Hawaii is known all over the world for its pristine beaches, happening nightlife, and thrilling water sports. Tourists from all parts of the globe plan a trip to this beautiful U.S state for experiencing the exhilarating water sports and enjoying a few days in close proximity with nature.

If you’re one among those lucky souls planning a trip to Hawaii, then this blog is a must-read for you! We’ve provided a list of 7 essential things that you must pack during your Hawaii vacation.


  • Waterproof Phone Case

Never forget to carry a waterproof phone case if you want to carry your phone to the beach, on boats, or while hiking near waterfalls. The case will protect your phone from getting wet in case it falls into the water. Best of all, it’ll help you take underwater photos and videos, without causing any damage.

  • Hydro Flask

Hawaii experiences a warm and humid climate throughout the year. Naturally, you’d feel thirsty frequently. A hydro flask will help you carry water on the go. Moreover, it’ll keep your water cool and fresh throughout your vacation.

  • Underwater Camera

underwater camera

If you love landscape photography, make sure to carry an underwater camera. A smartphone will not help you if you want to capture high-resolution underwater images. Undeniably, there’re lots of things you’ll be dying to take pictures of in Hawaii. But capturing these require a waterproof camera. That’s why we think it’s best if you carry one.

  • Power Bank

Hawaii is an interesting place to roam around. This means you’ll spend a lot of time looking at maps or searching for the best route to your next destination. Navigating just a few hours on Google Maps will drain your phone battery. A power bank is, therefore, necessary. Before buying, make sure it’s a reliable one and has enough power to charge the phone battery for four cycles.

  • Lightweight Rain Jacket

Though Hawaii is known for its great weather, sudden torrential downpours or waterfall spray are also common. Irrespective of the season, it’s best if you carry a lightweight rain jacket. Not only will it save you from an unexpected short burst of rain, but it will also save you from the aftereffects of getting drenched in rain.

  • Selfie Stick

Your trip to Hawaii will remain incomplete unless you capture beautiful images. A selfie stick is the best tool that’ll help you in capturing stunning images of your Hawaii trip. The best part is that you’ll face no issues in capturing from the best and most engaging angles.

  • Sunscreen

We’ve already mentioned that Hawaii experiences a warm and humid climate most of the year. Using sunscreen, especially during the first few days in Hawaii, will protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. If your skin gets tanned easily, you can also try using aloe vera gel. Both sunscreen and aloe are costly in Hawaii, so it’s better if you bring these from home.

  • Water Shoes

Water sports can be found all around Hawaii. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons behind its surging popularity. A pair of hiking shoes will not only enable you to enjoy these sports but will also protect your feet from getting cut on coral or any other surface you might stumble upon.

  • Waterproof Dry Bag

Whether you’re planning to enroll in a surf camp in Hawaii for surfing on the mighty oceans of the Pacific or heading to the beach just to enjoy its scenic beauty, we recommend you to carry a waterproof dry bag. You can use it to store your wet clothes or any other belongings that you think might get damaged due to water.

So, here was our list of 9 items that you must carry while going on a vacation to Hawaii. Let us know in the comment section if you want to add any.

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