Dominican Republic What to Pack

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Dominican Republic What to Pack

  • Protect yourself!

    Backpack and Carry On sized suitcase. DO NOT check your bags unless you have a non-stop flight. You will more than likely become the victim of theft or loss. Pack light. Light casual clothing, and some slightly dressy clothing. Don't brink just flip flops; bring casual dress shoes and athletic or hiking shoes. Light windbreaker or hoodie....

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  • Sunscreen, contact solution, painkillers

    Be sure to write your name, permanent address, local address, and contact numbers on tags ALL OVER your bags. Keep as much in your carry-ons as possible. If the airlines/airport/security/anyone loses your bags (like they did mine), you won't be seeing your luggage for 3-7 days, and the delivery person will still expect a tip. Sandals are great for...

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  • What you need

    Pack light. You can always buy clothes here :) * Comfortable shoes* Sunscreen is a must!* Light, breathing clothes. A light jacket if you're like me and get cold easily. * Diarrhea pills* Seltzer salts* Any prescription medication you need to take* Condoms (better safe than sorry) * Film or memory cards * Swimming wear* Sandals/flip flops*...

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  • Extra Toiletries!!! & Mosi Guard!!!

    Secure over shoulder handbag... Towns & Markets are very busy so ensure you take a good bag that you can zip up! extra toiletries! The staff will appreciate them as tips! They cannot afford such luxury items so they are absolutly chuffed when they get odd bottle of Shampoo, Shower Gel.. but if you really want them to love you ~ Perfume! I left a...

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  • Bug spray for the rooms

    the usual bag is fine Bathing suits and shorts and just allaround WARM weather clothing Whatever u have, cause there is lots of opertunity for some great pics Bug spray for the room and mosquito repelant for the night time.

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  • Stuff you will need

    -Beach bag-Money belt (makes it harder for you to get robbed)-Locks for your luggage -Sandals-Runners-Shorts-Tank tops-Sunglasses-Towel-Sweaters (it can get suprisingly cold sometimes) -Malaria pills (they're anywhere from $10-$75 CAN) and you will need them especially if you're in the mountain/forest area-Tylenol-Medicine to help food...

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  • Supplies for local schools

    When you go on excursions through local villages, the children will often run after you as they're used to getting things from tourists. Although our guide said he didn't want us to give them things - as it encouraged begging - he took some pens, pencils & sweets that people had brought along with them & took them to the local schools. If you...

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  • Packing List

    a normal suitcase is fine but i would suggest taking a holdall for your presents or other things you might like to bring back. i would recommend wearing trousers in the evenings as thats when the mossies come out. make sure you take mossies sprays with you,headache tablets, stuff for stomach upset,good suntan lotion as it does get very hot during...

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  • Plug/energy adaptor

    For those traveling from Continental Europe, the energy is different in Dominican Republic. In Continental Europe we have 220v and in DR it works with 110v. Apart from this, the plug has a different shape, so don't forget to take a converter.If you only use a shape adapter (but not energy transformer) your appliances won't break but will work...

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  • Camera

    Don't forget to take a camera!! Make sure you take enough films with you, since the ones you buy there are more expensive and probably of doubtful quality. Although they sell the same brands I was told that they don't have the proper conditions to keep them, might get to much heat, or humidity; just in case, you'd better take your own.If you...

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  • Clothing and bags

    Don't forget a backpack, which might be useful if you’re planning to travel around or sail. If you're sailing you might want to pack a beach towel or if traveling around it might be useful to carry some water or food. In both cases don't forget the sunscreen and the photo equipment! Beware to take natural fabrics (such as cotton or linen) clothes,...

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  • Sunscreen and medical supplies

    . Medical supplies .I was advised to take my own, since they may be hard to find. The recommendations were - some analgesic (for headache and other pain), something for diarrhea, something to put at bugs' bites (namely mosquitoes) and some kind of stronger medicine for sore throat or cold.Obviously if you regularly take some medication you should...

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  • Don't follow my example! - Travel Light!

    Take the Biggest Beach Bag In The World...EVER!!! It's a good idea to have one that's comfortable to wear over your shoulder and that zips shut - this is a friendly country but you can never be too careful.How do men survive without handbags? I really can't understand it.... I keep trying to convince Jonathan to get one of those cool...

