Writer David Hanson explores the stunning island of Kauai, the best place in the Hawaiian archipelago to capture island magic on the beach, from the air, and at the table.
We head straight toward towering green walls, the ramparts of this island that seems to be thrusting itself out of the sea. Razor-sharp ridges define the mountainsides like fins. Between them, the shadowy vertical valleys are streaked with white waterfalls. Cascades plummet into perfect pools that have likely never seen a human, their perches having rendered them unreachable.