Advantage Vacation knows how special Maui is, and for the 17th year in a row, the readers of Conde Nast Traveler voted Maui the Best Island again!  The November 2012 issue of Conde Nast Traveler announced the Readers’ Choice Awards for the Top Islands in the World and Maui was voted The Best Island.  Let’s take a look at the competition and see what makes Maui everyone’s favorite year after year!

Following is a list of the top 8 islands, the Readers Choice rankings and the Conde Nast description of each island:

Hana waterfall

# 1 – Maui, the United States,  Readers’ Choice rating of 92.1 – The Conde Nast readers raved about this “veritable paradise,” calling it a “combination of tropical ambiance and American comforts.” With an abundance of activities offered, from whale-watching to nature hikes to watersports, “you will never have a dull moment.”

To experience Maui’s unending natural beauty, drive along the Road to Hana, a 68-mile scenic route featuring awe-inspiring waterfalls and ending at the breathtaking Seven Sacred Pools.

#2 – Bermuda, the Caribbean and Atlantic, Readers’ Choice rating of 87.2 – For a “fun blend of British, American, and Caribbean Culture,” Bermuda is the place to be.

#3 –Bora Bora, Australia and the Pacific, Readers’ Choice rating of 86.7 – Bora Bora is “the place to go when you want to decompress,” noted one reader, who appreciated the “stunning tropical beauty and friendly natives.”

Maldives Beach

#4 –Maldives, Indian Ocean, Readers’ Choice rating of 85.5 – Conde Nast readers found this island nation to be the epitome of “rest, relaxation, and indulgence,” citing the “polished, polite” service, the “gorgeous resorts” and the “superb villas.”


#5 –Nevis, the Caribbean and Atlantic, Readers’ Choice rating of 85.2 – Nevis has “all the elements of a perfectly chill beach getaway.”

#6 –Vancouver, Canada, Readers’ Choice rating of 82 – Conde Nast readers invite visitors to this Canadian Island to stay as long as possible, since there are simply “so many places to visit and explore.”

#7 –Bali, Asia, Readers’ Choice rating of 81.8 – A “charming” and “unique” destination defined by “scenery, diversity, activities, and friendliness of the people,” this “beautiful, exotic, island” has much to offer.


#8 –Bozcaada and the Turkish Aegean Islands, Europe, Readers’ Choice rating of 80.8 – The “tranquility of its many secluded coves” and arguably “the Mediterranean’s most pristine beaches” may be the initial attraction, but there are some magnificent Greek and Roman ruins…not to mention some first-rate hotels.

The competition for Best Island is worldwide as you can see and yet, Maui wins year after year.  Come see for yourself what sets Maui apart from the other islands.

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