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Visiting Barbados? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Barbados is a beautiful island nation located in the Caribbean, known for its stunning beaches, lush green hills, and rich cultural heritage. The official currency in Barbados is the Barbadian Dollar (BBD).

Whether you're interested in exploring the island's history, trying local cuisine, or simply relaxing on the beach, there is something for everyone in Barbados. One of the must-visit places is the historic capital of Bridgetown, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved colonial architecture and vibrant street life. Visitors can also check out the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, which showcases the island's rich cultural heritage and history.

So if your lucky enough to be heading to Barbados then Ramsdens is the place to ensure your currency is taking care of before travelling. 

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How far will my money go throughout Barbados?

Accommodation in Barbados can be pricey, with mid-range hotels and resorts costing anywhere from 150 BBD to 400 BBD (58 GBP to 154 GBP) per night. Food is also relatively expensive, with a meal at a mid-range restaurant costing around 60 BBD (23 GBP), and dining at upscale restaurants costing even more.

When it comes to transportation, taxis, and car rentals can be expensive in Barbados, especially during peak tourist season. However, public transportation is relatively affordable, with a one-way ticket on a local bus costing around 2 BBD (0.77 GBP).

Overall, while Barbados can be expensive, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the island without overspending. Consider dining at local eateries, taking advantage of free attractions like beaches and parks, and exploring the island by public transportation to keep costs low. With a little planning and budgeting, you can have a memorable and enjoyable trip to Barbados.


The Barbados dollar is the official currency of Barbados, and it is divided into 100 cents. The denominations of the Barbados dollar include banknotes and coins.

The banknotes in circulation include $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. Each banknote features a portrait of a prominent Barbadian figure on the front, along with various symbols and images that represent the island's culture and history.

The coins in circulation include 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, and $1. The designs on the coins feature various symbols and images that represent the island's natural resources and cultural heritage.

Cities to consider all around Barbados

Barbados is a small island nation, so there are not many cities to consider visiting. However, several areas are worth exploring, including:

Bridgetown: The capital city of Barbados and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bridgetown is known for its well-preserved colonial architecture and vibrant street life. Visitors can explore the city's historic neighbourhoods, visit the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, or take a stroll along the Carlisle Bay promenade.

Holetown: A historic town located on the western coast of Barbados, Holetown is known for its stunning beaches, beautiful coral reefs, and historic landmarks. Visitors can explore the St. James Parish Church, visit the Holetown Monument, or simply relax on the beach and soak up the sun.

Oistins: A fishing village located on the south coast of Barbados, Oistins is known for its lively atmosphere and delicious seafood. Visitors can try local specialties like flying fish and cou-cou, visit the Oistins Fish Market, or simply relax and enjoy the views of the Caribbean Sea.

Speightstown: A historic town located on the northwest coast of Barbados, Speightstown is known for its well-preserved colonial architecture and charming street life. Visitors can explore the St. Peter Parish Church, visit the Arlington House Museum, or simply stroll along the main street and take in the views.

Bathsheba: A small village located on the east coast of Barbados, Bathsheba is known for its stunning beaches, rugged cliffs, and natural beauty. Visitors can explore the Andromeda Botanic Gardens, relax on the beach, or take a scenic drive along the scenic East Coast Road.

Regardless of where you choose to visit in Barbados, you're sure to find plenty of beautiful sights, unique experiences, and friendly locals. Whether you're travelling alone or with family and friends, Barbados is the perfect destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy some sun, sand, and sea.

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