For those of us that currently live on Maui, we know why we love this island so much. From the beautiful sunrises over Haleakala to the glorious sunsets along the west side to the plethora of activities to choose from, this island is truly something special. Perhaps that’s why our unique island recently landed the number 1 spot in Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of “Top Islands in Hawaii” in its 2018 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.
With Maui topping the list, it was followed by Kauai at number 2, Big Island at number 3, Oahu at number 4 and Lanai holding the number 5 spot. On top of that, Maui was also ranked number 14th on the publication’s list for “Best Island in the World.” The awards were recently featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure.
The accolade did not go unnoticed and the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau Executive Director Sherry Duong was quoted as saying, “We are proud to receive this wonderful recognition from Travel + Leisure readers and share this honor with the visitor industry and people of Maui that continue to make our island a remarkable, world-class destination.”
T+L editor in chief Nathan Lump said, “With stellar food, friendly people, lots to do and, of course, spectacular beaches, Maui is a pretty perfect package according to T+L readers. So, it’s no surprise to see this perennial favorite topping the list once again.”
Each year the World’s Best Awards are created by dedicated readers who vote on their favorite destinations, hotels, retreats, and companies to compile a final list of winners. The island rankings were based on five main aspects, including the beaches, activities and sights, restaurants and food, people and friendliness, value and natural attractions.
We are so proud to see our island home gaining so much positive attention. Here on Maui, we agree there’s no shortage of things to do, people to meet and places to go. That’s certainly why we are happy to call this place home and think you should too!
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