Pack Light, 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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    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 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 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 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 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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    As little as possible!

    by Chrissy1967 Written Feb 17, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: One bag with bathing suits and night life wear is all you need! Oh and maybe a life jacket just incase the cruise ship goes down!!!! :) kidding - they provide it!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandles and heals!

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