As a longtime playground for the rich and famous St. Vincent and the Grenadines has generally been a very safe place to visit. Petty street crime has been in a problem in the towns after dark, so generally you should avoid going down empty streets that are poorly lit after dark. When in doubt when returning to your hotel you should call for a cab. Keep a low profile and don’t flash large sums of money or expensive items.

Thefts in hotels aren’t rare either, and property is sometimes even stolen from yachts. The best advice is to be on guard with you possessions. This is also true when leaving items on the beach, as valuables left unattended have a habit of disappearing.

If you’re heading out to the interior for bike ride, hike or nature walk consult on where to go with your hotel or guides. These areas can be isolated and some of the cliffs can be hazardous, so it is advisable to let someone know where you’re going and when you might return.

The most important thing to say about safety when visiting St. Vincent and the Grenadines is to avoid any illegal drugs including marijuana. The island is a major producer of the crop, and recently the government has stepped up efforts to crack down on all illegal drugs, including all forms of cannabis and cocaine. The punishment for possession can include prison time, and confiscation of yachts or other items. The customs has also stepped up efforts, so no attempts should be made to import or expert even small quantities for “personal use,” or any other reason.