Best Island-you be the judge

The two most prestigious travel magazines have made their picks of the best island.  What do you think?  Travel + Leisure vs. Conde Nast Traveler:

Top Islands in Continental U.S. and Canada (not including Hawaii)

Rank ’11 Name Score
1 2 Vancouver Island, British Columbia Hall of Fame 87.48
2 Mount Desert Island, Maine 86.91
3 4 San Juan Islands, Washington Hall of Fame 85.13
4 Florida Keys 84.02
5 Kiawah Island, South Carolina Debut 82.93

– means that the winner was not among the top-ranked in this category last year.

Debut denotes a World’s Best Awards debut.

Budget denotes a rate of $250 or less

Hall of Fame denotes Hall of Fame

http://www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest/2012/islands/us-canada-islands/365

Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s Top Five Island in the U.S. (Including Hawaii)

1. Maui, Hawaii – Readers’ Choice score 92.1

2. Kauai, Hawaii – Readers’ Choice score 90.0

3. Kiawah Island, South Carolina – Readers’ Choice score 86.6

4.(tie) Big Island, Hawaii – Readers’ Choice score 85.8

4.(tie) Oahu, Hawaii – Readers’ Choice score 85.8

http://www.cntraveler.com/readers-choice/2011/united-states/top-10-islands-usa