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Anguilla is very family-friendly, particularly during spring break, the shoulder seasons, and summer; the calm, clear waters are perfect for beginning swimmers. The Malliouhana resort, on Anguilla, has a wonderful children's playground (with a pirate ship) that's separate from the main section of the resort. 

Even those hotels and resorts with specific adults-only aspects offer some sort of kid-friendly amenities and programs. Many of the beaches are particularly attractive for families with toddlers and young children, and older kids will have plenty of nonmotorized watersports activities (snorkeling, sailing, parasailing) to keep them happy.

Baby-Equipment Rentals

Many resorts on Anguilla are happy to provide cribs and other baby and toddler essentials. If you're renting a villa or condo, however, a convenient, hassle-free option to dragging everything with you (and paying extra-baggage costs) is to rent the kids' stuff you need. Travel Lite delivers premium-brand baby- and toddler-equipment rentals (cribs, strollers, car seats, highchairs, and playpens) to your villa door, as well as swings, safety gates, baby monitors, even DVDs. Travel Lite will also help you plan children's parties, holiday celebrations, and activities for the kids. Contact Travel Lite (tel. 264/476-9990 or 264/476-0999 or go to www.travelliteanguilla.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.