7 Top Safest Caribbean Islands Ranked From Worst To Best You Should Know -2021-Reviewed and Updated

People who are interested in beach vacations choose Caribbean islands as their destination to have a peaceful and fun-filled vacation. But, like every other country, Crimes exist in the Caribbean islands and their intensity varies from one island to another. It is important to know about the safest Caribbean islands for vacation.

Here, we incorporated a list of Safest Caribbean islands in an order from Worst to Best according to the Crime rate prevailing in these islands.

If you are willing to travel abroad, you have to comply with the travel restrictions imposed by the government because of the Covid-19 situation.

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List of Safest Caribbean islands

Here is the list of Safest Caribbean islands ( from Worst to Best):

7. Grenada

Grenada… 7th in the safest caribbean islands

Grenada is an island country located in the West Indies, belonging to the Grenadines island chain.

The Capital city of Grenada is St.George’s. The population of this country is 111,454 and the population density is 318.58/km^2.

82.4% of them are Afro-Grenadian, 13.3% are mixed, 2.2% are East Indian.

The Climate in this country is tropical.

This country provides free visa travel facility to various countries.

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Speaking about the Crime rate in this country, the crime rate is so bad that we have ranked this country last in the Safest Caribbean islands list.

  • Murders : 11
  • Kidnappings: 0
  • Sexual assaults: 265
  • Robberies: 36
  • Shootings: 16
  • Residential Burglaries: 712
  • Drug Related Crimes: 639
  • Vehicle thefts: 28

Nearly 1701 cases have been reported in this country in 1 year. The population is about 107000. So the crime rate is 1 homicide per 63.

To control the crime, the local government did implement some strict measures as follows:

  • In an Accident, if you don’t have a local driver’s license(even if it’s not your fault), you have to pay the compensation. Seatbelts are mandatory.
  • During the night, it’s recommended to ask your cab driver whether he is a member of GTA(Grenada Taxi association). They are highly trained and know every route in Grenada.

Try to keep in touch with the local police if you see any activities going against the government’s rules.

Some of the attractions in this country are as follows:

Underwater Sculpture Park

To the North of St.George’s at Molinere Bay, theAware Underwater Sculpture Park has unique sculptures under the sea.

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor is the man behind creating these unique sculptures that depict the life-size figures of local children.

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Carenage

The Harbour of St.George’s, Carenage is the central attraction of the City.

Fishermen do their duties here. So many shops and restaurants are lined up along this harbour where you can find delicious seafood and refreshments.

Christ of the Deep Statue is one of the attractions on this site.

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6. St. Kitts & Nevis

St.Kitts & Nevis… 6th in the safest Caribbean islands

Located in the West Indies, St. Kitts and Nevis were among the Europeans’ first islands to be colonized.

The Capital city of this country is Basseterre. The population of this country is 52,441 and the population density is 164/km^2.

These islands are popularly known as “The mother colony of the West Indies“. 

176 species of birds are found in this country. St.Kitts has a tropical Savanna climate and Nevis has a tropical monsoon climate.

The annual rainfall recorded is 90 inches. The mean monthly temperature is 24°C.

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The crime statistics recorded in this country over a year are as follows:

  • Murders: 23
  • Kidnappings: 0
  • Sexual assaults: 31
  • Robberies: 69
  • Shootings: 41
  • Residential Burglaries: 319
  • Drug-Related Crimes: 345
  • Vehicle thefts: 0

Nearly 828 crimes were recorded in a year. The Population is around 50,000 so the crime rate is 1 homicide per 60 and stands at the bottom of the safest Caribbean islands list.

To control the crime rate and make this country as one of the best and safest caribbean islands, the local government did implement some strict measures as follows:

  • Driving is on the left side of the road and the drivers must attain the Drivers’ license and must carry along with them everywhere.
  • Recommended choosing public transportation while travelling in this country.

Some of the attractions in this country are:

Brimstone Hill fortress

One of the most visited sites in St.Kitts and Nevis, Brimstone Hill Fortress is one of the best-preserved ports of America.

This became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1999.

People often visit to walk around the fortress and also to get a good view over the city from the top of this fortress.

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Cockleshell Bay 

Located in St.Kitts, Cockleshell Bay is one of the best beaches in St.Kitts. 

People often visit this beach to relax under the hot sun with the necessary protection and also enjoy the contrast of white sand and the Crystal clear waters.

Beach bars and local shops are lined up along this beach where you can find refreshments.

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5. St. Vincent & the Grenadines

St. Vincent & the Grenadines… 5th in the safest caribbean islands

Located to the southeast of the Lesser Antilles, St. Vincent & the Grenadines is situated in the West Indies and Caribbean sea to the eastern end.

