So you followed our tips on how to start your vacation stress free and the countdown to your Maui vacation has officially started. Have you found yourself stuck on how to pack for Hawaii during the holiday season, especially with all those gifts? Well we have a few things for you to consider as you stuff that suitcase with “must-haves”.
- Protect Your Goods
Before you start piecing together your outfits, make sure you are prepared with the right type of equipment. Quality and lightweight luggage is practically a necessity these days as rearranging luggage weight in line is never fun. If you are traveling with presents, you want to be sure that your luggage includes a hard shell as baggage tends to get tossed around. Fragile items can always be carried on, as long as they meet the requirements set by the TSA.
- Do Not Wrap Gifts
Speaking of TSA, they will most likely be spending this holiday season opening presents early to ensure our overall safety. So we recommend skipping the nicely wrapped gifts and purchase the holiday packaging when you arrive at your destination. And if you must have your presents wrapped, possibly consider shipping them ahead to your destination. This extra step can save you luggage space and your ribbon bows will be perfectly intact!
- Roll Your Clothes
If you are giving gifts during your time here on the island, there is a good chance you might be receiving them. Rolling your clothes optimizes your luggage space and leaves an ample amount of room for any additional Maui goods you might be bringing back with you.
- Don’t Pack What You Can Easily Buy
While you can bring an extra bag to carry holiday packages to and from the Valley Isle, we suggest leaving the space-consuming toiletries behind. Kahana Village provides a number of every day necessities as part of their resort amenities such as body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and laundry products.
Each villa also comes equipped with in-unit washer and dryers so you can pack light with just your favorite outfits. And truthfully, you are likely to spend the days in a bikini or swim trunks as the beach is just steps from your vacation rental.
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