Are you expecting your first child (or adding another one to the family)? Congratulations! The blessing of a new baby brings so much love and happiness into your life. Caring for your new bundle of joy also means you and your loved one will be taking on lots of extra responsibilities, from late-night feedings to diaper changes to getting your baby to sleep. Mixed with anticipation, excitement, and nervousness as you prepare for your new arrival, you both might feel a little spent—emotionally and physically.
The solution? A Babymoon!
What is a Babymoon?
Growing in popularity, a Babymoon offers expectant parents the chance to get away together before the baby arrives. It’s the calm before the “baby storm,” so to speak, giving couples an opportunity for one last hurrah. By taking this just-the-two-of-us vacation, you get time to relax, connect, and enjoy some couple-time. What a fantastic idea! I wish this tradition were around when I was an expectant mom.
Couples usually take a Babymoon when it’s still safe (and comfortable) for the expectant mom to travel—typically in the second trimester of pregnancy. Of course, check with your doctor first, especially if you’ll be hopping on a plane to get to your destination.
Where can you celebrate a Babymoon?
Speaking of destinations, Ron and I hope you consider staying at The Addison on Amelia Island to celebrate your Babymoon, whether you’re flying in from afar or just a short drive away. Situated within walking distance of historic downtown Fernandina Beach and only one mile from the stunning beaches of Amelia Island, The Addison on Amelia Island specializes in making your Babymoon truly special.
We designed our Babymoon Package exclusively for parents-to-be, offering thoughtful touches to make your stay relaxing and memorable. With the needs of expectant parents in mind, our carefully curated Babymoon Package amenities include:
- a prenatal massage for mom
- a bottle of non-alcoholic champagne
- an assortment of hand-dipped chocolates from a local artisan candy-maker
- lavender sanitizer and milk bath for mom and baby
- $50 dinner gift certificate to a fabulous local restaurant
- an Addison on Amelia Island onesie for your little one
- The Babymoon Package is $250 in addition to your room rate, and a two-night stay is highly recommended, so you don’t feel rushed during your visit. Call the inn at 904-277-1604 or reserve online.
Why Choose The Addison on Amelia Island?
Of course, the inn itself serves as a respite for travelers looking to unwind. You can sleep in late and cuddle under the sheets in one of our luxurious queen or king beds. Enjoy a three-course, home-cooked gourmet breakfast outside on our lovely veranda. Maybe you want to escape to your private porch or sitting area overlooking the landscaped courtyard and fountain. You can look for seashells as you stroll along the pristine beaches of Amelia Island. Enjoy our evening social hour with beverages and appetizers. Or spend time shopping and eating in our downtown historic district. The possibilities are only limited by your desire to explore our beautiful coastal community.
Keep in mind that there’s no one “right way” to do a Babymoon. Since taking ownership of the inn in 2017, we’ve had quite a few couples stay with us for their Babymoon, and they all approached their stay differently.
One couple wanted some together time and some alone time. Perfect! The dad-to-be headed to a nearby restaurant to watch his favorite soccer team play, while the mom-to-be stayed back at the inn. She spent time relaxing in their guest room and getting some fresh air on their private porch writing in her journal. Another couple chose to relax in their room and enjoyed riding bikes around downtown.
No matter how you want to celebrate your Babymoon, we hope that where you celebrate it is with us—at The Addison on Amelia Island!