Jamaica What to Pack

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Jamaica What to Pack

  • Simple packing for jamaica

    If you can pack just a carry on.. this is the way to go. Avoid the lines and confusion at the airport.. I over packed when I went, but being my 1st trip to Jamaica I wasnt to sure.I found that I wore lightweight sundress's every day..even shorts seemed to hot for me. I went to Jamaica in August.. very Hot.I did not take any long sleeve shirts.. no...

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  • What to Wear on an Island Adventure

    daypack for beach/hiking Shorts, comfortable walking shoes, flip-flops for the beach, a pair of AquaSox for climbing waterfalls (and for the communal showers at the beach), lightweight rain jacket/poncho, light-weight cotton shirt and pants or skirt, and a swimsuit! Jamaica is very casual. Sunscreen, bug repellant, lotion, and aspirin for...

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  • Casual and comfortable

    You'll find that casual dress is appropriate for all but the most formal restaurants in Jamaica, and is certainly the way to go during the day. Temperatures are pleasant all year round so cotton layers work well, and shorts are fine in most situations. You may get rain at any time of year (there's a reason for all that lush scenery!) but we never...

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  • Less is not more, it's just less.

    Bring an extra suitcase or duffel bag as it's expensive to try to pick one up there. Summer wear only. Only a few restaurants will require a man to wear a jacket, so I'd pass on that. Shoes are expensive so pack an extra pair of flip flops and sandals. Extra swimsuits are nice, you'll get plenty of use out of them. Bring a beach bag. The last...

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  • Be prepared!

    Make sure your luggage locks. Keep your valuables out of your luggage. sandles, runners, comfortable clothes, bathing suit. 1 nice outfit for dinner and something sexy for the club! goldbond anti itch cream (for the mosquitos) Off or similar repellant....sun lotion digital camera...don't forget the memory stick...buy a new one if you can beach...

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  • ~ Dont Forget These Items ~

    Make sure you attach something bright to your luggage so you recognise it easily at Montego Bay airport as we found it a nightmare trying to find our cases as they all looked the same. Bring some sensible shoes to wear for Dunns River Falls... you have to do alot of walking and climbing so a good pair of shoes is needed for this. Bring all your...

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  • Bring heavy duty sunscreen

    Bring what ever you want but you won't need much. Cotton is the coolest fabric to wear. Short, tops, swimwear, cover-up and sandals will be about all you need here unless you are staying at a resort. Bring everything that you will be needing. You may not find it here. Bring lot of film or a large memory card, extra battery, and a sun...

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  • Pack light

    Jamaica enjoys a pleasant climate and is warm the year round. Lightweight clothes are therefore in order, although perhaps a sweater for nights may be in order, although I never needed one. I found toiletries and medical supplies to be easily obtained. You may want to bring your own insect repellant as the local product, brand name "Off," has,...

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  • A couple minor packing details

    Pack very light. It's warm year round. A jacket or sweatshirt for a rare cool night during winter MAY be useful. Tshirts, shorts, wet/dry light walking sandals, Nike makes a great cheap one Mosquito repellant is helpful.

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  • Take food and repellents!

    Make sure they are very securely closed...our locks were nowhere to be found after both plane journeies! 'Water shoes' if you want to climb up the Dunn's River falls (although our trainers were fine). The sea has exposed (and sharp) rocks in it so footwear is advisable (although we didn't bother...ouch!) Mosquito repellent, cream for the bites...

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  • Good things to bring on a beach vacation

    If you are planning on visiting any of the falls or wading out into the water (lots of sea urchins-ouch!), a good pair of aqua shoes is a good investment. I saw lots of people wearing their tennis shoes which I assume would stay wet for the rest of the trip.If you are staying at an all inclusive, you should pack at least a nice pair of pants...

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  • Pack light

    Take as little as possible. Make for less of a hassle at the air port Take a good pair of shoes and a pair of sandals. Anything else you may need for clothing can be purchased very inexpensively Take everything you may need. Take at least 2 cameras and lots of film or extra discs for your digital. Film is hard to find and expensive If you stay...

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  • Pack light!

    You probably aren't going to do much back-packing, so bring something with wheels. That should do fine for you. Pack light clothes! Lots of shorts, tee-shirts, sun dresses, BATHING SUITS!, tevas, etc. Your basic hot weather stuff. The average winter temps are in the 80s, average summer temps are low 90s. There is some rain, but it usually comes...

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  • Sun Block is a must here

    Leave room in your suit case for Tie-Dye T-Shirts, Rum, and Island Wood Carvings. Bring a hat, think hot, hot, hot!!!No heavy clothes needed. More than one bathing suit a must have. If you plan to walk up the Dunns River Falls, bring water shoes. Drinking Water was fine, I drank it everyday (and I'm delicate). Take skin lotion too, salt water,...

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  • Save $ bring it with you.

    Casual and dress casual clothes are fine. Don't forget flip flops and a bathing suit! Bug repellant is helpful and sunscreen too. Everything is more expensive when you go away so bring it with you. ASA 200 will cover most everything as long as you have high shutter speeds.

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  • Survival Kit

    Bring a sturdy suitcase....they just love to throw everything around in the airport. Bring only shorts or for the women mini skirts or mini dresses it is too hot for anything else...serious. Plenty of Mosquito RepellentBatteriesHeadache TablesEye drops Very small camcorders or cameras...nothing too big and bulky to draw attention to...

