7 Hottest Babymoon Destinations of 2015

Steal away to paradise before your baby arrives. A stay at one of these fabulous resorts & hotels will leave you refreshed, relaxed and ready to take on parenthood.

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Why it's hot
There's nothing like an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort to keep a mama-to-be happy. Escape the inevitable stress and worries that come with pregnancy at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. Set between a stretch of glorious, golden sand and the majestic Sierra Madre mountains, this AAA Five Diamond resort features a three-tiered infinity pool and 267 ocean-view suites, from which to bask in the perfect Pacific sunset. The service is outstanding—you get your own personal concierge—and all five of the on-site restaurants are delicious (the Mexican cuisine at Frida is a fave). If you're up for a day trip, take a drive up the coast to Sayulita, a picturesque and trendy surf town popular with the ex-pats.

Preggo perks
The resort is home to a Leading Spa of the World offering more than 30 treatments, including the Maternal Caress, a prenatal massage that promises to foster a connection between mom and baby by way of natural balms and essential oils. If yoga's your thing, be sure to take advantage of the regular classes that take place at the water's edge (you may luck out with a one-on-one session), then reward your efforts with a virgin fruit daiquiri at the swim-up bar.

From $504 per night, vallarta.grandvelas.com

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The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz.

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The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Why it's hot
When Obama comes to Phoenix, this is where he stays. Which gives you an idea for the stunning luxury that's on display at this jewel of the Sun Valley. Stroll among the pools and cascading waterfalls, take in the stunning desert landscape in the cactus garden and dine on mouth-watering treats at nouveau Italian Il Terrazzo. If you have the time (and inclination) to take a tour of the surrounding area, take in a mindful hike at Usery Mountain Park, lunch at the Queen Creek Olive Mill (be sure to pick up some of their gorgeous all-natural olive oil cosmetics) and the nearby Desert Botanical Garden.

Preggo perks
There's plenty to do without leaving the resort at The Phoenician, but it's worth a stroll to the spa, where you can take meditation classes or opt for the Mother-to-Be Well-Being Package ($390), a relaxing 50-minute pre-natal massage, personalized 50-minute facial and pedicure of your choice.

From $159 per night, thephoenician.com

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NoMad Hotel, New York City

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NoMad Hotel, New York City

Why it's hot
You may not be ready to cover Manhattan by foot, but that's what cabs are for! And while you can't really indulge in your favorite cocktail or wine bottle on this particular vacation, you're in for more luck: Many of the most creative bars around are finding that alcohol isn't needed for making a darn fine drink.

Preggo perks
This chic, romantic boutique hotel on Broadway at 28th Street offers a menu of "soft cocktails," including La Piña (pineapple, jalapeníµ-infused agave and lime) and a sparkling basil-fennel soda. After finishing your libations at the hotel's NoMad Bar or Elephant Bar, head upstairs for a soak in your room's freestanding claw-foot tub—or just relax in your bed with its custom Sferra linens and take in the view of New York City outside your window. The urban playground awaits.

From $395 per night, thenomadhotel.com

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Kí²a Kea Hotel & Resort, Kauai, Hawaii

Kí²a Kea

Kí²a Kea Hotel & Resort, Kauai, Hawaii

Why it's hot
There's a reason so many honeymooners head to Kauai: the lush greenery, plentiful waterfalls, beautiful beaches, quiet vibe and welcoming local culture. This isn't the place to party until the wee hours of the night; in fact, you may find yourself rising early to catch a leisurely sunrise walk on the beach—great for babymooners who wake up early anyways or for those of us who decide to just ignore the time change. The plane ride isn't even that bad if you're starting from the West Coast. This luxury boutique resort, with just 121 rooms, is located on Poipu Beach on the island's sunnier south shore.

Preggo perks
Spend the day at one of the surrounding beaches—Poipu is great for snorkeling—or with your feet up by the pool before heading back to your room for your own private hapai (pregnancy) massage followed by a romantic dinner at the resort's modern restaurant, Red Salt.

From $369 per night, koakea.com

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Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe, N.M.

Four Seasons

Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe, N.M.

Why it's hot
Warm desert sun. Low humidity. Luxe accomodations. Sounds pretty good to us! This laid-back resort, just 10 minutes from the galleries and boutiques of downtown Santa Fe, encompasses 57 acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.

Preggo perks
Relax during your babymoon retreat with a lemonade by the pool before retiring to your casita to enjoy snacks from a personalized cravings menu on your own private terrace. Then head off for your 50-minute prenatal massage or 60-minute prenatal yoga session—both included in the resort's Enchanted Expectations Babymoon Package, along with a cravings menu created for you by the chef and baby blanket takeaway gift (from $884). It may sound like something lifted out of a fairy tale—New Mexico is nicknamed the "Land of Enchantment," after all—but a little bit of magic goes a long way when your body is working overtime for two.

From $325 per night, fourseasons.com/santafe

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Canyon Ranch, Lenox, Mass.

Canyon Ranch

Canyon Ranch, Lenox, Mass.

Why it's hot
The all-inclusive resort, situated in the Berkshires, feels a bit like a European estate—and in fact it was an estate, and then a seminary, and then a boarding school—and now it is one of the world's foremost wellness destinations. The natural surroundings are beautiful, and the stately décor and architecture (and the wonderful food) will make you feel truly pampered.

Preggo perks
If you want to combine a relaxing retreat to New England with a babymoon vacation that will leave you even healthier than when you arrived, Canyon Ranch offers a small army of experts to help you out. Physicians, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, licensed therapists and more will turn you into the most relaxed and balanced pregnant lady around. Plus you can get a facial tailored to the unique challenges of pregnancy and a fabulous mom-to-be massage.

From $2,160 for a two-night package, canyonranch.com

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Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Ariz.

Enchantment Resort

Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Ariz.

Why it's hot
Sedona, with its red rocks, rejuvenating energy vortexes and mesmerizing hiking trails, is a must for any pre-baby vacation bucket list. Of course there is plenty to do here with baby in tow, but to experience the true relaxation of this Arizona gem, you have to go prepared for some me time. There's few better places to have this than at Enchantment Resort. Nestled in the breathtaking vermillion-hued Boynton Canyon, here you can experience the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Southwest while getting the five-star treatment at an ultra-luxury hotel. Don't miss the Boynton Canyon Trail, a favorite local hiking spot. The path weaves past red rock faces and cooling groves of ponderosa pines, culminating in a stunning echoing canyon where you'll feel like the only people on earth.

Preggo perks
Enjoy relaxing spa treatments at the Mii amo spa with Enchantment Resort's Spa Tranquility Package, which includes a casita guest room or suite with breakfast, a 60-minute spa service per person per day, as well as access to all of the spa facilities. Mii amo Spa offers two mother-to-be services: the Pre-Natal Massage and a Nutrition to Support Your Pregnancy Consultation.

From around $325 per night, enchantmentresort.com

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