“The world is filled with adventure — all you have to do is find it.” – Unknown!

 Aloha! As summer vacation and long weekends are on the way, many people dream about visiting the most beautiful and breathtaking place - the Hawaiian Islands. Known for stunning beaches, amazing sunsets, and fascinating culture, it is one of the most popular holiday destinations worldwide. 

Are you also planning a trip to a tropical island destination? Well! Remember to pack all the good stuff along, because there are many adventure activities to try! However, it's important to pack the right tropical island vacation accessories and backpacks to make your trip hassle-free. Packing for an Island getaway and staying organized during your travels can feel overwhelming. But don't worry, we've got this! 

 In this blog post, we will discuss how to choose the right tropical island vacation accessories and review how island style backpacks can make preparing for your next island destination seamless. So, toss your flip flops into a bag, crack open a coconut water, and let's dive into tips for getting ready for your next tropical adventure!

Prepare in Style with Top Island-inspired Accessories

One of the first steps in planning any vacation is collecting the necessary travel items. Instead of tossing things into mismatched pouches, enhance your island vibe by stocking up on boutique beauty and organizing accessories. The Local Banyan, one of the leading stores, offers a wide range of top island-inspired accessories and bags printed and assembled from locally sourced materials and colorful tropical prints.

Our top bag collections include: 

  • Hibiscus Designed Backpacks:  We have a wide collection of premium-quality Hibiscus Backpacks for loading all your essentials. It comes with padded shoulder straps for comfortable carrying all day. 
  • Totes for All Your Essentials: Our collection of totes is spacious enough to fit all your essentials, from clothes to accessories. They're also very stylish to carry to beaches, shopping centers or parties. 
  • Accessory Pouches: We also have adorable cosmetics pouches perfect for holding your skincare, makeup, and toiletry items. Models like our best-selling Deep Blue Bamboo Pouch keep your belongings safe and organized in your carry-on or hotel. 


Browse our full collection of totes, duffels and customized accessories to kickstart your vacation in true island style.


Buy Top-Rated Luggage & Travel Bags

Once you've adorned your collection with charming pouches and stylish accessory bags, it's time to turn your attention to the backbone of your travel ensemble: your primary luggage and travel bag. From traversing sandy beaches to trekking through lush forests, your choice of luggage can make all the difference. Passport holders, backpacks, and duffel bags become indispensable companions on your journey, accommodating your essentials with ease. It's essential to invest in sturdy, high-quality bags designed to endure the rigors of travel, including the occasional overstuffed packing we're all prone to.

Embark on your search for the perfect island-style backpack or duffel companion, ensuring it meets your specific needs. Look for lightweight construction, water-resistant materials, and ample pockets and compartments to keep your belongings organized and accessible. At The Local Banyan, we offer a diverse range of island inspired duffel bags designed to elevate your travel experience. Crafted with lightweight yet durable materials, our bags are tailored to provide comfort and reliability on weekend getaways and beyond.

When perusing our selection of duffel bags, take your time to evaluate the features, read reviews, and consider ratings to find the perfect match for your travel requirements. With attention to detail and a commitment to quality, our duffel bags are poised to become your trusted travel companions wherever your adventures take you

Travel in Luxury with Tote Beach Gear

Once packed and ready to head for the islands, don't forget your beach essentials! Nothing completes a tropical island getaway like lazy days relaxing in the sun or playing in the surf. Upgrade your beach gear with sustainable and attractive tote bags from The Local Banyan. Our signature tote bags keep sand out while holding a towel, sunblock, and other necessities. It's light as a feather yet hard working - just what you want!


Clever Packing: Mastering Space-Saving Techniques for Your Travel Wardrobe

Maximizing space in your luggage can be a game-changer when it comes to stress-free travel. One of the most effective strategies is to organize your clothes and accessories efficiently. Start by rolling your clothes instead of folding them; this not only prevents wrinkles but also saves a significant amount of space. Utilize packing cubes or compression bags to further compact your belongings and keep them organized. Consider using versatile clothing pieces that can be mixed and matched to create multiple outfits, reducing the number of items you need to pack. When it comes to accessories, opt for multi-purpose items and store them in smaller compartments within your luggage or in the empty spaces between larger items. By employing these simple yet effective organization techniques, you'll be amazed at how much space you can save in your luggage, leaving more room for souvenirs and essentials.


Top Bags You Can Get from The Local Banyan

Here are some of the top bags you can get to make your trip more hassle-free:

  • Pineapple Fusion T-Bottom Pouch:  This functional pouch will add a whimsical touch to your everyday essentials. They're not only durable but also come with non-woven laminate inside to withstand your on-the-go lifestyle demands. You can use it to store your makeup, toiletries, gadgets, and more - it's a perfect buddy for any adventure or outing. Plus, it has a T-bottom design that adds a touch of charm to your style.

  • Blue Vintage Hibiscus Backpack: If you're looking for a backpack that adds a touch of vintage charm to your style, check out the Blue Vintage Hibiscus Backpack! Its captivating blue hibiscus design pays homage to the beauty of tropical blooms that grace island life at night. Not only is it elegant, but it's also practical for everyday use. The backpack is made from lightweight, waterproof material and has adjustable shoulder straps that provide maximum comfort. You're sure to love its premium functionality and tropical vibes!

  • Paradise Tribal Oversize Adjustable Tote: Introducing our tropical-themed adjustable tote - a perfect blend of vibrant blue hues and intricate designs that embodies the essence of island elegance. This stunning tote bag features a captivating mix of Island tribal patterns, delicate palm leaves, and iconic monstera imagery. It's not just a travel essential; it's a piece of art that captures the spirit of tropical paradise. The tote comes with an adjustable strap, making it versatile for carrying options. You can wear it comfortably over your shoulder or adjust the length to fit your style and comfort preferences.
  • Deep Blue Bamboo Accessory Pouch:  This pouch is an exquisite combination of style and utility. The dark blue background, covered with elegant white bamboo leaves, creates a visually appealing and tropical-inspired design. Whether you opt for the compact size for on-the-go essentials or the larger version for a more extensive collection, this bag is the ideal companion for keeping your belongings organized, and it will be a delight to carry.



Whether you're planning a family vacation, romantic getaway or solo retreat – getting prepared for travel to the sunny shores of Hawaii or other tropical destinations is half the fun. By choosing high-quality, tropical-themed accessories and backpacks from The Local Banyan, your packing process will flow with ease and island style. We hope these tips have you feeling inspired to book your next Hawaiian adventure soon!

A Hui Hou (until we meet again), and happy travels from all of us here in paradise.  Whether your next tropical destination of choice is the beautiful iconic Hawaiian islands or a romantic trip to the Maldives, let us know if you need any other recommendations for your next trip.

Lina B.