Pre-baby vacations for expecting parents, cleverly coined the “Babymoon”, have become a rite of passage. Take it from me, the days of traveling on a whim become a thing of the past once the tater tots arrive. I am a big advocate of the Babymoon because it celebrates mommy and daddy-to-be allowing parents to get in one last slice of adventure and romance before parenthood arrives.
If you could choose your dream Babymoon what do you imagine? Are you the beach-it and pina colada (virgin, of course!) kind of person or does taking in the cultural sites and cuisine excite you? Do you want quiet or fast-paced? Do mountains, vineyards or palm trees fit into your ideal Babymoon? Familygetaway.com, the leading vacation site for families, has got it all. Through their Auction and Buy Now offers, you can purchase the perfect hotel or resort package for your growing family – often up to 65% off the retail value.
Familygetaway.com has put together four once in a lifetime Babymoon packages just for Project Nursery readers. Tell us which hotel below registers highest on your vacation meter to enter!
The Fit Mom-to-Be: Viva Wyndham- Playa Del Carmen Mexico – 3 nights, up to 4 ppl
Babymooners who value staying fit and fabulous will love the Viva Wyndham which boasts not only a first class spa, but tennis, cooking classes, kayaking, yoga, and complimentary nature walks. This resort is perfect for the mom-to-be who can’t sit still. If mom-to-be loves good food – there are four delicious restaurants to choose from to satisfy any pre-natal cravings!
The Classic Mom-to-Be: Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites – 3 nights, up to 4 ppl
For the babymooner who would prefer Shakespeare over a typical chick-lit read, the Victorian seaside resort in Mendocino might be the perfect getaway. Accommodations range from delightful rooms with chintz fabrics to spacious suites with sitting areas and parlors. This classic mom-to-be will not only enjoy the relaxing ocean view suites, but a chance to experience spa services and a town which is truly romantic.
The Adventure Mama: Lakeside The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin – 3 nights, up to 4 ppl
For Babymooners who love adventure and the great outdoors the Osthoff Resort is an all American retreat for kayaking, sailing, canoeing, tennis, yoga and even cooking classes. This lakeside retreat offers beauty in every direction. In the heart of the country this is a convenient getaway for those in the Midwest or on the coast.
The Poolside Diva: GullWing Beach Resort, Fort Myers, Florida – 3 nights, up to 6 ppl
Sip poolside or on the sugar-white sands in a beachfront cabanas on Estero Island in Fort Myers, Florida or relax with a massage and a welcome basket upon arrival, including pastas, olive oil, gourmet snacks and cookies.
WIN IT: Familygetaway.com is providing one lucky PN community member, pregnant or not, the “Babymoon” of their choice (aka a 3 night hotel accommodations package) valued at over $1500! Visit Familygetaway.com and tell us which property is your favorite from the prize packages listed above. Entrants must be 18 years of age and the trip must be redeemed within one year. Contest ends April 29th, 2011 at 11:59 PST.
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