Punta Cana sits on the east coast of the Dominican Republic and is famous for its miles of beaches, known as the coconut coast. Along with beaches the region features tropical rain forest and ancient ruins. Punta Cana also features many all inclusive hotels and as such is a popular holiday destination for many. Unfortunately it now also offers visitors the chance to suffer from avoidable holiday illnesses.
Reports of symptoms such as severe diarrhoea, nausea and fever have been reported, with some visitors requiring medical attention. These symptoms are related to food poisoning and/or coming into contact with infected water. If you are unfortunate enough to be one of the many visitors who experience illness due to poor hotel hygiene then you may be able to claim.
Sickholiday.com have dealt with cases of holiday illness in Punta Cana including reports of symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting, some visitors have reported low standards of safety and hygiene.
Whilst staying in Punta Cana 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.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Avoid street food.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Punta Cana 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 Punta Cana, 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.