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Which currency is best to take to?

Dudley. West Mids
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Which currency is best to take to?

Ive spoken the Virgin rep today, who said that it is best to take US$,

but you get your change in Bardados dollars, which is the best currency to take?

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You will get loads of suggestions, all different. Here is my thoughts. I usually take US$ as you generaly get a better rate than buying Bds $. In Barbados the US$ is accepted everywhere and 99 times out of 100 you will get 2 BDS$ to 1 US$. You will get change in BDS$ but thats no big deal, spend that next. If you have US$ left you can use them in many places around the world. Of course once you have visited Barbados you will probably want to come back so any Bds or US$ will not go to waste. Lots of people suggest taking Sterling. Problem with that is you will have to search out a bank and stand in a queue when you could be on the beach and I am yet to be convinced that you will save any money anyway. Is a cent here and there worth the hassle. Take cash spread it around your person and luggage and stick it in the safe the minute you arrive. Take a back up Credit Card which are widely accepted.

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Check this out:


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3. Re: Which currency is best to take to?

We did exactly as Dunnedg suggests above and it was fine - US$ accepted everywhere and you get change in local currency. We were staying a little out of town - so just split the cash between us and then put it in the safe on arrival.

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Snowy1988, Others have answered your question re currency, I just want to welcome you to the forum......enjoy you holiday!!

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Use the ATMs on the island. They give you the best rate on any given day. If you use USD you will get your change in Barbaros dollars. The search box is full of info. You may want to have a few USD to pay for the taxi.

Dudley. West Mids
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Thanks for the info, it has cleared up the confusion.

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7. Re: Which currency is best to take to?

....and finally have a look at this


..my actual experiences in April

..but in the end it is what you are comfortable with

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