What to Pack for a Trip to Hawaii – Cute Outfits for Maui, Kauai, Hawaii
If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii in 2023, you’re going to want to start shopping for some cute Hawaii vacation outfits for your big trip!! Whether you’re traveling to Maui, Kauai, Oahu, Lanai or the Big Island, the style of dressing in Hawaii is casual-chic, and it’s a great chance to break out your most vibrant tropical prints that you otherwise can’t wear this time of year.
During the day, you’ll want some resort-ready bikinis, cover ups, and sun hats, and at night, you’ll want some easy, flowy resort dresses and cute tropical dinner outfits for going out on the town. In this Hawaii packing guide you’ll find all the best outfits for Hawaii, from swimwear and cover ups, to resort dresses and vacation outfit inspo from my own trips to Maui, Kauai, Honolulu, the Big Island and beyond!
Hawaii packing essentials
- A sun hat
- Swimwear + Cover ups (I have lots of recommendations below!)
- A pair of comfy tennis shoes for hiking or resort-gym-ing (my absolute favorite of all time are these, they’re so lightweight for travel and SO comfy)
- A cute beach bag
- Casual daytime outfits / chic beach outfits
- Dressier nighttime dinner outfits
Cute cover ups & dresses for a trip to Hawaii:
Your suitcase for a trip to Hawaii is going to be 90% swimsuits and cover ups – so you’ll want to make sure you’re packing some cute ones! I love these cover ups because they’re all comfy, flattering, and have a little Hawaii pop to them with their designs.
Cute dinner dresses and rompers for Hawaii:
This is one of my favorite vacation dresses I’ve bought in a LONG time. It’s sexy and chic and I just looove the vibrant colors.
In Hawaii, the style is casual but cute, and you’ll want to dress up a little for resort dinners! I like to pack tropical printed rompers and maxi dresses, as well as always some white dresses (to show off that tan, duh).
Tropical flowy beach pants & sarongs for Hawaii:
The best swimsuits to pack for a trip to Hawaii
Hawaii is a great time to break out your most tropical prints and bright colors! The vibe here is uber-vibrant, so you can rock all your most tropical bikinis.
The best athleisure wear to pack for a trip to Hawaii
Whether you’re planning to golf, play tennis, hit the resort gym, or just enjoy the gorgeous scenery for walks, it’s SO easy to stay active on a trip to Hawaii and packing warm-weather athleisure wear that fits the tropical vacation vibe is a must!
The best accessories to pack for Hawaii
A good sun hat or visor is an absolute must for pool or beach side days in Hawaii!
Aloha Collection makes the best waterproof pouches perfect for keeping your phone, kindle, and other valuables safe from water and sand! A water-proof Kindle is also a must for reading by the pool without worrying about splashes.
What else do you need to pack for a trip to Hawaii?
Beach bags! I love this one from Amazon.
Reef-safe sunscreen – Here are all my favorite sunscreen brands for face and body.
Sun hat(s) – all my favorite sun hats are in this post here
1 pair of sneakers for hiking/the hotel gym
1 Snorkel mask! I have this one.
1 flying outfit (these are always my in-flight leggings because they’re SO soft)
A travel face mask and for going around the island (check out my list of the cutest travel face masks here)
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