If you absolutely LOVE to travel, then your bucket list is probably miles long, filled with all the destinations your heart can imagine. You might actually need to do a little organizing, just to keep track of everything! If you can’t get enough of warm, sandy shores, and the kiss of ocean spray, then why not create an island hopping section of your bucket list? In fact, Yahoo! Travel writer Jenny Adams can help you segment your island hopping bucket list even further by giving you a list of her top ten U.S. island picks.
Jenny knows that the United States offers some of the most gorgeous and fun islands in the world, whether you want to just laze around on a warm beach all day, enjoy some excellent fishing, or even go on a nature hike.
In her article, “10 Most Popular U.S. Islands for Summer Vacations,” Jenny highlights Maui as number five on her list. She tells her readers, “Wake up early for the Hawaiian sunrise, grab a pastry at the farmers’ market, and then spend the afternoon snorkeling with turtles or whale watching.” She also gives her more athletic readers a nudge, encouraging them to combine their vacation with a big fitness challenge by signing up for the annual Maui Marathon, one of the best marathons in the world.
Here is Jenny’s full U.S. island travel list:
10. Orcas, Washington
9. Grand Isle, Louisiana
8. Marco Island, Florida
7. Key West, Florida
6. Key Largo, Florida
5. Maui, Hawaii
4. Nantucket, Massachusetts
3. Mackinac Island, Michigan
2. South Padre Island, Texas
1. Hilton Head, South Carolina
As you can see, Jenny’s list spans both coasts of the country. She highlights warm climates like Maui and Key West as well as cooler climes with Nantucket and Orcas. Whether you enjoy nature or beach, pine trees or palm trees, this list will give you plenty to see and do. Every island has its own unique character and spirit, so add them all to your island hopping bucket list.
When it comes time to give Maui a visit, consider Ali’i Resorts. We offer luxury condo rentals at affordable prices so you can do more and see more in Maui (or start saving up for your next island adventure!)