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    Pack Light

    by Courtney5882 Written Aug 2, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Small suitcase with an extra duffel for your souveniers to take home.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Several shorts and shorts for you day wear
    Dress, skirt, dresspants for your dinners at fancy places
    Comfortable Walking shoes
    Dress shoes

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring your stuff from home because it is more expensive here

    Photo Equipment: Bring your underwater camera from home because they are REALLY expensive here

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    by bluewilldo Updated Aug 9, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Any bag will do, so long as it will fit all of your clothes and the duty-free stuff that you'll be bringing back.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: There shouldn’t be much weather problems unless you go out during the hurricane season. Even then (provided no hurricanes actually hit) the storms are usually very brief. Of coarse common sense tells you to bring sandals and shorts... it's right.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: A smart person would bring sunscreen, but if for some reason your 185 IQ brain forgot, then you can pick some up almost anywhere. If you forgot to even buy some... well then, you need some Aloe Vera gel.

    Photo Equipment: An underwater camera is very useful, especially if you plan to do ANYTHING in the water... you want a way to capture those memories, but not ruin an expensive camera.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Well, of course a bathing suit and a mask and snorkel if you have one, if not, no worries, just rent one.

    Miscellaneous: Almost anything that you'll need, you can buy on the island for about four times as much in a tourist shop or twice as much in a local store.

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    by diver-x Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Divers: bring a mesh backpack for your dive gear.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bathing suit! Just a skin or 1 mil suit is fine for diving or snorkeling here. You don't need the coverage so much for the temperature as for protection against scrapes and jellyfish.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock, eardrops, and sinus medicine!

    Photo Equipment: The reefs in Grand Cayman tend to get deep fairly quickly, so disposible underwater cameras don't work well - not enough light. There are underwater camera rentals in Georgetown with strobe flash that work great.

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    by seagoingJLW Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The Cayman Islands are tempered by cooling trade winds. February is the collest month with temperatures ranging from 64 to 72 F at night to 72 to 86 F during the day. During July and August highs during the day are 85 to 90 F. May through October is the rainy season with May and October the rainiest months. March and April are the driest.

    Pack neat, casual, comfortable tropical attire.

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    by joshua8400 Written Aug 26, 2002

    Luggage and bags: If you have several connecting flights, I advise you take a well packed carry on. By the time you check in other bags you might not get them until you go back home.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It is nice and warm all the time, even in the evening. So pack light clothes and swimwear. If you snorkel, take your own stuff, it will save you a lot of money.

    Photo Equipment: If you like photography, bring lots of film.

    Miscellaneous: If you can, bring snacks. It will cost a lot of money to eat at a restaurant three times a day.

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    by jzeidman Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Pack light. Honestly, I could have gotten away with a bikini, swim suit fit for scuba diving, snorkel gear, pair of shorts, couple tank tops, dress for dinners out and an airplane outfit.

    Bring sunscreen. The Caymans are PRICEY and you're better off buying sunscreen, film, etc at Target.

    Bring your own snorkel gear if you're not staying in a resort that provides it and save some $$$.

    Bring CD's if you're staying in one of the Sea Lodges or other private accomodations that have a CD player. It was great to listen to our jazz CDs on the porch.

    Camera. You won't belive how gorgeous this place it. Go one better and bring the digital.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swim suit. Flip flops. Shorts. T-shirt. Something nice to wear out to dinner at the Grand Old House.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen. Sunglasses. Chapstick. Neosporin in case you get bit by a stingray.

    Photo Equipment: Digital camera.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Flip flops. Snorkel gear if you have it. Dive gear if you have it.

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    by ketronb Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Travel light. The weather is warm all year so you do not need a lot of clothing.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cayman Brac is volcanic in nature and has a lot of rocky places. Comfortable but durable shoes need to be worn especially when on the nature trails, rock climbing, or exploring the caves.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Be sure to bring along LOTS of sunscreen!

    Photo Equipment: Exceptional photos can be taken with inexpensive disposable cameras both on land and underwater. These are readily available on the island or save a few $$$ by stocking up and bringing them along.

    Miscellaneous: Fishing and dive charters both provide everything you need to have a great time. If you are an experienced rock climber you will want to bring along equipment to tackle the 140 ft bluff. If you want to do serious cave exploring, again it is necessary to bring your own equipment.

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    by slabeaume Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swimsuits, t-shirts, and sandals are about all you need here!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Lots of sunscreen and aloe. I've found Bullfrog sunscreen to work very well. Or you can be like my daughter and son's fiancee and become tanned models!

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    by anaor Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bathing suit is a must.

    If you have your own diving gear - better bring it along as well to save money...

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock lotion
    Aloe gel (in case you do get sunburned)

    Photo Equipment: For divers - underwater camera.
    All equipment is available, but the prices are high

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    by bcc8 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I highly recommend a good pair of aqua socks and/or sandals. The coral on the island is suprisingly sharp in many areas and can easily cut bare feet. No worries though...the beaches also have plenty of sugar-white power-fine sand!

    Photo Equipment: A disposable underwater camera is cheap and can take some decent pics...the underwater pics on my Cayman page were taken with one. Some dive shops also offer high quality underwater cameras for rent.

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    by american_tourister Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Any kind of luggage will do to get to your hotel but make sure you have a day back that can get wet and will drain water. You tend to spend most of your time in or around the water and suede or something else like that just will not do.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sport sandles, board shorts, tee shirts. That's it. You don't need anything else.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: This place is very well stocked and the stores look just like American supermarkets. Don't stress about not having something. You can get it there.

    Photo Equipment: A water proof camera of any kind. You don't need telephoto lenses. Any instamatic will do.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring a couple of BIG beach towels. One can dry while you use the other.

    Miscellaneous: Ball caps for 'Gimmees' for the locals. They love'em and will wear them proudly. I gave away 6 while I was there.

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    by jonkaren3 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bathing Suit, snorkel/dive gear

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Lots of sun block, any type of over the counter and perscription medications you may need for any situation.

    Photo Equipment: under water camera (we took the disposable kind)

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: snorkel gear we bought a set from K mart for $24. that worked just great. You can rent there for about $10US a day.

    Miscellaneous: 1. liquor (check the allowances, I think it is 1 bottle per traveler) 2. cigarettes (if you smoke) allowed one carton per person. They cost about $4.50 per pack there. 3. The Dive Sites of The Cayman Islands, By Lawson Wood. It was cool to investigate the different dive sites.

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    by rnwagner Written Aug 24, 2002

    Luggage and bags: Visit our web site at http://www.eandbcaymans.com

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Visit our web site at http://www.eandbcaymans.com

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Visit our web site at http://www.eandbcaymans.com

    Photo Equipment: Visit our web site at http://www.eandbcaymans.com

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Visit our web site at http://www.eandbcaymans.com

    Miscellaneous: Visit our web site at http://www.eandbcaymans.com

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    Don't forget your swimsuits and towels

    by joiwatani Written Sep 30, 2011

    Luggage and bags: A light backpack to pack your swimsuits and towels. Bring extra plastic bag to put your wet clothes

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Dramamine for motion sickness

    Photo Equipment: Underwater camera, camera, zoom lense, extra batteries

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