Kauai What to Pack

  • KEEN Sandals
    KEEN Sandals
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  • The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook
    The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook
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    Celebrating anniversary at a luau - 2006
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Kauai What to Pack

  • Ladies, plan to wear your hair in a...

    Even though we did not experience extreme humidity, it is much more humid than it is in California. I usually wear my hair straight by using lots of hair products and a straight iron. Well, this was pointless since my hair would frizz out in this climate. So, I wore my hair in a French braid or ponytail most of the time. Swimming in the ocean...

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  • Mosquito Repellent or Suffer (for real)

    Don't forget your daypack/hydration pack if you plan on hiking. Warm weather clothing. Kauai is so laid back and casual. Daily attire will consist of swimwear, shorts and tanks. For shoes, I highly recommend you bring KEEN sandals. Great for both men and women. It gives you ample ventilation and great for adventures in and out of water. We hiked...

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  • The Ultimate Kauai Guide

    The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed was the most thorough guide book I have ever read! The authors listed everything down to the mile marker. They visited every spot on this island and wrote about it, no matter how remote. My copy has been highlighted and dogeared! So much to see I must go back again.They also have a web page that you...

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  • Sunscreen, underwater cameras, &...

    I highly recommend getting Hawaiian print-type shirts & similar dress for the ladies. This isn't just a tourist thing...the locals really do wear this type of clothing all the time! So, get decked out and hang 10 in Kaua'i!!! Bring lots of sunscreen or you'll end up with a scorching sunburn. Hawaii is just south of the Tropic of Cancer and you...

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  • Island "Survival" Kit

    I always bring an extra duffle bag filled with items that I bring with me to use while on the island. This includes sunscreen, underwater cameras, laundry detergent and other food items that are expensive to buy on the island. Then when you are ready to leave for home you will have an extra bag to off load dirty clothes or use the bag to carry your...

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  • Packing

    Resort wear: bathing suits, sarongs, shorts, tank tops, capris, sandals, and something nice for a night out.Hiking: good shoes (it can get muddy), a light windbreaker and/or light rain jacket. Sunscreen and lots of it. Bring your camera and lots of film or disk space. Snorkel gear although you can rent or buy on the islandWater shoes/Tabis. I...

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  • The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook

    I've read and studied scores - perhaps hundreds - of guidebooks to various places I have visited over the years, and never have I found one as enjoyable or useful as The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook. We bought our copy, the 5th edition, at a bookstore in Cincinnati before leaving on our trip. If you can't find it in your local bookstore, it can be...

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  • In order to not make a complete...

    Pack the very least possible. Bring ALL the swimwear you own and consider those your daily UNDER-wear (for easy removal of OVER-wear when coming across beaches). SOCKS: Socks are a very big NEON SIGN pointing right at you that says; "TOURIST HERE!!!! TOURIST HERE!!!" --- maybe just bring 1 or 2 pairs of socks in case you realllllly think you need...

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  • Mosquito Repellent or Blood Lettings!

    We always pack a suitcase inside a suitcase so we can have extra space to bring home souveniers, coffee, and mac nuts! Casual and comfy clothes a must! Swim suits if you plan on swimming or sunbathing. Reef shoes if you plan on snorkeling or hiking in wet areas. A jacket or sweatshirt comes in handy for cool evening walks! A nice hat to keep the...

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  • Bikinis, Sarongs and Board Shorts

    Beach bag/and or a small duffel for day trips (snorkel & scuba excursions) to other locales. ALL THE TIME: Resort wear, it is a 5 star hotel. All water wear: bikini, sarongs, flip flops, board shorts. Sunglasses, hat, suntan lotion, *beach bag* we forgot ours and just bought a generic hotel bag - was fine, another reason to visit sundry...

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  • Packing List

    You don't need to take too many clothes with you,mainly shorts and t.shirts and maybe a couple of tidy outfits if you eat out. You don't want to end up with a heavy lable on your cases like I had.Plenty of sun screen and always try to have some drinking water with you. A good camera and plenty of film there are so many beautiful things to take...

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  • Cotton

    Avoid taking any clothing made from cotton.If your gear should get wet or if you do any laundry, it takes forever to dry. Try to take clothing made from synthetic material like nylon,polyester, capilene or cool max.They are cooler, lighter and dry a lot faster.

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  • Equipment

    Back pack: 2500-2900 cu.inch capacity or smaller.Pack as LITE as possible. Good pair hiking boots.Clothing should be lite and thin for easy wash and drying. Not much clothing is needed at the end of the trail.Trust me.... 95% of the people who make it to the end of the trail are naked....it must be the strong and uncontrollable urge to reconnect...

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  • Water Purifer

    Camping Prevent dehydration and heat stroke.Speaking from experience, you can never carry enough safe drinking water along the Kalalau trail.Sooner or later you will run out of safe drinking water.The heat, humidity and physical exertion will take it's toll on your body.Have used and recommend the following:1)Sweetwater Guardian purification...

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