Babymoons! A New Travel Trend Is Born

Congratulations! A new member of the family is headed your way, but before you get buried in diapers and midnight feedings it's time for one last travel fling, a "babymoon."

The idea behind this popular new travel trend is for expectant parents to get in some last-minute pampering before the baby arrives. Some top resorts are jumping on the babymoon bandwagon, offering fantastic package deals that include everything from massages for mom and dad, to baby gifts and even special "craving" chefs. Oh baby!

Arawak Beach Inn -- Anguilla, Caribbean


This Caribbean beauty is going all out, offering two affordable babymoon packages. "The Last Hurrah Getaway" package at the Arawak Beach Inn in Anguilla is fantastic because not only do you get an unlimited amount of pickles and ice cream for mom, but the Arawak bar runs on the honor system so dad can grab a beer anytime he wants. The four-night package (under $500) combines value with romance by offering oceanfront accommodations and a daily breakfast. Also part of this babymoon deal: a couple's massage, a gourmet picnic lunch and a candlelight lobster dinner.

Arawak Beach Inn, Anguilla, Caribbean. Photo courtesy Arawak Beach Inn

For a little more money you can go for the "Isolation Vacation," where active parents-to-be are spoiled with a daily breakfast, four dinners, three days of a rental car and snorkeling and a deep sea fishing trip. For more: www.arawakbeach.com.

Triple Creek Ranch -- Darby, Mont.


Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana. Photo courtesy Triple Creek Ranch

If the call of the wild is something you're searching for, the world-class Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Mont., has a luxury babymoon that's truly unique. The six-night "Something's Cooking" package allows parents-to-be to completely relax and rejuvenate so you're rearing to go once the baby arrives.

Set on a ranch in the Montana Rockies, your deluxe cabin has everything you need for a sensational vacation. This babymoon package is all about giving parents a little Western TLC and includes a six-night stay for the price of five nights, all meals, a couple's massage en suite and Triple Creek Ranch shirts for mom, dad and baby. For more: www.triplecreekranch.com.

Westin New York at Times Square -- New York, New York


One of the hardest things about having a baby is picking a name, so the Westin New York at Times Square has come up with the perfect babymoon package to help you out. The "Baby Naming Weekend" package includes a list of popular names based on New York City neighborhoods and a $100 gift certificate for baby's first present at Tiffany & Co Jewelers.

Because picking a name can stress you out, this package also includes accommodations in a spa-inspired guest room complete with your own Kinjoy massage chair. To get the special price when you're booking the package, just ask for the rate plan under "babymoon." For more: www.westinny.com.

Planters Inn -- Charleston, S.C.

Planters Inn, Charleston, S.C. Photo courtesy The Planters Inn

The "Baby's on the Way" package at the historical Planters Inn, in Charleston, S.C., is set up so expectant parents can have one last romantic escape before the newest family member starts demanding most of the attention.

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