Ok, so when you are heading to Maui a few essential items come to mind: Swimsuit probably being at the top of the list! But, we’ve found that when heading to Maui the below items are equally essential! If you want a more comprehensive list, check out our full Maui Packing List and What to Wear on Maui page.
Water shoes are ideal for activities that take in and out of the water or on slick trails. They’re quick-drying and lightweight, and the fact that they can be used both on land and in the water means you don’t have to lug around a second pair of shoes throughout the day.
Although most of the gear you’re going to bring to Hawaii with you is lightweight and doesn’t take up much space, you’ll likely want to give in to the urge to overpack. Instead, use packing cubes to avoid overpacking and help keep you organized! You won’t have to worry about digging through your luggage looking for something specific. You can simply pull out the cube you know it’s in thanks to the included index cards.
A swimsuit cover-up is an absolute must-have for any part of Hawaii. You’ll want something easy yet trendy to throw on over your swimsuit so that you don’t have to completely change before grabbing a bite to eat or going shopping.
A cooling travel towel is absolutely essential for any trip that is going to be spent hiking or spending time in the direct sunshine. Use it to keep you cool during a hike, kayaking trip, or a long tanning session. It’s lightweight, compact, and dries quickly so you can easily toss it in your daypack before and after use.
At 63 square feet, this travel beach mat is much larger than other beach blankets and it’s made of sturdy parachute material so it’s compact and lightweight when packed. Plus the side pouches are sand-anchors to keep it weighed down so it won’t go flying away or fold up on you every time the breeze blows. It even has pockets to keep your items safe while you’re taking a walk on the beach.
When traveling, I tend to spend a lot of time on my phone. Long days spent doing activities means a drained battery, and I don’t want to have to go back to my accommodations every time I need a device recharge. This small travel charger is roughly the size of a tube of lipstick and can hold multiple charges. It is compatible with standard USB charger cables and can recharge my items even while it’s tucked safely away in my beach bag.
You always want to make sure your valuables are secured and safely tucked away, no matter where you are traveling. This wonderful neck wallet is a great way to keep your phone, passport, credit cards, cash, and other important items organized and easily accessible, ideal for when you’re always on the go.