After a wedding, it is common to jet off on a romantic honeymoon with your new spouse to some beautiful destination. It is a great way to relax, spend quality time with your honey, and get a little taste of adventure before heading back to real life. Honeymoons are a newlywed tradition that should never die, but did you know there is another emerging trend that every to-be parent should know about? A Babymoon!
If you have never heard of a Babymoon, it is time to change that because this is going to change your pre-parenthood life! Like the name suggests, a Babymoon is a vacation you take with your partner before having your baby. Basically, it is your last celebration as a family of two before your little one enters the world.
There are a number of reasons for taking a Babymoon before the arrival of the newest member of your family. Like any vacation, a Babymoon offers precious time away from the daily grind and helps improve your mental, emotional, and physical health. You will certainly appreciate the time away and relaxation once your baby gets here! Another reason to enjoy a Babymoon is to spend some quality time with your spouse. Children change the family dynamic, and it is amazing what spending some one-on-one time with your significant other can do to strengthen that relationship. This quality time also allows the two of you to reflect about how you want to raise and nurture your bundle of joy. Finally, a Babymoon is all about recharging so that you are ready to embark on an exciting and wonderful adventure with your new baby!
You probably don’t need to be sold on the benefits of a Babymoon, as they are pretty obvious. The next question is, where should you go for your last hurrah? We can make that decision really easy for you…the paradise beach town known as Destin, Florida!
This Gulf Coast oasis is known for its casual beach vibe, and a Babymoon in Destin ensures that new parents will get the rest and relaxation they need before welcoming their newborn. From the stunning beach to soothing spas to fun coastal events, Destin is the ideal Babymoon destination. Here’s more:
The Beach in Destin
With pristine white sand and jeweled waves, it is no surprise that this Emerald Coast beach is the most relaxing beach you will find anywhere. Grab your spouse, sunscreen, and some beach towels and head down to this sugary heaven. As your worries are whisked away on Gulf breezes, you will enjoy the quiet calm that floats your way on every smooth wave. Whether you and your spouse prefer tanning in the summer sun, reading under the shade of a colorful umbrella, or swimming in the saltwater waves, the beach is the perfect place to unwind. Plus, this will be your baby’s first beach vacation, and even though your little one won’t remember it, it could instill a lifelong love of white sands, emerald waves, and salty air! And this means getting to come back for family vacations in the future!
Spas in Destin
Spas are basically synonymous with relaxation, and Destin offers a plethora of spa experiences. As to-be parents, a spa is the perfect place to wind down before the baby arrives. For your typical spa day, check out the Spa at Emerald Grande, Salamander Spa Destin, Serenity by the Sea, or others. These offer their own pampering packages that include everything from massages, body treatments, facials, and more. If you are looking for something more unique, visit the Float Brothers Float Spa. Here, you can enjoy a floatation pod experience that infuses your entire body with tranquility. Once you’ve become parents, this is a time you and your spouse can draw on to make it through those sometimes long and tiring nights.
Destin is known for its seasonal concerts, events, and coastal activities, and you can enjoy all of these while on your Babymoon. The vibrant Village of Baytowne Wharf is worth a visit. In addition to outdoor festivals and special events (like movie nights and concerts), the Village of Baytowne Wharf also features boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. Harborwalk Village is another fun spot to check out during your trip. This fun destination boasts a wide range of coastal activities. We are talking about dolphin cruises, live music, firework shows, weekly parades, and so much more. These events and activities are a fun way to celebrate your last few months as a family of two, and get excited about welcoming the youngest member of your family.
Whether you are expecting or not, keep Destin in mind as the destination for your Babymoon! The beach and spas provide well-deserved relaxation for new parents, while the coastal activities help you ring in your next adventure with a bang. If you are ready to start planning your Babymoon, book your stay in one of our intimate Destin vacation rentals. Our reservation specialists will help you plan a memorable vacation that you can look back on for years to come.