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With recent travel safety warnings issues for popular Caribbean destinations, these are the safest Caribbean islands to visit right now.

Jamaica, one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, recently received an elevated travel warning from the U.S. State Department due to excessive crime and a lack of available medical services.

This Level 3 warning urges travelers to “Reconsider Travel” to Jamaica right now.

Woman in Saint Lucia

Meanwhile, a travel advisory was also issued for the Bahamas due to an uptick in crime on the islands, especially the popular tourist hub of Nassau.

While it's certainly still possible to have a safe vacation to both Jamaica and the Bahamas in spite of these travel warnings, here's a look at the safest Caribbean destinations worth a trip in 2024.

All of these destinations have a Level 1 rating (“Exercise Normal Precautions”) from the U.S. State Department, the lowest rating available.

Cas Abao Beach Playa Cas Abao Caribbean island of Curacao, Playa Cas Abao in Curacao Caribbean tropical white beach with a blue turqouse colored ocean.

1. ABC Islands

The ABC Islands, made up of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, are three of the safest islands in the Caribbean.

These Dutch dependencies have very little crime and they're safe from natural disasters being located outside of the Caribbean's hurricane zone.

Aruba and Curacao are more developed, while Bonaire is smaller and more rugged. All three islands have beautiful beaches, and Bonaire has some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean.

A woman and pink flamingos standing on an Aruba beach

2. Antigua & Barbuda

Another one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean is Antigua & Barbuda.

This dual island nation is growing in popularity with tourists, particularly the island of Antigua.

It's a sunny island with gorgeous beaches, friendly people, and a high level of safety.

And Barbuda, which is a remote and rugged island worth the trouble of getting there, is also very safe.

A view of the harbor from Nelson's Dockyard Park in Antigua

3. Barbados

Barbados is an incredibly diverse and safe destination that is perfect for every type of traveler.

And it's another one of the Caribbean's safest countries!

Whether you're looking for great beaches, history and culture, activities that will get your adrenaline pumping, or fun nightlife, you can find it all in Barbados.

Barbados beach huts

4. Dominica

Dominica is one of the lesser-known Caribbean destinations, but this small island is swiftly growing in popularity with travelers.

With its jaw-dropping mountains and rugged terrain, Dominica is the perfect destination for nature lovers. It's also a great destination for health and wellness and scuba diving.

View of Dominica coast

5. Grenada

Another one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean is Grenada. According to the U.S. State Department, this island paradise has a Level 1 safety rating, meaning there is very little crime.

Nicknamed the Spice Island, this small slice of paradise is packed with natural wonders, gorgeous beaches, and lots of culture and history.

Although it still flies under the radar compared to some of the more popular Caribbean islands, Grenada is becoming more and more popular.

Au Coin Falls is the second of three beautiful waterfalls visible in the same area. The first, Concord Waterfall, is readily accessible, with a paved road leading almost directly up to it.

6. Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is an extremely safe (and stunning!) island in the Caribbean. It's a romantic destination that is perfect for a honeymoon or a couples' getaway.

Travelers to this amazing island can also have a worry-free vacation knowing that Saint Lucia is one of the safest countries in the Caribbean.

saint lucia beach

7. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Yet another safe Caribbean destination is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Made up of 32 islands (nine of which are inhabited), this country is known for its breathtaking natural beauty.

Aside from black sand beaches and lush island interiors, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is also known for its cultural and historic attractions.

Port of Kingstown, Saint Vincent

More Safe Caribbean Islands

The following Caribbean islands also have a Level 1 travel rating from the U.S. State Department, meaning they are the safest destinations with little to no safety concerns:

  • Anguilla
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Montserrat
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Sint Maarten
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius

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