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    bring plenty of sun lotion, womens downstairs thingies, as the hotel shops are run by Dick Turpin. go into them for a laugh at their prices, honestly they think of a number and double it. we took a gore-tex sheet to cover the family when the rain started if you had to walk about the resort or were out and about, it`s also handy to sit on at the...

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  • Some things you SHOULDNT forget

    Mosquito RepellentTanning LotionSun Block ShortsFlip FlopsBathing Suit (of course)a Hat or Cap I recommend to all visitors to bring their own medicine, since our tourism hospital are really expensive. camaras and photo equipment are easy to find here make sure you come here full of happiness and prepared to enjoy the trip of your life! :)

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  • Suntan lotion, higher number,...

    Think light colors and think cotton. Don't overpack. Even at inclusive resort. Men bring one pair slacks for restaurants otherwise shorts. Ladies couple skirts, shorts, shawl for cool nights. comfy sandals great. Watershoes came in handy. Lots of rocks and sometimes broken glass in water. Bring any meds you need from home.Bring your own small...

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  • Suntan Lotion

    Remember to bring your own suntan lotion beacuse they charge a lot of money if you have to buy it there! Bring an expired phone card or grocery store card with you to put into the slot to keep the A.C. running while you are not in the room. Otherwise it takes a long time for the room to cool off.

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  • For 3 weeks in the sun

    Most people in the group brought one suitcase and a carry-on bag. Also, a money belt is safer than a purse or fanny pack, since it can't be seen by pickpockets. Summer clothes - tank tops, t-shirts, shorts, light skirts. Comfortable shoes - sneakers or sandals. A raincoat, plastic poncho, or umbrella in case it rains. Sunscreen is a must (at...

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  • Mosquito Repellent !

    Because of the climate in the Dominican Republic there is a lot of Mosquitoes, and the likelihood is you won't be covering all your body up with clothes in the scorching heat!So bring along some repellent and consider mosquito nets. You should only need the repellent of a night time, but do consider taking some along if you visit any dubious...

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  • Could be useful

    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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  • Just remember

    I can't imagine traveling without camera, but I can imagine and I even experienced films' shortage. Of course you can buy some at Dominican Republic but you will probably overpay and never be sure about its quality (the caribbean climate doesn't has a good influence on the quality).

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  • Do not forget

    Sun screen is a must if you will not want to be burn.Medicines depend on how your body usually reacts for climate changing. Some people for first few days may have a little raised temperature, but this trouble wear off quite quickly.

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  • What to wear

    Because of the climate the best way is to take clothes made from natural fabric. Do not forget to take swim-suite, and a few things to wear when going for dancing or to restaurant.Sport wear will be useful for sightseeing and for tours around Dominican Republic as well as just during the usual day...A cap with peak can be useful.

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  • How to pack

    The size of your luggage depends on what you want to take with you :)Personally, I hate to carry many suitcases, bags etc. I hate to worry if I leave behind something of my luggage... So I always take 1 suitcase with weels and small knapsack as a handy luggage. I know, sometimes is difficult to decide not to take some things you wish to take,...

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  • The sun lives here: 40 C° / 26C° or 100...

    " Just add you FUN and ADVENTURE !! " " Here the weather is wonderful: the sun will give you a shining suntan!!!Don't worry about the humidity because there isn't: here is totally DRY !!!! And if you'll forget something, no problem: Venta Club "Marsa Alam" has an excellent boutique!!! " Bring with you the best suntan oil!!! So, when you' ll came...

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  • THE ESSENTIALS

    Pack Lightly as if you where on the run, otherwise you'll get stuck on the spot you landed, beeing able to move from your hotel to other locations is by far A+ First thing first: Cotton, Cotton, Cotton! it's easier to keep cool with long cotton pants and a well aerated shirt than with shorts and tees, the sun it's homicidal there!, clothes are...

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  • hot! hot! hot!

    Pack a beach bag for your books and sun tan lotion, preferably a bag w/ a zipper, it helps prevent pick pocketers! Pack light! Most of the time I spent in my swim suit and a wrap. At night, make sure you bring some nicer clothes when you go out to eat. Sun tan lotion, it's a must! The UV rays are strong, even when it's cloudy. You don't want...

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  • I don't care how good your tan is....

    For the love of God, Allah AND Buddha, don't forget your sunscreen (SPF 20 minimum!) or you will spend the whole trip peeling and crying in a darkened room. Medical supplies tend to be very expensive so bring everything you think you might need (particularly stomach remedies). Bring large insulated mugs for drinking on the beach, otherwise the...

