Ultimate Hawaii Packing List 2022


What’s in my female solo travel gear bag? This is a Ultimate Hawaii Packing List share tips on what to pack for your Hawaii vacation. From best luggage to safety gadgets for female travelers and solo travel gear… this is what accompanies me on my adventures.

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Health & Safety

Hawaii is a state that has always ranked low on crime. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen. As a part of the United States, there has been an uptick in theft, break-ins and car theft.

The Clever Travel Companion – I have Clever Travel Companion tank top and underwear.  My fave -the tank top has a hidden pocket to store belongings. It operates a bit like a fanny pack. My review.

Banjees Wrist Wallets – You’ll see me wearing these in my videos. Stash my money and credit cards on my wrist for quick access to them. My fave is this 2-pocket reversible design. Review here. Read 21 Ways to Outsmart Pickpockets

Guard Dog Security Doorstop – I take a backup doorstop with me in the case I feel like my hotel is shady and I want to sleep with peace of mind. Haven’t had to use it much thankfully. I have a simple doorstop; this is for the traveler who wants extra security. Read Tips for Staying in Hotels

Alarm Siren for Women Keychain with LED Light– Hawaii is not big on crime but it is part of the United States, so it does exist. Walking the streets at night in the wrong places, can be a little scary.

4-ply Active Carbon Disposable Face Mask Premium FaceMasks with Active Carbon Used for Dust, Pollution, Allergy, Smoke, Travel, School.

5 Colored KN95 masks  – Premium safety as recommended by the CDC, this KN95 comes in 5 beautiful colors to match your fashion. KN95 can feel easier to breath in than the surgical face masks as there is an air pocket in its beaklike front.

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lavender Hand Sanitizing Spray – lovely smell, gentle on the hands and sprayed in your mask to refresh the smell with lavender.

In-Flight & Toiletries

Compression Socks – Whether you’ve been sitting, standing or walking for hours, compression socks help circulate and re-energize tired feet.

Lewis N Clark’s Wrinkle Whiz – Spray your wrinkles away- it actually works! Great for business and lazy travelers.

Flip and Tumble Bag  –  Possibly the best self-eating, flexy, reusable bags I’ve gotten! The fabric is flexible (not cheap). Perfect for toiletries and tucking in your daypack for emergencies.

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer– Protect your lips and keep them moisturized

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Lavender Hand Sanitizing Spray – lovely smell, gentle on the hands and sprayed in your mask to refresh the smell with lavender.

Faceshop FaceIt Waterproof BB cream -Feels like water going on, but smooth. SPF 50 and durable foundation. Sustains the sweatiest of beach and travel days.

MyCharge Hub Mini Portable Charger 3000mAh –  This portable charger charges like lightning and will give your mobile phone a full charge. Lipstick size. Love that it has its own cables which fold out.

Anker Powercore 10,000mAh Power Bank– Durable brand. Allows you to charge your mobile device more than once.

Travel & Beachwear Clothing for Female Travelers

Hawaii can offer an active outdoor vacation with beaches, ocean sports and lush hiking spots to explore.  You will definitely want to dress for comfort.

Dress is not formal unless you are entering a nice restaurant, whereby you want to have at least one nice outfit with dress shoes or sandals.

Casual attire:  summer dress, shorts, tshirts and flip flops.

Somi Betty Bra Top / Bikini – Eco-friendly bikini for gym workouts and swimming.

Somi Maverick – Eco-friendly bikini bottoms for gym workouts and swimming. Comfy lightweight fabric.

Yoga Pants with side pockets – Super handy and sporty. Always have your mobilephone on you.

Rash Guard
Extra swimwear protection so you don’t burn. These are also helpful in keeping you a little insulated when snorkeling for an extended time. Surprisingly, rash guards are not ubiquitously sold in the Hawaiian Islands.

Rash Guard Women :

HISKYWIN Women’s Long Sleeve UV Sun Protection Rash Guard ,
Body Glove Women’s Long Sleeve Rashguard with UPF 50+,
ATTRACO Women’s Rashguard Swimsuit Zip Front UPF 50+


Seafolly Caftan

La Blanca V-Neck Lace Tunic Cover Up

Board Shorts

La Blanca Women’s Boardwalk 5″ Board Short

Travel Clothing for Male Travelers

Rashguard for Men

Kanu Surf Men’s Cb Rashguard UPF 50+ Swim Shirts ,

My Favorite Footwear for Hawaii

Super Soft Flip Flops – Get my Original GRRRLTRAVELER super soft flip flops. Light-weight and packable for any trip! See my merch shop for more options

Pali Hawaii Jandals– Folks call them Jesus Sandals.  They are lightweight, inexpensive and super comfy rubber. Unisex.

Havianas flip flops  –  Havianas is one of my main footwear choices, for hostels, hotels, temple hopping in Asia and just strolling around.  Being from Hawaii, I know flip-flops.  Havianas are top notch.  (Read why I like it )

Outdoor Gear

  Manduka EXO Lite travel yoga mat – Manduka is a great no-slip yoga mats. Lighter than its standard weight, you can pack this in your luggage to take it on the go!

TravelOn Waterproof Pouch – Protects mobile devices from the elements. Submerge it 65ft or 20M deep. Con: Submerged in water, mobile touch capabilities can feel wonky. I use it as a beach buddy pouch.

Murphy’s Naturals Mosquito Repellent Balm –  Plant Based | DEET Free | Travel/Pocket Size | 0.75 oz

Now Lemongrass Oil  – The citrus scent of lemongrass gives me a zing, it refreshes the air, doubles as a light perfume  and it repels mosquitoes.  It’s also an antiseptic. Always carry it in my daypack.

Yeti Rambler 18 oz. Keeps drinks hot and cold. Easy portability.

A rain poncho – Don’t get stuck in the rain while hiking or sightseeing. Fits in your pocket. Inexpensive.

Xtreme Cable Solar External battery charger – I have several external chargers and I pack them all.  My fave is the solar charger from my SteriPEN Freedom Solar Bundle.   Additionally, Xtreme Solar Bank is 5000 mah waterproof, dustproof, charges two devices at once.


Reef Safe Sunscreen for Hawaii

Beware of the “Reef Safe” marketing labels. Some are not reef safe. Read my Reef Friendly Sunscreen Guide for Hawaii and check the labels.

Bare Republic 50SPF sunscreen facial stick I have freckles which grow into sunspots; I always pack a facial sunscreen stick. Bare Republic is all natural, eco-friendly & coral safe. The zinc protection is a bit thick; so I rub it in.

Kokua Sun Care Hawaiian SPF 50 Natural Zinc Sunscreen.

All Good SPF 50 Sport Sunscreen Lotion

Check out my reef safe sunscreen guide and 10 top recommendations



Travel Insurance & VPNs

NORDVPN  – One of the best and most affordable VPN solutions for travelers. Use my referral code: grrrltraveler to get 70% off 3-year plan + 1 month free

Skyroam– Pack your WiFi anywhere you go! Get 10% off when you use my referral code GRRRLTRAVELER

SafetyWing Nomad Insurance is highly affordable and flexible travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage in 180 countries. They also offer  Remote Health Insurance to cover remote workers in live abroad situations.

World Nomads travel insurance   Affordable travel insurance, especially for U.S. adventurers.  Covers more things than most insurances. I’ve used WN for a lot of my short trips up to 3 months. Read more




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