Packing List for Tortola Trips

  •  Water Resistant Reef Safe Sunblock (SPF 50+ recommended for face and children)
  • Sunglasses (these should fit snuggly on your face and not fall off with sweat or water)
  • Hat with visor (to protect your face and neck)
  • At least 2-3 swim suits (you may use multiple per day) and cover up or two
  •  A shorty wet suit 2:2 is recommended (the water temperature is around 80*, many people find that having a shorty allows them to stay in the water longer, especially while you are having therapy sessions)
  • Water shoes (wet suit socks or booties work well, as do Vibram 5 finger shoes; however plain old water shoes will work as long as they stay on your feet)
  • OPTIONAL: mask, snorkel, fins for snorkel; noseclips, ear seal plugs for therapy sessions, swim goggles
  •  Day bag that you can carry with you from the hotel to Dolphin Discovery or for other touring activities
  • Rash Guards are recommended (this way, when not wearing a wetsuit, you will be protected from the sun)
  • Light weight clothing is recommended, since the temperatures in Tortola are much warmer than New Hampshire
  • Comfortable shoes or sandals or water shoes (as above) that you can walk in for touring and exploring
  • One light weight sweater or sweatshirt, if you tend to get chilly at night
  •  OPTIONAL: Camera or video camera or underwater camera
  • If you have allergies or other medical conditions, please bring your medications. If you have medication that needs to be administered, such as an epipen or diastat in the event of an emergency, please alert Krystal.
  • Medical Insurance Cards.
  • If you wear contacts, bring an extra pair, since we will be in the water for long durations.
  • Expenses:
    • You have received an outline of the expenses to be paid to Pure Balance Holistic Healing, LLC with PureFin in the memo for the services paid in advance.
    • Other expenses will include groceries and meals as well as souvenirs (photos from the dolphin discovery experience will be available via internet after the trip from Krystal)
    • Touring taxis for tours and events planned after trip departure will be additional o Credit and debit cards are accepted at stores and restaurants. Taxis typically only take cash
    • Nanny Cay Resort has a small grocery store and a couple small restaurants on site (1 with burgers and other beach food and 1 with meals which also has a beach bar
    • Often times we bring protein bars and other dry snacks in our luggage, such as dry fruit, rice cakes or rice crackers, nuts to pack as snacks between therapy sessions at dolphin discovery. There is a very small snack bar with hot dogs that is sometimes open, but you cannot count on this.
    • For breakfast, the grocery store has a lot of fresh fruit, yogurts, granola bars, English muffins, and some pastry. The rooms do have coffee pots.
    • We will often purchase some veggies (frozen or fresh) from the store and microwave these in the room for lunch with rice – there is a selection of sandwich making products as well, this decreases the cost of lunches
    • Dinners are on your own, there are many restaurants and taxis can take you anywhere, the hotel does have a restaurant guide.
    • It is important to purchase water at the store, as you should not drink the tap water at the hotel.   Island wear is appropriate for even the more formal dinners. Island wear- golf shirts and shorts for men, sundresses, shorts and blouses for ladies.
  • Please bring your own toiletries that are of the appropriate size (3 oz or less) for carry on luggage in a zipped plastic bag. If these go in your luggage, you may use any size.
  • Cellular phones do work on the island – call your provider for charges. You may choose to bring phone cards.Don’t forget a phone charger for your cell phone!
  • There is a single computer at the hotel that connects to the internet. There is some wireless on the property for devices that is available at no charge, but it is not always consistent.
  • Do not forget your passport and other identification (many places require 2). It is recommended to make photo copies of your passports and credit cards
  • Electrical outlets do not require adapters.
  • Sometimes, there is rain in the Caribbean. You may appreciate a rain mist, if not, bring a light jacket or umbrella.
  • Emergency numbers with you and at home.
  • Anything for motion sickness that you may require