Barbados What to Pack

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Barbados What to Pack

  • Take Pants!!!!!!

    The very highest end restaurants require men to wear pants in the evening. We found plenty of places where we could wear shorts, but, if you want to have absolute access to all places make sure you take a nice pair of linen pants with you.

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  • Don't bring much

    Carry one is all I bring for a week. Sandles,4 tshirts,two shorts,bathing shorts,2 pairs of socks,3 underwear and what more do you need. It's HOT HOT HOT. If your golfing you'll need dress code cloths. You might also want to wear a sundress going out and to the bars.Men a pair of slacks and collared shirt. Bring your medicine with you.And...

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  • Useful extension lead

    Suntan lotion, mosquito repellent are readily available, but a bit pricy, best if you can bring your own (weight allowing) If you come from a country with 3 pin plugs, do not forget to take an adaptor for the two flat pin plugs that are used here. Also a very good tip is to buy locally an extension lead, they are so useful for taking lamps onto...

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  • Films, Batteries, expensive

    You would not be caught out in sudden downpours, if you took your brolly with you, and it would also double up as a shade from the sunshine. Downpours soon dry up, but occasionally in the rainy season, they can last for quite a while. Sunscreen lotion, insect repellent, antiseptic cream if you get bitten. Films and developing are expensive, so...

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  • Hat, Sunscreen and Sunglasses for...

    I had a really big waist pack for carrying equipment Bring a hat. I always want to wear a hat in the hot sunny climates. In the first and second picture (although the detail isn't real clear), I am wearing a kind of safari hat with a brim all the way around and a chin strap. It serves as a rain hat too if it isn't raining too much. Unfortunately I...

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  • lots of high factor cream

    although sun creams and insect repellent would normally be the first things on your list, these items are readly available in all the pharmacys and local shops- you will find all your favourites and they only cost the same - if not cheaper - than what you would pay at home. the same applys to all toiletries and cosmetics. bring a good book to pass...

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  • As less as possible

    Very light weight clothes but plenty of trousers for the evening as the mozzies are in full swing. I found that the mozzie spray did not help at all maybe take savelon incase you do get bitten,the bites are very nasty and itch like mad. A must

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  • Packing List

    Well, regarding luggage: back in Stockholm it was very embarassing when the customs police checked our luggage in deep for two hours. Why did I bring that much things?? All my c-vitamins and a few pre-caution medicins were sent on drug analysis. I suppose they spotted us because the majority of the 400 on the flight was families with small kids,...

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  • Beware of the sun

    Make sure you take plenty of high factor sun cream, and you too can get a tan like the one I am sporting here.Some people in our hotel did not heed all the warnings and spent the entire first day of their holiday in the sun with sun tan oil WITHOUT any factor (the dangers weren't as well known in those days). They spent the next two days in...

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  • As always...

    Remember, it's an island, it's hot - bring comfortable clothes as well as something simply elegant for that extra special dinner! Sunblock people, it's mighty warm down here even for you sunning pros. What can I say, load up the battery charger for your digital and click away..

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  • Mosquitoes..... BITES!!!!

    Either you get bitten (like me) or you don't (like my traveling companion).We did NOT use anti-mosquito-something... Only got the very very red marks during the first nights. I never saw nor heard the little red-spot-makers.The red spots looked UGLY but didn't hurt :)For me - over 20 times far away before I got bitten by these little "friends".If...

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  • Shorts & T-Shirts!

    You'll only need your summer clothes here! Shorts, T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, flip flops, sandals and sun glasses. You won't be needing trousers, jumpers or jackets at any time of the year! You can get just about all your toiletries and medical supplies out there, but they can be a little more expensive. If there's anything you particularly...

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  • Pack lightly!

    When travelling, we ALWAYS try to pack as light as possible. One, if the airline "mis-places" your bags, your not out a lot of money. They are. It's also a lot easier to get on and off without the wait at the airport for your luggage. They allow two carry-on type luggages per person. We usually take one each. When travelling to the warmer climates,...

