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Mossies/ Sand Flies @ Marigot

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Mossies/ Sand Flies @ Marigot

Just returned from a super trip to Marigot Bay (Discovery). Loved the island and the hotel but we both suffered from mossie bites and what I assume were sand flies - as we never saw them! Yes we had quite alot of rain at the beginning of the week, and yes the hotel is in a beautiful very green unspoilt bay, but is this a general year round problem everywhere in St Lucia with the wet climate, or were we just unlucky. I do seem to attract bites, but my husband has never been affected before, and we both travel widely in tropical locations - yet have never been so affected. Would be a pity not to return to such a lovely island again - but getting bitten to death despite plenty of repellant does affect the enjoyment.

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1. Re: Mossies/ Sand Flies @ Marigot

I have never had that problem in Marigot Bay, never even saw a bug that could bit, so I dont know. What month did you go. All the people that I know that go all year never had that problem.

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2. Re: Mossies/ Sand Flies @ Marigot

I *think* I got bitten once (at Anse le Ray waterfall) over the nine days (returned on Monday). It did rain towards the last few days as well. Were at Windjammer.

What a relief too. Our last summer trip to the Rivera Maya was terrible for mossies and yellow flies. The latter left large 1.5" welts all over my wife, we ran to and from dinner.

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We spent 2 weeks at Marigot Bay end of Nov- early Dec. I noticed the little sand fleas there and at Ti Kaye's beach. This was my 7th trip to the island and only the second time I've noticed them. Both times were after several days of rain.

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