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bbd or usd

Hi we are going to barbados in november, just wondering whats the best currency to take ?

Thanks in advance for any advice

Tina

Barbados
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1. Re: bbd or usd

Tina-r8

Take GBP and USD. Do not purchase BBD in the UK as the rate won't be nearly as good. I would suggest going to the Bureau de Change at Marks & Spencer as I always find they have excellent rates and even better service. If you get GBP Traveller's Cheques you'll get a slightly higher rate than GBP cash.

Also take your credit/debit cards.

Hope this helps

Regards

Edited: 2:50 pm, October 16, 2012
Holetown, Barbados
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2. Re: bbd or usd

As BGI says the only way to go to get the very best rate is to get STERLING Travellers cheques and cash them at the bank as you need them. You can take Sterling cash, but the best rate is the T Cheques.

Get a few US dollars in the UK for your first night but never, ever get Bajan dollars in the UK or change cash at the Airport here, or there. You will be charged a percentage for foreign transactions using a card and you will not get the best rate.

Enjoy your holiday

Liverpool, United...
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3. Re: bbd or usd

Thanks we will take some dollars and travellers cheques . Just hoping for dry weather now

Tina

Barbados
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4. Re: bbd or usd

Tina-r8

You're welcome. Weather in November is much better than October.

Regards

South Yorkshire...
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5. Re: bbd or usd

Dont worry about the forecast ! Even when you are there and have the radio tuned to local news and weather the forecast is almost always the same every day....intermittent showers !!!!!! Some last only a minute so i guess they cover themselves - its a great time to go. Enjoy

Burlington, Canada
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6. Re: bbd or usd

Dry weather? No. It will be hot, humid and if you go to this totally 99% accurate website you'll see what I mean.

http://bimweather.com/

Enjoy Barbados.

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Holetown, Barbados
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Ha ha deejam , you've never been to Barbados then ? or you would know that that website may be funny, but is totally accurate and mirrors the Bajan weather forecast every day. ---------------unless there is going to be a Hurricane lol

Holetown, Barbados
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By the way, welcome deejam, we haven't met you before today .

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