What to Bring to Kauai

What to Bring to Kauai

We want you to know what to bring to Kauai. To be the most prepared when traveling to the island, however there is no need to over prepare yourself. We’ve made a check- list here broken up into a variety of categories. That way, you can double check that you have remembered the things that are necessary and can take out the things that are not!

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Don’t Over Pack

Preparing for a trip to Kauai is probably going to be one of the most simple pack jobs of your life when determining what to bring to Kauai.Overall, with the weather ranging between 70° F to 85°F during the day, you’ll want to wear the least amount of clothing possible.

During the evening and depending on the month you arrive, weather generally gets down to 55°F to 70°F.Not necessarily heavy clothing worthy either at any time, although it can get chilly at elevation. Lighter cotton blends are going to be your best knits of choice.

Breathable, lightweight, natural fiber clothing with simple casual shoes and accessories are the best.Remember, life on the island of Kauai is simple, and taking in the sights and sounds are the most important part of any trip, so don’t worry about what to bring, what to wear, and fret over not bringing everything you can with you.

 

ActivityKauai.com Pack List

 

Clothes                    

  • 2- swimsuits/board shorts
  • Socks
  • Casual close-toed shoes
  • Light rain jacket or sweater
  • Underwear

MEN

  • T-shirts
  • Collared shirt
  • Shorts
  • Long pants/denim

WOMEN

  • Shirts/tops/blouses
  • Skirts/shorts
  • Sundress
  • Long pant/denim
  • Simple accessories

ADVENTURE VACATION

  • Hiking shoes/runners-that can get wet
  • Thick socks
  • Waterproof jacket
  • GPS-geo caching
  • Kauai island atlas and map
  • Small backpack
  • Water bottle

KID STUFF

            PACK

  • Water shoes
  • Life vest

PERSONAL

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Dental floss
  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Brush/comb
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Multivitamins
  • First aid kit

SEE IF YOUR HOTEL HAS THESE ITEMS

  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Curling iron
  • Other toiletries
  • Crib
  • IMPORTANT ITEMS
  • Photo ID
  • Passport
  • Insurance information
  • Flight confirmation
  • Rental car info
  • Hotel confirmation
  • Medications
  • Traveler’s checks
  • House keys
  • Phone charger (wall/car)
  • Phone headset/earbuds
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera + battery charger+ memory card

Phone Numbers

  • Family & friends
  • Bank/credit card
  • Hotel front desk
  • Password lock your phone

BUY IN HAWAII

RENT THESE ITEMS

GIFTS

EXTRA ITEMS

  • Reading material
  • Re-usable shopping bag-Kauai banned plastic bags 2012
  • Snacks for the plane
  • Travel pillow
  • Earplugs
  • Binoculars

REMEMBER TO….

RESPECT the community, culture & people in Hawaii

Use Common Sense when in ocean, hiking etc.…. Read our AK.com tips and resources for island safety practices.

Buy Kauai local products in advance and pick them up on your way into town.

The lifestyle here is relaxed and low-key, and one thing you should never take with you is the stress and worries of the mainland. The link below will take you to a list of everything you’ll need to have a memorable visit to the island.

Follow it exactly, take away a few ideas, or create your own list based on what you like to do. It all works here in Kauai. Bring an open mind and an open heart; the rest can always be picked up at a local store here on the island. For more information call 1-800-380-KAUAI (5282)

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