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Maui Spas Earn Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Distinction

Maui spas tie for first place in Conde Nast Traveler Poll.
June 03, 2011

Maui Spas Earn Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Distinction

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By Mark Harbison

Maui is always receiving accolades as a vacation destination. Whether the spotlight is on Maui's activities, golf courses, tennis courts or the fact that it is an all around favorite destination, the awards and distinctions just seem to come one after the other.

The latest news is that Conde Nast Traveler magazine's top Hawaii resort spas list for 2011 included two Maui spas that tied for first place, along with one on the Big Island.

The resort spas that tied were the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island, the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea and Hotel Hana-Maui.

How were the winners decided? The 2010 Readers' Choice Survey, including almost 25,000 participants, ranked the spas based on their facilities, treatments, staff, and overall score out of 100. There were several categories in this poll, and those were spas on the Mainland, in Canada, in Hawaii, in Mexico, in Central America, the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and on cruise ships.

Twenty Hawaii spas came up in the survey, and the top three mentioned above all scored at 95.4 out of 100. What are the chances of three of them tying at that level of granularity? Aside from the top ranking winners, the Grand Wailea and the Halekulani in Waikiki tied for fourth with 95.2. Apparently there wasn't much diversity among the scores because the average for the top twenty was 90.56.

Not only did two Maui spas tie for first and one tie for fourth, but Maui had the most spas in the survey with seven. The number of Oahu spas represented were fewer than on the Big Island. Oahu had five and the Big Island had six. Kauai and Lanai each had one.

The results of this poll tell us two things. First, that Maui continues to be viewed popularly as an excellent vacation destination, and second, that a large number of people have already visited Maui and were happy enough with their experience to rave about it!

Plenty of our residents were once visitors, so you never know who is going to step off a plane and decide to live here permanently. If you happen to be one of those people, and you'd like to buy a Maui home, you'll find our contact information at the bottom of the page. We'd love to assist you. In the meantime, feel free to browse our South Maui home listings, or use our Maui real estate search tool if you have a specific criteria already in mind. Mahalo!

Blogs for June 2011

Workshop on Healthy Living in South Maui

Posted on June 24, 2011
Workshop on Healthy Living in South Maui

By Mark Harbison

The Office on Aging in the County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns will be sponsoring a workshop called "Better Choices...Better Health," (BCBH) which includes six sessions on promoting healthier living that can be achieved when dealing with chronic diseases.

The workshop… Continue Reading

Kihei Engineering Day Camp for Middle School Students

Posted on June 17, 2011
Kihei Engineering Day Camp for Middle School Students

By Mark Harbison

One of the most interesting things about the Maui community is the dynamic evolution of our education system. There are so many stimulating programs and great ideas for future development of the island's educational excellence. One upcoming event is worth a… Continue Reading

Fundraiser for Free Children's Health Care

Posted on June 10, 2011
Fundraiser for Free Children's Health Care

By Mark Harbison

If you'd like to support an organization that provides health care to children regardless of their ability to pay, you might like to attend Ocean's Tropical Twilight fundraiser for Shriners Hospital for Children.

Ocean is a thirteen year old girl who has been a… Continue Reading

Maui Spas Earn Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Distinction

Posted on June 03, 2011
Maui Spas Earn Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Distinction

By Mark Harbison

Maui is always receiving accolades as a vacation destination. Whether the spotlight is on Maui's activities, golf courses, tennis courts or the fact that it is an all around favorite destination, the awards and distinctions just seem to come one after… Continue Reading

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