The island of Maui has a famous motto: Maui no ka 'oi (“Maui is the best”). A lot of visitors seem to agree. It is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, and the number of Maui tourists is second only to Oahu's. In some ways, the island combines the best of the others. Much of it is green and pretty like Kauai, with a fair share of dramatic scenery. Like the Big Island, Maui has a spectacular volcanic national park and an interesting history. Like Oahu, it is well developed for tourism, with dozens of hotels and a more than adequate supply of shops and restaurants to choose from. And there are some small towns here and there that will make you forget you're on American soil.