The Forbidden Island
If you love a mystery, consider a vacation on Kauai with your family and baby, Hawaii.
550 square mile island is the westernmost of the big Hawaiian Islands and has been privately owned since 1864 by the Robinson family, which forbids visitors.
Nihau is able to be seen from the southwest shore of Kauai, laying how on the horizon 18 miles away. There are two hundred or so native Hawaiians who live there and speak the Hawaiian language. Actually, it is the only location the language is spoken any more. So, do not forget to visit to place with your family and baby. It is taught in the Kauai only school, which goes K-8. Students of course are free to leave and come back, so many of them. They need to in order to get provisions from Kauai government to live on the dry island.
The Robinson family, which owns Niihau, an amazing form of folk art comes from Niihau. These are Nihau sell leis, small shells strung from many strands. These small luminous shells come in various colors, and so full families get them and sort them for color and size. Then the artist, generally a woman, sets to job, punching a hole in each shell using a commonly made from a bicycle spoke.
These small shells are still found on Niihau, but not on neighboring Kauai were agricultural runoff has leaned to kill off the shell-makers. The resulting shell leis are hard to find, rare, and valuable. But if you look hard on Kauai, you can find them!
But Kauai was formed before Niihau, which is a class of side vent from the volcano that formed Kauai. As the crust moved gradually, Kauai was formed, then Oahu, and so on. Niihau present form is as an eroded lava dome on the eastern side of the island. Most of the rest is sandy and flat, with a couple of new water lakes.
It is easy to find a map of Niihau, and images of its rock formations. But how can you go and see? Actually, the Robinson family is permitting a few forms of tourism now. Some helicopters journeys from Kauai are permitted to land on remote beaches. And you can take a hunting safari to manage populations of Polynesians boars and bighorn sheep. Additional, scuba drivers regularly drive off Niihau. But do not forget baby gear rentals & beach equipment rental Kauai in your journey.
All that is available from Kauai, Niihau elder sister island 18 miles away. Kauai has huge charm of its own, not only does it have the usual surf and beaches, but it has amazing beauty of its northwest coast, known as The Cliffs or Na Pali. If you are visiting in Kauai with your baby do not forget baby gear rentals & beach equipment rental Kauai for your baby.