Maui What to Pack

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Maui What to Pack

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    Aqua shoes if you plan to snorkel off the beachSwim suitShortsSweater/light jacket if you plan to go to summit of HaleakalaTshirt for snorkeling, even with sunscreen on, I got burntSnorkel gearShoes with good treads if you plan on hiking Sunscreen Underwater camera If you are staying in a condo and don't mind lugging food, boxed and canned...

  • Sunny skies does not mean sunburn

    I am an avid sun lover however, being fair skinned and a red head this equates to very little sun tolerance. I have found several products which allows me to spend almost an unlimited time in the sun without sunscreen and without burning. The first one is called a "Solarveil" this is a woven shirt that has the protection of 50 spf. The shirt is...

  • Special items that make life easier

    Aquapac waterproof waist packs come in very handy for carrying room and car keys/money while you're snorkeling/hiking. or check out your local boating/canoeing store or water park for cheaper alternatives. Reef shoes are a must with all the lava rocks. I also have purchased my own dry snorkel and mask. They don't take up too much room...

  • Don't forget the sunblock!

    To eliminate some stress and hassle, I decided to take only a carry-on. If you plan on doing the Haleakala sunrise...dress warmly, trust me. We went in January and obviously a T-shirt, sweatshirt, jeans and a coat wasn't warm enough. My hands were numb as I tried to capture the beauty of the sunrise.Other than that, casual is the way to...

  • Sunscreen a MUST

    If you are going to the top of Haleakala Volcano for a sunrise don't underestimate how cold it gets. I took my silk thermal underwear and boy was I glad I did. I also took a polar fleece jacket and was wearing a tank top, t-shirt and long sleeved shirt. Gloves are also a must. Bring the sunscreen because no one from the mainland is beyond...

  • The ultimate Guidebook to Maui

    Let me start by saying the following book is not liked by the people of Maui because it has exposed many of the island's sacred lands and secret places to unappreciative tourists. It's hard to balance the value of this book and the feelings of the people of the island. When reading this tip, and reading the book, please regard anything suggested to...

  • Be prepared !!!

    1. A handy and reasonably spacious backpack.2. Travel Books, maps, pamphlets for information and direction. 1. Swimsuits. 2. Sandals.3. Hiking shoes.4. Sunglasses.5. Cap (sun is really harsh)6. Light T-shirts, Hawaiian shirts. 1. Tylenol, Advil. 2. Band-aids.3. Insect Repellant (Anti bug spray). 1. Digital Camera2. Additional memory cards3....

  • Resort Wear: Bikinis, Sarongs, Shorts &...

    Just enough to hold all your clothes and personal items. Most of the shopping you do is small things, so no need to bring that expandable bag!Tip: Large items can be sent directly home! Ex. cases of pineapples, wine etc., Duty Free Shopping Well for the Four Seasons, its complete resort wear..Let's start with the ladies..During the day, you will...

  • Your complete Hawaii pack list!

    Bring a tote bag for the beach/pool and a small backpack to take on the Road to Hana. Hawaii is very casual. You probably only need to bring a nice outfit if you're dining at a good restaurant. Bring lots of shorts and comfortable clothes for warm weather.You should bring a pair of shoes that you can wear in the water. The beach in Ka'anapali can...

  • Suburn in the most unexpected places

    Take lots of sunscreen. I'm a life long sunbunny and have the skin to show for it. I have just learned to use sunscreen. I also tan quite easily and in the past have used an 8 to 15. This time we started at 45 and STILL got some color. I didn't downgrade to 15 until our 4th day. That sun is WAY strong! The very first day, while waiting for me in...

  • Dressing up?

    There are some very nice places to go in Maui, and for some of those places it would be nice and possibly required that you dress like you're not right off the beach. Ladies, you don't want to go long sleeved anywhere, even at night. Although the temps do drop at night, they don't drop much below 75! I didn't see one set of stocking on anyone. I...

  • How do you dress for paradise?

    I've only been in Maui in the spring and summer months, so i don't know what it's like in autumn and winter. The only reason I had long pants at all was to hide the white legs for a couple of days. On adventures wear shorts and take an extra pair. If you plan to visit Mt Haleakala everyone is going to tell you it's going to be cold. BELIEVE THEM....

  • Underwater Camera

    With all of the snorkeling opportunities to be had, an underwater camera is a must. We bought two "Kodak MAX water & Sport" 27 exposure underwater cameras. They claim to take the sharpest pictures of any underwater one-time-use-camera. They served their purpose, as far as I'm concerned.Plan on spending about $12 per camera in the continental US...

  • Tropical attire will do the trick

    For the most part, polo shirts, shorts, sandals, sneakers, swimwear and rain gear will do the trick. A couple casual outfits will also be beneficial as you may want to dine at a fancy restaurant or go to a nightclub.

  • Tropical wear will suffice

    Try not to carry to much luggage with you because it will slow you down. For the most part, shorts, sandals, sneakers, and short-sleeve shirts will do (you can ring causal slacks or even elegant outfits if you plan on doing some fancy things). But if you plan on going to Hana, it would be smart to bring alng rain gear. Bring your usual stuff, but...

  • Have the right camera when you go whale...

    When you go whale watching, don't make the same mistake I did. Have a camera with quick shutterspeed. My digital camera takes for ever and as such, I missed the breaching whale that caused this splash.

  • Sunblock

    You only really need a carry on. Let me put it this way, I took 6 different pairs of shoes (I'm a girl!) and only wore two of them. I wore a sarong and my bikini most of the time. I did take my gym pants and a sweet shirt just in case, good thinking on my part. We had one very stormy day. other then that, the weather was just perfect. Bug spray,...

  • Pack your casual clothes.

    Don't bring too much if your renting a convertible. Not alot of room in the trunk or backseat. No sports jacket's needed here. Everything is casual. Long pants if your going to the sunrise on Haleakala and tennis shoes if your riding the bikes down. Never needed a jacket but can get cool if it is windy. Beach shoes. Everything is available...

  • Packing List

    Bring a backpack (a bookbag worked fine) to carry snacks, water and film on the hikes. Besides the obvious (bathing suits), bring reef shoes or sandals to walk to/from snorkel sites and waterfalls. A ball cap worked great keeping the sun out of my eyes. I also brought a small pair of binoculars for the hikes.

  • Packing List

    I packed a huge suitcase and found one small case would have been fine. All you need is a bathing suit, a shorts outfit, a pair of sandals, tennis shoes if you go biking or hiking. A dress to wear for dinner and leave everything else home. Sunscreen, dramine, tums, pain reliever if you drink too much beer! Lotion. I just bought postcards, some...

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