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Health and Safety

Grenada is a relatively safe island. Incidents affecting tourists mainly involve petty theft; worse crimes have occurred but are rare. To avoid trouble, stay away from remote beaches and always lock your hotel room or villa and your car. Don't leave your valuables unattended in your room, on the beach, or in your car. Most hotel rooms are equipped with a safe for that purpose. Don't flaunt expensive jewelry or lots of cash either on the beach or in town.

Dengue, chikungunya, and zika have all been reported throughout the Caribbean. We recommend that you protect yourself from these mosquito-borne illnesses by keeping your skin covered and/or wearing mosquito repellent. The mosquitoes that transmit these viruses are as active by day as they are by night. Use insect repellent. Mosquitoes emerge after heavy rains; on the beach, tiny sand flies begin to bite after 4 pm; and bugs are often a nuisance when hiking in the rain forest. Apply sun protection whenever you plan to be outdoors for any length of time. You can get sunburned just walking around town—even on cloudy days. Tap water in hotels and restaurants is perfectly safe to drink.


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