What to spend your dollars on
Bottle of water in a restaurant
Rent a bike for a day in Grenada
Jeep safari in St. Kitts and Nevis
Private guided scuba dive in St. Lucia
Fancy three-course meal for two in Antigua and Barbuda
Must-sees in the Eastern Caribbean
Dealing out the dollars
The East Caribbean dollar (XCD) is the legal tender in the countries that make up the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States – all except for the British Virgin Islands, which use the US dollar. You can use the XCD in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The first series of XCD coins were introduced in 1981, and changed in 2002 to the series that is used today. Keep some of the one dollar coins to hand for smaller bills, and also for leaving tips.
If you’re out and about shopping for a bargain at the markets, always negotiate – you’ll rarely end up paying what’s on the price tag.
Frequently used banknotes
The most recent series of banknotes came into circulation in 2012, and feature Braille on the surface for use by the visually impaired. The four notes in common use are to the value of 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars, each of which feature the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
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