For two decades, Conde Nast Traveler readers have voted Maui – the Valley Isle – as the Best Island in the World. Their reasons are found everywhere: on ancient volcanic slopes, in the valleys that gave Maui its nickname, along miles of scenic shoreline, and in its azure coastal waters.
The discoveries here are downright magical. Rise above the clouds on Mt. Haleakala and marvel at its other-worldly beauty and the rare species that survive near the summit. Wind through Upcountry Maui, where farmers produce an array of agricultural products including lavender, protea, beef, pineapples, onions and strawberries. Drive along one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines to Lahaina, once home to whalers and seafarers, and today a hot spot for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Particularly worthwhile is a visit to Hana. Deeply steeped in Hawaiian ways, this cultural treasure in East Maui is accessible via a narrow, winding road marked by tiny bridges, wildly gorgeous foliage and waterfalls. You can also enjoy award-winning beaches and golf courses in South and West Maui, museums and heritage parks in the central isthmus, and during season, humpback whales breaching offshore.
Discover for yourself why so many think Maui is truly the best – over and over again.