Visitors' Reviews & Comments
Karen Hawkins (November 2015)
Hi Raj--- I want to visit, first time, Bermuda in March 2016 and wonder if single women should take extra cautions (if walking through Parks alone or on less crowded beaches since it's not "peak" season?
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) November 2015
Hi, Bermuda is quite safe and there has hardly been any incidents reported on tourists. Having said that, as a single woman, try to avoid lonely and secluded places. Beaches and parks are usually quite safe, but few have the problems of homeless occupying some parts of them and you won't be comfortable walking by alone. Another thing you should be careful about is theft. So don't keep your valuables unattended on a beach or carry them in your purse which is easily snatchable. Also avoid the back town of Hamilton, particularly after dark.
Kara (June 2012)
Hello! First of all I would love to say that you have one of the most informative travel websites ever! I enjoyed reading all your information on your country and I plan on traveling to Bermuda in August of this year. I am planning to just travel with me and my mom (I am 17 years old). I am prepared to respect the dress code of the island, but reading about the sexual assaults and robberies/murders scares me! I understand that the
crime in my State is probably much worse than what you receive in Bermuda, but I am just concerned that since it is a small island I may accidentally run into something! I'm probably just over thinking, but I just want to be prepared! Are there any parts of Bermuda you would consider "unsafe" or just places a young girl like me should avoid?
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) June 2012
Hi Kara, Bermuda is still a very safe place for the tourists. Yes, gang violence do take place in the island, but that hardly impacts the visitors and in fact are not visible to them in most situations. Over all the crime activities in Bermuda has been in the decline although incidents of Burglaries and cases of snatching remains a concern. In most such cases the victims are the locals although there are cases where tourists have also been the victims of snatching & burglary. This is unfortunately the reality in every place of the world and Bermuda is no exception. But don't worry. For a young woman like yourself, I would personally suggest that you follow certain simple guidelines:
1. Do not wander about alone late at night or in secluded places,
2. Try to avoid the 'back town' of Hamilton City,
3. Read the Police safety guidelines for women and prepare yourself accordingly.
You should be fine :)
Go ahead and pursue your trip to Bermuda. You will love the island!