Having a baby is one of the most beautiful life experiences that a woman can have, and while she’s waiting for her bundle of joy to arrive, a babymoon vacation is one of the most relaxing and special trips she can plan to take. Before your pregnancy reaches the third trimester and your traveling is limited, why not consider taking an epic trip with your partner to create even more precious memories together?
Some couples go big when it comes to the babymoon, crossing a major trip off their bucket list. Others stick to tried-and-true or close to home, depending on how far along you are in the pregnancy.
Whether you’re all about the jetset life or just want to indulge in the ultimate weekend getaway, pack your bags and book your hotel, because we’ve rounded up some of the best babymoon destinations for Black couples.
If You Want To Cross A Destination Off Your Bucket List: Maldives
You’ll instantly find paradise in the dreamy Maldives. And with so many beautiful villas and hotels to choose from, you may never want to leave and go home home. But your best bet for experiencing your romance bucket list? Baros — a lush, award-winning island of 75 secluded villas, either beachside under coconut palms or built over the lagoon, ringed by white sand beaches and designed for romance. Additionally, the island features three gourmet restaurants and two bars, as well as intimate sandbank dining experience exclusively for couples. Baros Resort sets the benchmark for a romantic, luxury holiday with genuine, heartfelt Maldivian hospitality.
If You’re Looking For R&R: Cancun, Mexico
Yes, Cancun may be a top destination for spring-breakers, and the like, but for couples who want to step away from the strip for some R&R, they may want to find themselves at the all new Haven Riviera Cancun. The all-inclusive, all-suite property has something for every couple, and is set facing a glorious stretch of pristine beach. The best part about it? Haven Riviera Cancun is perfectly situated in an unspoilt, mid-way point between the south of the busy and loud Cancun hotel strip (only 15 minutes away), the lush and the quieter Playa del Carmen, found some 60 minutes north of the resort.
If You’re Seeking A Spa Getaway: Scottsdale, Arizona
Want a baby moon that’s equal parts relaxation, artsy and adventurous? Scottsdale, Arizona is the place. Just miles from Phoenix, situated in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale has a magical and mystical quality to it. I mean, with a background as scenic as Scottsdale, why wouldn’t it make for the perfect place for you and your partner to reconnect? And the spas will give you life. You’ll want to spend your days and nights hopping from one luxury property to the next having a unique treatment experience at each. Because… why not?
If You Love Collecting Passport Stamps: Santorini, Greece
Quite possibly one of the most romantic place on Earth: the Greek Islands. What makes Santorini the perfect getaway of them all for couples and babymooners are the island’s beautiful sandy beaches, rich history and gorgeous sunsets — making it the perfect setting for creating unforgettable memories with your significant other before your baby bundle arrives. Greece and romance may as well be synonymous- volcanic cliffs, beautiful blue seas and amazing cuisine.
If You’re Looking For Small Town Charm: Savannah, Georgia
With Savannah winning the hearts of romance seekers, this charming historic city makes it the perfect destination for babymooners wanting to put a bit of spice back in their lives. What could be more romantic than sharing an open horse-drawn carriage on a guided tour of Savannah’s historic district? Or dining in a quaint Southern restaurant featuring dishes from some of the best chefs in the South. Or even taking a stroll along the riverfront, before you board a cruise. The options are endless, and the baby will thank you later.
If You Want Close-To-Home Tropics: St. Croix, USVI
The US Virgin Islands is a chain of over 50 slices of paradise, located just a few hours by plane from most Eastern U.S. cities — making it the perfect destination for those who want some fun in the sun, but also want to be close to home. St. Croix is most popular for baby and honeymooners because of its incredible number of pristine bays, coves, inlets and beaches that can be made your own even if downtown areas are crowded. Looking for even more seclusion? The Buccaneer will make you feel like you two are in your own little world. History, natural beauty and plenty of culture are on display, and the duty-free shopping is world famous. And the island’s are so close, you and bae may even find yourself on one of the other two main sister islands (St. Thomas and St. John), each connected by local plane and ferry service.
If You’re On The Hunt For Some Good Food: Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville’s food scene is exploding. Not only did James Beard winning chef Sean Brock opening Husk in Greenville last year, but almost 3 dozen other restaurants restaurants opened within the past year. Main Street is definitely the central hub of activity with more than 120 locally owned restaurants, boutiques, a 32 acre park, the beginning of the 20+ mile Swamp Rabbit Bike Trail, museums, 200+ special events a year including weekly free concerts, a seasonal farmers market, moonlight movies in the park and more, just 2 miles away. The Village of West Greenville is beginning a revival thanks to art galleries, restaurants, boutiques and new condos- making this the next area to watch, making it the perfect small town, with big city visitor appeal for couples wanting a bit of action, coupled with a bit of charm.