Safest islands in the Caribbean?

Aug 7th, 2015, 06:59 PM
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Safest islands in the Caribbean?

I just read a lengthy thread about crime in St. Maarten and before that I hadn't considered crime in the Caribbean at all. What are the safest islands for a family vacation? I don't want to stay at an all inclusive 24x7 (or at all really). I want to explore, hike, poke around towns, rent a car and drive all over, etc. I know that there's crime everywhere, and one needs to be aware of their surroundings, etc etc. I've traveled a lot but traveling with a child changes the game a bit. Thanks for your input!
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Aug 7th, 2015, 08:00 PM
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Grand Cayman, St. Barths, Bermuda, St. John.

Mom of 2 young girls
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Aug 8th, 2015, 04:05 AM
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I feel very safe in Aruba, will drive all over without a care. Friendly people, and Barbados.
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Aug 8th, 2015, 04:46 AM
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The truth is most of the islands in the Caribbean are "safe". That said, add the following to the ones already mentioned:

Just about all of the Bahamas Out-islands (there are hundreds)

Any of the Turks & Caicos

All of the BVI's, especially Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada and Guana islands

Anguilla

Saba

St. Eustatius

St. Kitts

Nevis

Grenada

Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic)
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Aug 8th, 2015, 05:57 AM
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What about Guadeloupe? How is the crime rate there?
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Aug 8th, 2015, 11:57 AM
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Not Dominica. A friend was raped by three men for 9 hrs, and there have been many other rapes, a plague of them in fact.
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Aug 8th, 2015, 01:19 PM
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Was that Dominica? Or Dominican Republic?
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Aug 8th, 2015, 05:47 PM
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Sorry to hear about your friend. That seriously sucks. I hope she's ok.
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Aug 8th, 2015, 09:02 PM
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Dominica, not the DR.
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