Stay Safe

The beach strip is frequently patrolled by policemen, there are CCTV cameras and many lights at night. As everywhere else, there are several basic safety rules to follow. Avoid dark, deserted areas, and do not go out alone in the early hours of the morning. The promenade along the beach is safe to walk, but do not venture to the side and back roads of the hotels.

Avoid the Point Road (aka Mahatma Gandhi Road) area at all times.

At night, it is still a good idea to stick to the main streets and not go out at night unless you are very familiar with a particular area. Avoid the usually busy central business district, which is empty after dark. Above all, use common sense.

Remember, you’re a resident, not a celebrity. Dress down to blend in with the people in the CBD (keep the fancy stuff to a minimum).

The harbour area is quite safe, as are the shopping malls and higher residential areas.

The Point, the area between downtown and the port, is known for prostitution and cheap hotels has higher crime rate (although parts are currently undergoing a massive redevelopment). Avoid walking here alone or at night and take cars or metered taxis if you need to go to this area.

In the Parkview

Keys should be left at Reception when you go out and collected upon your return.

Security monitor the entrances 24 x 7 and floors are checked regularly providing excellent security. Please do not leave valuable items in your room. A safe is provided in your room for these items.

Rooms are provided with a fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and snackwich maker. No hot plates are allowed in the rooms.

Smoking Is not allowed in the rooms. The Imbuia Lounge is a smoking room or you may smoke at the pool area or in Stirrup Cup Bar.