Though it is a pleasure to laze around in the sandy beaches of tropical islands, there are many things to that can get in our way of having a memorable and wonderful holiday. Islands can be a lot of fun but if you don’t practice good safety, they can be a disaster. You could get sick or injured. Though most people only get sun stroke or a few bug bits, there are many things that can happen to you while away. Here are some tips that can help you stay safe during your next island holiday:
It is very important that you guard against tropical insect bites that can be dangerous to your health. Since tropical islands have thick rain forests and are very humid, they have many dangerous insects that can bite and cause harm. You want to make sure you don’t get malaria or dengue fever as well sick from some other insect bit. Mosquito repellents are important to make sure you always carry with you. When you go outside, you want to always make sure you apply some repellent, especially during sunrise or sunset when mosquitoes are most active.
Personal safety is also something important everyone needs to remember. Tropical islands have a lot of tourist money flowing into them, making them targets for thieves and con artists. Remember not to go out alone at night and always let people know where you will be. Do not go into the interior of islands without a proper guide. Moreover, don’t flash a lot of money around when you are buying souvenirs as that might cause pickpockets or thieves to follow you. If you use your head, you’ll be fine but remember to do that. Many times people on vacation and forget their common sense.
Be careful not to spend too much time in the sun. This may cause sunburns and damage your skin. Also remember to drink plenty of water. You are likely to get dehydrated due to the heat of the sun. Try to sit in shade and also eat fruits and drink juices to keep your body cool and nourished. Make sure you use sun screen lotions and creams to avoid getting a sunburn. Apply it every time you go out and wait until it dries before you go into the sun. Sunscreen doesn’t work when it’s still wet.
Lastly, be careful about what activities you do. Scuba diving, parasailing, jungle trekking may all seem like fun things to do but they come with many risks. Make sure you go with licensed tour operators with a proven record of safety. Moreover, make sure your travel insurance covers you if you get sick or injured. The last thing you want to do is go on vacation, break a leg, and then find out you don’t have insurance to cover the costs. Be sure you wear the proper clothing and footwear on whatever activity you do.
A lot of people think tropical islands are very safe. For the most part they but there are still some hazards while there. Next time you go on vacation make sure you practice proper safety to ensure that your next trip is a good one. Follow these safety rules to help make sure your trip is filled with good memories and not bad ones. Getting hurt on your vacation can ruin the experience.