Being a mom of two and working full-time can be exhausting, and often, I know how easily we forget to take a break from our busy lives. However, taking a vacation is not only a great way to escape the daily routine but also a way to recharge and return to our responsibilities with a fresh perspective. As Mother’s Day approaches, consider giving the gift of relaxation to the special mom in your life by surprising her with a mom vacation. To help you plan the perfect getaway, we’ve rounded up the best places for moms to vacation, from spa retreats to beach getaways, most of which are Black-owned or operated. So, pack your bags, grab your mom friends or family, and let’s explore the top destinations for moms to unwind and recharge.

Here are some of the best places for a moms vacation:

Salamander Resort and Spa for a mom vacation
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Salamander Resort and Spa

This Black-owned resort is the perfect retreat for moms who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s actually one of my bucket-list destinations. The spa is a must-visit, and the property offers horseback riding, zip-lining, and a variety of other outdoor activities. Spring is the best time to visit as the flowers are in bloom and the weather is mild.

 

 

 

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The Oak Bluffs Inn 

This charming inn on Martha’s Vineyard is the perfect getaway for moms who love the beach. The inn is just a short walk from the beach and offers bike rentals to explore the island. Summer is the best time to visit when the weather is warm and the island is bustling with activity.

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Miramonte Resort and Spa

This resort in Indian Wells, California, offers stunning views of the desert and is the perfect place for moms to relax and unwind. The resort has a spa, fitness center, and a variety of outdoor activities like hiking and golfing. Spring and fall are the best times to visit when the weather is mild.

Related: Plan Your Next Momcation at the Miramonte Resort and Spa in Indian Wells

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Charleston, South Carolina

I can’t forget about Charleston! This charming southern city has so much to offer, making it a perfect spot for a mom vacation. With its beautiful historic homes, delicious southern cuisine, and picturesque streets, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. And, if you’re looking for a luxurious stay, I highly recommend Hotel Bennett. This stunning hotel has everything you need for a relaxing vacation, including a rooftop pool, a full-service spa, and even a champagne bar!

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La Maison

This Black-owned bed and breakfast in Houston, Texas, is a cozy and charming retreat for moms who want to escape the city. The property has a beautiful garden and offers a variety of spa treatments. Spring is the best time to visit when the weather is mild and the flowers are in bloom.

Condado Vanderbilt Hotel momcation
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Condado Vanderbilt Hotel

This luxurious hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, offers stunning views of the ocean and is the perfect place for moms to relax and recharge. The hotel has a spa, fitness center, and a variety of outdoor activities like surfing and snorkeling. Winter is the best time to visit when the weather is warm and the crowds are smaller.

SLS Baha Mar Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau Bahamas

Having stayed at the SLS Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas it is a top choice for moms looking for a luxurious vacation experience. The property offers a variety of amenities, including a casino, multiple restaurants and bars, and beach access. This makes it an ideal spot for moms who want to indulge in some fine dining and relaxation on the beach.

Related: Luxury Hotel Review: Five Days with My Girls at the SLS Baha Mar

Ocena West Boutique hotel momcation
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Alternatively, the Black-owned Ocean West Boutique Hotel offers a more intimate and personalized experience. With stunning ocean views and private beach access, this hotel is perfect for moms who want a quiet getaway in a beautiful location. The boutique-style accommodations ensure that each guest receives personalized attention and service, making it an excellent choice for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.

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Anguilla Great House Beach Resort in Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla

This Black-owned resort in Anguilla offers stunning ocean views and is the perfect place for moms who want to relax and unwind on the beach. The resort has a spa and a variety of outdoor activities like sailing and kayaking. Winter is the best time to visit when the weather is warm and the crowds are smaller.

 

La Maison Michelle in St. James, Barbados

This Black-owned bed and breakfast in Barbados is a cozy and charming retreat for moms who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The property has a beautiful garden and offers a variety of spa treatments. Spring is the best time to visit when the weather is mild and the flowers are in bloom.

Spice Island Beach Resort momcation
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Spice Island Beach Resort in Grand Anse, Grenada

This Black-owned resort in Grenada is the perfect place for moms who want to relax on the beach and indulge in luxury. The resort has a spa, fitness center, and a variety of water sports. Winter is the best time to visit when the weather is warm and the water is clear.

 

 

 

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Blue Apple Beach on Tierra Bomba Island, Colombia

My hope is to visit Colombia one day, and when I do go, I plan on staying at Blue Apple Beach. This Black-owned boutique hotel on Tierra Bomba Island, Colombia, is perfect for moms who want to escape the city and relax on the beach. The property has a variety of outdoor activities like kayaking and snorkeling, and the hotel’s restaurant serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. Winter is the best time to visit when the weather is warm and the crowds are smaller.

Taking a vacation is important for moms because it allows us to recharge and take a break from the daily routine. These destinations are the perfect places for moms to relax, unwind, and create new memories with their families. From beach getaways to spa retreats, there’s something for every mom. Consider surprising your mom or wife with a vacation this Mother’s Day, and give her the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation.