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Q | What is a great family friendly beach getaway where an expectant mom can relax?

I'm looking for a vacation destination for a week-long relaxing beach getaway in October. I will be 7 months pregnant and we'll be taking our two-year-old. We want somewhere with good health care (just in case) and obviously toddler-friendly. -Allison, Colorado

A | Best toddler-friendly beach vacation

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Club Med Ixtapa Pacific

Seeing as you’ll be pregnant and will have a toddler in tow, I’m thinking you could start enjoying your vacation that much sooner if you chose a destination that was a direct flight from Colorado. There are some great options for you in Mexico.

I had a look at the nonstop destinations served from Denver, and Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Mazatlan, and Cozumel, are all excellent family-friendly destinations in Mexico that are available. Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo is also offered via non-stop, and is home to the fantastic ClubMed Ixtapa Pacific, where my husband constantly bugs to return! Club Meds have their own in-house registered nurse and always have a doctor available on call.

Cancun is another direct flight offered from Denver, and mere minutes from Cancun’s airport is the wonderful Riviera Maya. There you are spoiled for choice in terms of accommodation, and there are excellent private medical facilities in Cancun, including an English speaking hospital.

Wherever you decide to go, enjoy this precious time with your toddler, and make sure you have some “you time” as well!

Photo courtesy of Corinne McDermott

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