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World's Best Islands

No. 4 Big Island, HI

The largest in Hawaii’s island chain counts 80 diverse stretches of sand, along with a lava-oozing volcano, lush valleys, and so much more, including the one-of-a-kind Green Sand Beach on the south shore. The numerous and interconnecting Kapoho Tide Pools are deep enough for snorkeling, and some are even volcanically heated. Historic Hawi town has art galleries and Sushi Rock, which has won regulars for using fresh Hawaiian catch.

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