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World's Best Islands

World's Best Islands: Oahu, HI

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No. 6 Oahu, HI

Beach urbanites will dig the Modern Honolulu, not far from the retro glamour of Waikiki as well as downtown boutiques like Tin Can Mailman, where hula girl bobble dolls and retro aloha shirts are popular souvenirs. Top Chef contestant Lee Anne Wong cooks up island-style breakfasts at Koko Head Café. At Hanauma Bay Beach, the water’s fine for snorkeling. But to supersize your waves, join the surfers along the north shore.

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