The Ultimate Packing List for Your Kauai Vacation

Kauai is an amazing adventure filled with possibilities. But all of this adventuring requires at least a little preparation. Thankfully, we can help you get acquainted with what Kauai will offer- and what you should (and shouldn’t) pack for the trip!

General Info on the Weather, Climate, Landscape

Kauai has two main traits- it is almost always warm and it will almost always rain at last some point in the day.

Rainfall is an expected reality of staying in Kauai, and will inform your packing. But overall, the weather is often a crisp 70 degrees. Hawaii only has two seasons. Locals refer to them as the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season is what you may consider summer. The rainy season runs from November to March. But you should always keep rainfall in mind.

The landscape is mountainous and sometimes muddy. Also keep that in mind as you plot out your apparel and gear for the trip.

What To Pack

So now that we have some basics out of the way, what should you pack for the journey? We cover our top four things that can really help make your life easier.

  • Swimsuit Cover up: You may be inclined to pack some t-shirts and some swimwear, but you will often have to switch from one to the other and it could be annoying. Plus, t-shirt cotton isn’t comfortable when wet. A swimsuit cover-up is a necessity. It’s a cozy fit, it’s usually slightly open and easy to wear, and its lightweight. You have to include it.
  • Water Shoes: Keep your extra pair of sneakers back at home. This is the time for lightweight mesh water shoes. They can help you navigate rocky terrain and will be invaluable when hitting the beaches and restaurants.
  • A Waterproof Phone Protector: You might be at a waterfall or a massive coastal beachside. Either way, you are vulnerable to the one thing phones hate- water! If you want to stay in communication and take pictures, you need a waterproof phone protector.
  • Reef Safe Suncreen: “Regular” sunscreen is highly highly discouraged. Using it could also result in a massive vacation-stopping fine. Hawaii has banned many oxybenzone-based sunscreens which are not protective of the valuable local reefs.

These are just a few handy things to bring along when you stay at our Waipouli Beach Resort.

What Not To Bring

Just as there are things you must bring, other things are just unnecessary. We want to cover the top four things you simply shouldn’t bring when staying at our beachfront vacation rentals in Kauai.

  • A Towel: You won’t need it. A towel takes up a lot of space and we provide abundant supplies of towels at all our Kauai beachfront rentals.
  • Electronics: Don’t burden your trip with extra gear you don’t need. Hawaii is wet- very wet!- and water and electronics simply don’t mesh.
  • Heavy Jackets: You may think it will get cold, and it sometimes does, but unless you are extremely sensitive to the cold, it probably won’t be needed. Jackets are also cumbersome and heavy. Consider one light jacket and leave it at that.
  • Elegant Wear: You may be inclined to bring a gorgeous dress or high heels, but Hawaii is casual! These things may get in your way. Unless it’s a special occasion, leave the luxury wear at home.

Stay at the Waipouli Beach Resort

Our Waipouli Beach Resort rentals offer wonderful amenities. Visit our website for more information about what we can offer you on your dazzling Kauai vacation.

Our resort is comfortable and sensational, featuring outdoor grills, world-class appliances, Jacuzzi soaking tub, and an incredible two-acre pool with a wading area and waterfalls.

You can also explore our many other resort condo rentals in Kauai for lots of privacy and a romantic retreat. Why settle for anything less than the best when vacationing in Hawaii?

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