Is Nassau safe for a single woman?

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#1
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Joined Dec 2011
My sister will be at this port in March, and her plan is to walk, alone, to the staircase and the fort and also stop by the market before possibly going to junkanoo beach or having lunch somewhere near the fish fry area. I have been to Nassau a few times and never felt uncomfortable about my safety, especially once we got past all the cabbies and people pushing tours BUT I have always been with other people. I am kind of worried about my sister walking around there by herself, especially with so much news about the woman who was killed in Turkey. Has anyone had any bad or dangerous experiences in Nassau? Is there much crime there? Would you (if you are a woman) walk around there alone? TIA
#2
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Joined Jan 2004
Originally posted by kids-in-2-centuries
My sister will be at this port in March, and her plan is to walk, alone, to the staircase and the fort and also stop by the market before possibly going to junkanoo beach or having lunch somewhere near the fish fry area. I have been to Nassau a few times and never felt uncomfortable about my safety, especially once we got past all the cabbies and people pushing tours BUT I have always been with other people. I am kind of worried about my sister walking around there by herself, especially with so much news about the woman who was killed in Turkey. Has anyone had any bad or dangerous experiences in Nassau? Is there much crime there? Would you (if you are a woman) walk around there alone? TIA
Generally speaking .. yes, it's safe.. as long as you stay in the tourist areas and stay with others. Downtown Nassau, the market, Parliament, Hilton , Junkanoo Beach and the Fish Fry shouldn't be a problem. Even the jitney to Cable Beach is safe. But I wouldnt' walk to the Queens staircase and back without others in the area..
As with any where.. be aware of your surroundings, don't flash cash or jewelry and don't go with strangers.

Local young men are pretty slick and charming. Some make a living flirting with young women and some can be very pushy. Don't engage them and she'll be fine.
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#4
Northern Colorado
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Joined Apr 2008
Last year, travelling solo, I did pretty much what you describe. I felt very safe. Just make sure it's a middle-of-the-day type tour, not evening/night.