Not all tropical islands are created equal.
In fact, according to TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice Islands awards, one island puts all others to shame.
This year, that island is Maui -- and we can't say we're surprised. Since the 1960's, Hawaii has been America's ultimate getaway, and it's no wonder we're obsessed. With spots like Oahu's North Shore and the Na Pali Coast, you'd be hard-pressed to find fault with the state's natural beauty.
But Maui is the archipelago's crown jewel. The island's beaches, hikes and endless activities are a wanderlust dream made real.
Below, 12 reasons Maui is a must. (As if you need that many.)