Check out these packages aimed at giving Mom and Dad some time to relax before their first, or next, baby arrives.
The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, located 20 miles southeast of Jacksonville, Fla., on Ponte Vedra Beach, is offering a babymooning package through November. Couples will be greeted with fruit and baby gift baskets and will receive breakfast each morning of their stay. Expectant moms also will be pampered with manicures, pedicures, massages and other services. Beach-themed services, two 18-hole golf courses, boutiques and a men’s barber shop mean both Mom and Dad will have something to indulge in. Rates start at $392 per night, based on double occupancy and two-night minimum stay. To book, call 800-234-7842 or visit www.pvresorts.com to learn more.
The staff at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga., knows just what expectant couples need to feel pampered. The resort’s Lake Moons, Baby Swoons package enables soon-to-be moms sip virgin cocktails, relax after a maternity massage and pedicure or enjoy breakfast in bed from their room with a view of Lake Oconee. Later, fill up on dinner for two by a Chiminea, a clay outdoor fireplace, then end the night with a butler-drawn bath and rose petal-covered sheets. Rates start at $499 per couple, per night with a required three-night stay; good through the end of 2008. For reservations, call 800-241-3333 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com.
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town is offering a babymooning package includes accommodations with access to the spa, a daily breakfast for two and one dinner for two. Expectant moms get their choice of a manicure, pedicure, massage and other goodies. Nearby attractions include of course, the Twelve Apostles mountains. Guests also receive a one-year subscription to Living and Loving magazine to keep the peace going, even after the baby arrives. The package is available through December 19 for 4,807.50 rand (approximately $589.34) per room, per night, based on a two-night stay. Book via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting hotel reservations directly at +27 (0) 21-437-9000. www.12apostleshotel.com