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    When you're headed out to a beautiful country with a lot of color - black and white film is a big NO!!! I have a ton of pictures that didn't fully capture the beauty of Barbodos because it was in black and white. So forget the black and white here.

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    It is warm and sunny all year round with an average daytime high of 75 - 85oF. The nights are usually slightly cooler. The prevailing northeast tradewinds blow steadily so that although it is bright and sunny, it is not unbearably hot. The rain usually comes in quick showers. The dry season lasts from January to June. We are in the tropics, and...

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    It is a Sunny destination, so shirts and shorts will do and some nice clothing for nights. It is a beautifull island and you can get many good pics here, wide angle lenses will do a lot, a tele lens isn't really handy expect you want some surfing pics or you want to try to get the wild monkeys on film (yes they still are out there)

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    Always remember to bring your camera, film and other supplies. You may never be back here again and you always want to remember what you saw in a picture.

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    The one thing to remember to pack if you are going for Crop over and want to participate on Kadooment day is a good pair of comfortable sneakers as you are dancing all day on the streets. The first year I went I forgot this and ended up parading through the streets in platform sandals! That was a scream, in addition to that, I had to wear these...

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    Family Travel Plenty of high factor sun creams and mosquito deterrants Take plenty of films as they are on the pricey side Illegal to go topless in Barbados so keep covered on the beaches also try to keep out of the midday sun or if you don't wear a hat and find some shade I bought adaptors in the UK but they didn't work out there but they...

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  • Packing List

    We took one hard samsonite and one regular suitcase. Anything we thought breakable went firmly packed in the hard case. The regular case just had clothes. Really anything you want is available on the island so pack light and bring back some souvenirs. Take something like a long silk shirt for driving. Sometimes it's tough to get out of the sun....

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    Comfortable and hardwearing shoes - the roads are good in most places but in others you'll be sorry you wore those flimsy sandals. A hat for the heat and essential sunglasses. It's HOT! And very dry. Mosquito repellent; suncream.

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    ONE REGULAR SIZE SUIT CASE AND LOTS OF PHOTO GEAR...... SNEAKERS OD SANDALS FOR MOST DAY WEAR AND NICE SHOE FOR SOME OF THE EVENING. BARBADOS IS LAID BACK, BUT HAVE A STRONG BRITISH SCENSE OF STYLE. PLAN ON LOOKING GOOD FOR NITE CLUBS AND FINE DINNING. SUNBLOCK.... YOU CAN BUY ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE. YOU CAN GET EVERY THING YOU NEED FOR THE...

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  • Packing List

    Small one! You don't need much in Barbados. Sun screen!! Hat, sunglasses, shorts, T-Shirts, sandles, swim wear, more sun screen. Some smart casual clothes for dining out as some places don't allow shorts. I wore linen trousers and my sandles which seemed acceptable and still cool. Sun Screen and plenty of after sun care also. Cream for heat rash...

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    Although tropical climate, men shouldn´t forget to bring a long trouser and maybe a tie. Though not often recommended a not too casual clothing is appreciated especially in restaurants at dinner time. Think about how many photos you'll shoot, double it and take enougn films with you, they're pretty expensive in Barbados. But if you don't, you'll...

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Barbados Hotels

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  • Little Arches Hotel

    Enterprise Coast Rd, , Barbados, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Blue Horizon

    Rockley Beach 1, Christ Church, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Atlantis Hotel

    Tent Bay, St. Joseph, Bathsheba, Barbados, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Baywatch Resorts - Yellow Bird Hotel

    We stayed here a few years back with our kids and a sitter. We found the location great. You were...

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  • Coral Sands Beach Resort

    Worthing Beach, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • The House

    Paynes Bay, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The Savannah

    Hastings, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • The Sandpiper

    Holetown, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Turtle Beach Resort All-Inclusive

    Dover, Barbados

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

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