The term babymoon has grown increasing popular over the past several years – referring to a relaxing or romantic vacation parents take together before their baby arrives. Naya Rivera, a star from the hit TV show Glee, just flaunted her baby bump on an Hawaiian vacation with her husband Ryan Dorsey, inspiring other celebrities and everyday parents-to-be to start planning their last trip before sleep becomes a distant memory and alone time for the couple is just a thing of the past. The desire, and sometime need, to get romance in while the couple still can, is what a babymoon is all about.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Since the babymoon usually takes place in the third trimester of a woman’s pregnancy, couples frequently try and stay close to home. This gives the parents-to-be comfort knowing they will be close to a hospital, in the event of an emergency, and they don’t have to worry about flying too far or even flying at all.  In addition, staying relatively close to home means the food will be similar to what the pregnant mom to be is used to.

While some expecting parents favor staying close to home, others prefer traveling to a nice, warm sunny exotic locations. Inspired by Naya’s relaxing and sun-soaked vacation to prepare for the rest of her pregnancy and parenthood, we found a few close to perfect locations, other than Hawaii, for an ideal babymoon. So whether you prefer to stay close to home or travel to that exotic location, we have something for you.

White Barn Inn Pool

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Babymoon in Kennebunkport, Maine

While most people, including Naya, might not think of Maine as the go-to-place for a babymoon, if you are looking for romance, The White Barn Inn should be on your list of destinations to consider. Plush robes, comfortable beds, champagne waiting in a bucket, a gas fireplace, a beautiful tub and a breakfast/reading nook all have the makings of romance.

Babymoon at Atlantis, Paradise Island

One of my favorite vacation spots is at Atlantis in the Bahamas. Since the Atlantis is geared towards families, most people do not realize the resort features a separate adult-only section called the Cove. With the comfortable beds in the middle of the pool area and the amazing cabanas, this will definitely heat up the romance level for any couple.

Photo: Atlantis Paradise Island  Bahamas

Photo: Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas

Babymoon in the Caribbean

Choosing one single destination in the Caribbean for a romantic babymoon is nearly impossible. We recommend St. Maarten, where no passport is needed, or Turks & Caicos, where you will only need to pass through customs. Either location is warm, sunny and just what is needed to make the babymoon something you will never forget.

Where did you go on your babymoon? Do you have any babymoon locations or ideas that you would recommend?