For couples who... long to bury their toes in the sand
Courtesy of Elizabeth Pointe Lodge
ELIZABETH POINTE LODGE
Amelia Island, Florida
Wander into this serene Nantucket-style bed-and-breakfast and feel your mom-to-be angst evaporate. Perfectly positioned on powder-soft Fernandina Beach, this waterside gem lulls your senses with the sounds of crashing waves, uncensored ocean views, and an irresistible aroma of the Lodge's famous fresh-baked cookies. (You'll find them near the front desk sitting alongside lemonade... yum!)
Wake to a belly-pleasing breakfast served in the sunroom, then grab a book and park yourself in one of the ocean-facing racking chairs on the wraparound porch. If you want some beach time -- this is Florida, after all! -- it's only a few steps away from your room. The doting staff will see to it that you have a lounge chair and an umbrella; there's no fighting for beach space on this vacation. Later, explore historic downtown Fernandina for shopping, dining (Beech Street Grill oozes charm), or walks by the scenic harbor. The perfect end to each nicely hedonistic day: a bubbly bath in your room's oversized soaking tub.
Details: The two-night babymoon package starts at $926 for weekday stays in a sunset room (oceanfront and weekend rates are slightly higher) and includes strawberries and nonalcoholic wine upon arrival, massages for both of you at a nearby spa, dinner at a local restaurant, hors d'oeuvres each evening, milk and cookies delivered at bedtime, and daily breakfast.