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The East Caribbean dollar is the main currency of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Anguilla and Montserrat.
In a region that is entirely islands, there are various jurisdictions. Many use the East Caribbean dollar, but not all. For instance, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados and the US Virgin Islands are all in the same vicinity, but none of them use the East Caribbean dollar.
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Unlike with most other currencies, the East Caribbean dollar isn’t specific to one particular country. So its value will depend on where you’re visiting.
Antigua and Barbuda: Prices are roughly equivalent to what they would be in the USA, with hotels ranging from $100 to $300 for standard accommodation and as much as you want to spend for absolute luxury. Drinks out may be slightly cheaper than the UK but overall, prices are comparable.
Dominica: The prices in Dominica can be lower than Antigua and Barbuda, with budget accommodation clocking in at between £30 and £60 per night. Top-end hotels can charge upwards of £150.
Grenada: It is common for US dollars to be used in Grenada, however it may work out cheaper if you pay in XCD. Plastic is commonly accepted. Staying can be cost effective, with budget accommodation at around £50 per night and a beer out costing roughly £1.60.
St Kitts and Nevis: St Kitts and Nevis are two different islands, with St Kitts the larger. Less expensive times to visit are May and November (unless you go when the hurricane risk is highest). Credit cards are widely accepted. Taxis are often the best way to get around.
St Lucia: Moderately-priced, with budget resorts available from £50 per night and higher-end resorts upward of £400. Most accommodation offers package deals with varying amounts of price inclusion, so you should have a good idea of your spend when you book your holiday.
St Vincent and the Grenadines: Each island in this small archipelago has a different character and price range, from the relatively inexpensive Mayreau to the exclusive Mustique – reserved entirely for the rich and famous.
Anguilla: This popular tourist island has a price range more familiar to British travellers, with hotel accommodation ranging from £65 to £300 and above. Drinks in bars are comparable to much of the UK.
Montserrat: The island of Montserrat is still recovering from devastating volcanic activity but this relative absence of tourists has its attractions. Credit cards are unlikely to be accepted, and you will need XCD to make purchases rather than US dollars.
The East Caribbean dollar is a currency used by a region in the Caribbean Sea that includes Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Anguilla and Montserrat.
Banknotes come in 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars, while coins come in 1, 2, 5, 10 and 25 cents and 1 dollar.
The East Caribbean dollar (XCD) is only used in the territories listed here:
Antigua and Barbuda
St Kitts and Nevis
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Also worth bearing in mind is that US dollars are commonly but not universally accepted within these territories. It’s a good idea to do your purchasing in XCD to retain the value of your cash. For instance, if you pay for something in US dollars and are given change in East Caribbean dollars, this can have the overall effect of devaluing your holiday cash. It’s better to get the best exchange rate you can for XCD before you go.
Get your XCD from your nearest participating Post Office or order it from us online.
Find your nearest branch that offers currency and pop in to request your holiday money up to five days in advance.
Ordering online is simple too, and gives you great flexibility on how you receive your currency. Choose Click & Collect by 3pm and you can pick your currency up the next working day in whichever of our 11,500 participating branches is nearest to you.
If you choose home delivery by 3pm, we can usually deliver it next working day too, as it’s sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm. Delivery is free on orders between £500 and £2,500. Orders of £400 – £499 can be delivered for £4.99. If you want delivery on a Saturday, we can do this too for a small, £1.50 charge.
The highest value East Caribbean dollar note is EC$100.
Like all dollars, East Caribbean dollars are divided into cents, which is the smallest unit. The lowest denomination is 1 cent.
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