12 Top Things To Add For Your Road To Hana Packing List

Ultimate Road to Hana Packing List

If you’re visiting Maui, the Road to Hana must be on the top of your list. From going under waterfalls, hiking lush jungles, and enjoying the sand between your toes, you will have the ultimate day trip ahead of you. In the article, I have put together the ultimate Road to Hana packing list for your trip!

View Point from The Road to Hana's Black Sand Beach
The Road To Hana Road View Point


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Road to Hana Packing List

1. Snacks and water: Before you start your drive, it’s a must to get gas. At the gas station, make sure to get some snacks, but save room for banana bread and ice cream later. You will thank me later!

2. Bathing suits: This one’s pretty obvious, but hey you never know. Girls, I recommend wearing this under your clothes. Guys can wear a bathing suit as their shorts.

3. Towels: You will be getting in and out of the water throughout the drive! We always travel with our quick-dry towels which basically work like ShamWow towels for your body, along with being super compact and sand resistant!  We have the Dock and Bay towels in blue and pink.

4. Sunscreen: Since you will be getting in and out of the water, make sure to bring sunscreen with you. We always use Blue Lizard Australian Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 30 or Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Moisturizer which are also safe for coral reefs!

5. Comfortable hiking clothes and coverup: I would suggest bringing a cute coverup for the beach along with tank top and shorts for any hiking portions.

6. Sandals and shoes: I suggest bringing both shoes and sandals. This could be my overpacking issue, but since we rented a car, I was able to pack extra stuff. There are tons of hiking trails that are much more suited for sneakers. A lot of these trails can also be muddy. If you don’t want to carry two pairs of shoes, these Birkins could do the job for both beach and hiking.

7. Bug Repellent: At some points, you might be hiking through the jungles of Maui. I found bug repellent was a nice addition to have with me. This is something you can just grab at a store in Maui.

8. Phone chargers: I would recommend getting a cigarette-lighter USB charging port, or bring a portable charging power bank for your phone to use the maps. Throughout most of this trip, your phone might actually have service, but if you download the Shaka guide app it keeps track of your location without the internet.

9. Waterproof camera or waterproof phone case: I always bring my GoPro to any tropical destinations for the underwater camera along with a waterproof cellphone pouch. 

10. Sunglasses: No explanation needed =) I don’t even leave the house without my sunnies =)

11. Backpack: You’ll need this to hold all of your belongings. One negative about driving the Road to Hana is car break-ins. By using a backpack to hold all of your valuables, you can give yourself some peace of mind. My LowePro Camera bag backpack is my favorite traveling accessory and comes with me on every trip. It not only carries my camera and several of my camera lenses but also has room for my computer and cosmetic bag and more. On top of that, it has a cover attached in case it starts downpouring!

A downside is that the bag is a little bulky since it holds so much. If you’re looking for something lighter – we also use draw-string backpacks all the time as well!

12. Change of clothes: Not 100% necessary but it’s nice to keep in the trunk so you’re not sitting in a wet bathing suit.

Road to Hana Packing List Summary

I hope you found this Road to Hana packing guide helpful! If you plan on doing the drive yourself like us, make sure to check out our detailed Road to Hana Guide here!

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