What to pack for The Bahamas

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    You really don't need too much!

    by monica71 Updated Feb 4, 2012

    Luggage and bags: a carry on is more than enough for 5 days

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: for 5 days I packed the following: one dress, one pair of capri pants, 4 blouses, one summer skirt, 1 pair of flip flops, 1 hat to protect from the sun, 1 light sweater, 1 cotton blouse with long sleeves and 3 bathing suits. there is no need for fancy clothes, high heels and fancy jewelry. there is no night life on this island and no need to wear fancy clothes for dinner (or even makeup for that matter). everything is very laid back and easy on the island. take it as it is and enjoy this simple lifestyle.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: take your prescription medication with you! other than that, you can get everything from here. if you do not check in your luggage it is unlikely that you can take too much with you anyway.

    Photo Equipment: this is something you should make sure you do not forget home. it is hard to get memory cards for the digital camera here. there are not too many places that sell them or too many options available. bring all the photo equipment you think you may need from home.

    Miscellaneous: if you do not check in your luggage, the first purchase you should make once you reach your hotel is sunscreen. You really need it to protect yourself from the hot sun that can burn your skin really bad.

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    by Iluv2surf2 Written May 5, 2007

    Miscellaneous: Because it's always so freaking HOT in the Philippines, in addition to light, cool clothing, the kind you need in August, the one item that you should have severl of are handkerchiefs. You'll sweat like a goose on Christmas Eve, and a handkerchief will help keep your face, neck and eyes dry.

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    rain happens

    by nycbree Written Jul 6, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Pack a small umbrella. The sky opened up within min. when I was last there. There was no warning (except for the dark clouds which we thought would pass).

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Luckily, I also had a rain jacket. It became very cool after the rain.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Pack a small umbrella. The sky opened up within minutes, when I was last there. There was no warning (except for the dark clouds which we thought would pass).

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    Plenty of sun block

    by mary_birt Written Dec 7, 2004

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You don't really need to take too many clothes, not many people dressed up in the evenings, most people wore only shorts and tops. Quite a lot of the clothes I took didn't get worn, a couple of times I felt over dressed.

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    by foolduck Written Jul 26, 2003

    Luggage and bags: large

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 20 outfits
    include 2 diner outfits
    1 church outfit
    sweat suit for plane
    20 pairs of underware or thongs
    10 pairs of socks
    strapless bras
    PJ's and PJ party
    black and brown shoes
    sandals or water shoes
    swim suits, wraps, swim goggles
    sun tan lotion
    sun burn lotion
    sun glasses

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: hair products
    body glitter
    pads, tampons etc.
    always wipes
    toothpaste, mouthwash & brush
    shower gel

    Photo Equipment: camera
    film (4 rolls)
    old pictures

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: bike riding stuff
    horse back riding
    beach bag
    small shopping pouch

    Miscellaneous: passport
    birth cet.
    other ID
    credit cards
    breezes tokens
    jewelry cleaner
    nail polish
    snap polish
    Nail repair kit & glue

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    by Qclub Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Very,very light. Wear a bathing suit and shorts if you are going to take walks either through the towns,cities,etc; especially in the summertime.

    Photo Equipment: By all means,take a camera for the fondest memories of your trip

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    by WILDEFLOWER Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: We usually take two bags. One for meach kind of weather. This weather changes from morning to evening. Mostly humid and hot though.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Never really needed anything for cold weather. Maybe a sweatshirt or shaw. Raingear is needed only a few minutes every day. Should where shirt shoes in resterants. I had my bathing suit under my shorts all the time. Just in case we could swim or snorkel where we went.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I took my own bandades, tylonel, triple anti creme etc.... Most places had toilet paper. But it doesn't hurt to have it with you in a back pack.

    Photo Equipment: Bring everyhting. Underwater cameras, etc....

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: The beach mats are the best to use. The sand stays in the towels and is hard to get out.

    Miscellaneous: Have fun! Don't worry Mon!

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    by jake22 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Dive Bags or Something to put your gear in after diving. We used garbage cans for a while. Water tight containers.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take bare essentials on a bare boat cruise. There is not enough room for extras, but be sure to take everything which you may really need (spares for dive equipment, snacks, 2 or 3 bathing suits and tee shirts for each day.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: insect repellent, soap{liquid dish soap works in salt water}, sun screen, all prescriptions.

