Hawaii is one of those places that make you fall in love with it every time you visit. Again and again. Pristine blue waters, lush tropical beaches, snorkeling in the reefs, swimming with sea turtles - what’s not to love? Although, one thing that can significantly ruin your dream tropical vacation is not packing for it properly. It does not matter if you are going to be spending your time getting tanned on the beach or hiking up the mountains, there are a few essential items that you MUST have with you, other than your swimsuit and flip flops, of course.
No matter how many phone companies vouch for your phone’s waterproof feature, it is never a good idea to mix the two. Your phone should ideally be kept away from water, which is difficult to do in Maui when you are constantly surrounded by the sea. And given the “nomophobic” age we live in, it is expected that you will carry your phone to the beach, on hikes, and boat rides. So it is best to carry a waterproof phone case. It will protect your phone from water and sand, and also allow for some stunning underwater photography.
Your list of things to pack for Maui should definitely include a pair of quick-dry shoes, especially if you have a series of water activities planned. Your vacation will not be fun once you gash your foot open on a coral reef, which is why good quality water, quick-dry, and breathable water shoes are a must. They will keep your feet safe. The best part is that your snorkeling fins will fit right over them!
Unless you want to look like a red lobster in your vacation photos, carrying a sunscreen is an absolute necessity. But since it is Hawaii, you cannot just carry any sunscreen. Due to an influx of tourists of the reefs at Maui and other places, in 2018, Hawaii banned the use of sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, becoming the first US state to do so. These two chemicals are extremely harmful to the coral reefs. So, get reef-safe sunscreen. Some great options are Mama Kuleana Waterproof SPF 30 Reef-safe Sunscreen and Kokua SunCare Hawaiian SPF 50 Natural Zinc Sunscreen.
With these essentials in hand, you will be able to immerse yourself completely in the heavenly experience that a Maui vacation offers.
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