My husband and I lived on Maui for years, what we considered to be a pretty small island. This past weekend we visiting Block Island, RI to go to our niece's baptism at the Labyrinth. You can take the ferry from either Point Judith or New London, we chose Point Judith for the cost which was more than half the price of New London. The beaches on Block Island are beautiful and the scenery is very calming. What is not calm is all of the bikes, mopeds and way too many cars they allow on the island. Block Island is MUCH smaller than Maui, but the mentality is about the same. The one exception of Block Island is that it is a haven for people who sail with Block Island Race Week a time that you want to avoid being there! A very nice place to visit, way to small to live on!