Hawaii is a stretch of soft warm sand embraced by the restless ocean. It is the morning mist caressing the forests of towering bamboos, an energetic market place of exotic fragrances and languages of a number of nations, the exquisite cuisines of the world, the ancient culture thriving in the modern period, the paradise.
Hawaii is the archipelago of eight major islands: Nihau, Oahu, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe, Maui and Hawaii, and some small islets. Nihau, also known as the forbidden island, is the smallest among the seven inhabited islands of Hawaii and is a mysterious place for the outsiders.
Nihau is the island which accommodates the only natural lake on the Hawaii Islands, the Lake Halulu. It is located at the most north-western part of the Hawaiian islands, beyond Kauai. For more than hundred years, the access to Nihau has been limited to the Hawaiian families, who work on their sheep ranches and privately owned cattle.
It is a privately owned island of the Robinson family of the Kauai since 1864, and access is only limited to local families who work and live there and the relatives of these people. Tourists are also able to visit Nihau by way of limited supervised tours including hiking, hunting safaris and diving.