What to bring when coming to Kaua’i?

Due to the changing weather conditions in a tropical zone like Kaua’i, it’s always safe to bring a light jacket or sweater.  Some of the must items to include when packing for your trip would be:  Bathing suit or swim trunks for the pool or beach, flip flops (known as “slippers” in Hawaii), hiking shoes/tabis, cap or visor, light sweater or jacket, body lotion, mosquito repellent, camera, sunscreen and a good book or Kindle.

Most of the vacation rentals provide beach towels, a small cooler, beach chairs, dish soap and bath soap.  Due to liability issues, you may need to purchase or rent your own boogie board or snorkel gear as they are not usually provided.  Baby gear is another popular request and these too can be rented and delivered directly to your unit.  Please bear in mind, most vacation rentals including hotels have a 3pm check in.  If you would like an early check in, contact the rental management company a few days prior to see what the possibilities are.  If you arrive in the evening, let your management company know as well.  They can leave a front door light on for you as well as inside of the unit.  Check out times are usually 10 a.m.  If you have a late flight, ie 10p.m., we do recommend you book an additional day to allow you a chance to enjoy the last day, come back to your unit to take a shower, eat the last of your food and head out to your flight.  Don’t forget to fill your car back up with gas before returning it!

When leaving the islands to the mainland, your check in baggage will need to go through Agriculture Inspection and get a sticker on your bag before checking in at the airline counter.  We hope these tips help you!