Post # 1
My fiance and I have our honeymoon all booked for late May in Maui! We will be staying at a resort in Lahaina. I haven’t ever been to Maui, or any part of Hawaii for that matter, and I have no idea what to pack! We will be there for 8 days… Could someone give me an idea of what to pack? I just don’t even know what to wear there.. Thanks so much!!
Post # 3
@future_mrs_s: I love Maui and Lahaina is a great centralplace for a honeymoon.
Wear and take summer clothes- bathing suits, capris, T’s ,blouses, cotton maxi dress etc.
Take a sweater, wrap or light jacket for cooler evenings. Take something warmer, e.g a fleece jacket and jeans if you plan to go up to the top of the volcano Mt Haleakala
Summer is here, with warm and sunny days. June is the driest month of the year. Tradewinds blow almost everyday. The hurricane season begins this month, but rarely will a tropical system come close to Maui in June. Tradewinds blow on the average 91% of the time. Sea water temperature averages about 77 degrees F.
June averages for different locations on Maui Lahaina 87-68 F. (30.6C-20.0C) .09″ of precipitation Hana 83-69 F. (28.3C-20.6C) 3.85″ of precipitation Kahului 86-69 F. (30.0C-20.6C) .27″ of precipitation
Kahului % of possible daytime sunshine: 79%
Post # 4
When we went in August, I wore mostly casual, loose cotton tanks and tees with a bikini underneath and shorts/skirts. At night, I swapped out the bottoms for jeans and threw on a light jacket/cardi. I would pack one nicer sundress if you want to go to a dressier restaurant or another special occasion but the majority of the food options are very casual. I wore flip flops pretty much everywhere but pack a cute pair of sandals to go with your sundress if you are planning on that fancy meal.
Post # 5
we went in october and i packed WAY too many clothes. we were there for 10 days and most of that was spent running around in my bathing suit/cover up.
i barely bothered to wear my contacts or put on makeup and i blow dried/straightened my hair like 3 times.
one day toward the end of the trip my husband ended up shirtless in the grocery store… because thats just how it goes.
so bring as many bathing suits/coverups as you can possibly manage and pack light on “real clothes”. i only used them for a few hours at a time while out to dinner.
and if you plan on doing the road to hana or other excusrions make sure you bring some good outdoors wear that can also get wet! or something you can comfortably wear a bathing suit under 🙂
have fun! we loved it so much
Post # 6
Lots of cool/airy clothes with a wrap for the evenings. Take good walking shoes because there’s lots of great hikes for all fitness levels.
Word to the wise- pack AND USE lots of sunscreen. I went on a family trip to Hawaii when I was in my early teens. My family went back on an early flight and I had a red-eye, so I laid out on the beach for a few hours alone. I was wearing a long, light skirt and forgot to sunscreen my legs because they were “covered”. They were bright red when I left the beach and by the time I got home, my legs had basically “cooked”. I had blisters and STILL have scarring from it. I’m shocked I didn’t end up with skin cancer, honestly. Probably the most painful thing I’ve ever endured.
Post # 7
Everyone’s got the clothes covered but do NOT forget to bring (or you can buy it there) bug spray. If you plan on doing the Road to Hana and walking anywhere along the way you will get eaten alive.
I lived in Maui for a year back when I was younger 14 years ago. Me and FI are taking our honeymoon this July to Oahu/Kauai, neither of us have been to those two islands (he hasn’t been to any) I love Maui but wanted something new to both of us for the honeymoon. You will love Maui and Lahaina is a fabulous place.
You might want to think about getting a waterproof camera. My FI bought a relatively expensive one before a trip to Key West a few years back and it was so nice to be able to take pictures while snorkeling or just hanging out in the water. You could also just buy a few disposable water cameras, they work pretty well too.