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Pack Light For Your Hawaii Vacation


Why You Should Pack Light for Your Hawaii Vacation…And What to Take with You

Your next Hawaii vacation is just around the corner…but what should you pack?

That depends on how much you plan on buying while you’re on the trip.

Why You Should Pack Light for Your Hawaiian Vacation

Any seasoned traveler has had a good chuckle at the vacationers who lug around five suitcases. When you travel somewhere like Hawaii, you never know what you’re in for, so it can be tempting to bring a few books, lots of extra gadgets, twenty changes of clothes, and the kitchen sink.

But here’s why you should pack light instead:

You won’t have as much to haul around. There’s nothing more annoying that dragging a 100-pound suitcase from island to island, from plane to plane, and from car to vacation rental. When you pack less, you’ll also have fewer things trying to distract you from having a good time.

Most condos, apartments, and timeshares include all the amenities you’ll need. Check with your booking agent about what amenities your property offers. Some include convenient items such as hair dryers, irons, and alarm clocks.

You can buy beach apparel and warm-weather clothing while on vacation. After all, Hawaiian-style swimwear, clothes, hats, and other accessories can all be bought at one of Hawaii’s many shops. Also, these types of items make great memorabilia, so they can be great to take home and enjoy on your own time.

Save money other ways…so you can spend it on items that remind you of your trip. If you’re worried about cost, you should focus on saving money by booking tours and activities through affordable agencies like Hawaii Discount. This saved money can be used to purchase souvenirs and other memorabilia.

What to Take

Obviously you can’t go on a Hawaii vacation with an empty suitcase. So what should you take with you?

Here’s a list of essentials:

  • Shorts and T-shirts are a must for sightseeing, hiking, and daytime activities. The thinner the better, since it can get pretty warm.
  • If you decide to eat at “fancy” restaurants, you can still wear shorts and short-sleeve shirts. Just find collared T-shirts and khaki shorts and you’ll be fine.
  • You can bring one bottle of sunscreen, but no more. Buy the rest when you get there.
  • Sunglasses are a must.
  • A hat with a wide brim.
  • Make sure your camera has extra batteries.
  • Bring a raincoat or a waterproof jacket. If you wear a backpack, buy a rain cover for the pack. This will give you the protection you need to keep electronics and other sensitive gear safe.
  • If you have a beach towel, bring that. Otherwise, leave room in your suitcase and buy a big one when you get there.
  • Toiletries should all be small. Consider buying travel-sized shampoo and soap bottles. If need be, you can purchase refills on the islands.

Even if you’re going for an extended stay, bring as little as possible. You’ll always be able to do laundry on the island. And if you decide you need a sun shirt or a different hat, there’s no better place to buy one than Hawaii.

Are you planning a Hawaii vacation?

Hawaii Discount offers the best deals on Hawaii tours, Hawaii activities, and Hawaii vacation packages. Please remember that popular activities sell out frequently. We recommend making reservations well in advance of your trip.

To book an affordable Hawaii tour or activity, call 1-866-482-9775 today.

About Eagle Strayhorn

I love Hawaii and I especially love sharing Hawaii and the Aloha Spirit with others.