“Forbidden” Niihau

Have you ever had the chance to explore Niihau? This most “forbidden” of the Hawaiian Islands (usually seen only at
a distance, like the photo on the right) is virtually untouched by tourists and developers, mainly due to the
influences of the island’s owners to keep it pristine and shelter the native Hawaiians who live in the only village.
This leaves people like the San Francisco Chronicle’s Jeanne Cooper
eavesdropping at
the edges of Niihau
” through a handful of organized tours.