What to Pack for Maui

What to Pack for Maui

With Maui’s warm tropical weather all year around you should pack mostly summer attire, plenty of beach wear and maybe a light jacket or sweater for cooler nights.  The dress code in Maui is very relaxed and casual.  Most locals are in t-shirt/tank tops, shorts and flip flops.

If you plan on going to the Haleakala National Park for the sunrise I would recommend bringing at least long pants and a light jacket or sweater.  But if you can pack warmer clothes, that’s even better.  It’s butt freezing cold there like 40 degrees!  You can also bring some casual dress clothes for Maui’s night life like a summer dress for girls or slacks and button up/polo for guys.

If you’re a light packer like me or want to avoid the luggage fees, pack enough outfits for a few days and do laundry in Maui (make sure your hotel has a laundry facility).  Remember, all liquid/gel containers must be 3.4 oz or less to carry on your luggage.  When you land on Maui you can stock up on sunblock at one of the many ABC Stores, Costco or Target.  Some hotels provide basic toiletries like shampoo, lotion and soap.

What to Pack for Maui Check List!

Beach Attire

  • Beach Towel
  • Beach Bag / Backpack
  • Chap Stick with SPF
  • Flip Flops / Slippers
  • Hat / Visor
  • Snorkel Gear – mask + snorkel + flippers (or you can rent them Snorkel Bob’s)
  • Sunblock, at least SPF 30 (or you can buy it in  Maui)
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit or Swim Trunks (bring at least 2 pairs, so you always have a dry one to wear)
  • Waterproof casing or bag to hold ID / Cash / Credit Cards / Keys while you swim


  • Evening Attire (summer dress, slacks, button up/polo)
  • Gym Attire (if you plan working out)
  • Pants (recommended for the Sun Rise at Haleakala and Horseback Riding)
  • Shirts / Tank Tops
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Sweater / Light Jack (recommended for the Sun Rise at Haleakala)
  • Undergarments

Foot Wear

  • Slippers / Flip Flops
  • Hiking Shoes or Hiking Sandals (if you plan on hiking)
  • Evening Shoes
  • Swim Shoes / Water Shoes / Reef Shoes


  • Aloe Vera (recommended to apply after a day’s full of sun)
  • Brush / Comb
  • Cream / Lotion
  • Chap Stick
  • Deodorant
  • Facial Cleanser
  • Feminine Products
  • Floss
  • Hair Ties
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Make-Up Bag / Supplies
  • Medication
  • Q-Tips
  • Razor
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving Cream
  • Soap / Shower Gel
  • Sunblock
  • Tooth Brush
  • Tooth Paste
  • Towel

Traveling with Small Children

  • Baby Bag / Backpack
  • Baby / Children Sunblock
  • Blank (small & light)
  • Bottles / Bottle Warmer
  • Diapers / Swimming Diapers
  • Extra Set of Clothes
  • Formula / Milk
  • Flotation Device
  • Goggles
  • Medication
  • Rush Guard / Sun Protectant Swim Wear
  • Snacks
  • Stroller
  • Toys / Books/ Electronic Entertainment
  • Wipes


  • Binoculars
  • Camera / Underwater Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Chargers for electronic devices
  • GPS or Maps of Maui
  • Health Insurance Information / Car (medial history, primary physician, allergies)
  • Hiking Pole
  • Flash Light (for Haleakala or stargazing  or camping)
  • Laptop
  • Mosquito Repellent (for hiking)
  • $$$ / Major Credit Cards
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Travel Books on Maui (I recommend Maui Revealed)
  • Travel Documents (flight itinerary, hotel & car reservations, passport / ID)
  • Video Camera


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