- Although Barbados is usually a safe place to travel, there has been a steep incline of crime since 2008.
- It is wise for tourists to avoid certain high risk activities such as – walking on secluded beaches, walking in unfamiliar residential neighborhoods or secluded areas away from main roads.
- Tourists, especially women, should always stay in groups.
- The most common crimes against tourists are taxi fraud, robbery, and shortchanging. However, rape and assaults are becoming more common.
- Caution should also be taken when going into sea – most people underestimate the power of currents and riptides
- With Barbados being only 13 degrees off the equator, you can get burnt extremely easily. Drink plenty of water and protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and umbrellas.
- It is advisable to use bug spray at nighttime, as mosquitoes are often a nuisance at restaurants.
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