I think I will slap someone again or multiple times if I hear one more time.
Is St. Thomas safe?
Yessssssssssssssssssss….. It is for the gazillionth millionth time. Yes, very safe.
Overlooking Magens Bay via Peterborg Estates
A few years ago, there was an unfortunate event that occurred. Cruise ships had come in for the day. The beaches were packed. On Coki beach, a young girl lost her life from a stray bullet. She was on a vacation cruise with her family. Very sad. However, People have been freaked out to vacation here ever since.
I’m telling you St. Thomas is safer than any other island I have been to. There are more murders and crimes on all the other Caribbean islands. You are safe here. They have shut down Coki beach, where the incident occurred.
The island after all is part of America, there is crime and exists everywhere. However, I can guarantee that it is safer than your own neighborhood.
A lot of Caribbean islands and even Mexico, if you are to travel, it isn’t very safe to venture outside of the resort. Not safe at all. I have been to Jamaica, Punta Cana, Cancun, and was pretty much limited to staying at the resort and not speaking the native language which are disadvantages.
Peterborg Estate View
In St. Thomas, you are free to explore the beautiful island, you speak the language, it has kmarts, a home depot for goodness sake.You don’t have to look over your shoulder (of course still be aware of your surroundings no matter where you are). It is safer to go travel here than any other non-American island (please do due diligence of looking at crime statistics on your research).
In vacationing in St. John, it is a very “sleepy” island. More expensive, but more laid back and less populated and crime is pretty much non-existent. Well, having only 4,000 year round residents will do that.
St. Thomas is the most populated of all the 3 virgin islands (even though St. Croix is larger in land). However, the most things to do here. Nightlife, beaches, shopping, it’s endless.
The accident was simply that an accident. It is sad that someone lost their life that day. However, turn on the news in your general area and I am sure you will hear of someone’s death caused by another. If you live in the Philadelphia region, like myself, it averages at least 3 a day at this point.
As an American, I’d rather be safe around other fellow Americans. The islanders are so very friendly. More friendly than I experience in my own town. I feel safe. I am a woman. I have been everywhere on the island, even the not so nice areas in the inner island and never felt unsafe. They deserve our American dollar than going to Punta Cana.
However, like most vacationers you will be situated in your beautiful villa or resort, and will be completely 100% safe, enjoying paradise.
Come visit. If you are anything like me. You will be happily sucked into visiting at least on a yearly basis.