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Why Go?

It's bigger than the other seven islands combined…and still growing

Kilauea, an active volcano, is viewable at close range

11 of the world's 13 climatic zones are found here—in winter, you can surf and snowboard on the same day

What To Skip

Any organized bus tour—drive and explore on your own

What For:

Active + Adventure, Beach + Island, Family, Golf, Green + Eco-Travel, Luxury, Outdoors + Nature, Romantic

When To Go:

January, September, October, November


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