Packing for a vacation in Maui, Hawaii is slightly more complicated than just bringing a bikini and sunscreen! The weather can change rapidly depending on where you are on the island. Whether you’re exploring the top of Haleakala Crater or the beaches of Kihei and Wailea, it’s important to be prepared for all your adventures. Here are some items you should include on your Maui packing list.
Your Complete Maui Packing List
Wondering what to wear on Maui? Think comfortable and casual! Hawaii’s warm weather calls for shorts, T-shirts, hats, and sunglasses. We also suggest packing a pair of jeans and a sweater for those occasional windy nights. Try to bring pieces that are versatile so you can mix-and-match your outfits. (For example, a T-shirt can double as a beach cover-up). It will save you tons of space in your suitcase!
Visitors should also limit bulky shoes and socks. Just wear flip flops! If you plan to go hiking, biking, or horseback riding, bring a pair of good athletic shoes.
Our Tip: Many local women prefer loose, waist-free sundresses to shorts or pants because dresses allow more air to circulate. Additionally, hotels and restaurants usually require that women put a cover-up over a swimsuit. Men will need to wear a shirt.
We know how difficult it can be to bring toiletries on a plane. (3 oz. or less? Come on!) Luckily, almost anything you need is available close by on Maui. You can easily purchase a forgotten item like bug spray or sunscreen, but you will likely pay a higher price than back home. We recommend bringing a quart-sized bag of liquids, gels, and creams and in your carry-on bag for use on the island.
Our Tip: Keep in mind that Hawaii is closer to the equator than the rest of the U.S. It’s easy to get burned if you’re not careful, so don’t skimp on sunscreen or after-sun lotion!
3. Travel Essentials
There are a few items that are absolutely necessary while traveling. Those include cell phones/chargers, health insurance cards, credit cards, driver’s license, tickets/travel vouchers, and a passport if you’re not a U.S. citizen. Don’t forget to bring a camera and extra memory cards to document all of your incredible adventures!
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If you forget something on your Maui packing list, don’t worry! Our inn has everything you need for a fabulous, stress-free getaway. All of our guest rooms come with bath and beach towels, Aveda personal care products, complimentary WiFi, a coffee maker, hair dryer, and ironing board. We even provide a delicious homemade breakfast each morning! Whether it’s restaurant recommendations or beach supplies, our staff is happy to assist with anything else you may need. So what are you waiting for? Start packing for your Maui vacation today!