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”: 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,
- →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.),
- →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,
- →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:
- Mosquito repellent,
- Hiking shoes or sneakers,
- Camelback/water bottle,
- Quick-dry clothing,
- Some energy bars for fuel.
If you plan TO VISIT HIGH ELEVATION ZONES bring:
- 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)
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