Aruba What to Pack

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    by Fodeman
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Aruba What to Pack

  • Bring A Long Sleeved Shirt

    I know this is the tropics, but trust me when I tell you, to bring a long sleeved shirt. I asked a question on here, if it gets chilly at night, since it's a desert, and I was told no. Well, it does.I was at the Bon Bini Festival, and after about an hour, it got a little chilly, and I actually started to shiver. I hate to use words like “chilly”,...

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  • Packing List

    I would bring a small inexpensive bag that you can leave on the beach with your sunscreen / sandals in it. Sandals, comfortable and lightweight, ones that can get wet.Snorkel gear if you don't want to rent some on the island I would bring Ibuprofen, pepto-bismol I would bring chair clips, it is breezy in aruba most of the time and chair clamps /...

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  • Sun screen and water

    It is warm here..pack as light as possible. Kim and I took backpacks that fit in the overhead bins so we did not have to spend time in the airport waiting for bags Light colored clothes that reflect the sunlight which is bright here, good pair of slaps as the sand pavement can get hot during the afternoon. If you come during rainy season bring a...

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  • Neat little gadget --toweltrap

    always pack an extra small duffle bag in your suit case for sure! casual unless you want a formal dinner sun screen sun screen sun screen!! The best thing I found last year was at the Tam and called a towel trap. It is the best thing I ever found for the windy warm Aruba beaches! It's a strap with a pillow that holds your towel to your lounge...

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  • Packing for sunny weather

    Something to bring wet clothes home in, I used plastic bags from the grocery store Aruba is casual but if you plan on going to the nicer restaurants or casinos you'll want to pack at least one casual dress/skirt for women, one pair of long pants and a collared shirt for menAqua shoes came in handy when we went to the natural poolShorts, bathing...

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  • Bring lots of sunscreen

    Casual resort wear is fine for the day, dress nicely for restaurants or casinos at night. Bring plenty of sunscreen -- the higher the SPF, the better. The sun in Aruba gets very hot but due to the trade winds you will not feel yourself burning until it is too late! The first time I traveled there I went to the beach at 4p thinking I would not get...

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  • lots of hair accessories...sunscreen..

    bring some aftersun stuff...but you can always find them in drugstores...you can buy an excellent after sun 'aruba aloe' from stores everywhere. and obviously bring lots of sunscreen....don't bother bringing the spray ones becayse the wind will blow it to other directions...we wasted a lot of sunscreen this way. for the ladies..don't bother...

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  • Be sure to pack...........

    Take an extra duffle bag or something to put all of the things you bought in there seperate from the things you brought. This will speed up customs if they decide to check you out. Take a hat!!! I didn't & I bought one (I don't normally wear them). Water shoes are a must. The coral that washes in (sometimes) can be painfull to walk on to get to...

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  • Packing tips

    Pack bags light enough to carry a full bag of souvenirs to come back with you. That's one thing we didn't think about. -Bring only two pairs of sandals. I brought six and only used two! Bring one dress and one casual/ beachwear. -Men might be required to have backs to their shoes in some restaurants. -Bring bandaids for possible blisters. -Bring...

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  • Packing List

    With Aruba's tropical climate, you will be comfortable in casual summerwear plus some light evening wear for restaurants, nightclubs and casinos (men might need a light jacket).Bathing suits are not permitted in shopping and business areas.More pictures and comments in my travelogue

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  • Packing List

    The usual stuff but take a bag you can carry on local excursions. This is the Caribbean !!!! Bring your best tropical attires ! However nights tend to be fresh... a jacket will not harm you... Tons and Tons of solar blocker... you can get sun burn waiting for a bus ! And it's very expensive here If you can bring something water-proof, that will...

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    Take some light cloting for during the day and evenings, and if you really go dancing, to some clubs wear something formal.And in the rainy season, make sure you got a raincoat or something. standart to medium-tele lenses are the best here, you can get anything on film owith them And if you have an underwatercamera, don't forget to bring it...

