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a VirtualTourist member asked on Mar 16, 2016


How safe is Jamaica? Thinking of staying in ocho rios

Hey everyone!

How safe is Jamaica? My boyfriend and I are thinking of staying in ocho rios. How safe are the excursions too?
Also, once we arrive at the airport, is it safe to take a private shuttle bus to our resort rather than a group shuttle bus? We just want to get to the resort after flying and not stop for each resort. So far, I heard its not bad, just use common sense.


2 Answers

answered on 3/16/16 by
a VT member from Minsk

Statistically speaking, yes, Jamaica has one of the highest crime rates in the world. But the reality is tourists are so far removed from it it's almost comical.

That's not to say nothing could possibly happen, stuff happens everywhere. But you're likely safer on the resorts and excursions that whatever hometown you're from.

answered on 3/17/16 by
a VT member from Hesperia

What he said..........d:o)

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