InterviewsJet Set PetLuxury VoyagesSuite Dreams - The World's Best SuitesTime TravelerLuxury Travel TrendsWeekend Away
Destination WeddingsFamily Vacation PackagesSpa & Fitness PackagesRomantic & Honeymoon PackagesGirls GetawaysSpring SpecialsWinter Getaway PackagesNew Year's Eve PackagesVilla Offers
ArticlesThe Best Hotels, Resorts & Villas Around the World
Beach & Island Resorts5-Star City HotelsAdventure & Eco LodgesBoutique City HotelsCountry House HotelsRomantic RetreatsLuxury Guest RanchesLuxury Safari Camps & LodgesGolf Resorts & LodgesSpa Resorts & Wellness RetreatsSki Resorts & LodgesWine Country GetawaysLuxury Family Travel & ResortsNew HotelsHot Hotel Openings
Costa Rica VillasCity ApartmentsBeach, Coastal & Island VillasCountry VillasSki VillasGolf VillasLuxury Villas & Vacation Rentals Around the WorldHotel Branded Residences
Cruises & YachtingBook Your Travel with Luxury Travel MagazineTravel Tips & AdviceAirline NewsUltimate TripsBusiness TravelFamily TravelLuxury SafarisPrivate Jet TravelRail Journeys: The World's Most Scenic Train Rides
Events
RestaurantsBars & NightclubsAfternoon TeaCoffeeCooking ClassesCulinary TravelWine Travel
Spa & Wellness RetreatsYogaGolf GetawaysTennisSki Vacations
Celebrity Travel & StyleGift GuideBeach and ResortwearBeauty and FragranceBooksFashionHome StyleLuggage and HandbagsLuxury Autos & Driving ExperiencesMen's StyleTravel EssentialsWatches & JewelryWine and SpiritsWorld's Most Expensive
Back to:  Home >

News

Interviews,  Jet Set Pet,  Luxury Voyages,  Suite Dreams,  Time Traveler,  Trends,  Weekend Away

Maui Named Best Island in the World for the 16th Time

October 28, 2010 -

For an unprecedented 16th time, "Maui, the Magic Isle" captured "Best Island in the World" honors in the 23rd annual CONDE NAST TRAVELER Readers' Choice Awards Poll.

With a score of 90.7, it also garnered "Best Pacific Island" for the 20th consecutive year. According to the magazine, "Maui is the only island to score above 90, making it No. 1 in the world for the sixteenth time."

In the "Best Pacific Island" category, sister island Kauai placed second with a score of 88.8. Bora Bora ranked third with 85.5. Other Hawaiian islands placing in the "Top 10" were: 6th place Hawaii Big Island (83.5); 7th place Oahu (83.3); and 8th place Lanai (80.8).

Other top island destinations in the world included winners in the following geographical categories: Asia/Indian Ocean (Maldives, 86.4), Caribbean/Atlantic (Bermuda, 83.7), North America (Kiawah, 83.0) and Europe (Mykonos and the Cyclades, 78.0).

Maui's score once again surpassed all other top destinations worldwide, convincingly topping every single "Best City" category winner including Oceania (Sydney, 86.1), U.S. (San Francisco, 84.3), Europe (Florence, 84.6), Asia (Bangkok, 82.9), Africa/Middle East (Capetown, 83.7) and The Americas Vancouver, 82.4).

The hotels of Maui County completely dominated the "Top Hawaii Resorts" list. In this category, four of the top five winners were from Maui and Lanai. The list includes: 1. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea; 2. Hotel Hana Maui and Honua Spa; 4. Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay and 5. Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koeele. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai (on Hawaii's Big Island) ranked third.

Other Maui properties ranked in the Top 20 including: #9 Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui; #11 Grand Wailea; #15 Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa (tie) and #20 Westin Maui Resort & Spa (tied with Kauai Marriott and Beach Club). In total, Maui captured nine of the "Top 20" spots.

