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Puerto Rico voted best U.S. island

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 12:44 p.m. HST, Jun 5, 2014

No Hawaiian island is among the favorite five of the Top 10 U.S. islands, as ranked by readers of USA Today and 10Best.

Kauai ranked at No. 8, and no other Hawaiian island was listed among the top 10 in the reader survey, which heavily favored islands in the northern latitudes.

Mackinac, Mich. ranked at No. 2, followed by Whidbey Island, Wash., fourth-ranked Mount Desert, Maine and Amelia Island, Fla., which rounded out the top five, 

At No. 6 was Assateague Island, Va./Md., Dauphin Island, Ala. was 7th, Kauai was eighth, followed by Block Island, R.I. and Hilton Head, S.C. at ninth and tenth, respectively.

The Puerto Rico Tourism Co. is making hay from the selection, distributing a news release nationwide to tout the honor.

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