by Staff Writer
on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 2:21pm.
It will come as no surprise to Maui residents: the island is one of the best places to vacation in the U.S.
Recently, U.S. News named Maui the No. 1 place to visit in the U.S. for categories including most relaxing, best romantic and most luxurious vacation destination. The island also ranked No. 4 in the best place to visit in the county - just behind New York City, Philadelphia and Honolulu.
The news outlet examined multiple factors when creating the list including attractions, hotels and dining options, in addition to surveys from travelers themselves. Maui took the top spots because of its pristine, white-sand beaches and plethora of local restaurants.
The news organization recommended visitors explore the road to Hana, which extends about 60 miles to the island’s most eastern coast. There, vacationers can enjoy countless waterfalls and pools, along with black and red sand beaches.
Napili Beach and Kaanapali Beach made the list of top things to do on island, where visitors can stay in dozens of luxury vacation condominiums - the Montage Kapalua Bay being the finest, according the U.S. News. Just outside of the hotel, visitors can explore dozens of world-class restaurants, shopping and championship golf courses in the area.
This comes just as WalletHub recently ranked Lahaina and Kihei as the 11th and 13th best beach towns in the U.S. Beach fun, sunset views, romantic getaways and pure relaxation - Maui is your luxury destination.