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  • do remember good mossie spray

    Take normal suitcase and a small back-pack for trips out. Lightweight summer clothing is all year,but if you go up in the mountains,you will need good walking shoes and a sweater or jacket.Do not wear swimwear away from the beaches. Take your usual things like sun lotion and mossie spray and pills etc.When you leave the country, When you leave...

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  • Packing List

    An expandale piece of luggge will save your life!!! Or atleast room in your suitcase if you're going to shop and bring things back for people. One carry-on and a bookbag will do. I will get straight to the point! Besides of the obvious things, make sure you bring an umbrella or something that is waterproof to cover you when it rains. I have a $5...

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  • Packing List

    If your like me, a light traveler, I have one luggage and one bag to take along with me on the plane. I stayed here for a week and I really don't need a lot. So just get one big luggage and stuff everything you need in there. Before going on this trip, I checked the 5 day forcast. The weather man perdicted that sunny skies in Montego Bay, and...

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  • Packing List

    I would not take any more than 2 suitcases with me anywear in the world, which is standard on most trips.You might want to take something light weight to carry on and bring an empty bag so you can bring back souvenirs. Take warm weather clothes with you, but pack an umbrella in case you are there during their rainy season. Remember to take an old...

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  • Packing List

    Sturdy suitcase casual light clothes, dress clothes. Bring a hair dryer. Ours in the room was hardly blowing air. We had a digital and a 35 MM camera and an 8 mm camcorder. Bring a tan or sunscreen but don't forget your umbrella! Birth Certificate.

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  • Packing List

    Small bag with a camera. Travel light Wrap arounds, shorts, sandels, sun glasses, and a big smile! WATER SOCKS! Sun screen / block. First aid for stepping on sea urchens. YES!! Water proof case with camera. I use digital and have a 256MB compack flash. Take lots of batteries. Not where we go!

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  • Packing List

    Anything goes. But when we turned up at the Grande Lido with our Nike holdalls the bellboys had a good giggle at it in amongst the designer bags!!!! Posh hotels ask for trousers/skirts/shoes etc to be worn in the evening - no beach wear. But outside of the all inclusives anything goes.

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  • Packing List

    You'll wear your swimsuit 90% of the time, so make sure it's one you're comfortable in. Also, most resorts want you to dress 'resort casual' for dinner. And some resorts also have a 'formal night,' if that's something your into. BUG SPRAY!!!!!!! Take 'Off!,' 'Skintastic' or something, because the mosquitos are everywhere.

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  • Packing List

    It all depends on what you want to do - I've done backpacking where I packed and travelled light. I've done the resorts where you want something nice for the evenings although the days are quite casual. Just be sure to pack tropical because it will definitely be warm and usually sunny. Lots of beach wear but if you want to venture up into the...

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  • Packing List

    Not much bullfrog sunscreen !!! Lasts in the water a disposable underwater camera Cheap inflatable floats or rings are nice to have, so that you can float in the water while sipping on the frosty beverage of your choice. Just give them to a kid or hotel employee when you leave. There is a swimup bar at the resort. Nice. Very Nice.

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  • Packing List

    One you can carry on, ideally. Unless you're taking a bunch of school supplies or toys or whatever as gifts, which is nice to do. For Negril at a big resort you might need dressy stuff. Anyplace else in Negril you only need a t-shirt and shorts or sundress or in the daytime, a swimsuit. Shoes are mostly optional ;) whatever you need, pharmacies...

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  • Packing List

    To climb Dunns River Falls, you'll need water shoes with support on the back of the foot (flip-flops are no good). Otherwise you'll have to rent a pair for $5 or buy some for $12-15. Bring money (obviously). But I want to mention that in the tourist areas everything is priced and negotiable in U.S. dollars so there's no need to convert much...

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  • Packing List

    It was quite refreshing to see people without the typical English (and numerous other Countries)accessory..the mobile phone, superglued to the hand or ear...it would I guess have been useful to have taken mine, but to be honest, out there where I was in the country I would have looked ludicrous, spoiled and out of context... however phoning home...

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    Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen Sun screen!!!!

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  • Packing List

    Pack as light as you can cause it is hot there! Shorts, tank tops, etc. I was able to fit everything in one carry one bag. Lots of sunscreen and lotion. I brought a digital camera & I got some great shots. I also purchased a throw away camera that took some great pictures. Film tend to be a bit expensive in the resorts and markets, so make sure...

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  • Packing List

    Whatever you fell comfortable with... It's summer there, whenever you go...but it rains now and then Bring your ownW Bring your own You dont wanna do that in Jamaica North American plugs and current (110 V)

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  • Packing List

    Take an expandable bag. You will do some shopping. Clothes that fold easily and wrinkles fall out when hung. At least two bathing suits and wraps. Large straw hat will be a ggod addition. Always take antiseptic and bandaids, sunscreen/block, and something like pepto bismal, alka-saltzer and tums.

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  • Packing List

    only what you can personally carry as the people are very poor and motivated to steal from the rich Study Abroad bring zip lock bags in bulk to take care of personal stuff. bugs are numerous and able to chew into almost anything, ants are so small they can get into lids not tightly screwed.

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  • Packing List

    SOFT SIDED ROLL ON WHEELS BAGS OR BACK PACKS AS HAND LUGGAGE CASUAL WARM WEATHER CLOTHING AND A MUST A GOOD PAIR OF WALKING SHOES. ALL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION AND THEN SOME AS SOME DRUGS ARE NOT ON THE ISLAND. DRUG STORE ITEMS ARE EXPENSIVE. ALL THE FILMS YOU WILL NEED, DEVELOPE THEM WHEN YOU RETURN HOME AND ALL OTHER ITEMS FOR TAKING...

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