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  • Packing List

    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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    Resort 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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  • mosquitoes, mosquitoes, mosquitoes

    The Domincan's weather is quite tropical and rarely gets below 60. However the only way to truly keep the mosquitoes from biting you is to where long pants and long sleeve T-shirts or live on the island for about three months. These mosquitoes are vicious. Mosquito repellent DOES NOT work. Not much of anything works on these mosquitoes. These...

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  • Packing List

    Take the normal suit case,hand luggage and a back pack to put water,towels in when you go on trips and walks. Take a wardrobe of light summer clothing of linen and clothes made from natural fabric.Take comftable shoes for walking and an old pair to go in the sea with. Do take a air bed for the beach and shoes for the sea.

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  • Taking pictures

    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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  • Take a mini fan

    Take a mini fan for your room if you have the space and plenty of magazines to read on the long flight there and home.Do take tampons with you and do take a torch for when there are power cuts.Do take your travel adaptor which fits american sockets.

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  • What to take with you

    Make sure your jabs are up to date(tetanus and polio)and if you are going to Haiti or the interior of the island,you will need mossie pills.Take sun lotion,after sun,stomoch upset pills,mossie repellant,insect bite cream.Also take headache pills,plasters,bandages,rehydraytion pills if you get a stomoch upset and your E111 for free medical...

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  • Packing List

    Creature comforts are very expensive at resorts. Pack lightly.. bathing suit all day every day, a couple shorts and tanks that go over them for walking about or buy a little wrap skirt while there. Comfortable slip-on walking sandals - tile gets very hot around the pools! For ladies anything goes at the nightclub except shorts.. any casual...

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  • Packing List

    Resort Take stomach medicines as diarrhoea and stomach bugs are quite common.The sun is a lot stronger than you think there so take plenty of high protection suncream.And take mosquito repellant>I didnt get bitten once and was lucky but some other people did so its best to take some spray with you. Some of the excursions (such as Monster...

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  • Packing List

    Resort You should bring your own face cloth, not many places seem to have these. Bring good sunblock and lots of aftersun care products, they can be pricey to buy locally. You should bring a few basics like gravol, something for diarrhea, tylenol or advil for the morning after.... I didn't need a lot of this but I did find some benadryl and...

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  • Packing List

    Make sure your luggage is locked tightly. Very hot summer weather - can rain heavily, but I personally didn't see any. Take anything you can from home toiletery-wise. A small medical kit is also a good idea. If you can, get some salt tablets and take every day to stave off an upset stomach (if you know what I mean), which you will almost...

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  • Packing List

    A regular lockable suitcase on wheels is fine.You can then re-use it in the hotel room to save personal belongings instead of putting them in the safe. Summer clothes (shorts, dresses, T-shirts, Shirts sleeveless)Beach shoes : Flip-flops for the beach (the sand sometimes burns in the sun).A shirt to cover the arms and shoulders when walking in the...

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  • Packing List

    Resort Dear God don't forget your sunscreen. I got burnt on the first day even though we had packed some 30 spf. Don't forget to put it on like I did. I didn't let it ruin my time, but it made me rather uncomfortable.

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  • Packing List

    Just take some light cloting with you and don't forget your swimming gear. does it need to be said again??: diarhea pills, they are a must. Don't forget your underwater camera if you go diving.And in te country, some wide angle lenses for the landscapes, a medium tele for portraits, and if you want to shoot some birds bring a long one too

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  • Packing List

    Bring a beach bag to haul around all your stuff, rather than having to go back to the hotel room all day! Don't over-shoe! I thought I would need all kinds of different shoes (hiking, beach, dressy)...but ended up wearing two kinds: black flip flops and hiking sandals. You will NOT want to wear socks at all (unless you're a big hiker type) so...

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  • Packing List

    Strong luggage - just like on any vacation trip. Make sure you lock your luggage and keep the keys - just in case. A few bikinis (or shorts for men) and shorts plus tank tops will do for daytime. At night you might want to dress up a little if you decide to go dancing. But even then I found long pants too hot - so we stuck to short skirts and...

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  • Packing List

    Prescription drugs are very expensive in DR (unlike Mexico where they're famously affordable), so bring all you'll need. An antidiarrheal might come in handy for those with fussy colons, and have yourself checked for parasites if you get an bad attack of diarrhea when you get back home. Parasitos are not at all uncommon in DR; the locals have a...

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