Popular travel agency Travel by Darcy recommended the country along with islands such as The Bahamas, Jamaica (though Jamaica saw its first infection last week) and Aruba.
St. Lucia was also listed as one of the top babymoon destinations for new mothers.
“I think it’s going to be one of those things,” she said. “There’s always a new virus. You hate to say that, but there’s always something that’s happening. I think it’s just making sure you read up about it, know that those things are out there. There are going to be safety concerns no matter where in the world you travel.” Darcy Allen of Travel by Darcy further added.
The threat of the Zika virus is greatest to pregnant women, as it is suspected to be linked with the incomplete brain development in babies known as microcephaly. It is also suspected to have caused some cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome, in which the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system, sometimes resulting in paralysis.