We use a home-made herbal remedy that works great for me..... It is the following oils:
Citronella, Geranium, Tea Tea, Eucalyptus and Rosemary in a base of about 1 1/2 oz sesame oil and 1 1/2 oz alcohol (cheap vodka -- seriously) mixed together in a spray bottle. (use 5-10 drops of each with a little extra Citronella. They are STRONG.)
I am truly a mosquito/biting bug magnet -- DH says he doesn't need any repellant when I am around, as they just bit me instead of him. LOL. -- and this really works for me. The bonus is that I don't feel the need to shower before bed, since it's natural essential oils. They smell is strong and herbal, but not bad, bad.
This works for me not only on the beaches of Jamaica, but also in the deep woods of Florida while camping and adventure racing.
Bring your deet, too, just in case, but I swear by this stuff.
Ragnar Relay 2014 - MIAMI to KEY WEST!
Marine Corp Marathon: 10/12 4:09
NYC Marathon 11/6/11 - 4:21
Chicago Marathon 10/10/10 - 4:19
Marine Corp Marathon '09 - 4:26 / '08 - 4:28[/FONT]