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If you go: Turks and Caicos

THE BEST WAY TO TURKS AND CAICOS

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.

WHERE TO STAY

Beaches Resort, Providenciales; (888) 232-2437 for reservations, (649) 946-8000 for resort, http://www.beaches.com/main/tc/tc-home.cfm. 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.

WHAT TO DO

Big Blue Unlimited, Leeward Marina, Providenciales; (649) 946-5034, http://www.bigblueunlimited.com. 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.

TO LEARN MORE

For details on diving and other activities, go to http://www.turksandcaicostourism.com.

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