Menorca is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands and is a popular destination for couples and families. Visitors to Menorca expect to experience a relaxing and hassle free holiday enjoying the islands many beaches and local sights. For a small island, Menorca is host to a number hotels, many of which can claim to provide the standards and service holiday makers expect. However, it is an unfortunate fact that many holidays are still ruined due to unacceptable and avoidable holiday illness.
Illness caused by bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella and E. coli are unfortunately not uncommon. If you are staying in Menorca and are served raw or contaminated food you may suffer from such a holiday illness.
Poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
Whilst staying in Menorca 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 Menorca 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 Menorca, 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.