1. Bring your Costco card
If you are like me, you clean out your wallet of cards that you won’t need on your trip. Why carry the extra weight a[and more things to misplace. Not that that ever happens. In your purge, don’t leave your Costco card at home. Maui, one of the Hawaiian Islands, is very condo/b-n-b-centric. To service this market, there is a huge Costco very close to the airport (OGG) in Kahului, not to mention a Wal-Mart and a K-mart.
A quick stop at the start of your trip can save you a ton of money on staples like bottled water, Diet Coke and breakfast foods.
OK, OK… I take it back. Everyone will tell you this! We also bought a boogie board and an awesome snorkel mask and fins. The later can be rented, but we found buying convenient and relatively cost effective even though we left the board behind.
Related tip: If you plan to snorkel
do it!, drop in to Maui dive shop and get a bottle of anti-fog for your mask. Well worth the $5.