The Capital city of this country is Kingstown. The population in this country is around 110,211 and the population density is 307/km^2.

66% of the population are black, 19% are Mixed, 6.0% are Indian, 4% are European.

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Let’s take a look at the Crime statistics recorded in a year:

  • Murders: 34
  • Kidnappings: 6
  • Sexual assaults: 219
  • Robberies: 138
  • Shootings: 14
  • Residential Burglaries: 842
  • Drug-Related Crimes: 266
  • Vehicle thefts: 31

Nearly 1550 crimes were recorded in a year. The population of this country is around 110,000. Therefore, the Crime rate is 1 homicide per 71 and stands 5th in the safest Caribbean islands list.

The local government had implemented some measures to control the crime rate and make this country as one of the best and safest caribbean islands:

  • Driving is allowed only on the left side of the road. Drive carefully as animals may stop you suddenly in the middle of the road. In case of an accident, remain calm and call the local police to take over the issue.
  • Public transportation is recommended to avoid any accidents or crimes.

Some of the attractions in this country are:

Bequia

The popular yachting destination in the Caribbean islands with a rich history. Port Elizabeth, the main attraction of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is situated in this country.

Princess Margaret Beach is a highly visited and popular destination in this country.

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Tobago Cays Marine Park

One of the marine destinations in the Caribbean islands for Snorkelling and Sailing.

The crystal clear waters provide a greater experience to the swimmers of all grades.

Most of the visitors opt to sail over these blue waters and enjoy the tour.

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4. St. Lucia

St.Lucia… 4th in the safest caribbean islands

St. Lucia is an island country, part of the West Indies… located by the eastern Caribbean Sea and Northwest of Barbados.

The Capital city of St. Lucia is Castries. The population is around 184,401 and the population density is 299.4/km^2. 

The climate on this island is tropical rainforest. The average daytime temperature is around 30°C and the average nighttime temperature is around 24°C.

The annual rainfall ranges from 51.2 inches to 150 inches.

This country provides free visa travel facility to various countries.

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The crime statistics recorded in a year in this country are as follows:

  • Murders: 39
  • Kidnappings: 8
  • Sexual assaults: 234
  • Robberies: 299
  • Shootings: 36
  • Residential Burglaries: 916
  • Drug-Related Crimes: 484
  • Vehicle thefts: 218

Nearly 2234 cases were recorded in a year. The population of this country is around 182,000. Therefore, the Crime rate is 1 homicide per 82 and stands 4th in the safest Caribbean islands list.

The local government had implemented some measures to control the crime rate and make this country as one of the best and safest caribbean islands:

  • A local temporary driver’s license is necessary for tourists who like to drive on their own. These licenses are available at the Transportation offices.
  • Public transportation is highly preferred in this country.

Some of the attractions in this country are:

Marigot Bay

Marigot Bay is one of the most beautiful bays in the Eastern Caribbean islands. 

The contrast of the pretty calm beach and the grouped hillsides makes the whole view breathtaking. 

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Pigeon Island National park

This is one of the most important historical attractions of St. Lucia. British used to hide out on this island and observe the movements of the French to protect St. Lucia from them.

On this island, you can also find two white-sand beaches which are so pretty to look at.

You can walk through the causeway connecting the island with the mainland and enjoy the view from the point.

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3. Barbados

Barbaods… 3rd in the safest caribbean islands

Located to the east of the Caribbean islands, Barbados is an island country… lying roughly 13°N of the equator.

The Capital city of Barbados is Bridgetown. The Population of Barbados is 287,025 and population density is 660/km^2. 91% of the population are black, 4% white, 3.5% multi-racial and 1% Indian.

The highest point of the nation is Mount Hillaby which is 340m above sea level.

During the dry season ( December to May), the average temperature ranges from 21 to 31°C and during the wet season ( June to November) ranges from 23 to 31°C.

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Speaking about the crime rate, the statistics are as follows:

  • Murders: 28
  • Kidnappings: 8
  • Sexual assaults: 163
  • Robberies: 278
  • Shootings: 56
  • Residential Burglaries: 926
  • Drug-Related Crimes: 1396
  • Vehicle thefts: 124

Nearly 2979 cases are recorded in a year. The population of this country is around 285,000. Therefore, the Crime rate is 1 homicide per 96 and stands 3rd in the safest Caribbean islands list.

Some of the measures implemented by the local government to make this country as one of the best and safest caribbean islands are as follows:

  • While driving through puddles of water, make sure you won’t go fast as splashing water on the pedestrians is illegal, leading you to pay heavy compensation.
  • Along with the public, private transportation facilities are also available and make sure you negotiate with them and know every detail regarding license and other formalities.

