Which islands in the Caribbean are the safest for visitors?

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Is your island safe for visitors? According to Oyster.com, the hotel tell all website, they listed these eight (8) destinations as the safest in the Caribbean for travelers in 2016.
  • Turks and Caicos. Beach at the Grace Bay Club. …
  • Anguilla. The main pool at Viceroy Anguilla. …
  • Cayman Islands. The Caribbean Club in Cayman Islands. …
  • British Virgin Islands. …
  • Martinique. …
  • Guadeloupe. …
  • St. Martin/St. Maarten. …
  • St. Barts.

In July 2017, Tripsavvy.com published their findings of the safest and most dangerous Caribbean Island to venture to:

  • Montserrat
  • The Cayman Islands
  • St. Barts
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bonaire
  • Martinique
  • Antigua and Barbuda

On another site which focuses on yachting and sailing www.sailingwithtekids.net listed these islands as the safest.

The Safest and Most Dangerous Caribbean Islands

The result is a simple ranking from safest to least, taking a diverse range of data.

Rating Based on Embassy Reports Rating Based on Homicide Rate Rating Based on Noonsite Reports Total Score
Anguilla 1 1 1 3
Cayman Islands 1 1 1 3
Dominica 1 1 1 3
Guadaloupe 1 1 1 3
Montserrat 1 1 1 3
St Martin (French) 1 1 1 3
Turks and Caicos Islands 1 1 1 3
Antigua and Barbuda 2 1 1 4
Barbados 1 2 1 4
Martinique 1 1 2 4
St Kitts 2 1 1 4
St Maartan 2 1 1 4
USVI 1 2 1 4
Bahamas 3 1 1 5
BVI 2 1 2 5
Grenada 1 1 3 5
Dominican Republic 2 3 1 6
Puerto Rico 2 3 2 7
St Lucia 2 2 3 7
St Vincent 2 2 3 7
Trinidad 3 3 3 9

 

So, which islands is the safest? earlier in April 2017 Barbados was ranked 1st in the Caribbean for safest island by the World Economic forum.

Is it based on an individual experience, public perception or records of the amount of gang violence or homicides in an area which allows someone to feel safe? Are some parts of an island safer than others? Do some governments go out of their way to ensure their visitors are safe, while others aren’t as strict with laws and punishments which ensure visitors feel safe?

Are the numbers skewed since some islands receive more visitors than others?

Which islands have you visited? What’s your safety list?

Sources:

https://www.oyster.com/articles/54600-the-8-safest-travel-destinations-in-the-caribbean-right-now/

https://www.tripsavvy.com/safest-and-most-dangerous-caribbean-islands-1488165

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