What to Pack: The Big Island

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I bet you didn’t know that Hawaii has ten of the world’s 14 climate zones on the Big Island. Because of this diverse landscape you’ll need to pack a fairly diverse suitcase as well. Of course you’ll need the essential Hawaii-gear (think swimsuits, shorts, and tanktops), appropriate wear for rain and, depending on your adventures, you may also need cold weather gear like scarves and long pants!

Jon and I made it to 9 of the climate zones, and luckily for me, I packed better than the last time we went to Hawaii. Here’s our essentials list if you plan on visiting the majority of the climate zones!

Shoes & Clothing for Her

In addition to the normal shorts, swimsuits, tank tops, and sandals, make sure to pack light layers, a packable rain jacket, hiking pants, and a scarf.

Shoes & Clothing for Him

Accessories

Obviously pack the sunscreen! We also bring along our Tesalate beach towels which are fast-drying and sand-repellent. Sounds too good to be true, but I promise you, it isn’t!