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Maui Earns Top Honor as “Best Island in the World”

For anyone who has enjoyed Maui’s perfect mix of natural beauty, world-class amenities, and Aloha spirit, it comes as no surprise that the Valley Isle garnered another award as “Best Island in the World” again.

In the 20 years that the readers of Conde Nast have been presenting this award, Maui has garnered the top honor 16 times, and has been the top island in the Pacific every single year. Of noteworthy mention, Kauai ranked 2nd in the world, Big Island and Oahu came in 8th and 9th, respectively, and Lanai ranked an impressive 14th.  In addition, not only did Maui earn the top honor for islands, but also had the highest score for ANY tourist destination globally (island or not).

Furthermore, the “Top Hawaii Resorts” list was dominated by Maui representatives: Four Seasons at Wailea earned the top spot, followed by Hotel Hana-Maui and Honua Spa. Also on the list, Four Seasons Hualalai, with an honorable third place, which was followed by Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay; and Four Seasons Resort Lanai. Such accolades have been bestowed on Maui for quite as long as travelers have relished the Valley Isle, but to REALLY experience the Maui life difference, you have to come visit.

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Kaiholo Hale

October 18, 2010

I know we hear this all the time, but living in Maui is truly like being in paradise. Thanks for sharing this information.

Kaiholo Hale

October 18, 2010

I know we hear this all the time, but living in Maui is truly like being in paradise. Thanks for sharing this information.

Alex Cortez

October 18, 2010

I agree, Kaiholo. When we decided to move to Hawaii, it was an easy decision to make Maui our home as it offered the best fusion of natural beauty and modern conveniences.

Alex Cortez

October 18, 2010

I agree, Kaiholo. When we decided to move to Hawaii, it was an easy decision to make Maui our home as it offered the best fusion of natural beauty and modern conveniences.

Tobi Fisher

October 18, 2010

I agree after years on the BIg Island it is so great to have all of the beautiful beaches, clean air and everything is 20 minutes away!

Tobi Fisher

October 18, 2010

I agree after years on the BIg Island it is so great to have all of the beautiful beaches, clean air and everything is 20 minutes away!

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

October 19, 2010

We’ll take #8, but remember Big Island was just voted the best island to MOVE to! Hee.

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

October 19, 2010

We’ll take #8, but remember Big Island was just voted the best island to MOVE to! Hee.

Pattie Freeman

October 19, 2010

Go Maui! Congratulations! But, I’m with Katie….Big Island is the island to MOVE! All of the Hawaiian Islands are wonderful!

Pattie Freeman

October 19, 2010

Go Maui! Congratulations! But, I’m with Katie….Big Island is the island to MOVE! All of the Hawaiian Islands are wonderful!

Dano Sayles, RB

October 19, 2010

We are so lucky to live in Hawaii.Our islands have so many special places.Maui just happens to be No Ka Oi.

Dano Sayles, RB

October 19, 2010

We are so lucky to live in Hawaii.Our islands have so many special places.Maui just happens to be No Ka Oi.

Ken Molina R(S)

October 19, 2010

I agree Dano. Just living on any island in Hawaii is just fine. I love Maui so much that I have yet to visit Kauai or the big Island sometime. Never been to either…well Hilo for a swim meet when I was 10 for under 24 hours.

Ken Molina R(S)

October 19, 2010

I agree Dano. Just living on any island in Hawaii is just fine. I love Maui so much that I have yet to visit Kauai or the big Island sometime. Never been to either…well Hilo for a swim meet when I was 10 for under 24 hours.

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

October 19, 2010

@Ken…OMG, you must get on a plane IMMEDIATELY and come to the Big Island!! You would love it over here! Email me, we’ll hook you up, Hawaii Life-style!! First stop: Merriman’s. Bring your appetite!! 🙂

Katie Minkus, R(BIC)

October 19, 2010

@Ken…OMG, you must get on a plane IMMEDIATELY and come to the Big Island!! You would love it over here! Email me, we’ll hook you up, Hawaii Life-style!! First stop: Merriman’s. Bring your appetite!! 🙂

Alex Cortez

October 20, 2010

Thanks for the comments. And Katie, #8 is awesome considering the that it’s in the same league as some of the most celebrated islands in the world (i.e. Fiji, Bora Bora). I really enjoyed my visit to BI, as we took our son ‘swimming’ (in the loosest interpretation of the word) with dolphins at the Hilton. Looking forward to visiting Kauai next.

Alex Cortez

October 20, 2010

Thanks for the comments. And Katie, #8 is awesome considering the that it’s in the same league as some of the most celebrated islands in the world (i.e. Fiji, Bora Bora). I really enjoyed my visit to BI, as we took our son ‘swimming’ (in the loosest interpretation of the word) with dolphins at the Hilton. Looking forward to visiting Kauai next.

Aloha Tony

October 20, 2010

Its pretty hard to argue against that honor looking at that picture. Maui’s natural beauty makes it a great place to travel to.

Aloha Tony

October 20, 2010

Its pretty hard to argue against that honor looking at that picture. Maui’s natural beauty makes it a great place to travel to.

Matt

October 21, 2010

I couldn’t agree more. Maui is awesome. Everybody should know about it. On Kauai, though, all it ever does is rain. Oh, and there’s no surf, either. It’s also not as pretty as the other islands, and there’s nothing to do. Really, everyone should go to Maui.

Matt

October 21, 2010

I couldn’t agree more. Maui is awesome. Everybody should know about it. On Kauai, though, all it ever does is rain. Oh, and there’s no surf, either. It’s also not as pretty as the other islands, and there’s nothing to do. Really, everyone should go to Maui.

Pat Strausse, R

October 21, 2010

Hmm Matt,
Sounds like we’ve sparked an “My Island’s prettier than yours!”
for Hawaii Life. Now you just need to add Lanai and Molokai to the mix ! hee hee

Pat Strausse, R

October 21, 2010

Hmm Matt,
Sounds like we’ve sparked an “My Island’s prettier than yours!”
for Hawaii Life. Now you just need to add Lanai and Molokai to the mix ! hee hee

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