With the growing trend of couples squeezing in one last trip before their child is born, more and more hotels are catering to soon-to-be parents with romantic vacation packages called “babymoons.” Pre-natal massages, sunbathing (poolside or on the beach), and no-holds-barred gourmet cuisine (no alcohol or raw seafood, of course) are always included, but additional perks include a baby-bump photography session for moms or a congratulatory cigar for dads. And babymoons aren’t just a local thing—you’ll find them everywhere from upstate New York to Palm Springs to posh Caribbean properties in Jamaica, St. Lucia, and Grand Cayman. No matter where you choose to go, these top-tier resorts will have all your pre-baby getaway needs covered.
by Kristine Hansen
Kristine Hansen is a freelance writer based in Milwaukee where she reports on food, wine, and travel topics around the globe for Fodors.com, along with new-hotel openings. She also writes for Wine Enthusiast, TIME, Whole Living, and American Way. In 2006 she co-authored The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coffee and Tea (Alpha Books/Penguin). You can follow her on Twitter @kristineahansen or through her web site.