Kauai consistently voted one of the World's Best Islands
This is just a partial list of all the awards and accolades Kauai has received from Travel+Leisure magazine over the years. Kauai regularly ranks at the top of the Best Islands in Hawaii list, of course, but Kauai is also considered one of the World’s Best Islands and regularly tops that list as well.
Kauai – 2011 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Islands
This year saw fierce competition on the Best lists for the top spots. Kauai ranked 2nd on the list of Best Hawaiian Islands, with the Big Island winning by one tenth of one point of the readers’ votes. Also placing well in the Top 10 list for World’s Best Islands, Kauai was less than two points behind the best island in the world, Santorini, Greece. Voting for these awards took place in early 2011.
Kauai is Readers Choice as Best Hawaiian Island once again! (2010)
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Still one of the “best kept secrets” in Hawaii, Kauai consistently ranks in the Travel + Leisure Top 10 World’s Best Islands lists year after year, and again Kauai is the readers’ top choice for Best Hawaiian Island. With natural wonders like the NaPali Coast, beautiful beaches like Hanalei and Mahaulepu and all the modern comforts, it’s no surprise that Kauai is the repeat favorite of movie studios and travelers alike.
Kauai wins Travel + Leisure award two years running (2004)
By Chris Cook – The Garden Island
Readers of Travel + Leisure magazine are ranking Kaua‘i as the best island to visit in Hawai‘i for 2004. And the same group of over 425,000 readers say Kaua‘i is the second best island in the world to visit, bested only by the Indonesian island of Bali.
The results of the magazine’s ninth annual 2004 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey was released Monday. “It is incredibly exciting to be so highly recognized once again by a group as sophisticated as the readers of Travel + Leisure,” said Sue Kanoho, executive director of the Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau, in a press release. “We’ve always enjoyed the popularity of being part of ‘Hawai‘i,’ so it’s thrilling to see that Kaua‘i has won the hearts of travelers who see it as a destination in itself.” Kanoho told The Garden Island Monday that the Kaua‘i visitor industry is having an outstanding summer for visitor arrivals.
The 2004 World’s Best Awards was conducted by a questionnaire made available to Travel + Leisure subscribers during the first quarter of the year. In rating Kaua‘i as an island respondents were asked to rate on five characteristics including natural attractions, activities/sights, restaurants/food, people and value. Respondents reported were also asked where they had traveled worldwide and how.
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