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From LAX, American, US Airways, Delta, United and Jet Blue offer connecting service (change of plane) to Providenciales. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $854, including fees and taxes.


Beaches Resort, Providenciales; (888) 232-2437 for reservations, (649) 946-8000 for resort, All-inclusive family resort with anytime dining at 16 restaurants, 45,000-square-foot water park and supervised kids' program. Three-night minimum stay from about $2,750.


Big Blue Unlimited, Leeward Marina, Providenciales; (649) 946-5034, Offers mountain biking, kite sailing, caving, eco-trips to 200-year-old plantations on remote sections of the islands and scuba outings to outlying reefs. $45 for half-day kayak rental.


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