|By Joan Burns on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 3:21 pm:|
I am going to Bonaire for the first time in February and am wondering how cool it gets. What should I pack in the way of a sweatshirt/pants? I'm from Iowa so keep in mind how the Floridians were amazed at our attire at the Orange Bowl. thanks, Joan
|By bob neer on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 3:47 pm:|
the temp stays over 70 degrees (F) and the attire is very informal...khaki shorts and short sleeve seersucker shirts are nice...maybe throw in a long sleeve chambry shirt to wear open for a little extra in the evening...
|By Ginny Stokes on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 3:48 pm:|
Hi Joan - were you overdressed or otherwise at the Orange Bowl? ...LOL
|By Randy P on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 6:50 pm:|
And like every seasoned traveller says, pack half the clothes and twice the money. lol
|By scott and sharon barlass on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 7:04 pm:|
|By mary pequinot on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 8:27 pm:|
Make sure you bring light long pants to wear in the evenings, if you are mosquito sensitive. And bring some repellent! The no see-ums are very active with people they love-like me!
|By Joan Burns on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 9:00 pm:|
Thanks for all the advice!! I appreciate it.
|By J Rushman on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 11:24 pm:|
The only place not super laid back is the Catholic Church in town. If you're planning on attending, you'll need something other than shorts and bathing suit. Would someone else like to comments on what's expected?
|By michael gaynor on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 7:47 am:|
John is correct re church...long pants for men and dresses for women with covered arms. Otherwise, clothtes should be very casual. The only place I wear shoes is in town or at the governmnent offices for transacting business. Also, in town, bare chests for men are not appropriate and t shirts at least for ladies is the norm. Used to be the Casino at Plaza was a bit snooty re long pants and shoes..not at the Divi however...I dont know if that has changed.
|By Glen Reem on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 9:51 am:|
|By Dave Flook on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 2:40 pm:|
Bring lots of T shirt and shorts. Unless you plan to do some laundry while in Bonaire.
|By mary pequinot on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 11:22 pm:|
Joan, FYI-there's a very reasonable laundry service on the island, who will do your clothes within a day or so. We've used them, because we stay longer than a week, and it saves on packing.
|By Ann Phelan on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 7:53 am:|
I used Caribbean Laundry Service for the first time this winter. It was 25,00 for two loads to wash and dry. I did it myself because I didn't want to mark up my clothes, some things I like to line dry and also heard they lose stuff...
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