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What's the Best Family Resort?

THE AGENT Polly Oliver
TOP PICK Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Maui "One of the last low-rise hotels on the island. There's an authentic Hawaiian feel, a lovely beach, and classes in lauhala mat weaving and lei making."
RESORT INFO 800/262-8450; www.kbhmaui.com; doubles from $200.
AGENT INFO HNL Travel Associates, Honolulu; 808/591-2011.

THE AGENT Betsy Patton
TOP PICK The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. "A 1780's health resort amid lush, green mountains. Kids are entertained with cooking lessons (they make one night's dinner for the whole family), pony rides, and mother-daughter treatments at the spa."
RESORT INFO 800/453-4858; www.greenbrier.com; doubles from $592.
AGENT INFO Betty Maclean Travel, Naples, Fla.; 800/865-8111.

THE AGENT Elaine Pesky
TOP PICK Little Dix Bay, Virgin Gorda, B.V.I. "There are connecting rooms in all the new junior suites, something too many properties forget about. The Children's Grove has a 3,000-square-foot playground that looks like a shipwreck, and the teen room is stocked with CD's, videos, books, and board games."
RESORT INFO 888/767-3966; www.littledixbay.com; doubles from $495.
AGENT INFO Protravel International, New York; 212/702-2600.

THE AGENT Anne Scully*
TOP PICK Ritz-Carlton Cancún "A few rooms are fully outfitted for babies. The beach villas hold up to 10 people—plus they've got private butler service. The elaborate kids' program even has a tutor on staff to help kids keep up with their schoolwork."
RESORT INFO 800/241-3333; www.ritzcarlton.com; doubles from $289.
AGENT INFO McCabe Bremer Travel, McLean, Va.; 800/747-8401.

THE AGENT Liz Sutton*
BEST VALUE Disney's Pop Century Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. "A Technicolor time capsule. Each building represents a different era, from the 1950's onward, complete with giant yo-yos and eight-track tapes. There are three heated pools, the cafeteria serves healthful snacks, and at times throughout the year the rates dip to $77 a night."
RESORT INFO 407/934-7639; www.disneyworld.com; doubles from $99.
AGENT INFO Alabama World Travel/Sutton & Associates, Montgomery; 334/279-8720.

THE AGENT Bob Watson
TOP PICK Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo "The country's first fully stocked luxury hangout. It has an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, four pools (including a walk-in kids' pool), and a high-tech teen center."
RESORT INFO 800/819-5053; www.fourseasons.com; doubles from $435.
AGENT INFO Watson & Watson, Scarsdale, N.Y.; 800/892-8767.

THE AGENT Jim Wiedeman
TOP PICK Fairmont Kea Lani Maui "A 22-acre resort with a white-sand beach and 11 tennis courts. Stay in one of the two- or three-bedroom villas with private plunge pools for the best vacation ever."
RESORT INFO 800/257-7544; www.fairmont.com; doubles from $385.
AGENT INFO Cardoza-Bungey Travel, Palo Alto, Calif.; 800/654-4746.

* Member of T+L's Travel Agent Advisory Board.


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