Maui is the Best Island in the World

Beautiful beaches make Maui the top island destination

What makes Maui the best?

On Maui we always say, Maui nō ka ʻoi which means, Maui is the best. Maui residents don't consider this statement egotistical or superior, actually we use it as an expression of appreciation to show how grateful we are to live in a place that is rich in culture and bountiful with art, dining, beaches, events, leisure activities and friendly people. The joys of Maui leave an enduring impression on all who visit, an experience that endures and beckons people from all across the world to return year after year.

But how do you measure and quantify that experience in order to compare it to other top vacation islands in the world? Here's one helpful guide: Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey. For the 14th year the readers, yes the readers not the editors, of Conde Nast Traveler have selected Maui as the best island in the world.

In 2010 more than 25,000 people participated in the annual survey and gave top ratings for Maui based on island criteria such as:

  • Activities
  • Atmosphere/Ambiance
  • Quality of Beaches
  • Friendliness of people
  • Quality of Lodging
  • Restaurants
  • Scenery

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