The Last Secret of Hawaii by Jackson Koorenhof in Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii, USA

This is the essence of my home. Kaua’i is a perfect example of beauty. This is paradise.

Name:Jackson Koorenhof




Tell us about Kaua'i:

Kaua’i is one of the last examples of real Hawaii. It is the closest you can get to seeing what life was like before skyscrapers, freeways, and hundreds and hundreds of visitors. Kaua’i is little slice of heaven. Pure Aloha in its most true form.

A perfect day?

Sun’s out, winds are low, and the waves are pumping.

What is the best thing about Kaua'i?

You can experience some of the best the world has to offer here. From world-class beaches and waves, to insane coral reefs and hikes with views that would make anyone say, “WOW!”

What is the worst?

Crowds and unpredictable conditions.

What would be surprising about Kaua'i to an outsider?

That a place like this still exists in the world.

If Kaua'i was a person who would it be?

Kendrick Lamar. Not everyone knows about him but those who do love him.

Who are three of your favorite artists?

Chris Burkard, Zak Noyle and Ray Collins are big inspirations to the vision I am trying to capture.

  • Helen Anne Travis

    These photos are beautiful Jackson. Thank you for sharing Kaua’i with us.

    • Jesse

      Global Yodel retreat? Kaua’i?

      • Helen Anne Travis

        I’m in!

  • Katherine Gaskin

    I fell so hard for Kaua’i that I made these beach prints dedicated to the lush tropical paradise.

    • Jesse

      We love your prints Katherine! Thanks for stopping by.

  • snuffy18

    Thanks. Your article is going to cost me 4 grand.
    Plus airfare.

    • Helen Anne Travis

      Sorry. 🙂


Name:Jackson Koorenhof


Favorite place to eat:

The Hukilau Lanai, CJ’s and Sushi Bushido

Favorite place to drink:

Kauai Juice Co

Favorite shop:

Aloha Exchange

Local Tip:

RESPECT will take you a long way. Be humble. Be happy. Stay healthy.

Must Do:

Kaua’i is a beautiful place, but don’t forget to go home. Keeping a secret is cool.