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Southern Babymoon Destinations

Babymoons—a last romantic trip before baby arrives—are growing in popularity. We’ve discovered beautiful and unique babymoon locations from Mississippi to the Carolinas that offer rest, relaxation, and indulgence for expectant parents.

The Elms

The Elms in Mississippi for a babymoon

801 Washington St.
Natchez, Mississippi 39120

Located in an elegant 1804 antebellum plantation home, The Elms offers an indulgent Babymoon package that welcomes expectant parents from the moment they walk in the door with a welcome basket that includes a bottle of non-alcoholic wine and strawberries. Parents will also enjoy dinner for two, bubble baths in an oversized tub, a horse-drawn carriage ride through historic Natchez, wine and hors-d’oeuvres in the evening, milk and cookies at bedtime, and a traditional Southern breakfast. Stroll along the banks of the Mississippi River, and visit the many historic homes throughout the city. The Babymoon Package is $340 for a one-night stay.

The King’s Daughters Inn

The King’s Daughters Inn for a North Carolina babymoon

204 N. Buchanan Blvd.
Durham, North Carolina 27701

Durham is most widely known as the home to Duke University, but there is so much more to offer in this hip North Carolina city. Vacationers will enjoy exploring the growing culinary scene, parks, art galleries, historical sites, and shops. The King’s Daughters Inn Bed & Breakfast is housed in a former home for elderly women and exudes southern hospitality. A comprehensive green renovation project of the property added modern-day sustainable systems to the early 20th-Century inn while still preserving its historical charm. The Inn offers a babymoon package featuring in-room massages, a chilled bottle of sparkling cider, and milk and cookies at bedtime. The babymoon package is $40 in addition to the nightly room rate of $220-$340.

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island babymoon package

1 Sanctuary Beach Dr.
Kiawah Island, South Carolina 29455

Kiawah is a beautiful barrier island located just 25 miles southwest of Charleston, South Carolina. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island is a luxury oceanfront resort and spa that offers a two-night Bliss Before the Baby package. The package includes a large garden-view room with a king-size bed, daily breakfast buffet, and dinner for two at the Jasmine Porch restaurant. For pampering, they offer a couples massage—a 60-minute Maternity massage for mom and a 60-minute massage for dad. There’s even a welcome gift that includes a soft book for baby, a spa set for mom, celebration cigars for dad, and a coupon for a free gift from local the local baby boutique, Boutique Jolie. And because romance cannot be forgotten they offer a romantic rose petal turndown service. The Bliss Before the Baby package is $900 per couple per night.

Island Cottage Oceanfront

Island Cottage Oceanfront babymoon destination

Villa Inn and Spa
2316 S. Oceanshore Blvd.
Flagler Beach, Florida 32136

Island Cottage is located in Flagler Beach, Florida, on the Atlantic Coast nestled between Daytona Beach and St. Augustine. Flagler Beach is a small, cozy town with a population less than 5,000. The Inn’s Precious Moments Babymoon Escape includes a bouquet of flowers, a bottle of non-alcoholic champagne, and chocolate dipped strawberries in your room upon arrival. The Inn’s signature Shower in a Basket includes lots of fun goodies to take home. The package also includes home-baked cookies and beverages every afternoon, two commemorative photos, and free use of beach chairs, bicycles, beach umbrellas, and beach towels. The Precious Moments Babymoon Escape is $225 in addition to the nightly room rate of $169-$399.

The Amelia Island Williams House

babymoons at Amelia Island

103 S. 9th St.
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

The seaside village of Fernandina Beach is located on Amelia Island just 45 minutes from Jacksonville, Florida. The Amelia Island Williams House is an elegantly restored Victorian mansion built circa 1856. The Inn is comprised of three buildings—The Williams House, the Hearthstone House, and the Carriage House—with a total of 11 guest rooms. The Babymoon Getaway package includes a chilled bottle of sparkling non-alcoholic beverage, chocolate-covered strawberries, a picnic basket for two filled with gourmet sandwiches and goodies, a romantic carriage ride through the Fernandina Beach Historic District, and dinner for two at a romantic local restaurant. Package price is $195 in addition to the nightly room rate of $229-279.

Cecilia Pearson
Cecilia Pearson


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