25 kilometres south of Hurghada lies the purpose built resort of Makadi Bay. Featuring a large beach and a beautiful tropical reef it is quieter and more relaxed than many other resorts in Egypt. However, despite Makadi Bays reputation as being an upmarket area there are still unfortunately many reported cases of holiday illness.
Some of the more common complaints from all-inclusive holidaymakers visiting Makadi Bay include Salmonella, E. Coli and Campylobacter, all forms of food poisoning.
Undercooked food and poor food hygiene in general are the cause of many holiday illnesses in the region and all holidaymakers must be sure to follow these guidelines when travelling in and around Makadi Bay:
- Avoid foods not cooked thoroughly and/or re-heated incorrectly.
- 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)
In the event that you do get ill Sickholiday advise that you seek medical attention whilst on holiday as this will greatly increase your chances of making an eligible claim upon your return.
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 Makadi Bay, 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.