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Big Island ranked No. 4 island in the world


Hawaii’s Big Island was recently ranked among the top 10 islands in the world by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.

In the Top 10 islands category of the magazine’s 2014 World’s Best Awards, readers who participated in a survey ranked the Big Island fourth, behind Santorini, Greece; Maui; and Kauai. Oahu was ranked sixth on the list.

The Big Island was also ranked the third best island in Hawaii, behind Maui and Kauai, but ahead of Oahu and Lanai.

The results of the survey, conducted between Dec. 2, 2013, and March 31 were released by the magazine last week.

Travel + Leisure is a travel industry publications with a readership largely comprised of world travelers. The magazine’s 2014 World’s Best Awards are announced in the August issue and include rankings of best hotels, cities, islands, airlines tour operators and safari outriggers, rental-car agencies, destination spas and hotel spas worldwide.