The magazine's annual Readers' Choice Awards poll analyzes the travel preferences of their readership in various categories including cities, islands, airlines, cruise lines, hotels, spas, resorts and rental cars. Ratings are based on the responses of CONDE NAST TRAVELER subscribers who participated in the 23rd annual poll. More than 25,000 readers participated this year and complete results are published in the November 2010 issue, which arrives on newsstands later this month.

"Maui no ka 'oi!" or "Maui is the Best!" is a common Hawaiian refrain. World-class resorts, award winning cuisine, championship golf and the islands' host Hawaiian culture have propelled Maui into the limelight. For more information, go to www.visitmaui.com or call 800-525-6284.


 

Featured Luxury Hotels

LUXURY PARTNERS

 

Hotel del Coronado - San Diego
The iconic Hotel del Coronado has been the world's choice for creating inDELible moments and connections for over 128 years.

 

 

 

Sago Hotel - New York City
The Sago is an atmospheric medley of urbane fragments and light, the lustrous inner world of the hotel is the quintessential launchpad into your perfect New York City experience.

 

 

 

Abercrombie & Kent Villas
The collection of exclusive, luxury villas are hand-picked by A&K expert travel advisors and are meticulously inspected to ensure they meet the highest expectations.

 

 

 

Eden Roc at Cap Cana
Offering exclusive luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the only Relais & Chateaux hotel on the island, features 34 freestanding suites with private pools and stunning views.

 

 

Mead Brown Costa Rica
A boutique vacation rental firm offering extraordinary private villas and homes plus premium condominiums for those who expect excellent value, personal service and supremely comfortable accommodations.

 

 

Villa Sabai Jai - Koh Tao, Thailand
Three exclusive, boutique pool villas for rent on the small island Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand -- the perfect place for those seeking privacy, luxury and tranquility.

 

 

InsureMyTrip.com
Find the right Travel Insurance Plan for your next trip. InsureMyTrip offers hundreds of plans from top providers in the industry.

 

 

Lily Beach Resort & Spa at Huvahendhoo, Maldives
Lily Beach is a Maldives resort at its finest, boasting a worldwide reputation for its pristine beaches, lush tropical vegetation and its exotic reef just a few meters away from the shore.

 

 

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives, Dhonakulhi Island
All 103 suites are set on the beach among coconut groves and lush vegetation or on stilts over the beautiful lagoon, and offer world-class facilities.

 

 

The Sea Pines Resort
Situated within the 5,000-acre Sea Pines community on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, the resort has enthralled generations of travelers and guests for more than 50 years.

 

 

Oliver's Travels
Specialists in luxury villa rentals throughout Europe and the Caribbean, with over 2,000 properties and the company with the largest portfolio of French Chateaux.

 

 

The NoMad Hotel - New York City
The NoMad Hotel is a turn of the century Beaux-Arts building that has been masterfully restored to its original grandeur with interiors by world renowned French designer Jacques Garcia.

 

 

Swissotel Resort Bodrum Beach
Swissotel Resort, Bodrum Beach lies directly on the beachfront in Turgutreis, approximately 20km from the center of Bodrum, a very popular destination as it offers ideal conditions for water sports, culture and relaxation on the beautiful Aegean Sea.

 

 

 

Autobahn Adventures - Luxury European Driving Tours
Autobahn Adventures provides high performance German sports cars, exquisite hotels and spas, gourmet dining and breathtaking European cities and countryside.

 

 

Stonewater Cove Resort and Spa
A hidden gem, nestled on the shores of Table Rock Lake, surrounded by Mark Twain National Forest, this luxury resort combines tremendous natural beauty and outdoor fun with unbeatable indoor luxury.

 

 

Pure Entertainment Group
From hilltop and beachfront villas, to country estates, luxury chalets, private islands and more, bespoke concierge Pure Entertainment Group offers some of the most exclusive luxury vacation homes all around the world.