Originally Posted by Timd_chapman
There's a lot of nonsense written about security in Caribbean islands often written by armchair sailors based on hearsay.
Surprise surprise, every now and again there is crime on an island. If you extend the logic that some impart then New York City would be deserted.
My experience of St Vincent is some of the friendliest Caribbean people I've met.
Some of what you read is true, some is not. But when my family
isn't willing to get off the boat without me because of the intimidating and pushy nature of the locals...it's not someplace we want to stay. We're here, we're not armchair.
We passed on St. Vincent, sailed from St. Lucia direct to Bequia. Which is a beautiful, welcoming place where we feel as secure as anyplace we've stayed since arriving in the Caribbean.
So I can't tell you about St. Vincent, except for discussions I've had with other cruisers down here. That was enough to make it skippable.