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World's Best Islands 2013

Introducing this year’s hottest island getaways, as determined by Travel + Leisure readers.

No. 12 Big Island, HI

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You can check numerous items off your bucket list on the aptly named Big Island, which clocks in at 4,028 square miles. Zipline through rainforests, night dive with manta rays, witness Kilauea’s hot magma pouring into the Pacific, and sunbathe on more than 80 beaches, including black-sand Punaluu Beach and green-hued Papakolea Beach.

Where to Stay: Voted the No. 1 resort in Hawaii in 2013’s World’s Best Awards survey, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai has 10 outdoor spa treatment rooms, and ocean-view suites that come with a concierge and private beach cabana.

World's Best Islands 2013

No. 12 Big Island, HI

You can check numerous items off your bucket list on the aptly named Big Island, which clocks in at 4,028 square miles. Zipline through rainforests, night dive with manta rays, witness Kilauea’s hot magma pouring into the Pacific, and sunbathe on more than 80 beaches, including black-sand Punaluu Beach and green-hued Papakolea Beach.

Where to Stay: Voted the No. 1 resort in Hawaii in 2013’s World’s Best Awards survey, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai has 10 outdoor spa treatment rooms, and ocean-view suites that come with a concierge and private beach cabana.

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