Not all tropical islands are created equal.
In fact, according to TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Islands awards, one island puts all others to shame. This year, that island is Maui — and we can’t say we’re surprised. Since the 1960’s, Hawaii has been America’s ultimate getaway, and it’s no wonder we’re obsessed. With spots like Oahu’s North Shore and the Na Pali Coast, you’d be hard-pressed to find fault with the state’s natural beauty. But Maui is the archipelago’s crown jewel. The island’s beaches, hikes and endless activities are a wanderlust dream made real. Below, 12 reasons Maui is a must. (As if you need that many.)
This crescent moon-shaped islet is one of Hawaii’s most recognizable snorkel spots — and one of the most magical. Sea creatures congregate in the calm waters within the crater, and the rocky sides protect from unpredictable wave action.
With thriving corals, colorful schools of fish, sea turtles, Hawaiian monk seals and even sharks, a day spent here will leave you in starry-eyed awe.
The Road to Hana
Haleakala National Park is home to a number of threatened species, and the site holds a special significance for native Hawaiians. It’s one of Maui’s most popular destinations.
The channel that runs between Maui and Molokai is a popular spot for humpback whales during the winter months. Take a whale-watching tour to get a close glimpse of the majestic creatures. Seeing them in real life is an experience you won’t soon forget.
Forces of Nature
The Aloha Spirit
Aloha is a greeting, an expression of love and a connection to nature. It’s a way of life found only in Hawaii.
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