Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Destinations > Caribbean & Panama Canal
Register Forgot Password?

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old February 11th, 2004, 01:36 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6
Send a message via Yahoo to TOM J
Default Sand fleas in Roatan?

Does anyone know if the sand fleas are bad this time of year on the beaches in Roatan? We will be there Feb. 26 and my wife is allergic to flea bites. She had no trouble in Cosumel or Hawaii.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old February 12th, 2004, 05:52 AM
Senior Member
First Mate
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 359
Default Re: Sand fleas in Roatan?

Hi Tom,

As a former Floridian , what we called Sand Fleas are a small crusteasian about two inches long. We would find them burrowing in the sand near the edge of the water.
We also have Sand Flies, which are biting creatures, which are also known as midges or no-see-ums. We were in Roatan in December. There were no biting insects present then. We went to West End and to the botanical garden on the way and walked around in all of the trees. There were none either. Hope you enjoy your visit. We liked it very much.

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old February 12th, 2004, 07:30 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6
Send a message via Yahoo to TOM J
Default Re: Re: Sand fleas in Roatan?

Thank You for the information Marty. I'm sure we will enjoy Roatan.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old February 29th, 2004, 03:44 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 191
Default Re: Re: Sand fleas in Roatan?

While SAND FLEAS are worse a some times than others, they certainly can be a problem ALWAYS on the sandy beaches! Be sure to sit in a chair instead of directly on a beach towel in the sand and use a bit on insect spray and you'll be all right! Have FUN! The snorkeling there is not to be missed!
Reply With Quote


beach, caribain, cruise, december, fleas, fleasroatan, roatan, sand, weatern, west

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sand wheelchairs Ria Ask CruiseMates Staff 8 August 12th, 2010 08:19 PM
sand fleas/no-seeums/critters can'twaittilthedate Caribbean & Panama Canal 3 February 28th, 2009 09:01 AM
Sand Fleas? lholmes474 Caribbean & Panama Canal 1 September 9th, 2008 11:27 AM
Sand and Stone Luanne Russo Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 March 14th, 2007 04:53 PM
Sand Fleas! tango55 Caribbean & Panama Canal 1 February 6th, 2003 12:33 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:49 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1