Safest Caribbean Islands (for best beach vacation)

Safest Caribbean Islands. The Caribbean Islands are one of the most attractive destinations in the world for a beach vacation. As majestic as the Caribbean islands are, many travelers are concerned about the safety of these islands.

The Caribbean, in general, is safe, considering the fact that safety is relative and, of course, nowhere is completely free of dangers if you’re not careful. Of course, some of the islands are still not completely developed economically and have a higher crime rate.

The British Overseas Territories are considered to be the safest among the others. The crime rate is pretty low, and the number of incidents is quite limited. As for the hurricanes and bad weather, it is important to choose the proper time of the year to visit the Caribbean islands.

Avoid visiting starting from June to November to make sure your vacations are not ruined by bad weather conditions. Wintertime is considered to be outside of hurricane season and the best to visit these incredible islands where you will surely have lots of fun and enjoy the sun and the turquoise sea. Here are some of the safest islands to visit in the Caribbean.

The British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands located east of Puerto Rico are made of around 50 islands and islets washed by the crystal Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The largest and most inhabited island in Tortola, where the murder rate is pretty minimal, which makes this beautiful island an excellent holiday destination.

Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Josh Van Dyke are the other main touristic islands on the British Virgin Islands, which are also considered safe. These islands, surrounded by the proud mountainous chain, are ideal for cruise and boat trips. 

The best time to visit The British Virgin Islands is between November and May in order to avoid the hurricane season.

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British Virgin Islands
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The Cayman Islands

Another safe holiday destination in the Caribbean is The Cayman Islands, which are also British Overseas Territory. Located south of Cuba and west of Jamaica, these islands are washed by the Caribbean Sea.

The Cayman is particularly popular among travelers ready to spend; consequently, there are plenty of luxurious hotels and resorts and some high-class attractions on these islands, which make it a safe Caribbean vacation destination. Just like the British Virgin Islands, The Cayman, too, has a very low crime rate.

To have a perfect itinerary for The Cayman Islands include visiting Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac, which offer the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean and the best scuba diving and snorkeling experience due to its majestic undersea world. George Town, which is the capital of The Cayman Islands, is the liveliest place on this island group and is, of course, safe for evening strolls, late dinners at sophisticated restaurants, and bars. 

The best time to visit The Cayman Islands is during the winter months since summer is hurricane season around here.

Map of Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands
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Bonaire is a paradise for adventurous travelers where it is possible to kayak through the mangroves, dive to see the well-preserved barrier reef, and explore the many beautiful spots by mountain-bike.

Bonaire is a part of the ABC Islands and is a special municipality of the Netherlands. The unique thing about this island is that it is located outside the Hurricane zone. So, it is safe to say that you can visit Bonaire anytime during the year. Bonaire is famous for its magnificent beaches and friendly locals.

It is excellent to visit this island if you’re planning Caribbean vacations with families or groups of friends.

Map of Bonaire

Bonaire Image by: GabiHa from Pixabay

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda are located in the eastern Caribbean Sea washed by the Atlantic Ocean. It is often called the “Land of 365 Beaches” and is a sovereign state in the Americas and British Commonwealth. 

Best time to visit Antigua and Barbuda to avoid the Hurricane season is from November to May. It is possible to find some of the most gorgeous beaches in the Caribbean covered by sugar-white sand stretching along the shores. St. John’s is the capital of these islands full of excellent hotels and restaurants and shops where you can purchase local handicrafts.

Diving and snorkeling fans will love this destination and its undersea world. The shores of Antigua are famous for colorful fish and pristine waters.

Map of Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda
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Barbados is an independent British Commonwealth nation and is considered one of the safest Caribbean islands, especially for families with kids. More than 1 million travelers visit this island on a yearly basis.

Just like the other Caribbean islands, the best time to visit Barbados is during winter since summertime is threatened by hurricanes. You will find some of the greatest beaches in the world covered by powdery sand and turquoise waters.

Travelers enjoy the local fine rum and Pina Coladas, which you can enjoy by the beach. St. Lawrence is one of the liveliest places on the island with a vibrant nightlife. Barbados has a very low crime rate and is absolutely safe to visit.

Map of Barbados

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The Caribbean islands are one of the hotspots for beach vacations. Millions of travelers from all over the world rush to these islands to enjoy some of the most gorgeous beaches on earth covered with white sand and enjoy turquoise waters with unique underwater life. Although these islands are generally safe, there have been some incidents in recent years that caused fear among travelers.

The above-mentioned islands are the safest to visit where the crime and murder rates are quite low. Another threat to the Caribbean islands is the hurricanes, which occur mainly in the summer season. In order to avoid these, the best is to visit between November and May to make sure your holidays are not ruined by bad weather conditions.

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