Helpful Planning Tips
What To Bring To The Domincan Republic
While On The Plane
For The Daytime
For the daytime when you are in the Domincan Republic, you’ll need casual summerware: shorts, tee shirts, polo shirts, tank tops, bathing suits, bathing suit cover ups, sandals/flip-flops, walking shoes/sneakers, and socks. Secrets Royal Beach has Yoga on the beach in the morning so if you plan to participate, yoga pants or yoga/athletic shorts are good to bring as well. You’ll also want to bring a pair of sunglasses and a sun visor or a hat. While not essential, even an extra pair of sunglasses may come in handy. Hair ties/scrunchies/bobby pins and barrettes should be part of your packing list as they can be useful also. If you are planning on doing any outside excursions that involve water and/or the ocean, depending on the type of excursion you might want to bring or purchase/bring a pair of water shoes. Another very important item to have while on vacation is sun protection so if you don’t have any sunscreen or suntan lotion, make a point to add that to your shopping list. The sun rays are extremely strong in the Domincan Republic. In addition, purchasing hydro-cortisone and aloe vera for sunburn is a good idea even if just for a soothing and cooling effect. Sand fleas and mosquitoes will invite themselves to your resort or destination at various times of the year so a good remedy is Skin So Soft (made by Avon) or insect repellent (towels or spray) to ward them off. Skin So Soft also has a great fragrance and can be used in the tub as well. Buy the small spray bottle (it’s available on Amazon). Another great accessory to have with you is a case or water proof pouch for your cellphone. For your lounge chairs, beach chair clips will keep your towels in place. With all these essential and incidental items, a beachbag is an easy and convenient way to carry them around.
For Evening Attire
For the evening attire, bring casually elegant summerware: tops/blouses, pants/slacks and collared shirts (esp for the men at dinnertime), pants outfit, casual cotton dresses/sundresses, skirts, stockings, dress socks, dress shoes/dress sandals as well as cotton socks and casual shoes. Make sure to bring a white oufit for a leisurely choice as it always wears well in the caribbean. Bring a small purse for your cell phone, room card, lipstick, etc. All of the rooms come with hair dryers but if you’d like to style your hair even more so, then a curling iron would be ideal to bring.
For Sleeping, bring a light pair of pajamas as well as a heavier a pair (or sweatshirt/warm top) just in case the room is a little cool. Secrets Resorts provides in room bathrobes and slippers.