For couples who... dig the desert
ROYAL PALMS RESORT AND SPA
Talk about an oasis! You may feel as if you're trespassing on the grounds of some royal palace, but no worries, resort guests are welcome to explore the ornate Spanish Colonial architecture, lush gardens, and intimate courtyards of this nine-acre, 119-room Arizona haven. It's all set against palm trees and the iconic backdrop of Camelback Mountain.
At sunset, sneak off to the Monte Vista Courtyard, where you might catch Camelback ablaze in shades of orange. You and your honey can turn to mush together during massages in the divine Tuscan-style Villa Fiore, a treatment room for two at the Alvadora Spa. Satisfy your hunger pangs at the resort's Mediterranean-themed restaurant, T. Cook's; try to snag an intimate table on the patio near the glow of the outdoor fireplace, and share the signature desert, caramel cr?me brulee cheesecake. You might just find enough calm to decide on a baby name!
Details: The resort's two-night Babymoon Bliss package includes a prenatal massage and pedi for mom, a 60-minute massage for Dad, delivery to your room of the food you're craving (Rocky Road? Just ask!), a cigar and cognac for Dad, a baby-bump photo session with a local photographer, as well as goodies and a $50 gift certificate from a local baby boutique. You'll also get a candlelit bath drawn for two and a selection of baby-related movies (such as Three Men and a Baby) to enjoy in your room, along with gourmet popcorn, sparkling water, and beer (for Dad, of course). Package starts at $1,238.