For those of us who are lucky to call Hawaii home, we try to never take for granted the gift we have of waking up in paradise every single day. From watching the palm trees sway in the island breeze to taking long walks on the beach only to be greeted by sea turtles and surfers, words can’t describe just how beautiful this place is and that goes double for the island of Maui. Perhaps that is why Maui was recently awarded the number 1 spot on Travel + Leisure for the magazine’s list of the “Top Islands in Hawaii” in its 2018 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey.
The accolade came as no surprise as we all already know that Maui No Ka Oi (Maui is the best) but we were pleased to see it received a score of 88.42 and comments such as this one from an eager traveller, “Our favorite Hawaiian island, a sentiment that is as true today as when we first visited more than 40 years ago.” Another person added “I could move there tomorrow and be happy.” Perhaps it’s our Road to Hana, the black sand beaches, or miles of white sand on the island’s west side that appeals to outsiders but whatever it is it certainly made waves. Our neighbor island of Lanai came in spot number five, with Oahu at number 4, Big Island at 3, and Kauai at spot number 2.
But if topping the list in Hawaii wasn’t enough, Maui also ranked No. 14 on the publication’s list for “Best Island in the World.” That’s right- in the world! That list was topped by Java, Indonesia and Maui joined the ranks of other beautiful paradises all over the globe including Palawan, Philippines, Páros, Greece Maldives and the Galápagos Islands. Congrats Maui! Give yourself a pat on the back.
Well it’s no surprise to us why we call this place home so if you’re as awe-struck on this island as we are and are considering setting down roots then take a moment to look through some of our favorite luxury homes in West Maui OR take a peek for yourself with our live Hawaii Webcam in Kapalua where you can watch some of the most amazing sunsets! You can also use our Ask Us – Maui Video Blog page to ask us any questions you have about Maui in general or your future home investment in Hawaii. We’re always looking for ways to help out our real estate ohana so don’t hesitate and get in touch with us today. Have a wonderful rest of the summer and we hope to hear from you soon!