It's no secret that the island of Kauai is one of my favorite places on Earth. There is a beauty and serenity here unmatched by all but a handful of other destinations.
The north shore of Kauai is perhaps the most beautiful part of the island as verdant rain forests slide down the steep slopes of tropical mountains, nestling up against almost perfect beaches.
Some areas are crowded, but there is always a quiet cove to be found for a few moments' peace.
This is a view of Makahoa Point looking eastward, just a few miles past Hanalei. That structure you see on the far peninsula is the St Regis Princeville Resort.
Isolation -- just a short distance from ostentation.