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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

The locals tend to drive much faster than tourists on the twisty, pot-holed roads and driving can be intense, though accidents are relatively rare.

Travelers have told us they’ve felt mildly taken advantage of with the confusing room tax and service charge situation. Some hotels include all taxes in their published rates, some include 10% VAT, while others include a 10% service charge and tack the VAT on afterwards. The best thing to do is ask before booking what the bill will look like with all taxes and service charges included.

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While you're there

Medical services

The Princess Margaret Hospital (with a hyperbaric chamber for decompression sickness) in Roseau, Marigot Hospital and the Portsmouth Hospital are the three main medical facilities. Intensive care units are available at Princess Margaret and Portsmouth hospitals. Several specialists and general practitioners operate private clinics. 

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