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If you’re looking for the best babymoon destinations in winter, consider near-to-home spots that offer plenty of rest and relaxation.

Naturally, the Caribbean is among the best options, with dozens of islands offering spectacular beaches, soothing ocean vistas, and gentle snorkeling over coral reefs.

Winter babymoon ideas also include destinations in the United States, such as balmy Florida and vibrant New Orleans.

From creating everlasting memories with your partner on Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach to gentle snorkeling in Cozumel, Mexico, make your babymoon one to remember at one of these 9 winter destinations.

St. Thomas

St. Thomas, one of the best babymoon destinations in winter

Magens Bay Beach, St. Thomas

Celebrate your precious babymoon in St. Thomas, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.

What makes St. Thomas one of the best babymoon destinations in winter? It’s home to some glorious beaches that boast warm water and silky-soft sand, such as the hypnotizing Magens Bay Beach on the north coast.

This beautiful sweep of sand features the most vivid clear-blue water with warm lapping waves. Every inch of Magens Bay is postcard-worthy, with rolling green mountains enveloping the beach and palm trees scattering the shore.

Fine sands of Honeymoon Beach, St. Thomas

Honeymoon Beach, St. Thomas

Honeymoon Beach is another wonderful beach in St. Thomas. To reach it, take the ferry to Water Island, a speck of land off Charlotte Amalie harbor in St. Thomas’s capital. It’s another palm tree-fringed beach, with a buzzy vibe, watersports, yachts, and catamarans bobbing on the horizon.

Aerial view of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

If you’re a shopper, one of the best things to do in St. Thomas is to explore downtown Charlotte Amalie. Main Street is one of the best spots for shopping in the Caribbean, with a plethora of international brands lining the street.

Culture-curious babymooners could also tour the island’s 17th-century buildings, including Blackbeard’s Castle and Fort Christian, now the island’s history museum.

The Bahamas

Pink facade of Atlantis, Bahamas

Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas

Winter babymoon ideas include the blissful Bahamas, a failsafe destination of 700-odd idyllic islands of white beaches, clear water, and dazzling marine life.

If your idea of the dream babymoon is simply to lounge on a beach, you needn’t look far in Nassau. Junkanoo Beach has bright turquoise water, powdery sand, and rows of sun loungers.

Enjoy a swim and sunbathe on the shore. You’ll find plenty of places to sample rustic Bahamian cuisine—such as cracked conch and the sugary-sweet guava duff—by this beautiful beach in Nassau.

For more aquatic thrills, the nearby Atlantis Resort is home to extraordinary marine exhibits with caves, lagoons, underwater ruins, and coral-filled lagoons. Among the myriad sea life are rays, sharks, starfish, eels, and barracuda.

Stingray spotted in Honeymoon Harbor in Bimini, Bahamas

Honeymoon Harbor in Bimini, Bahamas

If you’re in search of a remote babymoon beach, try Honeymoon Harbor. Around 10 miles south of Bimini Island on Gun Cay, Honeymoon Harbor is reached via a short boat ride across the crystalline water.

Here you could see stingrays from the shallow shoreline without needing to snorkel or scuba diva. Alternatively, lie back and laze under the warm winter sunshine. There are no facilities on Gun Cay, so pack all of the essentials, such as sunscreen, water, and snacks.

Bahamas, one of the best babymoon destinations in winter

Pearl Island, Bahamas

Pearl Island, eight miles from Nassau, offers a similar desert island feel, though there is a lighthouse at its western tip and food and drink options available.

For a deeply relaxing babymoon experience, head to CocoCay. Drift around the blissful Oasis Lagoon and sip an iced mocktail at the swim-up bar. Enjoy one of your final child-free days at the adults-only Hideaway Beach, where DJs spin tunes in the sunshine. Or treat yourself to a waterfront cabana at Chill Island and feel any worries just melt away.

Grand Cayman

Couple enjoying the beach in Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman

The popular island of Grand Cayman is the largest of the Cayman Islands and offers plenty to see and do for couples in search of a sunshine-filled pre-baby break.

Swim in the azure water and sunbathe on sandy Seven Mile Beach, one of Grand Cayman’s best beaches. Get your daily steps in by walking the expansive beach. Restaurants, bars, shops, and watersports vendors are dotted along the shoreline.

When you get peckish, dine at Mrs. Piper’s Kitchen + Garden, a charming restaurant set in the backyard of the fictional Mrs. Piper, close to the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The plant-forward menu also features fish and meat dishes, with a house burger, chickpea salad, butterfly snapper, and veggie nachos on the menu.

