What to Bring to Dreams Resort in Punta Cana

We keep a printed travel checklist in our suitcase so we don’t forget basic items like sunglasses.

We keep a printed travel checklist in our suitcase so we don’t forget basic items like sunglasses.

Assuming that you already have a travel checklist (e.g. sunglasses, phone charger, etc.), here are some things that are worth bringing on your trip to Dreams all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.

Things to Pack

High SPF waterproof sunscreen - It's easy to get a sunburn in Punta Cana. Our family uses one large bottle of sunscreen per person per week. It's good to pack an extra bottle of sunblock because kids who attend day camp need to bring a bottle. (Older children are responsible for applying their own sunscreen while at camp.) Spray-on sunscreen is convenient for dads with bald spots and daughters with tropically braided hair.

Bug spray - There are mosquitoes in Punta Cana and Zika outbreaks have occurred. Our family managed to avoid getting a single bite. We used 25% deet sprays and wipes.

Beach towels - The resort provides towels, but the orange dye within them stained our clothing. We'll consider bringing our own towels if we visit the resort again.

Baby powder - Corn starch powder removes moisture from the skin, allowing sand to clump and fall off. It's more effective than a towel or an outdoor shower.

Earbuds - We keep cheap earbuds in our travel bags because jetBlue charges for them (and doesn't begin selling them until after the in-flight movies begin).

Small bills - Gratuities are included at the resort, but we tipped a valet at the airport and the driver who took us between the airport and the resort.

Wetnaps - They make excellent poolside tissues for wet kids with the sniffles.

A pen - Customs and immigration forms are handed out in-flight, but airlines don't provide pens.

Men's dress sandals or boat shoes - A few restaurants at Dreams prohibit flip-flops.


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