What to Pack for Your Hawaii Vacation 2023
We get no satisfaction from watching people overpack for a trip to Hawaii. But, with so much to see and do on the Hawaiian Islands, we understand why you might pack too much. As a local resident of Maui, who loves to island-hop, here is what to pack for your trip to Hawaii in 2022
Your essential packing list for Hawaii includes the following:
- Shorts and T-shirts
- One Gorgeous Island Style Outfit
- Comfortable Footwear: sandals and hiking or walking shoes
- Swimsuit (of course)
- Sun-Protective Clothing
- Mineral-Based Sunscreen
- UV-Protective Sunglasses
- Water Bottle
- Beach Bag
- Natural Bug Repellent (Kauai)
- Warm Clothes (Maui and Big Island)
We aren’t loading this article full of things you need to buy. We focus on what you plan to do so you can pack the right stuff for your Hawaii vacation. Especially if you’re bringing the family, you want to keep your packing list to the essentials.
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