Boardwalk in Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanical Park, Grand Cayman

Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanical Park, Grand Cayman

Edging towards the east of Grand Cayman, wander the tranquil Queen Elizabeth II Royal Botanical Park, filled with a variety of tropical gardens, an orchid, and a woodland trail. There’s a marvelous two-acre lake, and a conservation project to protect the endangered Grand Cayman blue iguana, a lizard only found on Grand Cayman.

View from Pedro St. James National Historic Site, Grand Cayman

Pedro St. James National Historic Site, Grand Cayman

In the south of Grand Cayman, 20 minutes from George Town, stop by Pedro St. James National Historic Site. It’s the location of a 1700s plantation and a three-story house with a wrap-around veranda and shuttered windows, built by slaves shipped over from Jamaica. Take a guided tour to learn more about Pedro St. James and the history of the Cayman Islands.

Read: Best Things to Do in Grand Cayman

St. Lucia

Beautiful landscape of St. Lucia

Pitons, St. Lucia

If you’re looking for a romantic setting for your winter babymoon, look no further than St. Lucia in the eastern Caribbean. This majestic Caribbean island is filled with green-carpeted mountains that rise from the water’s edge, including the iconic twin Pitons.

While you might want to refrain from climbing the dramatic mountains while pregnant, you can certainly admire their pointed peaks from spots such as Hummingbird Beach on St Lucia’s west coast.

St. Lucia, one of the best babymoon destinations in winter

Reduit Beach, St. Lucia

Rest up on Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay in the north of St. Lucia. Reduit is one of the best beaches in St. Lucia with serene vistas of Pigeon Island National Park. Tag on a gentle walk on Pigeon Island itself, which is joined to St. Lucia proper by a man-made causeway.

Aerial view of Pigeon Island, St. Lucia

Pigeon Island, St. Lucia

On the tip of Pigeon Island is Fort Rodney, which affords spectacular views of St. Lucia and the sapphire-blue Caribbean Sea. You could hike there or visit one of the secluded bays, such as Pigeon Island Beach, to enjoy a cooling swim.

To soak up as much of St. Lucia’s ludicrously gorgeous scenery as possible, take a water taxi from Soufriere on the west coast to admire Caribbean coral reefs teeming with tropical fish and take in the views of the UNESCO-listed Pitons.

Key West, Florida

Iconic statue in Key West, Florida

Key West, Florida

Sitting pretty on the southernmost tip of Florida, storied Key West is one of the best babymoon destinations in winter for its sensational seaside vibes, museums, galleries, and jaunty shops.

Key West’s attractive streets are lined with palm trees, candy-colored buildings, and beautiful mid-century homes, often with the sound of Southern music drifting through the air.

Most visitors like to trace the footsteps of 20th-century novelist and journalist Ernest Hemingway at his former home, now a museum, on Whitehead Street. The Hemingway Home and Museum is enclosed in an eye-popping emerald garden that is home to roughly 60 polydactyl (six-toed) cats, some of them direct descendants of Hemingway’s own cats.

Stroll around the writer’s former studio and luscious garden, with its pool and pretty gardenias.

Street view of Duval Street in Key West, Florida

Duval Street in Key West, Florida

After, explore buzzing Duval Street, followed by Eaton Street, with its Art Deco movie theater and gleaming 19th-century church.

Key West is known for its fantastic dining scene with plenty of fresh-off-the-boat fare. Try Eaton Street Seafood Market for its fried fish sandwiches, finishing with a slice of the Key West Key Lime Pie Company’s famous zesty dessert on Greene Street.

Beach in Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park in Key West, Florida

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park in Key West, Florida

Head to Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park for a relaxing beach day to swim and snorkel in Key West.

Fort Zachary Taylor Beach has a rocky, coral-laced shore so it’s wise to pack aqua shoes if you’re hoping to spot vibrant parrot fish and sergeant majors in the water.

An alternative is Smathers Beach, on the south coast, where white sand, a scattering of palm trees, and an untamed feel awaits.

St. Kitts

St. Kitts, one of the best babymoon destinations in winter

In sultry St. Kitts, the largest of the dual-island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, one thing is for sure, you’ll experience a babymoon to remember.

First, dig into the island’s history at the 17th-century Brimstone Hill Fortress, designed by the British military and built by African slaves, in the northwest of St. Kitts.

Historic site of Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts

Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered one of the best-preserved examples of colonial architecture in the Americas and offers jaw-dropping views from its lofty position.

Clear water of Frigate Bay Beach, St. Kitts

Frigate Bay Beach, St. Kitts

Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and warm sunshine on Frigate Bay Beach, a short drive south of the capital, Basseterre. Beach bars and food shacks are available, along with windsurfing and kayaking. The best thing to do for babymooners, though, is paddle in the warm shallow water and nap under a sun-dappled parasol.

