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by Gail Rhea






Since everything may be purchased in Hawaii, the only things you really need to take are money/credit or debit cards and any prescription medications that you may require during your stay.

However, since most people like to take what they already have, here's a list of necessities:

  1. Hat

  2. Sunscreen

  3. Sunglasses

  4. Swimsuit

  5. Beach towel

  6. T-shirt

  7. Shorts

  8. Comfortable shoes

  9. Camera

  10. Shampoo & conditioner

  11. Moisturizer

After that, you may want to add a few items for dressier situations. Hawaii is very casual all the way around so you won't need much.

For women:

  1. Skirt and top

  2. Sandals

  3. Makeup - stick to the minimum like eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick or gloss. The exposure to sunshine will eliminate any need for blush and the heat and humidity will cause foundation to slide.

  4. Jewelry - nothing extravagant. Inexpensive necklace, earrings, and ring will do. 

  5. Fragrance, although you might want to buy one of the local scents like gardenia, ginger, orchid, and plumeria.

For men:

  1. Slacks and short-sleeved shirt

  2. Shoes or sandals

  3. Aftershave/cologne.

Other items that may enhance your visit:

  1. Binoculars.

  2. Warm jacket, sweater, long pants - if you're going to Mauna Loa on the Big Island. If you're going up to Haleakala on the island of Maui to watch the sunrise especially during the winter months, add long johns and gloves or take a Space blanket to wrap around you.

  3. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots - if you plan on walking across lava for any distance like at Haleakala or Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.










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