Planning a Babymoon?
Have you ever heard the term "babymoon"? This word describes the blowout trip that more soon-to-be parents are taking before they have their first child. The premise is that babymoons give "expecting couples a few days of pleasure and relaxation before the diapers, sleepless nights and adolescence take their toll." Perhaps the concept takes a dim view of parenthood, but the trips themselves are anything but. As you might expect, they are akin to honeymoons with the level of luxury that couples are demanding from them, though the focus is not as much on getting some alone time as it is on getting some adult time. The trips generally cost several thousand dollars with travel expenses, and include accommodations in high-end hotels, posh spas, gourmet food at four star (or 3 Michelin star) restaurants and other amenities depending on where the couples go. One thing that they do not include, however, is a lot of drinking, since the women participating are often already up to 7 months pregnant.
Most travel agents can arrange the trips, but some hotels offer packages, like the W Hotels' Baby Me.