La Romana is one of the largest cities in the Dominican Republic. Claiming to have the best beaches in the country, La Romana has a picture postcard, palm tree lined coastline that attracts many sun worshipers each year. With many local shops, restaurants and bars, La Romana should be the ideal destination for a well earned holiday. Unfortunately, visitors to the area do not always get the relaxing holiday experience they paid for due to suffering from avoidable and unacceptable holiday illness.
Although some all-inclusive holiday makers find a satisfactory experience awaits them on their visit to La Romana, it is an unfortunate fact that too many cases of avoidable holiday illnesses are reported. If you are staying in La Romana and are served raw or contaminated food you may suffer from such a holiday illness. Illness caused by bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella and E. coli are not uncommon.
Poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
Sickholiday.com advices Whilst staying in La Romana it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
- Drink only bottled water.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Wash hands before and after meal times and after using toilets and washrooms.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to La Romana will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to La Romana, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.