Maui – Best Island In The World

For an unprecedented 19th time, Maui captured “Best U.S. Island” (formerly “Best Pacific Island”). The publication also deemed Maui “Best Island in the World” in its 25th annual CONDE NAST TRAVELER Readers’ Choice Awards. In fact, with a score of 92.1, Maui bested all other island and city destinations named in the poll.

Maui’s score once again surpassed all other top destinations globally beating out every “Best City” category winner including U.S. (Charleston, SC, 86.7), Africa (Capetown, 84.8), Europe (Florence, 83.3), Asia (Bangkok, 83), Canada (Vancouver, 81.9), Australia & The Pacific (Sydney, 81.7), Central & South America (Buenos Aires, 76.1), Caribbean & The Atlantic (Gustavia, St. Barts, 71.1 and Mexico (Sane Meguel De Allende, 71.1).

In the “Top 25 Hawaii Resorts” category, Maui County dominated with 11 properties honored; four of the top five are resorts of Lanai and Maui. Leading the way was Four Seasons Lanai, The Lodge at Koele (96.2) while Hawaii Island’s Four Seasons Resort Hualalai placed second (95.2). At #3 is Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay (94.7) while Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea ranked 4th (93.9) and Wailea Beach Villas 5th (93.7).

Every year, the most discriminating travelers in the world pick the world’s superlative hotels, resorts, airlines, cruise lines, islands, and citiesIn its 25th incarnation this year, the Readers’ Choice Awards are vaster and more compelling than ever before, featuring more than 1,300 properties and places that are truly the cream of the crop.

Article Source:  Excerpt from Visit Maui Blog (Press Release) and Photo from Maui Visit Facebook Page

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