Sandals Resorts Zika Virus Update as of Feb 17, 2016

By February 17, 2016Uncategorized

Planning your Sandals Resort Trip?

Here’s an update on the status of the various islands that Sandals resorts operates on:

  • Jamaica

    • Has had only one confirmed case
    • There was one case that was recorded, but was not confirmed to be locally transmitted. The patient has been cured and there has been no known spread of the virus.
    • That same individual has already recovered and nothing since has been reported. As of February 3, CDC has added Jamaica to the list of Zika affected countries.
  • Saint Lucia

    • No Zika Virus Cases have been reported.
  • Bahamas

    • No Zika Virus Cases have been reported.
  • Barbados

    • As of February 3, there have only been 3 confirmed locally transmitted Zika Virus Cases.
  • Turks & Caicos

    • No Zika Virus Cases have been reported.
  • Antigua

    • No Zika Virus Cases have been reported.
  • Grenada

    • No Zika Virus Cases have been reported.


Of course things can change, but as of February 17, 2016 there does not appear to be a tremendous amount of concern for the islands where Sandals exists – but precautionary insect repellent is always advised.


  • Lindsey Hughes says:

    Do you have a more recent update on the status of the zika virus at Sandals resort islands?

    • Scott Jones says:

      That’s a good question Lindsey
      I am not a spokesperson for Sandals, just a simply travel agency owner trying to share info so people can make the most sensible decisions possible.
      I just looked and currently Sandals does not have an update posted on their website but I do think that I saw a story recently where Zika had recently been confirmed to have been transmitted in St Lucia so that would bring the total to 3 islands where Sandals resorts exist that have confirmed cases of Zika transmission. While I do not take that news lightly, and believe that people should take precautions, I have also read recently that the CDC is very concerned about Zika spread in the continental US as summer approaches since the variety of mosquito that carries Zika has a range of as far north as Michigan. I think that for many people this year is going to be a popular year for insect repellent.

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