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Barbados Crime & Safety

Normally one of the safest islands, the people of Barbados are helpful and friendly. Barbados does have a crime problem and if you're out after dark, stay away from Nelson Street and the poorer areas of Bridgetown.

Be aware of your surroundings when when walking alone off the busy main roads. Women should avoid isolated areas, especially beaches, after dark. Take particular care at late night street parties and during the festival season.

Do not wear visible gold jewelry outside your resort. Flashing gold could make you become a target, an increasingly problem in Bridgetown.

Only use licensed taxis which have the letter Z on their license plates.

When swimming at the beach, there could be unexpected currents. Do not swim alone. Warning flags and lifeguards may not be present at all beaches.

In other words, use common sense at all times.

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