Hawaii’s Forbidden Island and the Real-Life Swiss Family Robinson who Controls it

Known as “The Forbidden Isle”, Ni‘ihau is a snapshot of Hawaii from before it was colonised. The island is privately owned by the Robinson family, who are dedicated to preserving ancient Hawaiian culture and nature. But how do they do it? They strictly forbid outsiders from interacting with the native population to avoid tainting their way of life. They’re so strict that even leaving the island for an extended period brands you as an outsider, preventing you from returning.
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