Another one of the best things to do in St. Kitts is to join a romantic catamaran sailing from Basseterre. Breathe in the salty sea air as you sail the waters around St. Kitts and Nevis. Half-day tours from the harbor typically include lunch and a visit to a secluded cove for swimming and snorkeling.


Aruba, one of the best babymoon destinations in winter


The perennial favorite island of Aruba lies just 12 degrees above the equator, around 18 miles off the coast of Venezuela, making it a blissful babymoon destination in winter.

Explore the capital, Oranjestad, with its distinctive colorful buildings in the Dutch colonial style. The late 18th-century Fort Zoutman, built to protect Oranjestad harbor from pirates, is the oldest building on the island and is now the city’s History Museum.

Oranjestad is great for shopping, from designer boutiques at shopping malls on L.G. Smith Blvd to high street brands on Main Street. You’ll find several shops selling babywear, too, should you be planning ahead. The best way of getting around Oranjestad is the hop-on hop-off trolley, which makes six stops, including monuments, museums, and Main Street.

Iconic fofoti trees in Eagle Beach, Aruba

Eagle Beach, Aruba

Aruba is known for its stunning beaches, too, including Eagle Beach, with its swathe of white sand, sun loungers, and beach huts. Pack your camera to photograph the beach’s two famous fofoti trees that point toward the ocean.

A short distance north, the two-mile Palm Beach is a haven of tranquility for parents-to-be. Take a dip in the calm, aquamarine-hued water, and curl up on the sand with your vacation read.

Read: Best Things to Do in Aruba for Couples


Cozumel, one of the best babymoon destinations in winter

Playa Mia, Cozumel

Look to Mexico for winter babymoon ideas, including sizzling Cozumel off the Yucatán Peninsula, where parents-to-be can enjoy this paradise island’s warm sunshine, Mayan ruins, and breathtaking beaches.

One of the best things to do in Cozumel is to dip below the water’s surface and witness the island’s magical sub-aquatic world.

Beach in Punta Sur Eco Park, Cozumel

Punta Sur Eco Park, Cozumel

Punta Sur Eco Park on the south coast is among the best places to snorkel. The park encompasses 247 acres of unspoiled beaches, coral reefs, lagoons, and thick mangroves blooming with wild flora and fauna.

If you have the energy, you could climb the towering white Celarain Lighthouse for views across the lagoon and reef. There’s a sea turtle nesting area on the pristine Cozumel beach and boat tours that operate in the lagoon, where you could spot crocodiles.

As for marine life, it’s nothing short of extraordinary, with angel fish, yellow grunts, lobster, green, and hawksbill turtles.

Turquoise water of Isla Pasión, Cozumel

Isla Pasión, Cozumel

In the north of Cozumel, tiny Isla Pasión, or Passion Island, is a couples’ dream. Join a catamaran tour to reach the peninsula, known for its pearly white sand and crystalline water.

There’s an outdoor market and water-based activities, though enjoying the warm Caribbean breeze from a gently swaying hammock is one of the most satisfying ways to spend your time here.

New Orleans

Street view of the French Quarter, New Orleans

French Quarter, New Orleans

Hopping New Orleans is known for jazz music, the Mississippi River, and sublime southern cuisine. For these reasons, it’s one of the best babymoon destinations in winter if you’re hoping for a lively pre-baby vacation.

When you envision New Orleans, you probably picture the historic French Quarter, with its cast-iron balconies and plentiful jazz clubs. It’s the beating heart of New Orleans and an area you’ll want to dedicate most of your time to, with boutiques, galleries, antique stores, and old-style restaurants.

Dip into the French Quarter’s pocket-size museums, including the spirited New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum and the Museum of Death.

White facade of St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

Explore the fairytale-like St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, where mystic fortune tellers and saxophonists line the leafy plaza. Officially the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France, it opened in the 1700s and is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States.

Café Du Monde, across from the horse-drawn carriages behind Jackson Square, is the place to go for tasty deep-fried beignets, before soaking up the sights of iconic Bourbon Street and glitzy Canal Street.

Food inside the French Market, New Orleans

French Market, New Orleans

The lively French Market is another New Orleans institution for its flea and farmers’ markets, where you can graze on more local specialties—think jambalaya, barbecue shrimp, fried seafood po-boys, blackened alligator, and sautéed catfish—at the many stalls and restaurants.

One final stop: New Orleans Jazz Museum, near the French Market at the city’s former mint, is a must-visit to delve into the world of jazz, with the soulful musical genre born here in the Big Easy.

Grand Cayman, one of the best babymoon destinations in winter

Grand Cayman

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