For the “islands aficionados”, Maui is No. 1, according to TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice awards for islands.
Maui moved up from second place last year to knock Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos out of the top spot, sending it tumbling to fourth place.
10. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
The archipelago of Fernando de Noronha is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a delicate ecosystem. Visitors are restricted, but the lucky few are rewarded with unrivaled beaches and soothing warm waters filled with dolphins and sea turtles, making Noronha one of the world’s top diving destinations. On land, hike the ecological trails of Jardim Elizabeth, the Esmerelda Coast or Sancho Bay, which culminates in a climb up a steep set of stairs carved into the split of a cliff.