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#1 ashey063009

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    Posted 04 June 2009 - 02:43 PM

    Hello Cuba brides!

    I am just wondering-- is it necessary to bring an adapter for the electrical outlets to Cuba? When I stayed at the Sirenas La Salina in Varadero, we didn't need it, however I am hearing mixed reviews for other resorts.

    HELP! :)

    #2 Amarillis

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      Posted 04 June 2009 - 03:10 PM

      I never travel without one.

      Some resorts offer 110V plugs... but I would never chance it, b/c chancing it, means that i can't recharge my camera.

      #3 fudgie

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        Posted 04 June 2009 - 03:13 PM

        Im thinking that the only way to be sure is to contact the resort. I was told that I didn't for our resort on another forum, but I brought one just incase and I ended up needing it - but it only worked once! Needless to say I had crazy hair for a week! They did let us recharge our batteries though in the Guest Service Center. From what I hear you don't usually need them in the newer resorts.
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        #4 Tilly in the Sun

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          Posted 04 June 2009 - 07:48 PM

          I would bring one but be verry careful! I stayed in Varadero last November and brought an adapter...it fired my hair straightener!! I was soo not impressed about that, but it definitely came in handy for my camera.

          #5 sarafish81

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            Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:46 PM

            I would bring one - I only used mine a few times while we were in Cuba, once for straightening my hair and once to charge my camera battery. It's a great "just in case" item.

            #6 Crystalballl

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              Posted 05 June 2009 - 07:26 AM

              What a great thread. I've been thinking this myself!
              So where do you buy such a thing? And how much do they run?

              #7 sunstarsmoon

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                Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:15 AM

                I have been to Cuba a few times and each time I have brought mine, just in case I needed it.

                Crystalballl I bought mine at Canadian Tire a few years ago and I think it was about 30.00, mine is international and has different attachments. It has travelled to Cuba varies times with me and friends, since you are so close I would have no problem lending it to you if you did not want to buy one.
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                #8 IMPPEARL

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                  Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:47 AM

                  Most DEFFINITLY bring one. But like A few of the other girls said be carful don't leave things plugged into for too long because the can still get damaged. The things that take a lot of hydro have more of a tendency to go (hair dryers, hot rollers, straightenes,… etc) You can get them at any hardware store. But I would spend the money and get a good one. Even the expensive ones are only like $50 I believe. And they should be international not just for Cuba.
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                  #9 IMPPEARL

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                    Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:47 AM

                    Most DEFFINITLY bring one. But like A few of the other girls said be carful don't leave things plugged into for too long because the can still get damaged. The things that take a lot of hydro have more of a tendency to go (hair dryers, hot rollers, straightenes,… etc) You can get them at any hardware store. But I would spend the money and get a good one. Even the expensive ones are only like $50 I believe. And they should be international not just for Cuba.
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                    http://www.michaelsteingard.com/
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                    #10 fudgie

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                      Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:59 AM

                      You might also want to consider bringing a power converter. If the voltage at the hotel is 220 volts you will need to bring it down to 110 volts. Many electronics now are dual voltage, they run on 110-220V (it will say on the plug cord). You can also check this link out from tripadvisor Cuba: Electricity - TripAdvisor
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