Crime, including assaults on tourists, is not unknown on Barbados. Most crimes, however, are simple tourist scams – normal precautions should suffice.
Beware of pickpockets in Bridgetown – keep your valuables secure around the bustling center on Swan and Broad Sts. There are some slick hustlers...
There are excellent medical facilities in Barbados. For minor illnesses, nearly all hotels will have a doctor on call or will be able to help you find assistance. Be sure to have travel insurance that covers medical care.
The country’s main hospital is in Bridgetown.Tap water is safe to drink.