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5 Things to Pack to Add a Little More Adventure to Your Trip

Planning a trip to Hawaii is an exciting adventure filled with dreams of sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and lush landscapes. Whether you're headed to Captain Cook, Hawaii, for a relaxing getaway or outdoor adventure, packing the right essentials is key to a memorable and stress-free vacation. To help you add a little more adventure to your trip, here are five must-pack items you won't want to leave behind:


1. Sun Protection Essentials

Opt for a lightweight, breathable cover-up made from natural fibers like cotton or linen to protect from the sun and stay cool and comfortable in the island heat.


It's important to use reef-safe sunscreen that’s free from harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which can damage coral reefs and marine ecosystems. Look for mineral-based sunscreens that use ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which provide effective sun protection without harming the environment.


2. Binoculars

Don't miss out on the chance to spot tropical birds, whales and dolphins, and more during your Hawaii adventure. Pack a pair of binoculars to see what kind of wildlife you can spot from the comfort of the lanai, on the hike to Akaka Falls, or even right from your towel on the beach!


Hawaii rocky shoreline with cliffs in the distance.

3. Water Shoes

For exploring rocky beaches and tide pools, water shoes are a must-have item. These durable and protective shoes will help you stay steady while exploring the wave-covered rocks, allowing you to adventure off the beaten path and discover hidden gems along the coast from Kona to Hilo and beyond.


4. Reusable Water Bottle and Tote Bag

Staying hydrated is essential while exploring Hawaii, so be sure to pack a reusable water bottle to keep you refreshed throughout the day. Additionally, bring along a reusable tote bag for carrying treasures picked up along the way, whether they are sea shells or side-of-the-road antique store finds.


5. Waterproof Case

With its stunning natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes, Hawaii offers endless opportunities for capturing unforgettable memories. Don't forget to pack a camera or smartphone with a waterproof case to document your adventures both on land and underwater. Whether you're snapping photos of majestic waterfalls, colorful sunsets, or vibrant marine life, you'll want to capture every moment of your Hawaiian getaway to treasure for years to come.


Akaka Falls is one of the tallest and narrowest waterfalls.
Akaka Falls Hawaii

Experience the Magic of Captain Cook, Hawaii

Now, you're all set for an unforgettable journey in Captain Cook, Hawaii! Whether you're snorkeling with vibrant marine life, birdwatching from our Captain Cook Air BnB lanai, or exploring lava rock shorelines, your trip to Hawaii is sure to be filled with excitement and discovery. So don't forget to pack these five essentials and get ready to embark on the Hawaii adventure of a lifetime on the beautiful Big Island!

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