This is the piece I was supposed to post the day i went to Maui, but I didn’t get to go. That story is HERE. Now on to the riveting topic of packing for Maui. Or any island vacation.
A fashion blogger I know posted a photo of herself camping last week. A photo in which she looked completely put-together and was wearing earrings.
Earrings! To go camping! I marveled. I know, it’s her business, but still. I was impressed. They were dangly earrings, too.
At the time, I was preparing to pack for Maui and my view was a little more minimalist.
We love Maui. We’ll be visiting friends there today for five days. On our agenda is…absolutely nothing.
That’s right. When we go to Maui with our friends, we all like to do nothing. At all.
Well, that’s not exactly true. We have an agenda, but it’s a relaxation agenda.
M and I walk the beach each morning. We read. We dip into the pool and the hot tub. We are on our computers. We cook.
One day we eat a meal together at our favorite restaurant, Mama’s Fish House. One afternoon we girls go out to lunch and spend the afternoon at the Grand Wailea spa tubbing and having massages.
There’s not much on our agenda and so we carry our bags on. Both our “agenda” and our small bags require a minimalist view of packing.
So here’s how to pack for Maui.
3 pairs loose cotton capris and/or shorts
5 t-shirts or other casual tops
3 bathing suits & a coverup
sunscreen and insect repellent
tennis shoes for walking
That’s pretty much it and I am not kidding. I don’t wear or bring any jewelry, and that includes rings.
In Maui we’re always on island time, in island mindset and wearing island-casual clothes.
How to pack for Maui? Light. Pack light.