Expecting a little one? Maybe you’d like to indulge in a “last hurrah” of sorts for Mom and Dad to enjoy some relaxation and pampering -- before the diaper changing and 2 a.m. feedings start. Here are some “Babymoon” packages and prenatal spa services to consider in Florida and the Caribbean. Packages are based on availability. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply based on individual property. Packages typically cannot be combined with any other discount. Contact individual properties for full details and restrictions before booking a package. Always be sure to check with your doctor before planning a trip.
Caneel Bay, a Rosewood Resort in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, is featuring a “Babymoon Package” ($350) for couples who would like to savor the last vacation pre-baby with an escape to the Caribbean. The package includes a baby gift, a welcome platter of tropical fruits, a trip for two on the Our Sunset Cocktail Cruise (Thursday or Sunday) and a Caneel Bay Memory Box to hold all the keepsakes gathered during the vacation. Rates at Caneel Bay start at $439 per night. Visit www.rosewoodhotels.com.
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge on Amelia Island features a “Babymoon Package” starting at $785 that includes a bottle of non-alcoholic wine and strawberries, massage for both the mother- and father-to-be (prenatal for mom and deep tissue or relaxation for dad), and dinner for two at one of Fernandina Beach’s finest restaurants. The package also includes an oceanfront breakfast every morning, hors d'oeuvres each evening and cookies and milk each evening. Info: www.elizabethpointelodge.com.
The Four Seasons Palm Beach’s “Babymoon Package,” valid through Dec. 19, provides In addition to accommodations, this package provides one 50-minute Prenatal massage for $150 flexible Spa credit, prenatal pillow in room for use during stay, chef’s amenity delivered to room each day, $100 dinner credit to be used in any of the resort’s restaurants or for in-room dining, one complimentary in-room movie. This package can be booked back to back. Inclusions apply once per two-night stay unless otherwise specified. All offers are subject to availability at the time of reservation. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offer or contract and do not apply to groups. Rates are per room, per night, vary by arrival date and/or length of stay, and do not include applicable taxes, service charges, levies, resort fees, gratuities or surcharges, unless otherwise noted. Early departure fees may apply. Rates are subject to change. Best rate we found at this writing starts at $469 per night plus tax (the package has a two-night minimum) on Nov. 1 and 2. Info: http://www.fourseasons.com/palmbeach/offers/babymoon_package/.
The Grand Floridian’s Senses Spa at Walt Disney World in Orlando has features including prenatal massages for Moms-to-be (after first trimester). A 50-minute prenatal massage costs $145; 80 minutes is $210. This recently opened spa at this elegant turn-of-the-century-inspired resort offers 15 treatment rooms featuring everything from water therapy, rejuvenating citrus facials and manicure/pedicure, to massage therapies and Jacuzzi rooms with handmade glass mosaic tiles. Moms-to-be and other visitors find an oasis of relaxation with variations in lighting color and music that harmonizes with the chosen treatments. And there are added healthy treats: spa goers can sample tasty miniature carrot zucchini cupcakes (or dark chocolate banana, depending on season) plus cucumber-basil infused water, and antioxidant gummies with flavors like mango curry. Info: www.disneyworld.com.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island allows mothers-to-be can choose from an assortment of spa services. The spa has teamed up with prenatal product line Mama Mio to offer six prenatal specialty services, featuring products rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9, shea butter, and more. For $225, “The Smoothie” is a 90-minute treatment featuring an exfoliation, followed by prenatal massage. For $165, the 60-minute “Mellow Mama” provides a complete body massage using specific prenatal techniques to increase circulation, alleviate tired muscles and reduce water retention. Info: www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliaisland.
The Spa at Omni Amelia Island Plantation offers customized prenatal massages for mothers to be, as well as a Custom Cleansing Facial perfect for taming changes to skin due to pregnancy hormones. The customized treatment starts at $125 for 50-minutes and works to re-establish the natural beauty and health of mom-to-be’s skin with pure ingredients and simple luxury. Info: www.omniameliaislandplantation.com.
The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin’s Mandara Spa offers the “Nurturing Mother to Be Massage” –a service specially designed for mothers-to-be that promotes relaxation, increases circulation and provides comfort during this wondrous time of change. This treatment helps to relive tension and alleviate swelling in the hands and feet. Comfort and safety is ensured with supportive pillows and Japanese Camellia Oil. Cost is $155 for 50 minutes. Info: www.swananddolphin.com.