Essential Packing Tips For Travel to Hawaii

The hardest part of any vacation tends to be when packing for one.  Packing sounds like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! In this article, I wanted to share my best wellness and packing tips to help prepare you for your next trip to Hawaii. Hawaiian Dress Code

“Hawaiian Dress Code”: Most places use “Resort Wear” as standard dress code throughout Hawaii.   For men, this includes dress-shorts or khaki trousers and a collared shirt.  And, for women, this includes casual skirts, maxi dresses, capri pants, dress shorts, rompers, etc.

What to Bring: A General Packing Checklist:

  • →Shorts & T-shirts for daytime wear,Hawaii shirt
  • →Bathing suit & cover-up (most resorts request that you cover up in lobbies and common areas other than the pool and beach),
  • →Flip-Flops or other water shoes,
  • →Long trousers, for Hawaii activities (like horseback riding, zip lining, hiking over lava, ATV tours, etc.),
  • →Sunglasses,
  • →Sunscreen & Lip balm with high SPF (WebMD recommends looking for a sunscreen that contains any of the following: ecamsule, avobenzone, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide, sulisobenzone, or zinc oxide.) ›Here are some examples.
  • →Hawaii travel map and/or guidebook,
Lanai    Maui Hawaii   The Big Island
  • →Cameras, batteries, and/or other charging devices,
  • →Binoculars and a lightweight backpack
  • →Personal medicine prescriptions/ first aid kit  (“Suggestions for medical supplies you may need on your Hawaii vacation”),
  • →Rain jacket/ poncho, and Hat/visor,
  • →Light sweater—especially if you are staying in any of the uplands/upcountry areas like, Koele, Lanai City, Kula, Volcano and Waimea.

If you plan TO HIKE bring: Hiking in Hawaii

  • Mosquito repellent,
  • Hiking shoes or sneakers,
  • Camelback/water bottle,
  • Quick-dry clothing,
  • Some energy bars for fuel.


  • Thermal underwear,
  • Windproof gloves,
  • Windproof jacket,
  • Winter hat, headband, or earmuffs. (guided tours to Haleakala or Mauna Kea will most likely provide a parka & gloves)







from Dave Pflieger Wellness


Author: David Pflieger

David Pflieger is working as the CEO of Ravn Alaska. David received his pilot training in the United States Air Force, and has since held multiple positions with different airlines, for over 20 years!

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