Courtesy of Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, FL
Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida
Even the name of the road that leads to this resort evokes a serious escape: the Overseas Highway. Though you're technically still in the United States (on the southernmost stretch of U.S. Route 1), the water surrounding you looks (and feels) decidedly Caribbean. Once you reach the resort, you can hang out around the kid-friendly pools to acclimate to the concept of family travel, or retreat to the adults-only Tranquility Pool to savor a few last kid-free vacation moments. To retreat further still, hit the Calm Waters Spa for a prenatal massage.
From $145/night; www.hawkscay.com
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The Cliffs Resort in Pismo Beach, California
This central California hotel's And Baby Makes Three package is perfect for anyone who doesn't want to put a lot of thought into planning a babymoon. And mental disengagement isn't a bad thing now: Between "pregnancy brain" and the mind-blowing, bluff-top Pacific views here, your neurons may be firing on all cylinders. Included in the package: a welcome basket with diapers and a one-piece shirt for baby; a $50 dinner voucher at the Sea Cliffs Restaurant; an in-room movie (possibly one of your last uninterrupted viewings) and ice cream to go with it; breakfast in bed; overnight luxury accommodations; two massages; and a commemorative bottle of wine (to share when you can to drink again).
From $359/night; www.cliffsresort.com
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The Tides South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida
At this point of pregnancy you may be more likely to partake in the early-bird specials than Miami's famed nightlife. But the city has a lot to offer by day -- especially if you're staying at this South Beach hot spot. Located on iconic Ocean Drive, this Art Deco outpost grants easy access to shops, restaurants, and galleries -- and even easier access to the beach, as the sand-and-sea views from each of the 45 suites illustrate. For days when you don't feel like moving, the gorgeous cabana-surrounded pool is just steps away.
From$425/night, including continental breakfast; www.tidessouthbeach.com
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The Inn on Charlotte in St. Augustine, Florida
This eight-room bed-and-breakfast has made its Mary Lily's Suite the unofficial babymooners' hideaway. When you want a break from popping Claude's "I love You" Chocolates in your four-poster bed and flipping through your complimentary copy of Tracey Serebin's 101 Questions for Expectant Parents, you can enjoy the other elements of the two-night Babymooning package: a horse-and-carriage ride; dinner at Collage (one of the town's most notoriously romantic restaurants); and daily gourmet breakfast and late-afternoon treats. You're also steps from the bay front in St. Augustine's historic district, so exploration is easy -- even for the bump-sporting set.
From $595/two nights; www.innoncharlotte.com
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The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in San Diego, California
With guest rooms recently renovated to airy, gauzy perfection (reserve one that's high on the water-facing side for arguably the best views in San Diego), this hotel doesn't give you much incentive to venture beyond your bed, couch, and balcony. Still, if you tire of watching the boats, seagulls, and pelicans from above, check them out from the eminently strollable marina level (where you'll get quite the sea lion show, too) or head off-campus -- Sea World, Cabrillo National Monument, and Balboa Park are all nearby. And though "Hyatt" may not be synonymous with "eco" in the collective consciousness, the brand's first environmentally friendly spa -- Blue Marble Spa -- offers a formidable, all-organic Natural Mom massage.
From $179/night; www.missionbay.hyatt.com
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Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa in Orlando, Florida
If the child you're expecting isn't your first, try a variation on the babymoon theme: a familymoon. The idea is to go someplace where the kid(s) will have fun and keep busy while the grown-ups get some quality alone time. Disney's Grand Floridian fills the bill. Located on the Disney World monorail (for easy access to the entire complex), the resort is both lake- and beachside, with views of the Magic Kingdom and a white, sandy stretch out back. Though child activity centers might seem redundant at Disney, their benefit is obvious: built-in child care when you want a couple's massage at the spa (maternity treatments are available). You can also book in-room babysitting, if you'd like a grown-ups' night out.
From $399/night (kids younger than 18 stay free); disneyworld.disney.go.com
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Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa in Sausalito, California
Boasting a beautiful San Francisco Bay view from one of the most achingly romantic cities on earth, Casa Madrona has teamed with Barefoot & Pregnant Spa to offer a number of babymoon packages. Among them: Expecting the Best (two-night bay- or garden-view accommodations for two with a Total Relaxation massage and B&P signature facial, a Daddy's Turn massage, two breakfasts for two, one picnic lunch for two, one dinner for two, and a gift basket) and And Baby Makes Four (two-night familymoon with continental breakfast, one dinner, prenatal spa services, Daddy's Turn massage, tickets to Pier 39 and Aquarium of the Bay, evening snack, and a gift basket for Mom, Dad, and child).
$1,500 for Expecting the Best; $1,600 for And Baby Makes Four; www.casamadrona.com
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