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Best Currency to take?

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Best Currency to take?

Same question, somewhat later in the year.

We shall be travelling to Antigua for the Christmas and New Year, has the situation regarding currency changed.

£ to US$ before we leave the UK

or £ to EC$ before we leave the UK

or £ to US$ to EC$ in Antigua

Edited: 3:11 pm, November 30, 2013
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1. Re: Best Currency to take?

£ to US in the UK.

£ to ECD in the banks in Antigua.



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2. Re: Best Currency to take?

Thanks Mark.

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3. Re: Best Currency to take?

If you really want to change your money, then £ to US will give you a far superior rate.

As Mark said, you could also change your £ to EC for the best rate when you get here.

Also, there are a number of ATM machines around the island (including the airport) that work with international debit cards. For my Natwest debit account, they charge a one time fee of maximum £5, with a 2.5% currency conversion fee. If by chance you can't get to the bank during opening hours, simply taking money out from the ATM would be more than sufficient.

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£s to EC$s at any bank in Antigua is the way to go. Travellers cheques will get you a better rate than cash. Above all, avoid buying EC$s in the UK - the rate will be lousy.

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