Aug. 21, 2014 -- intro: After months of enduring cramps, swelling, weight gain, nausea and all of the other indignities of pregnancy, moms-to-be deserve a getaway before the real work begins--raising Junior.
To squeeze in one last respite before Labor Day Weekend, hotels all over the country are hosting "babymoon" vacation packages for two. Here are five fabulous retreats that will rejuvenate before the big push.
quicklist: 1 title: W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island, Puerto Rico text: Located just eight miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, the W Retreat & Spa tends to creature comforts in a lush, tropical environment. A $50 Cravings Credit will ensure no pregnancy food craving goes unmet while a $100 AWAY Spa credit for couples treatments means Mom and Dad can relax together with some much-needed pampering. In-room amenities like a calming essential oil and a special pregnancy pillow aim toward as many peaceful nights before the little one arrives. Use code WBBYMOON; rates begin at $319 per night through Jan. 3, 2015. media:
quicklist: 2 title: Personality Hotels – San Francisco, Calif. text: Toast with a sparkling cider upon your arrival as part of the "Pregnant & Pampered" package at Personality Hotels. Other perks include a $40 credit for a prenatal massage or facial at Spa J’Adore, a Therapy Massage Bar for a relaxing morning ritual and a complimentary Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop sundae to split with Dad. Plus, some Tums and your own copy of "Your Pregnancy Week by Week." The deal is $49 on top of your booking. Rates begin at $179 per night. media:
quicklist: 3 title: White Elephant Hotel – Nantucket, Mass. text: Spend two nights in a sumptuous guest room at this popular summer destination while being treated to a celebratory cigar with pink or blue ribbon, a “Trunket” stuffed elephant toy, one hour prenatal massage and a $25 spa voucher. Rate begins at $600. media:
quicklist: 4 title: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz. text: You may want to have another baby after indulging in the incredible Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa’s “Mother’s Dream” package. Enjoy a pregnancy massage or desert hot stone massage, sensitive skin facial, customized eye contour, warm cream mani + pedi, makeup refresher and a spa lunch for $406. The resort also features an adults-only pool for serene swimming before baby. Rates begin at $152 per night through Dec. 31. media:
quicklist: 5 title: Towers of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City text: To paraphrase Frank Sinatra, if you make your babymoon here, you can make it anywhere. The Waldorf treats moms- and dads-to-be like kings and queens with special two-night stays in a Towers suite. The weekend will be sprinkled with luxe activities like the Guerlain Spa Couple's Service, which includes massage, training session, mocktails and milkshakes, followed by dinner at Bull and Bear restaurant, and even breakfast in bed. Oh, baby. Rates start at $1,685 media: