Majorca, along with Minorca and Ibiza is one the most popular of the Balearic Islands. Many holiday makers flock to the island for its miles of coastline and its mixture of relaxation and party atmosphere. Majorca offers holiday makers a wide variety of hotel options, many of which feature good standards of safety and hygiene, however there are still unfortunate cases of avoidable holiday illness reported.
Sickholiday.com have dealt with cases of holiday illness in Majorca including reports of symptoms including diarrhoea and vomiting, with some visitors reporting low standards of general hygiene and hotel food being served under cooked.
Sickholiday.com have also heard reports of poorly maintained swimming pools throughout Majorca. Coming into contact with unclean water can lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis, caused as a result of contracting the parasite Cryptosporidium.
Whilst staying in Majorca 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 the Majorca will obviously affect your health but can also leave holiday makers 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 Majorca, 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.