The Top 10 US Islands, According to TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards

Planning the perfect summer getaway? TripAdvisor recently released its list of the Travelers' Choice awards for best islands in the U.S. The top islands in the country reach from coast to coast, so mark your calendars and start packing your bags.

TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards for Best U.S. Islands

    1. Maui, Hawaii

    TripAdvisor credits Maui's golden beaches and enticing bamboo forests as part of its allure for travelers. The Hawaiian island is a popular destination for nature lovers and sun worshipers alike.

    2. Key West, Florida

    Key West is known for its beautiful beaches and its laid-back atmosphere. Nature lovers will enjoy visiting the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, which is home to more than 70 species of butterflies and exotic birds.

    3. Oahu, Hawaii

    Oahu is a top pick for surfers to visit because they can catch some of the biggest waves on the most beautiful beaches.

    4. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

    The Island of Hawaii is known to locals as the "Big Island." Its spectacular scenery, which includes volcanoes, waterfalls and beaches, has made the island a haven for outdoor enthusiasts to explore.

    5. Mount Desert Island, Maine

    Travelers love to visit Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. The park draws millions of visitors each year because of its unique wildlife and stunning views.

    6. Hilton Head, South Carolina

    In addition to great golfing opportunities, Hilton Head also offers a variety of nature preserves, parks and inviting beaches.

    7. Amelia Island, Florida

    With its historic landmarks, sandy beaches, top-notch golf courses, and luxurious spas and restaurants, Amelia Island offers something for everyone.

    8. Marco Island, Florida

    Marco Island is perfect for beach-goers and nature-lovers alike. The island offers a number of water sports and tours as well as guided excursions to experience the island's mangrove forests and diverse wildlife.

    9. Chincoteague Island, Virginia

    In addition the the ponies that Chincoteague Island is famous for, the island offers peaceful beaches, a National Wildlife Refuge, and fresh seafood.

    10. Mackinac Island, Michigan

    The limestone bluffs, 19th century architecture and world-famous fudge are just a few of the things you will enjoy during a stay at Mackinac Island.