SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT – SYDNEY PATTERSON TRAVEL
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Besides newborn photos, what’s the most exciting thing you plan while you’re pregnant? Your babymoon, of course! I’m excited to introduce you to Sydney Patterson of Sydney Patterson Travel for my next Small Business Spotlight! She has the best travel recommendations and is my go-to whenever I have a trip to plan or need travel recommendations. And she’s sharing with us her top destination recommendations for your babymoon!
Sydney Patterson Travel, a luxury travel agency based in Fort Worth was founded by Sydney Patterson, a travel agent with years of experience in the industry. From a young age she was exposed to world travel through her mother, a lifelong flight attendant of more than 37 years. Through her journeys across the globe, Sydney’s fallen in love with the adventure and memories associated with experiencing new places. Through Sydney Patterson Travel, she wants to maximize those moments for her clients, creating seamless, unforgettable curated experiences across the globe.
Top Babymoon Destinations
With a perfectly sweet bun in the oven, we, of course, start planning everything baby! From birth plans, lamaze classes and maternity photoshoots, to prenatals and diapers, everything is just a whirlwind focusing on the bundle of joy you will introduce to the world in just a few more months.
Right in the midst of this beautiful chaos is the ever so important babymoon. Who wouldn’t want a chance to enjoy some one-on-one time with their partner before the baby comes? Most moms-to-be opt for a little trip at the 4-6 month mark of their pregnancy but there really are no rules as long as your doctor gives you the ‘ok’ to get on that plane.
Generally, it is recommended that you don’t fly past 36 weeks, plus some airlines really won’t allow you to.
With so many spectacular destinations to choose from, Sydney Patterson Travel, a premier luxury travel agency based in Fort Worth, can guide you with making the right choice for your babymoon. We also create custom tailored itineraries for our clients that are sure to give you the babymoon experience of your dreams. To get you started, we have listed a few of our favorite spots and top recommendations based on our amazing client feedback to make your trip the most special one yet. Take a look and let us know what you think!
For the Ultimate Tropical Getaway
We’re starting off strong with my personal favorite, after all, this is where I went to enjoy my unforgettable babymoon just a year ago. It was absolutely perfect. In Anguilla you can expect serenity and tranquility since it is one of the less crowded Caribbean destinations with the most beautiful soft, white sand beaches. You can spend your days relaxing by the beach, enjoying the diverse and delectable cuisine. Our favorite resort on the island has a world-class spa that offers prenatal massages and wellness treatments, providing the best opportunity for soon-to-be parents to de-stress and rejuvenate. You can also get out and explore as much as you’d like to, eat out at a fabulous restaurant or maybe stay at the resort and never leave. All up to you!
Where to stay:
Cap Juluca, a Belmond Resort or Malliouhana. Cap Juluca offers immaculate beauty at every turn with a personal butler service and walkout rooms straight to the beach, while the OG luxury Anguillan getaway, Malliouhana, shines with its chic, old school vibe and large infinity pools.
Note: We always recommended booking with SPT so you can get the benefit of a Preferred Partner hotel with beach service so you literally don’t have to lift a finger.
An all-time SPT client favorite, Mexico is always at the very top of the list for babymoons booked with us. Though known for its party atmosphere, we promise you that Mexico is your ideal babymoon destination. Just one short flight will lead you to countless luxury resorts to choose from, from beachfront resorts in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, to charming colonial cities like San Miguel de Allende. Mexico’s coastlines feature some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Plus there’s more to do here besides water activities, which our mamas may not want to participate in. Mexico offers the chance to explore ancient ruins, colonial architecture and vibrant local markets. We would be amiss if we didn’t mention the food! Mexican cuisine is renowned for its delicious and diverse food, which we can tell you from first hand experience is *chef’s kiss*.
Where to stay:
In Cabo, we love the exquisite baja retreat, the One&Only Palmilla or the top-booked Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort that offers pampering and pleasure with unparalleled service and attention to detail. In Punta Mita, Susurros del Corazón, an Auberge resort on the untouched Mexican shoreline, takes the top spot. And in the gorgeous Riviera Maya, La Casa de la Playa, the Adults only all-inclusive or the Rosewood Mayakoba is where we would highly recommend. A new addition to our list of Mexican favorites is the Four Seasons Tamarindo, the secluded nature reserve in Jalisco, Mexico.
Belize welcomes you with open arms to its natural paradise any time of year. With its year-round great Caribbean/Central American weather, you can expect to enjoy pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and crystal-clear waters. Home to the second-largest coral reef system in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef, this preserved beauty offers opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving in a safe and scenic underwater environment. Belize offers a range of upscale and boutique resorts that cater to couples, many with amenities and services designed to pamper and cater to the needs of expectant mothers. If you’re an active mom-to-be, Belize also provides opportunities for gentle outdoor activities such as kayaking, zip-lining, and nature walks.
