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I usually have quite a bad reaction to bug bites of all kinds. (Allergies) From what I have read to date the bugs are bad in Roatan. What are your opinions? I would really like to go there.

I usually have quite a bad reaction to bug bites of all kinds. (Allergies) From what I have read to date the bugs are bad in Roatan. What are your opinions? I would really like to go there. During the day I only get a few sand flea bites but once the sun goes down and I am on the beach I get eaten alive.I try to stay by the pool if I want to get some sun and only go to the beach for a walk or to get to the dive boat, water taxi etc….I have seen many folks laying on the beach. Some have no bites others are covered head to toe with bites.The only other Country I have been eaten alive by sand fleas is in the Puerto Plata area in the DR. I always get mosquito bites but the sand fleas are something else. After I am bitten by sand fleas they swell up and in the morning I have little blisters with fluid in them. It is usually in the area of the knees down.By the pool and in the resort I have had no problems with being bitten by sand fleas.

Freedom Ryder 8-)………………

When we were there last spring I spent almost every minute on the beach and had no sand fly bites and only one or two mosquito bites the whole week. I did use a deet spray – my husband who doesn’t like the spray had a couple of more bites but no reaction. There were people on our flight home that were covered in bites (usually from the knee down) and a few of them had to see the doctor that comes to the resort as their reaction was severe. I think if you normally react to bites that you could experience quite a reaction and go prepared with Benedryl or something similar.

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