What to pack for Dominican Republic

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    by jill_archer Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Photo Equipment: Doninicans are usually quite happy for you to take their photographs, but be sure to ask politely first. The mountains provide a fantastic backdrop and the beaches provide you with dramatic sunsets.Although you can buy film for your camra you are better off bringing your own and remember to pack spare batteries,

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    by Iam_CDN Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: For this trip we were only permited one carry on and one 20 kg main piece of baggage. I found that the newer sqare bags on wheels work best, and not as many people will pester you to carry your bags.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 1 pair of running shoes, 1 pair of sandals,3 pairs of shorts, 2 bathing suits, 1 pair of khakies, and enough shirts to last you the period of time you are there.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Preferably your own shampoo, and also just in case stomach remedies example: Imodium, Pepto, and a large water bottle for storing your own fresh drinking water.

    Photo Equipment: For this climate in particular only carry low speed 100 film or else your pictures will turn out faded.
    Lots of extra batteries, they cost a fortune down there.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you are on a resort where towels are not provided of course bring your own, also lots of sun tan lotion.Perhaps the best lotion you can bring down is after sun lotion with cooling alovera ingredients for those pesky burns. Lots of bug repelent, for the evenings miskitos.

    Miscellaneous: Water bottles, they even double a masive rum punch carriers. Shades, hat, cd's, Diskman, and a must have Snorkel gear.

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    by bethygirl24 Written Aug 25, 2002

    Luggage and bags: ALWAYS REMEMBER FIRST AID BASICS!!! Band Aids, burn cream, neosporin etc. We forgot ALL of these, and found we really could have used them!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: COMFORTABLE SNEAKERS FOR DAY TRIPS
    SANDALS FOR WOMEN
    DRESS SHOES FOR MEN
    REMEMBER THAT MOST EVENINGS MEN ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR LONG PANTS (CASUAL DRESS BUT NO JEANS)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: See Above

    Photo Equipment: If your camera requires batteries, bring extras...especially lithium and digital. I saw NONE around. We thankfully had extras. Bring a video camrea if you have access to one. We have watched ours several times since we have been home!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: SUNGLASSES AND SUNSCREEN OF AT LEAST 30 ARE A MUST! THE SUN IS VERY STRONG!

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    by Dolphin49 Written Aug 25, 2002

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: One thing the men should know is that when you make reservations to a restaurant in the resort, men are required to wear long pants.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: We took items such as candles, lotions, things with the Canadian flag on it to leave for the cleaning staff. We were rewarded with beautiful flowers each time we came back to our room.

    Miscellaneous: We also took along little packets of crayons, cars and hair pins for the Dominican children. When we went on our jeep tour we gave these out to them and they were thrilled. The look on their faces was priceless.
    We didn't have to spend a lot of money on these items as I baught them at the dollar store.

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    by hayward68 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Resort

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen is a must to pack. I burned so badly that I needed a doctor. It's really expensive there, so take lots with you. If you look at my leg in the pic you'll see how bad it was burned.
    Also bring something in case the food gets to you, every one of my friends had a problem and was rushing to the bathroom to deal with it.

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    by Nice_Girl Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Only take shorts, T-Shirts, swimming cosymes and good walking shoes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take every thing with you ! I saw the clinic ... (nice color, isn't it ? but this is the clinic of Boca Chica). I prefer not to think about being ill in Dominican Republic !

    Photo Equipment: Lots of films, you'll never finishing taking pictures ... but avoid taking the poor people, as we are tourists, we're already rich people for them and thy are not 'animals' to photography ! even if they live in a particular way, very poor and unbelievable for us !

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    by myrving Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Mosquito and insect spray. The people in the countryside are the most friendly and of true spirits.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Typical LL Bean or The Gap, clothing.. use clothing that you can strip into sections, so that your skin with be protected. Cotton is advised, especially t-shirts.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito and insect spray. Most anything can be bought at the local colmados.. although a bit small and pricy, but available.

    Photo Equipment: Digital cameras or anything with spare batteries.. very bad electrical problem. Do not rely on local power sources.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Available but I do not do camping

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    by Plendil Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Travel light due to excess baggage charges made at La Romana airport on behalf of Britannia Airways. Price = $10 per Kilo

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: All toiletries and medical supplies are available but extremely expensive. Bring enough sun creams, toothpaste and medication to last your holiday.

    Photo Equipment: Batteries available but very expensive.

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    by melissamn1 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Bring your luggage and a small beach bag for the beach of course.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swim suits (i would recommend bring 2), shorts, tanks, sun dresses..etc. I would recommend bringing a couple pairs of long pants and a sweater because when spending the whole day in the sun you tend to get a little chilly during the night. I was freezing after spending 8 hours in the sun every day when the sun went down.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: SUN SCREEN! Also bring something incase you get sick..like stomach sick. Bring some tylenol..the works. Our friend got sick and the ph at the resort is very very $$$!

    Photo Equipment: Bring your CAMERA!! If you have a video camera that would be cool to have!

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    by jules_rules Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: I recommend taking a backpack seperate from your suitcase just in case there's a luggage mix up.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't assume that it's going to be hot all the time. Bring some long pants and long sleeve shirts. Make sure to have sandals, sneekers, and some dress up shoes, for esmi-formal nights at the resort.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring everything you're going to need. All these things are very expensive once you get there.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sunscreen is also very expensive down there, be sure to stalk up before you go.

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    by Spinka Written Oct 2, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: Spanish dictionary or translator will help you to communicate with the natives outside the hotel or resort, where staff usually speak German, English and French.

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    by Umfufu Updated Mar 6, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: After seeing and reading all this nice things i am sure you like to know more...well you can go to one of my other pages...i would love it when you did, and i think you love it too.
    Enjoy you trip !

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    by Umfufu Updated Mar 6, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Resort

    Miscellaneous: You take what you like to bring, nothing is funny. So now and then you will receive something...like this funny piratethingy. Let you holiday one be to be rememberd....Enjoy!

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    by rachel_sun Written Feb 25, 2003

    Photo Equipment: Take plenty of film and batteries and because of the bright light,take pictures early in the morning or early evening for better results.

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