May be a stupid question - can we buy a small cooler on the island, and if so, where should we look? I have mine packed in my carry on and it's just taking up too much room. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" /> I know we can rent one from Craig, but was wondering about purchasing one. I would probably just leave it in our condo when we leave.
stormy77 said: We brought a "soft" cooler. It was the size of a mid size duffle bag. My wife simply used it as her carry-on during the flights.
We do the same. Not just to SXM but everywhere we travel. Stop at a Walmart get water and snacks then drive the rental and not worry if drinking the water along the way will give us Montezuma's revenge. Our cooler keeps cold 36 hours. Tried buying a styrofoam once arrive but it always leaks.
For SXM we also pack a small soft side for the beach lunch.
we used the cooler as carry on thing for a couple of years until we stopped bringing meats to the Island. We bought a smaller soft sided cooler (less than $10, made in Rhode Island) which holds 6 beers and a water and still has some room..because...you stick it in the freezer and the sides have a gel that serves as an ice replacement so more room
VERY skeptical that it would work but after hours in the sun at Happy Bay it kept everything nice and cold...and collapsed almost flat for travel