‘Babymoon’ packages offer comfort for expectant parents

Lynn O’Rourke Hayes
Dallas Morning News

Pre-baby getaways have gained in popularity as expectant parents seek out stress-free solace before the sleepless nights begin.

Here are five babymoons to consider:

Four Seasons Resort the Biltmore; Santa Barbara, California. Parents-to-be who tap into the historic seaside hotel’s Timeless Memories package will be welcomed with a teddy bear clad in a newborn shirt, chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of sparkling cider. Relax the day away with complimentary access to the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The soothing breezes will continue as you enjoy dinner for two at Tydes, a seaside restaurant with an emphasis on locally sourced culinary treats.

Contact: fourseasons.com/santabarbara/offers/timelessmemories/

The Milestone Hotel; London. Share in the spotlight of the royal baby watch with this package that gets underway near Hyde Park. Your package includes two nights of accommodations, a tour of Kensington Palace, royal afternoon tea and tickets to an event at Royal Albert Hall. A 90-minute spa treatment for the expectant mother and dinner for two are also included. After your baby arrives, you are invited to return for a stay that will include a complimentary upgrade to a spacious family room. Book now for availability beginning Jan. 1.

Contact: milestonehotel.com

The Houstonian Hotel Club & Spa; Houston. Upon check-in, complimentary chilled cider and specialty beauty products will be delivered to your deluxe guest room. Prepare to be pampered at the award-winning Trellis Spa, where a prenatal massage for the mom-to-be and a deep-tissue massage for the dad-to-be await. Spend time strolling through the 18-acre wooded grounds or fit in a workout at the hotel’s fitness club. You’ll head for home with a special stuffed animal for the baby.

Contact: (800) 231-2759; houstonian.com

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa; St. Lucia. You may want to settle in at the adults-only pool during your four-night, all-inclusive stay in this Caribbean island resort. Relax on the sun deck for two or lose yourself in a novel wrapped in the comfort of a hammock. Babymoon suite accommodations offer private balconies and sweeping views of the Atlantic and the Maria Islands Nature Reserve. Spend the day enjoying oceanfront spa treatments crafted for the expectant mother before joining your partner for a private “Perfect Night” candlelit dinner for two.

Contact: (877) 352-8898; cbayresort.com

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort; Phoenix. If baby makes four or more, this family-friendly resort in the Valley of the Sun has the babymoon package for you. Check into suite accommodations and prepare to enjoy an afternoon of family fun at the 4-acre River Ranch water park, featuring a winding lazy river, water slide, pools and 18 holes of miniature golf. While the kids enjoy a howling good time at the Coyote Camp, parents can regenerate at the Tocasierra Spa with a Relax the Back or Maternity massage.

Contact: (800) 876-4683; squawpeakhilton.com/phoenix-resort-deals