Her island is extremely sparsely populated.
About 100 people per square mile.
My county is more like 1000 per square mile.
She wants to frolic in a natural wonderland of open spaces forever. So does everyone.
Too bad. If people want to sell their land to richer folks who then want to build, that's their prerogative.
Hawaii's full of selfish people who want the whole thing to themselves without paying anything.
One thing about this island is the road system is so limited (and will remain limited) that cars from other islands will choak the island in a terrible manner.
The island has basically one small highway to connect all points. There are a few chords that serve small area but the interior can’t have a higway penetrate it due to the mountainous canyon filled rain forest that gets so much rain and the perimeter highway can’t be made into a full perimeter highway due to the NaPalli Cliffs on the NW side, a national treasure.
I spent two weeks there in the eighties and found it a paradise on earth.
Most people don’t realize that Kuaui gets 10,000,000 tourists a year.
I’ve been there 6 times....and the mountians prevent high populations, but the urban areas are just like anywhere else.
There is one road that circumvents the island...and at times the traffic is awful.