are seven hotel packages that promise couples a moment of relax before the stork lands.
Historic Downtown Bed & Breakfasts – Albuquerque, NM
In the heart of historic downtown Albuquerque, the Historic Downtown Bed & Breakfasts blend old world elegance with modern amenities. Located in the Huning Highland neighborhood, founded in 1880, this charming property consists of a private carriage house and two homes, all steps away from historic homes, outstanding dining and boutique shopping.
The Babymoon Package offers a prenatal massage for both the expectant mom and dad, a one-night stay in the room of your choice, dinner at the local Artichoke Café, a bottle of sparkling cider and chocolates in room on arrival, and even a welcome gift for the new baby. Just in case, the Downtown Historic Bed & Breakfast is only blocks away from Lovelace, Presbyterian, and UNM Hospital.
Waldorf Astoria – NYC
Moms and Dads looking for the most luxurious babymoon in the heart of New York City should look no further than the famed Waldorf Astoria New York. The Babymoon package offers two night’s accommodation, a Couple’s Service in the Guerlain Spa complete with side-by-side pre-natal massage (for mom) and a relaxing massage (for dad), a duet personal training session with an instructor from Erika Bloom Pilates, and “mocktails and milkshakes” to be enjoyed before and after treatments. The hotel’s Waldorf Spa now features the “When You’re Expecting Massage,” a customized pre-natal body therapy to alleviate discomfort and stress that will relieve muscle fatigue, stimulate circulation and leave skin smooth and hydrated. A one-night Babymoon package is also available, ideal for a couple looking for a one-night staycation, or simply a shorter stay, in the Big Apple.
Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa – Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
The Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is situated on 500 acres along a mile-long section of tropical beach adjacent to the Caribbean National Rain Forest of El Yunque and the Mameyes River. Their Romance Babymoon Package will give you a chance to reconnect with your partner with a breakfast buffet for two in the resort’s Marbella restaurant, chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival, a VIP Benefit Card, and a late 4:00 PM check-out. Be sure to book a spa treatment or two at the luxe Mandara spa, where you’ll find a number of Caribbean style treatments, including a Coconut and Milk Ritual Wrap.
Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Casa Velas, a boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, features a Babymoon Package for expectant couples that includes spa treatments, personalized healthy dining options and more for future parents to enjoy their last moments of peace and quiet. This adult’s only hotel promises a beautiful and intimate stay in an estate-like hotel surrounded by tropical gardens. Once the proud ‘soon-to-be’ new parents spend a few days rejuvenating, a professional photographer will conduct a photo shoot for the family to take home an album. Also included in the Babymoon Package are a body cream set to keep mommy looking radiant, a book of baby names to help the future parents out, and a healthy meal for the flight home.
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek – Orlando, FL
Nestled amongst Bonnet Creek’s 500 acres of stunning woodlands, the Wyndham Grand Orland Resort Bonnet Creek offers a perfect gateway to experience Orlando’s legendary attractions, theme parks, entertainment and shopping. Five gourmet dining facilities including the award-winning deep blu seafood grille mean that you’ll be able to satisfy every craving. The lagoon-style pool and adjacent pool complex are ideal for spending a day under the sun doing nothing more than relaxing. The Couples Getaway includes two 50-minute aroma-infused Swedish massages at the on-site Blue Harmony Spa, an aqua immersion in side-by-side tubs, complimentary strawberries and chocolate, and breakfast for two at the resort’s on-site Tesoro Cove restaurant.
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Hocking Hills, Ohio
The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, located in Ohio’s spectacular Hocking Hills region, is surrounded by stunning waterfalls, caves and rock formations, and thousands of acres of lush forests for hiking – a getaway perfect for the couple that relishes staying active and fit together. The Inn itself boasts a wonderful spa, beautiful, relaxing surroundings and an amazing CIA-trained chef. It’s the ideal place to unwind and for a couple really connect to have quality quiet time together before baby arrives. The Inn’s We Are Expecting package includes two nights in a cozy cottage, dinner and breakfast both mornings at the Inn’s restaurant, and a couples massage at the in-house spa. Be sure to check out the star-filled country sky at night – and make a wish for your soon-to-arrive baby!