Packing for your Honeymoon to Hawaii

This really isn’t going to be a list of everything you need to pack for your honeymoon to Hawaii but more about what you might not consider packing for your Hawaii honeymoon.

Some of this will depend on which islands you’ll be visiting but some are more generic:

Things you might not have thought of:

  • Your GPS.  Yes, if you are driving in Hawaii, your GPS will work.
  • Your Automobile Association of American (AAA) card.  Yes, they do have AAA in Hawaii.  Trust me, we needed it when Mr. My Vacation Lady ended up in a ditch while trying to make a U-turn
  • Mosquito repellent- especially if you are planning on going hiking through the rain forest.
  • Your driver’s license.  If you are traveling with your passport, you’ll still need your driver’s license to rent the car.
  • A credit card in your name—NOT a DEBIT CARD.  You will need this to rent a car as well.
  • A jacket, scarf and gloves- if you are planning on going to the top of Haleakala or the Visitors Center at Mauna Kea.  Even if it’s 80 degrees at sea level, it can be 50 degrees or less at the top and when the wind blows, it can be downright cold.  Yes, we were above the clouds at Haleakala!
Sunset over Haleakala

Sunset over Haleakala

Things you might think you don’t need:

1.  Sneakers or walking shoes- especially if you are doing some hiking.

2.  Water shoes – definitely for the black sand beaches.  The sand is hot!

3.  Slippers (no, not house slippers)– this is what Flip Flops are called in Hawaii and they are definitely part of the casual attire worn on the islands.

4.  1 dressier outfit (long pants for men and a sundress for women)

5.  A sweater or light jacket— it can get cooler at night

6.  Beach towels – in case you want to explore some beaches on the islands

7.  A rain poncho- we got caught in a down pour on the Road to Hana on our way to a waterfall.  A rain poncho would have really come in handy 🙂

Some things you should always pack for a tropical honeymoon:

1.  Good sunscreen— Hawaii is closer to the equator so the sun is stronger.

2.  An extra pair of contact lenses or glasses.

3.  Sunglasses

4.  A hat

5.  Extra bathing suits (nothing is worse than putting on a damp bathing suit)

6.   A beach bag

My Vacation Lady is a top rated honeymoon specialist as well as a Hawaii Destination Specialist.  We won’t be the first to tell you that your honeymoon to Hawaii should be special but we certainly will help make it special!


About the Author:

Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.