Your Top 5 favorite Hawaii small towns: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll resultsby: Derek Paiva
posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 at 01:45 PM
We’ve counted the votes from our latest HAWAII Magazine Facebook Ohana Poll question: “What’s your favorite Hawaii small town?”
Hundreds of you voted. So many, in fact, that it’s entirely possible there wasn’t a town between Volcano Village on the Big Island of Hawaii and Waimea on Kauai that didn’t get at least a single vote.
Voting got so intense, we were surprised at some of the popular Hawaii small towns that missed our Facebook ohana’s Top 5. Among the towns that didn’t make the top of the list: Hana and Makawao on Maui, the Big Island ranching town of Waimea, and Poipu and Kapaa on Kauai.
One thing that was clear from the minute we opened the poll question to your votes: You truly love the many small towns scattered throughout our Islands and you know exactly what you love about each of them. Mahalo for sharing your thoughts and tips with others on HAWAII Magazine’s Facebook fan page!
Also, congratulations to Facebook ohana member Dina Lindquist of Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dina was randomly selected from everyone who voted as the winner of a set of Hawaii “Small Town Series” books from HAWAII Magazine sister company Watermark Publishing. Our mahalo to Watermark for the prize. Your books are in the mail, Dina!
If you’d like to join in on our next poll and vote along with our growing Facebook fan page ohana, click here. Become a HAWAII Magazine Facebook fan and you’ll get our “Hawaii favorite” poll questions as soon as we post them, and also get instant updates on your Facebook wall when we post all of our daily HawaiiMagazine.com stories and features.
We'll be posting our next Ohana Poll question on HAWAII Magazine's Facebook fan page in the days ahead, so make to sure to join soon.
For now, take a trip with us around the Islands with this Top 5 countdown of our Facebook ohana’s favorite Hawaii small towns. First stop … the Valley Isle.
Paia is Maui’s groovy little surf town. The epicenter of the island’s famed north shore surf spots, the picturesque former plantation town is more than the gateway to the long and twisting “highway” to Hana. Paia is a must-stop town worthy of its own day of exploration—its rustic storefronts home to a hip yet casual mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, restaurants, galleries, clothiers, coffee cafes, antique stores and, of course, surf shops. Nearby Hookipa Beach is considered the “windsurfing capital of the world,” attracting pros from around the world during winter big wave season.
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