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.