Look even a Club Med in Punta Cana has some issues with a stomach flu. I guess it's going around.
“Beware of the Stomach Flu”
Club Med Punta Cana
A TripAdvisor Member
17 Feb 2009 My husband and I just returned from a week at Club Med Punta Cana with our 3 year old and 8 month old. We stayed in a 2-bedroom suite that has a private infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Beautiful. However, I wish we had gotten to enjoy it. On Day 2 my 8 month old became violently ill, vomitting throughout the night with horrible diarrhea. We assumed it was something she ate, which was all from the buffet (the only type of meal served). The next day we went to the doctor who said she had some kind of parasite and prescribed Spanish meds that I had never heard of. Over the rest of the week my son, husband, and I all had vomitting and diarrhea. It was horrible and completely ruined our trip. Apparently this Club Med has an outbreak of the stomach flu every year around this time. Funny how no one ever mentioned this to us when we booked our trip! It seems to me that they need to get better at sanitizing the resort. The Kids Clubs are only sanitized once a week! How can you prevent illness if babies are all chewing on the same toys all week long, without them being cleaned?? Not to mention the restaurants, where the service was awful. Plates were rarely cleared, and the food was recycled night after night. The only shining light were some of the GOs, particularly MiMi, who took a special interest in our children.
What good is a beautiful resort if the entire family becomes deathly ill while on vacation??
Needless to say we will not be returning to this Club Med.
Date of Stay: February 2009