What to pack for Trinidad and Tobago

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    The Essentials

    by trvlndance Written Apr 18, 2008

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring a few swimsuits, flip flops, something light to block the sun if you get sunburnt easily

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Make sure to bring the Mosquito Repellent because they can eat you alive.

    Photo Equipment: high quality digital camera to have those postcard perfect pictures to take home

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    Take along a spare camera

    by kyoub Updated Jul 2, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Travel light because there is no easy way to get to Tobago. After you arrive you may want to stay in several different locations.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Tobago is very casual so you probably won't need any fancy clothes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you are parcial to a certain brand then it is best to bring it with you because you won't find it here.

    Photo Equipment: Bring an extra camera just in case yours would brake or an accident would happen.
    There are no photo shops here, the nearest is Trinidad. We learned the hard way.

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    Money exchange and other stuff

    by Blondiina Updated Sep 15, 2004

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Just bring your medication, they have basic things like pain killers or tampons available if you need any.

    Photo Equipment: They have film on sale everywhere so you don't necessarily need to bring it with you. In Scarborough there are also a couple of places, where you can develop pictures from your digital camera.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you have snorkeling gear, bring it along if you don't want to hire one, because they are expencive to buy on Tobago.

    Miscellaneous: If you’re coming from a euro country bring them with you. You get a far better rate for euros than for dollars and an even better one if you bring traveller’s cheques. Avoid lunch hours, when going to a bank, or you’ll be queuing for a long time. You might also want to avoid Fridays, because Friday is the pay day for locals and banks will be busy. There are ATMs for example in Crown Point, Pleasant Prospect and Scarborough.

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    Packing List

    by urbanrequest Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Please try and use cotton at all times. The whether is quite hot and you may get exhausted. Also use flat shoes as possible cause getting around may take a while especially in Port-Of-Spain.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Health


    Insect repellent is a must during the rainy season (June-December) and is worth having around anytime. Trinidad is only 11 degrees north of the equator, and the sun here can be intense; bring a strong sun block. If you have a sensitive stomach, you're better off drinking bottled water, though tap water on the islands is generally safe.

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    by naughtyx2 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: mosqitos - wow it was hard... you need to take something that will help you vanish them away... cause everything i tried didnt succeed... and they r coming in groups.... and if you will scratch it it will be more hard.. and there will stay some marks

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: it is very hot over there.. so i recommand on shorts and t-shirts... but sometimes it rains... so a shirt with long sleeves will do

    Photo Equipment: camera...

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    by S_LaDuke Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Bring the best! Those bags than can't be easily tampered with!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shorts, t-shirts, bathing suits, sun hat. Bring fancier clothing for partaking in the night life. Casual doesn't go in some restaurants.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Brings tons of sun screen and mosquito repellent. Make sure to wear a sunhat. Sunglasses are a must - the caribbean sun is a killer! Most toiletry items enjoyed in North American can be purchased in Trinidad but the prices are a bit high. So bring a large bottle of aspirin, pepto bismal, etc.

    Photo Equipment: Up to date photographica facilities are available in the shopping malls and in downtown Port of Spain.

    Some malls to check out are West Mall in Westmoorings, Long Circular Mall in St. James, Trinicity Mall in Trincity and the Grand Bazaar in Valsayn.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Going to the beach? Bring towels, a beachchair, sunglasses, sun hat. Bring coverups. Not all locals appreciate dressed down look in their establishments (depending where you are).

    Camping or hiking should be undertaken only with the help of guides (there are firms that provide this service). Mosquito repellent is a necessity in the forested areas.

    Miscellaneous: Definitely bring your camera, binoculars to view the scenery.

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    by Island_Babe Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The one thing you must pack is insect repellent. I have seen some deadly looking mosquito bites!So, ensure you have some kind of bug spray and sunscreen, you do not want to ruin a day at the beach by getting cooked until you are red, raw and peeling( I have also seen this!)

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    by Lupercal Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: I like to travel light for island vacations, usually one piece of luggage and a backpack for the beach.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: bikini, shorts, long sleeves, jacket and long pants (jeans ) the evening so the bugs don't get ya. People
    dress nice when they go out. Nothing too fancy, but neat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito spray and sunscreen. I forgot to wear bug repellent one day while hanging out on a jetty and wound up with over thirty mosquito bites on my feet and legs so do yourself a favor and wear it. I also always bring a little first aid kit on trips, just in case.

    Photo Equipment: Haven't brought the digital camera down there yet-so
    I don't know about that but I had an automatic 35mm which was fine. Film is fairly easy to find. The sunsets are gorgeous and the island has colorful flora & fauna
    so you probably will wanna take pics.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I don't know about camping outdoors with all those bugs!! Some are pretty intimidating.

    Miscellaneous: Relax and have a good time. It's all about limin' (hanging out) and having fun.

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    by striderv Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: light clothing, casual and comfortable are recomended. Very few places have dress codes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring your own supply of basic medicines, Tylenol, asprin, etc. If you forget and need some, most Pharmacys will sell by the tablet.Insect repellent is a good idea too.

    Miscellaneous: Sunblock and Sunscreen if your not from the tropics. I also bring candies and snacks, as the selection is not as good or as cheap in TnT.

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    by roamer61 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: A good dufflebag or similar will suffice.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Casual is the norm. Proper attire for the larger cities. Long pants for hikes in the forests.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The usual.

    Photo Equipment: Bring camera and plenty of film.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bathing suit and snorkeling gear. Though, these can be locally rented.

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