5 of the Safest Caribbean Destinations

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Throughout the years, the Caribbean region has been a tourism hotspot with its warm weather, great activities, and immensely beautiful oceans. However, this has been contradicted by several bad presses about the crime situation and it helps to know the individual risks of anywhere you may travel to.

Please note that hurricane season is something to keep in mind, be cautious while carrying valuables, don't leave personal belongings unsecured, stay near well-lit and crowded places at night, buy travel insurance, and know the local emergency numbers to contact in the event of an emergency.

If you keep aware of the potential hazards, you're likely to have a terrific time in the Caribbean. We've compiled this list after significant travel in this region to assist you in selecting the safest islands to visit!


Turks and Caicos

Because of its fine sandy beaches, moderate seas, and pleasant year-round temperatures, the Turks and Caicos Islands are highly popular with families. The region receives less rainfall than some of its neighbors, and hurricanes are few and far between.

The country is one of the British Overseas Territory and is separated into two groups of islands: the smaller Turks Islands Grand Turk and Salt Cay, and the larger Caicos Islands archipelago of Providenciales, North Caicos Middle Caicos, East Caicos, South Caicos, and West Caicos.

Turks and Caicos are one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, both in terms of general crime and crime against visitors. Turks & Caicos is a 40-island archipelago where you can go whale watching, kiteboarding, swimming, sailing, grilling, and learning about the local history.


St. Barts

St. Barts is the Caribbean destination choice for some of the world's richest and most influential persons. The island is high-end and notorious for its luxury stores and scenic beaches, and it is only 18 miles off the coast of St. Maarten. On the island, go designer shopping, visit a beach club, relax on Colombier Beach, see Gustavia's capital city, or participate in water sports.

While there are no special measures to take against violent crime or small theft, you should take standard steps to protect yourself. Apart from rare events, the most important things to watch out for on St. Barts are insect bites and the sun's harsh rays.


Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands, which are made up of Grand Cayman (the main island), Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman, are located in the Greater Antilles or western end of the Caribbean Sea and possess everything from luxurious homes to quiet beaches.

On Grand Cayman, you'll discover calm resorts and a fusion of arts with culture, wonderful fishing on Cayman Brac, and a variety of species on Little Cayman, including iguanas and red-footed boobies.

While crime against visitors is uncommon in the Cayman Islands, be wary of huge cruise-ship crowds, since pickpocketing is a possibility. Additionally, if you intend on spending time in the water, keep an eye out for Scorpionfish and Jellyfish, which may hurt you and hide effectively.



Barbados is an established British Commonwealth republic that receives well over 1 million visitors each year. It is deemed as one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean for families. The island's economy is mostly based on the tourism industry.

Along the west coast, you can find white powdery sand beaches paired with exquisite turquoise waters. Further inland you can find delectable cuisine, an array of outdoor activities, and some of the most luscious gardens. This cultural hotspot of an island is filled with great food, music, beaches, and nightlife, and as an added bonus their natives are notoriously friendly and welcoming. 

While heinous crimes against tourists are uncommon, be on the lookout for minor theft, especially in crowded districts, and if you desire to venture out at night, travel with a group to avoid theft.



Situated 19km from the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is another one of the safest Caribbean destinations. Given its location on the outside of the hurricane belt, this island receives the least amount of rainfall and the calmest weather in the region.

The Island is filled with scenery, sounds, and culinary pleasures that you cannot find anywhere else in the Caribbean. Indulge your wild side with unexpected natural delights to discover and various ways to unwind. Because Aruba is a tiny and modern island, getting around is straightforward. You won't run out of things to do between the beaches, adventure activities, and cultural experiences!

With regards to their crime situation, the country rarely has any issues. Just be mindful of flashing your valuable and do not ever leave your belongings unattended.


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