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Maui is paradise for children: beaches to run on, water to splash in, and unusual sights to see. Look for Frommer's Hawaii with Kids (Wiley Publishing, Inc.).

The larger hotels and resorts offer supervised programs for children and can refer you to qualified babysitters. By state law, hotels can only accept children ages 5 to 12 in supervised activities programs, but they often accommodate younger kids by simply hiring babysitters to watch over them. You can also contact People Attentive to Children (PATCH), which can refer you to babysitters who have taken a training course on child care. On Maui, call tel. 808/242-9232; on Molokai and Lanai, call tel. 800/498-4145; or visit www.patchhawaii.org.

Baby's Away (tel. 800/942-9030 or 808/344-2219; www.babysaway.com) rents cribs, strollers, highchairs, playpens, and infant seats. The staff will deliver whatever you need to wherever you're staying and pick it up when you're done.

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.