Where to stay:
We can create your best babymoon itinerary to compliment the private island experience offered by the five-star, world class resort Cayo Espanto,, three miles off the coast of San Pedro, Belize. We guarantee the most relaxing vacation you have ever experienced.
Note: All of our highlighted destinations have healthcare facilities in case of any unexpected medical concerns during your trip. SPT also strongly advises that our babymooners have appropriate travel insurance on all international trips.
Paradise Closer to Home
The Florida Keys
With its laid back tropical atmosphere, the Florida Keys is one of the best choices for expectant parents who don’t want to have a long journey to the tropics. As one of our easier accessible destinations, the Florida Keys has some lovely beaches where you can relax, sunbathe, and enjoy the calm waters. The area is brimming with babymoon friendly accommodations that Sydney Patterson Travel can book for you along with the creation of your custom tailored itinerary, of course, keeping your pregnancy in mind.
Where to stay: Our SPT faves include Isla Bella Beach Resort or Cheeca Lodge & Spa. Isla Bella is modern Florida luxury defined with its 24 acres of beautiful white sand beach. All rooms and suites have breathtaking ocean views, each having their own large outdoor terraces, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the entrance to the world famous Seven Mile Bridge. Cheeca Lodge is also impressive with its Florida-style decor, golf course and AAA four diamond restaurant. Cheeca boasts the longest pier in the Keys and its 27-acre stretch of sandy beach.
Thoughts of Montecito always consist of lush landscapes, beautiful beaches and scenic coastal views that we can’t wait to bring to life for you for your babymoon with a custom itinerary created by Sydney Patterson Travel. Montecito offers gentle outdoor activities such as leisurely walks, scenic drives, and opportunities to enjoy the picturesque surroundings. While exploring the area, you may want to pop into one of its numerous upscale restaurants that focus on fresh, farm-to-table cuisine. How about a 10 minute drive to Santa Barbara for cool cultural experiences, including art galleries, historical sites, and events? Sounds amazing already! And if privacy is high on your must-haves list, we can guarantee that you will be afforded a degree of privacy and seclusion as Montecito has been known to be a preferred destination for high-profile individuals.
Where to stay:
No questions asked, the Rosewood Miramar Beach sets the standard as the finest Santa Barbara oceanfront getaway. This estate-style getaway is the pinnacle of luxury offered on the American Riviera.
Sea Island, Georgia
A generous number of acres at Sea Island grants each visitor access to all the wide open spaces you could ever want to explore. Think marshlands, rivers and beachfront fun, Sea Island’s tranquil environment offers a peaceful and visually pleasing setting for your perfect babymoon. With its selection of luxury resorts and elegant inns, Sea Island offers a sense of tradition, home and familiarity, even on your first trip to this destination. Gracious service and heartfelt hospitality is one of the trademarks that the locals pride themselves on.
Where to stay:
The prestigious Cloister at Sea Island has our hearts here at SPT. This four Forbes Five-Star hotel has always been defined by legendary elegance. We are happy to provide your ideal itinerary experience with personal service, spectacular dining, and signature activities for you to enjoy on your babymoon. We can include, if you like, your pick of three championship golf courses, top instructors, teeing areas and practice greens, with your chance to say you played at the home of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic!
Park City, Utah
We can already smell the crisp clean air here, just the mention of this special place and that’s why we had to include this destination on our favorite babymoon destinations list. Park City, Utah boasts picturesque mountain landscapes, fresh alpine air, and a serene atmosphere that is just incomparable. The area offers a range of upscale resorts and cozy lodges; world-class spas and wellness centers; restaurants and cafes serving a variety of delicious cuisine, including cozy fireside dining experiences; scenic mountain hikes, wildlife viewing, and leisurely strolls in charming historic downtown Park City. So much to see and do!
Where to stay:
Located just outside of Park City, we are swooning over the Lodge at Blue Sky! Located right in the Wasatch Mountain Range, the Lodge offers luxurious and well-appointed accommodations, including spacious suites, cabins, and rooms. We know you will also love that there is an emphasis on wellness and mindfulness here at the Lodge which is great for added preparation for your sweet baby.
As with any babymoon, it’s essential to prioritize safety and comfort. We recommend that you consult with your healthcare provider to ensure that traveling during your pregnancy is safe, and choose a destination and activities that align with your needs and preferences. Once you are in the clear for travel, we’d love to get started on your trip to any destination of your choice. All you have to do is fill out the inquiry form and we will get back to you within 48 hours to start the planning process. Let’s book your dream trip today!