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The TCI is highly recommended as a family destination. Hotels and resorts by and large welcome families with open arms, and even those with specific adults-only aspects have developed delightful kid-friendly amenities and programs. The gentle, clear, shallow waters and soft-sand beaches of the TCI 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. One thing you don't find in the TCI, however, is video-game arcades or similar venues where young teens congregate.

Baby-Equipment Rentals -- Most hotels and resorts in Provo are happy to provide cribs, highchairs, and other baby equipment. (Amanyara even provides parents with Diaper Champs, toddler potties, and homemade baby food!) If you're renting a villa or condo, however, you may need to rent baby equipment. Happy Na (the owner's name is Naomi) has baby-equipment rentals (cribs, car seats, highchairs, and playpens), as well as baby gifts. They're located at Southwinds Plaza on Leeward Highway in Provo (tel. 649/941-3568 daytime or 649/941-5326 evenings). Cribs rent for $8 to $20 a day. The shop will deliver equipment 7 days a week from 9am to 8pm.

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.