My wife and I are not the cruise ship types; we like to rent a car and explore as much as possible, see pristine beaches and have picnics. We have done that successfully in Tahiti, Hawai, Barbados, and US virgin Islands. However there seems to be more reports about crime rates in the Bahamas than the places we have been to. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows the Bahamas whether going around by car and exploring is risky. How about renting apartments rather than staying at large hotels? We were hoping to catch the ferry with our car and explore other nearby islands; therefore if other islands are safer than Nassau we could limit ourselves to that. Thanks iin advance.