Are you a Maui Babe who loves spending time at the beach? Then you’ll love these Maui beach hopping tips!
If this is your first time visiting Maui, you’re probably wondering what some of the most fun activities to do here are. Since most people who plan a stay on the island are looking forward to a beach vacation, one of the most popular things to do on Maui is – you guessed it! – going to be the beach!
However, going to the beach unprepared may come with risks. With that in mind, here are our top Maui beach hopping tips that will help you have a fabulous time by the ocean.
1. Maui beach hopping tips #1: choose a proper sunscreen
Going to the beach without wearing sunscreen is never a good idea. We know that Maui Babes love getting a dark tan, but without sunscreen, your skin will be exposed to harmful UV rays, and that’s not OK.
Make sure you apply sunscreen before you start sunbathing and re-apply it periodically during the time you’re at the beach.
Keep in mind, Hawaii is the first state to ban products containing coral-harming chemicals, so make sure you choose a coral reef safe sunscreen if you visit Maui.
2. Bring a comfy beach towel to sunbathe
If you plan on spending some time under the sun, you’ll need a place to sit or lay down. You can either bring a beach chair with you or choose to lay down on one of our super comfortable Maui Babe beach towels! They’re stylish, eye-catching, made out of cotton, and they make for a great beach essential.
3. Pack a small first aid kit when you visit the beach
When you are going to the beach, you want to be prepared for anything. For example, if you cut yourself with a broken shell. That said, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, so don’t forget to pack a small first aid kit just in case.
4. Keep yourself hydrated for the duration of your stay on the beach
Even though you’re by the ocean and there’s water all around you, you do need to keep hydrated during your stay at the beach. This is one of the most important Maui beach hopping tips to remember, so make sure you bring enough water with you and a bottle of Hydrating Mist to give your skin an extra boost of all-natural hydration.
5. Make sure to use an After Browning Lotion after sunbathing
Another great Maui beach hoping tip to keep in mind is to use an After Browning Lotion aka After Sun. Many people don’t realize this, but using a quality lotion that hydrates and nourishes your skin after prolonged exposure to the sun will actually help prevent it from peeling or flaking later on.
6. Learn in advance how to treat a sunburn
Just in case you fall asleep on that comfortable Maui Babe beach towel… learn how to treat a sunburn before it happens.
Sunburns can be pretty nasty and prevented, but if you do get burnt, start by applying cold compresses to your skin and take a cool, soothing bath to ease the pain. Remember to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, and until your sunburn heals, it’s best to avoid extended sun exposure.