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  • Packing List

    Beware...since September 11th, the airport authority of Aruba will not allow anyone leaving the island to carry any type of electrical item on the airplanes. This includes anything with a battery, camera, walkman, cd player, LAPTOP COMPUTER. You will have to check all of it. My suggestion is the leave the any item you are not willing to check, ie....

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  • Packing List

    As is the case with any travel, it helps to put some identifying ribbons, tags, etc on your bags to make identification easier. Many people accidentaly pick up the wrong bags...you would be surprised. Also, due to the hightened security when leaving Aruba you are no longer allowed to take any electronic devices or batteries on the plane. Although...

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  • Packing List

    We took as few suitcases and duffle bag type luggage as possible. We had locks on everything we took because of them going through customs. A must is bathing suits and shorts. If you are spending time outdoors during the day you wear as little as possible because of the temperature. Most people wear their suits under their shorts all the time. In...

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  • Packing List

    There is only a minimum of clothes required for Aruba.Still close at the latin continent we expect you wear som decent clothes in the evening or when you go shopping.There are no nude beaches on Aruba. (Exept you now some private or secret spots...) For topless sunbathing: go to Manchebo Beach, but however you 'work' on your tan, always dress...

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  • Packing List

    Bring clothes which you can layer. For example, a light sweater for cooler nights. LOTS of sunscreen, and when you do get burned take advantage of the aloe vera plants growing in the wild there. Break off a leaf and rub it on your burn.

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    Mostly casual clothing and don't forget your bathing suit! If you want to go out to the casinos at night...most have dress codes. Please bring some good sunscreen! This photo shows part of the private island that the Sonesta has built up.

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  • Packing List

    It doesn't really matter what kind of bag you take with you, but the best thing is something you can lock. This in relation to drugs. The weather on Aruba is alway hot! so wear airy clothes. But in the Casino's or movie theater it is colder (the airco is very good overthere), so when you go there take something with you. Bring some snorking...

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  • Packing List

    Aruba has beautiful weather, all year round. Pack loose fitting, comfortable clothes. Most restaurants allow for casual dress. If you plan to partake in any sort of water activities, make sure to buy a disposable, underwater camera for your trip. They are $10 at Target, but $20 at your hotel. Also, they sell the camers on the organized snorkel...

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  • Packing List

    It is always hot! About 95 the entire time we were there. Occasionally you might get a breeze at night, but still wonderful. Indoors, because of air-conditions, were the worst. It got cold indoors quite a bit. I like taking pictures so I brought lots of film and several different types of cameras. Especially if you do any of the tours/events....

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  • Packing List

    You won't need to take much, a couple of swimming suits & shirts to wear at the beach. Some nice casual clothing for going out at night. Sandals. That's about it. One more thing - you may want to bring an extra pair of sunglasses in case you lose your first pair. Vaurnets & Bolles can go for $175 - $300 U.S. in Aruba.

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  • Packing List

    This trip was a good lesson to myself on what I forgot. I always take (but forgot this trip) plastic cutlery, a corkscrew and bottle opener (thanks Marcelle!) for items purchased at the grocery store. Instead of always going to restaurants I prefer to sometimes try local foods, beer & wine found at supermarkets. We frequented Kong Hing...

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  • Packing List

    Any lugage is best.. Aruba is overal a casual island. You dress casual to go shopping. Topless is not allowed on the beaches of the island, however there is a legal nude beach on the Sonesta Island. Europeans do go topless at times infront of the Holiday Inn Hotel on the beach of Bucuti Resort. At some restaurants its better you dressed elegantly...

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  • Packing List

    Hiking shoes for a trip around the island. Some areas can be rugged when getting out of the car to walk around. Ladies, you may need a hat or scarf to keep your hair in place. The trade winds are constant.

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  • Packing List

    I managed to take a regular sized suitcase. Aruba is the same temprature all year: 79-81 degrees farenheit. Take some comfortable summer clothes and a one or two pairs of light pants and long sleeve shirts for the nights. Bring a lot of suntan lotion....you're only going to be 900 miles from the equator! You might want to bring some aqua socks...

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