While the majority of Caribbean islands still present a Zika risk, there are stunning tropical islands across the globe that are officially in the clear.
This story originally appeared on Departures.com.
While the media furor surrounding Zika has calmed down quite a bit over the past year, travelers are still cautious when heading to locations that still present cases of the disease. However, there are a number of destinations around the world that offer the relaxing tropical retreat that you're looking for, without the threat of infection.
While the risk of infection has decreased drastically since the initial outbreak in 2015, over 90 countries around the world are still noted as areas of risk, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. So while you may ask yourself whether it's worth gambling by taking a trip to a location that still isn't in the clear, it's better to err on the side of caution.
We've put together a list of beautiful sandy, tropical destinations where you can lounge in the sun, without worrying about the threat of exposure.