What to Wear on Maui: Everything You Need to Know

First-time travelers to the Valley Isle are often perplexed by one thought: What to wear on Maui. Sunny beaches, wet rainforests, and afternoon trade winds mean different weather on different parts of the island. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of must-have clothing items for your trip. Whether you’re planning an outdoor adventure or a romantic date night, we’ve got you covered! Read on for some helpful tips and tricks.

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What to Wear on Maui

Hiking, Sightseeing & Exploring

When it comes to outdoor recreation on Maui, think comfortable and casual. Our island’s warm weather calls for shorts, T-shirts, hats, and sunglasses. Try to bring pieces that are versatile so you can mix-and-match your outfits. (For example, a T-shirt can double as a beach cover-up). It will save you tons of space in your suitcase!

Comfortable footwear is also a must. Sandals are the best shoes for the beach, but you should bring socks and sneakers for hiking. We also recommend wearing a bathing suit under your clothes. Maui’s hiking trails often lead to hidden pools and spectacular waterfalls – especially along the Road to Hana. Feel free to take a couple beach towels from the inn so you can dry off after your swim.

At the Top of Haleakala

No trip to Maui is complete without visiting Haleakala Volcano. The name of this massive shield volcano means “House of the Sun”, and its spectacular sunrises draw hundreds of visitors every morning. Because Haleakala’s summit is 10,000 feet above sea level, bundling up is essential. We recommend dressing in layers and bringing sweatpants, a sweatshirt, and a blanket to cuddle up with.

Out to Eat

From five-star restaurants to roadside food trucks, there are so many delicious dining options on Maui. Dreaming of a memorable meal by the water? Pack a pair of jeans and a sweater for those occasional windy nights. Oceanfront hotels and restaurants also require that women put a cover-up over a swimsuit. Men will need to wear a shirt.

For a more laidback dining experience in Paia, Lahaina, or Wailuku, focus on attire that keeps you cool. In fact, many local women prefer loose, waist-free sundresses to shorts or pants because dresses allow more air to circulate. As long as it’s easy, anything goes!

Book Your Stay at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono

Now that you know what to wear on Maui, it’s time to start planning your trip! Our Inn has everything you need for a fabulous getaway, including comfortable accommodations and top-notch amenities. Each room comes with bath and beach towels, Aveda personal care products, complimentary WiFi, a coffee maker, hairdryer, and an ironing board. We even provide a delicious homemade breakfast each morning. To make your reservations, check our availability or give us a call at (808) 244-5897. We look forward to having you!

Wondering what else you’ll need to bring to Hawaii? Consult our Packing List.