The 12 Top Scenic Islands in the World

By David Jeffreys - 2014-02-24T18:07:10Z

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6. Maui, Hawaii

What’s not for your eyes to love? The historic whaling town of Lahaina, gorgeous Makena Beach, Upcountry plantations, the spooky desert sands of Haleakala National Park, and one of the world’s most scenic (and winding) drives to deeply green Hana. In fact, Maui ranked No. 1 on our Readers' Choice list of the top 25 islands in the world. For a singular getaway, learn how to stand-up paddle, net fish, or husk a coconut at Travaasa Hana set above Kaihalulu Bay facing the rising sun.

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