What to spend your dollars on
A refreshing soft drink
Taxi from Grantley Adams International Airport to Bridgetown
Tour around Harrison’s Cave
Three-course meal for two in Bridgetown
Jet-skiing for an hour at Dover Beach
Must-sees in Barbados
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A different kind of dollar
The Barbadian dollar has been around since 1935 and like its American counterpart it is made up of 100 cents. Keep hold of all the cents you get in your change, since these – like British pennies – are still useful for smaller purchases, such as drinks and snacks.
Service charges are typically included in your bill, so you won’t need to add anything onto this, unless your service was particularly good. In this case, you can leave around 5 BBD, or approximately 10% of your bill.
Commonly used banknotes
Banknotes for the Barbadian dollar are available for the value of 2 (blue), 5 (green), 10 (brown), 20 (purple), 50 (orange) and 100 (grey) dollar bills. The 5-dollar note features a cricket ball and stumps as part of the design, showing the strong British influence on the Barbadian culture.
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