The currency of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (EC$). Notes are issued in denominations of $100, 50, 20 10 and 5. Coins are issued in Denominations of $1, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1cents.

The exchange rate will vary slightly depending on whether cash or traveler’s cheques are involved, and whether you convert at a bank or business establishment, such as a hotel or restaurant. The normal range is between $2.60 and $2.68 EC to $1 US and the value for the pound varies between U.S. and Canadian dollars and traveler’s cheques are generally accepted in hotels and most places of business, and credit cards are usually accepted at most hotels, business establishments, and at some car rentals companies.

Normal banking hours are Monday through Thursday from 8am until l2pm, although some banks remain open until 3pm. On Fridays, most banks re-open from 3pm until 5pm. Hours are generally extended during Christmas, Easter, and Carnival, and may be affected by local holidays. It is best to check with your hotel or call ahead.

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