DISCOVER ZIKA FREE CARIBBEAN DESTINATIONS
The worst thing that can happen while traveling abroad is getting sick. Every year, it seems a new virus is emerging, and in 2016, we are ‘blessed’ with the Zika Virus. This nasty virus is spreading to remote and gorgeous Caribbean islands.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention keeps an up to date list of All Countries and Territories with Active Zika Virus Transmission, that are now dangerous to visit, especially for pregnant women. Looking at a map, it looks like there are no countries risk free in the Caribbean. But rest assure: there’s still some safe paradise islands in the Caribbean Sea.
Discover these 8 Zika free Caribbean destinations!
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
Antigua is a bustling island that gets visited by celebrities, such as Eric Clapton, Oprah, and more. Some people say Antigua has 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. Hard to verify, but since there’s so many powdery white sand beaches, we can surely find one to be our own private paradise for a day!
With more than 3000 islands and limestone rocks in the glistening turquoise Caribbean Sea, the Bahamas offer a wide variety of landscapes and adventures for everyone: from the vibrant Nassau to the forgotten Out Islands. Here you can find casinos, luxury yachts, golf courses and rum.
Belize is a tiny country, boarding the Caribbean Sea, but it has so much to offer. From its famous Barrier Reef and Blue Hole, to finger-licking ceviche and very friendly English-speaking inhabitants, a trip to Belize is without a doubt unforgettable (I know it, I’ve been there!).
I know, Bermuda isn’t located in the Caribbean Sea. But it isn’t that far, so I’ve decided to include it in this list of safe destinations, since it is. Truly isolated, Bermuda is famous for its pink sand dazzling beaches, tidy pastel cottages and the namesake ‘triangle’ sucking in hapless ships and planes. Don’t worry, you will come back from Bermuda alive and well!
Grenada seems underrated, compared to other Caribbean splendid islands. But don’t be fooled: you won’t be disappointed with a trip here! Its beaches are made of pure white glowing sand, the diving is delightful, and the landscapes are visions of lush, tropical, idyllic hillsides.
SAINT KITTS & NEVIS
Looking for amazing snorkelling, a laid-back attitude and fine beaches? Look no more! Saint Kitts still maintains its easy going-ness, even if it’s used to tourist crowds now.
Rich, lush tropical hillsides, pure white sand beaches and dazzling blue sea are what you will find in Saint Lucia. The Pitons are obviously a landscape that will decorate your desktop computer for a while!
TURKS & CAICOS
Last, but not the least, Turks and Caicos are a group of 40 islands dotting their own patch of warm water just north of the Caribbean Sea and south of the Bahamas. Even if these islands are located close to Miami, the crowds haven’t taken over the pristine landscapes and friendly inhabitants.
So, which one of these safe Caribbean destination would you choose?