Some of the attractions in this country are:

Animal Flower cave

Being located at the northern tip of Barbados, Animal Flower cave is one of the places to visit in the Eastern Caribbean Islands. 

The view from this cave is astonishing and eye-piercing. You can feel the vibes of waves’ gushing through the cave and you can also be lucky enough to witness the humpback whales during February, March and April.

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Crane Beach

One of the beautiful soft-sand beaches in the Eastern Caribbean islands. Used to serve as cargo shipping in the past, this beach was surrounded by high layered rocks. 

Roadline is provided for the people to visit this beach. They constructed a set of stairs that leads them to the beach.

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2. Dominica

Dominica… 2nd in the safest caribbean islands.

Dominica is an island country, part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea.

The Capital city of Dominica is Roseau. The population of this country is 71,625 and the population density is 105/km^2.

86% of the population are black, 4% are Multiracial, 1.3% are European.

Dominica is largely covered by rainforest. This country is vulnerable to hurricanes.

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Speaking about the Crime rate, the Statistics related to various crimes recorded in a year are as follows:

  • Murders: 11
  • Kidnappings: 1
  • Sexual assaults: 61
  • Robberies: 69
  • Shootings: 16
  • Residential Burglaries: 316
  • Drug-Related Crimes: 76
  • Vehicle thefts: 34

Nearly 584 cases were recorded in a year. The population of this country is around 74,000. Therefore, the Crime rate is 1 homicide per 126 and stands 2nd in the safest Caribbean islands list.

Some of the measures taken by the local government to control the crime rate to make this country as one of the best and safest caribbean islands are as follows:

  • Driving is allowed only on the left side of the road. Seatbelts are mandatory.
  • Public transportation is recommended but the bus services are limited in this country.

Some of the attractions in this country are:

Boiling lake

One of the most popular attractions in Dominica, the temperature at the lake ranges from 82-92°C. 

The water is greenish-grey in colour. Earlier, Scientists believed that the reason for the constant release of fumes from this lake is due to a crack in the earth allowing the hot gases to pass through the molten lava.

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Roseau

Being the Capital city of Dominica, Roseau has colourful cottages and most of them are hurricane proof.

The view from this city’s waterfront is spectacular and most people visit this bay to enjoy this view and relax.

You can also find Dominica Botanic gardens which have various kinds of flora.

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1. Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda… 1st in the Safest Caribbean islands

Located in the West Indies, between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean… Antigua and Barbuda are some of the most famous destinations in the Eastern Caribbean islands.

The capital of Antigua and Barbuda is St. John. The population is 99,337 and population density is 186/km^2 and 91% of them are Africans.

Boggy Peak, the highest in Antigua and Barbuda is about 402 metres.

The average annual rainfall is 39 inches and the average annual temperature is 27°C. 

Antigua and Barbuda... some of the safest Caribbean islands.

The crime statistics recorded in this country in a year are stated as follows:

  • Murders: 12
  • Kidnappings: 2
  • Sexual assaults: 39
  • Robberies: 88
  • Shootings: 6
  • Residential Burglaries: 26
  • Drug-Related Crimes: 163
  • Vehicle thefts: 24

Nearly 360 crimes were recorded in a year. The population of this country is 101,000. Therefore, the Crime rate is 1 homicide per 280.

Thus, Antigua and Barbuda stand first in the list of the safest Caribbean islands.

Some of the attractions in this country are:

Half Moon Bay, Antigua

One of the best beaches in the Eastern Caribbean islands, Half Moon Bay has a great texture of fine white sand and crystal clear waters.

People often visit this beach to perform Snorkelling. This beach is not accessible. You may need a GPS along with you.

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17-mile beach, Barbuda

Being one of the longest beaches in the Eastern Caribbean islands, the 17-mile beach amazes you with its pink-tinged sand and azure waters thereby, making it beautiful and memorable.

People often like having a stroll at this beach as it has a vast coastline. A bird colony is located nearby this beach which is worth a visit.

Facilities aren’t much available at this beach. You have to bring your essentials along with you.

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Dickenson Bay, Antigua

Being one of the best beaches in the Eastern Caribbean islands, Dickenson Bay is the place to relax, refresh your day by the bay.

This beach is suitable for watersports and people often visit this beach to perform Snorkelling, jet skiing and kayaking etc.

Restaurants, shops are lined up along this beach.

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These are the 7 safest caribbean islands you need to know. Don’t forget to write to us in case of any other queries.