Waiting for your baby to come is a magical time, and it should be celebrated in style. With miles of pristine coastline and a pleasant balmy climate, Florida is the perfect place for a babymoon staycation. There are dozens of options for expecting parents who want to enjoy their final weeks together before the baby’s arrival makes it difficult to get away. So before the diaper bag becomes your go-to accessory, indulge yourselves at one of these excellent venues.
W South Beach
Sleek and chic, the W South Beach features all the amenities for a lavish staycation along the warm sands of Miami Beach. Spoil yourself with an ocean-view suite complete with designer furniture and the signature W mattress. Who said being pregnant means looking dull? Treat yourself to a sensuous spa treatment at the 7,000-square-foot Bliss Spa that offers everything from oxygen treatments for reviving complexions, to hot milk and almond pedicures to soothe achy feet. And since you’re eating for two, the W South Beach has you covered. Dining options at the W include Mr Chow, a renowned Asian restaurant that serves up Chinese specialties that are easy to share. Reserve a table for two beneath the stunning crystal chandelier, or outside on the breezy terrace. Indulge in chicken satay, a succulent stir-fry, or the signature Mr Chow noodles.
The Pillars Hotel Fort Lauderdale
With fewer than 20 guest rooms, The Pillars Hotel in Fort Lauderdale offers the unique and tranquil boutique hotel experience that you’d deserve. The Pillars is a great choice for babymooners with discerning taste. Cozy up in a poolside lounge chair to the soothing sound of swaying palm trees as you pour yourself into a good book. Afterwards, retreat into your elegant suite for an indulgent afternoon nap enveloped by plush bed linens. No need to rush out when you wake—take a long and relaxing bubble bath before wrapping yourself up in a fluffy bathrobe. The Pillars Hotel is designed to offer all the comforts of home and unparalleled tranquility—something that you’ll miss once the baby comes home. After dark, treat yourself to an exclusive dining experience at The Secret Garden restaurant, courtesy of the brilliant Chef Youssef Hammi. The Secret Garden prides itself on serving only the finest ingredients—nothing served is out of season, so the menu is always changing. Reserve a table for two near the water’s edge to watch the yachts roll by.
St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
Few properties can stand up to the grandeur and impeccable reputation of the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. If you’re looking for a staycation splurge, this is it! The property features 227 elegant guestrooms, the world-class Remède Spa, and a privileged beachfront location in one of the wealthiest zip codes in Florida. From your Art Deco-inspired guestroom, to the glittering rock crystal chandeliers cast throughout the lobby, to the signature seafood menus, this property is a veritable work of art. You’ll feel like royalty when you claim your lounge chair by one of the dazzling swimming pools to watch the sun dip down behind the Atlantic. Being a parent is hard, so live it up for as long as you can!