World's Best Islands
Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson
No. 2 Maui, HI
On Maui, you can begin the day by watching a sunrise atop a 10,023-foot volcano, then bike (with a guide) 26 miles down to the former hippie habitat and current surf capital of Paia, often called Maui’s coolest little town. It’s where you’ll find Mama’s Fish House & Inn, where lunch is whatever’s fresh and beachfront cottages make romantic pieds-à-terre. Fuel up here before you set out on the winding, white-knuckle drive to Hana.