We just returned from the island. Stayed at the dunes resort for two weeks. Had a great time there, the beach , the water and surf are awesome. But when you decide to go for a walk , everyone is warning you about the locals mugging you. They say not to wear any jewelery or look like a tourist. We had decided to walk to the golf course which is close by , we were stopped by a couple of girls from Toronto , one of them originally from Venezuela , they told us that it was not safe to walk , because a couple of blocks down the road , we likely would've been robbed. We enjoyed the country and the beauty that this country has ,but after hearing several stories of the crime that goes on there , they scared the hell out of us , and just wanted to stay within the resort. We did venture out and enjoyed the country , but when you go thru a road block and ask why it's there , another local has been kidnapped . Nice country but it was hard to enjoy.