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gillybob gillybob
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Currency Feb 15, 2009
The official currency of Barbados is the Barbadian dollar. The Barbadian dollar is tied to the US dollar at a rate of exchange that is fixed at US$1 = BS$2. This means, its worth doing a little maths before leaving for your trip; dependent upon the your currency's rate to the dollar and its rate to the Barbadian dollar, it may be worth taking Barbadian dollars or US dollars on your holiday.

Travellers cheques are widely accepted at hotels but should be taken in US dollars or Pounds sterling to avoid additional exchange charges.

Currency is made of notes of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, and 2 Barbadian dollar, with each dollar being divided into 100 cents with coins of 1, 5, 10, and 25 cents as well as BS$1 coins.
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CMTinPHX says:
Can't you just bring US dollars and avoid the B-dollar entirely? That's how it works in the Bahamas. No one ever bothers with the local currency.
Posted on: Jan 15, 2017
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