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Plan A Relaxing Escape To These Safe Caribbean Destinations

By Shandley McMurray


Aruba is an Elysian island ringed by postcard-perfect beaches and peppered with colorful Dutch colonial buildings, honeymoon hotels, and all-inclusive resorts for couples.
Safety-wise, Aruba's about as shielded as you can get. The U.S. Department of State gave Aruba its lowest Travel Advisory, and the island sits outside the hurricane belt.
Barbados is one of the most breathtaking destinations for swimming with turtles, and the island is also the birthplace of rum and home to Mount Gay Distilleries.
As one of the wealthiest islands in the Caribbean, Barbados has perks such as impressive medical care, plentiful pharmacies, good roads, and little violent crime.
St. Barts
This posh French island is a haven for the rich. The tranquil beaches feature calm water, and a stay at the remarkable Eden Rock will set you back over $2,830 a night.
On the island, you'll find a low rate of crime that is non-violent in nature, friendly locals, high-end restaurants, and designer shops, particularly in the city of Gustavia.
On this small island, the beaches are the main attraction. Traveler favorites like Shoal Bay, Meads Bay, and Rendezvous Bay Beach offer beautiful white sand and shores.
While crime is low on this island, tourists should still be cautious of pickpocketing and similar misdemeanors. It's also best to be wary, as you would be at any new destination.
Grand Cayman
Beloved for their coral reefs, plentiful beaches, and stunning resorts, the Cayman Islands are a gorgeous destination. Grand Cayman has the region's lowest crime rate.
The Caymans had only four "intentional murders" for every 100,000 people in 2021. Add this statistic to the islands' overall low crime rate, and Grand Cayman is very safe to visit.