Hawaii Travel Packing List: Maui
From thrilling zipline adventures and scenic hikes, to gorgeous beaches and a smorgasbord of cuisines and cocktails…it’s no secret why Maui is known as the world’s best island. It may be part of the Aloha State, but this retreat has an intoxicating aloha allure that makes it one of the most popular destinations all year round.
But, with so much to see and do, packing for a Maui getaway can be a daunting task for travelers. What do you bring when you can ride a wave, laze on the beach, traverse to the summit of a dormant volcano and savor a locally sourced meal at our highly rated Wailea restaurant and bar—all in one day?
Here, we’ve compiled a list of essentials that you won’t want to head to Maui without, whether you’re looking forward to active days in the sun, or if your idea of exercise is lounging by the pool and sipping on Mai Tais. These items are easy to pack, versatile and will take you from beach to bar without breaking a sweat.
CAMP SHIRT in Hawaii? That's like saying peanut butter goes with jelly. Rather than packing a tacky print, choose a striking and silky smooth option, like this Sahara Fronds Camp Shirt.
SWEATSHIRT for chilly nights. This Nassau Half-Zip—in super-soft, garment dyed cotton-is just right for Maui's evening breezes.
SWIM TRUNKS that double up as a boardwalk staple. The real question? Whether you should bring an easy-to-match solid color or a tropical floral pattern. Pick from these versatile options.
WATCH to keep track of the time. Sure, it's always Island Hour on Maui, but you don't want to miss your dinner reservation! We recommend this classically styled, water-resistant Siesta Key Watch.
TRAVEL KIT to keep you organized and prepared on the go. We especially love these kits—they're compact and packable, but still spacious enough to contain all your toiletries and accessories.
LINEN DRESS to keep you stylish and cool in the heat. Pair a solid colored classic like our Two Palms Linen Shift Dress with sandals for the day, and add some pretty island-style accessories for a nice night out.
REVERSIBLE SWIMSUIT for two looks in one—and make sure they're sun protected. Our
Cat's Meow collection has an excellent UPF 50+ rating, and features pretty floral prints on one side and fun leopard spots on the other.
Don't know which is the best silhouette for your body? Find your perfect fit with this handy
swim finder tool.
SHORTS to hike, stroll or shop in. These easy linen or denim pairs will ensure you stay comfy no matter what you're doing.
BEACH COVERUP that will keep you looking poolside perfect. Lounge away in a boyfriend shirt or tunic dress—the options and styles really are endless. Check out some of our faves here!
CATCH-ALL TOTE that will fit your beach gear, sunscreen and other travel essentials. The
Jitney Tote is a durable canvas bag with a fringed finish for the perfect laid-back island feel.
What if you’ve already set sail for Maui and realized you’ve left something at home? Don’t worry. Our stores in Wailea and Whalers Village have everything you need for the perfect island vacation—from a flattering pair of Maui Jim® sunglasses to our special Pineapple Crème Brûlée. Relaxation awaits!