What should I pack for a trip to the Dominican Republic?

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Melanie Nayer

Pack your bags for the Dominican Republic with sun and adventure in mind. You will most likely spend your days lounging by the beach, so come prepared with all the necessities — sunscreen, a bathing suit and reading material. Also be sure to bring along a cover-up or a few extra T-shirts, since you’ll probably spend a lot of time going back and forth from the beach to the pool bar, to the resort restaurants and back to your room.
Other days might call for more gear; the Caribbean island offers everything from snorkeling and horseback riding to golf and helicopter tours. Look into the adventures you want to take before you leave, so you can be ready with the right supplies (though, anything you don’t bring, you’ll likely be able to rent). Finally, be sure to have some extra cash on hand when you land at the airport — you have to pay a small fee to enter the country, and credit cards aren’t accepted. 

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