More recently the term has come to be used to describe a vacation taken by a couple that is expecting a baby in order to allow the couple to enjoy a final trip together before the many sleepless nights that usually accompany a newborn baby. Babymoons usually take place at a resort that offers appropriate services like prenatal massage.We really wanted to go away for one last trip before the madness sets in these final 3 months before baby arrives. As I stated before, I was in a 3 day induced "vacation coma" researching where we should go: Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua, Bahamas, Bermuda, Charleston, Chicago, Turks and Caicos, Virgin Islands, Hilton Head, Outerbanks, Hamptons, Virginia Beach. You name it; I researched it. I was all over the map, and didn't really know what I wanted.
Somehow, it ended up coming down to Miami, FL and Charleston, SC - which I realize are about as polar opposite as you can get. I found it funny though, when after picking these two places, I came across this U.S. News Travel article listing Miami and Charleston as two of the top babymoon destinations!
If you're thinking that pregnancy and Miami don't mix, think again. This Floridian hot spot is also a sweet destination for parents to-be. Think of it as a last hurrah of sorts, and go out dancing with your baby daddy (with your doctor's approval of course!); most mamas and babies benefit from exercise like dancing. If tearing up the floorboards while pregnant isn't your thing, this city has plenty of ideal relaxation venues. Miami hosts a bounty of high-end hotels, including the Setai Miami Beach with its lavish spa and oceanfront location. And the bright white sands of South Beach are as good a perch as anywhere to unwind as you flip through What to Expect When You're Expecting or Great Expectations (the pregnancy edition).Chris and I aren't exactly the "go out dancing all night" type anyway, so we didn't necessarily choose Miami for the night-life. I wanted a beach vacation where I could relax on the beach all day and go out to a nice dinner, and walk along the water at night. I figured Charleston is a great place to go in the next few years with with young kids, whereas Miami might be more for when the kids are older...and so, we were decided on Miami.
On the beach in SoBeFeaturing an extensive art collection, this boutique hotel by the ocean and on Miami Beach's Collins Avenue is a half-mile from the Art Deco Historic District, with an electric shuttle stop a block away.
Sun-loving pleasuresA disappearing-edge pool and poolside spa treatments provide ultimate relaxation for sun-worshipping guests; Sagamore staff supplies beach-goers with fresh towels and drinks.
Sophisticated suitesSagamore's 93 guest suites include separate bedrooms with pillowtop mattresses, kitchenettes, porcelain-tiled baths with large jetted tubs, flat-screen TVs, and DVD/CD players.