The local currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar but the US Dollar is accepted over the counter. The rate is fixed to the US dollar at an exchange rate of US$1.00 = EC$2.6882. Pound Sterling can be changed at the banks.
£ sterling and US$ may be changed at all banks on the island, or at hotels and some larger stores.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted in many places.
Readily accepted are $US and £ sterling cheques – euro cheques are not widely accepted.
ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFERS
These can be easily organised from and to any bank.
There are banks located in the following places:
St John’s – primarily on High Street and nearby
Woods Shopping Mall
VC Bird International Airport
Jolly Harbour Marina
BANK OPENING TIMES
Opening times vary by bank, but most are open
Monday to Thursday – 9am to 3pm (some banks differ)
Friday – 9am to 4pm
There are a number of cash machines around the island but not all of them take all cards. If you want to withdraw cash via cash machine you are best to head into St Johns as there is a wider choice.