    Photo Equipment: Camera with extra batteries or one time use cameras. Underwater cameras and videos.

    Miscellaneous: Bring plenty of water, some bare boats have very limited fresh water supplies.

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    by steph4867 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Less is more. In the Bahamas you rarely need a jacket and tie, unless you're staying someplace fancy. And if you, then you already know the rules.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bathing suit, straw hat, flip flops, sunglasses.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Lots and Lots of sunscreen.

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    by beach_freak Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Average daily temperature: 74 degrees. Water temperature: 79 degrees.

    Miscellaneous: April, at the end of the high season, precedes the May-to-October drizzles this month you'll save as much as 30 percent at resorts.

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    by pilgrim55 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Travel light. Use a backpack or a lightweight duffel bag.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You won't need any dress clothes. Just bring shorts and shirts, swimsuits, a hat with a brim to block the sun and lots of sunscreen. We brought raingear and were glad we had it as we came through some heavy rain while we were sailing.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You won't be able to buy much in the Out Islands, so bring along whatever meds and first aid items you think you might need. Also bring your own toiletries. Everything has to be shipped in to these islands, so if the items you want are there, they will be expensive.

    Photo Equipment: We took a lot of photos, but didn't bring our video camera as we were afraid that it would get wet while sailing.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: The sun is incredible here. Bring sunblock with a SPF of at least 30. Reapply it from time to time. You will still tan and possibly burn. We brought lightweight long sleeve shirts and slacks as we were on the water 24/7.

    Miscellaneous: Just travel as light as you can.

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    by moneysavr Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Dont bring the whole house pack light and pack in addvance,make a list,check things off and put out the night before you go so you get everything!Light shirts,shorts,m swimsuits,snorkel /dive equipment you can rent there but cant use in those out of the way places!!Fancy clothes foreget thease days somebody dies they show up in Jeans,So thease are not or Fathers Days,Come to relax,come to enjoy so dont overpack!!This can happen if you pack at the last second,
    We bring a wind breaker,good walking shoes!!1 pair long pants /cold or rain,shorts,t's,underwear,swim stuff,and bathroomstuff,also any pills you need in the Jar they came in!!!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wind breaker-good walking shoes sneakers,Aqua socks thease are great can save you from a foot cut that can screw up a vacation be it pool side or walking in the ocean!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The basics cost money to buy at the hotels or drug stores 2-3 times as much so bring your soap,conditioner,toothpaste ect,,,.or buy at the local grocery store winn dixie a lot less money!

    Photo Equipment: Basic camera and 400 speed film too much money if you buy it here on the island!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring some nice beach towels! hotels are tight to give thease out!Good suntan lottion!waterproof!!And for the kids get the best you can find dont play games with them they can burn real quick and that ends a great time!!

    Miscellaneous: Bring,cash travler checks work at all places!somtimes a small charge,atm cards are big but if somthing goes wrong with your card you are screwed!! saw it happen!! so dont take it along to count on it!!

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    by erikajj Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Pack a comfortable beach bag or a waterproof backpack.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For Grand Bahama Island, bring good walking shoes so that you don't have to pay very high taxi prices.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Just be sure to bring aloe and some ibuprofen if you burn easily like I do! Oh, and if you are on a cruise, bring a hair dryer - they don't loan them to you like hotels do!

    Photo Equipment: Bring a waterproof or underwater camera if you can so that you can take pictures of the coral reef.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: For the beach, you will need a suit, towels, sunscreen (lots of it if you look like me!), shades, plenty of water, a comb if you are going to swim, slip-on shoes, and some munchies.

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    by american_tourister Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Beach wear and sensible walking shoes are a must. Bring a football. Bahamians love pick up games.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can get anything you need there.

    Miscellaneous: Bring a couple of BIG beach towels so one can dry while you use the other. Hotels and villas don't supply them and do not want you using bath towels. They want you to buy beach towels from them and they are way expensive.

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    by gabriellefox Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Something small enough to carry by yourself.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandals, flipflops and trainers.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock, insect repellant, suntan lotion, moisturiser, hair conditioner.

    Photo Equipment: They have got most of the well known brands.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bikinis and sarongs. Some strappy dresses for the evening.

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