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Insect repellant

Essex, UK
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Insect repellant

Dear all,

we are going to Jolly Beach in July. Can you please recommend insect repellants, either plug-in, rub-on or spray that worked for you (need to be available in UK).


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Hi Grimmie

We are taking Jungle rub on, which contains DEET, which is said to be very effective against mosquitos; someone else wrote that a product on sale in Antigua called "Off" was very good against sand flies.

Jungle is currently on offer in Boots at I think 3 for the price of 2 - this is not a plug - I do NOT work for them !!

Enjoy your trip - we have stayed at Jolly Beach before and what a superb beach !


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2. Re: Insect repellant

If you're going to Boots, check out their own brand sun creams. They do one that contains insect repellant for during the day on the beach. That's not a prime time to be bitten, (dusk is the worst) but it doesn't take any extra effort either.

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Superdrug have £2 off Jungle Repellants at the moment.

Also, buy one get one free on suntan lotions. Don't know if they do one with repellant in though.

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Hi Went to Antigua in April/May Don't waste your money here buy a can of Off when you arrive it will be available in your resort it was 10 USD in Cocobay (probably cheaper in St Johns.) it is all you need against mozzies and sand flies which bite around 5p.m. Off is non sticky and smells pleasant un-like the Boots repellants I took with me from the UK waste of time and money. Jolly Harbour is a lovely resort with a supermarket. Take a Caribbean helicopter flight from Jolly Harbour either round the Island or better still over Montserrat FANTASTIC!!

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I went with 15 others to the JB and got bitten!! i tried a bit of everyones and it didnt work - so i bought some local repellant from the supermarket and it worked - sorry cant remember the name - i did get bitten about 2 more times for the rest of the 7 days but not as much as before. The reps say dont use the jungle formula as the mossies & sand flies love the taste.......

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