The new reports of the Zika virus are scary– no doubt about it, but it should not make you forgo your summer vacation or honeymoon! When we first posted this blog post – about 3 1/2 months ago, there were many more places that were still free from Zika. The list from the CDC has gotten longer and longer.
My Vacation Lady is not a physician nor do we have a crystal ball so we can’t guarantee that any of the destinations mentioned will be free of the Zika virus when it is time for your vacation or honeymoon. We are strongly suggesting you check with your personal physician if you are concerned about this virus, as well as the CDC website for the most up to date list of destinations that have current reports of active transmission.
If you are looking for an adult only all inclusive vacation experience, check out
- All of the Bahamas
instead of the Dominican Republic, St Lucia, Jamaica or Mexico
If you are looking for a tropical beach experience, check out
- Turks and Caicos
- The Bahamas
- Grand Cayman
- St Kitts and Nevis
- British Virgin Islands
instead of Barbados, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin or the US Virgin Islands
If you are looking for a more adventurous but still tropical vacation experience, check out
- The Cook Islands
Instead of Panama, Belize, Costa Rica or Honduras
If you are interested in traveling to South America, check out
Instead of Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay or Peru
Outside of the Americas, check out some of these popular vacation destinations
- The South Pacific– Tahiti, Cook Islands
- Australia, New Zealand
- Asia- Bali, Thailand
- Europe- all of it
These “safe” destinations did not appear on the CDC list of countries with active Zika virus transmission as of May 12, 2016.
Please don’t let the fear of the Zika virus keep you from having a wonderful vacation or honeymoon. Please check with your physician if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.
My Vacation Lady is an award winning vacation and honeymoon specialist that will take the time to help you decide on which destination will be the best one for your dreams and budget.